Utmost users who intake ecstasy report a pleasant feeling with a relaxing effect. MDMA affects the brain’s neurotransmitters, majorly serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin regulates mood, sex drive, sleep, pain and appetite. MDMA causes the brain to release higher levels of serotonin or “happy hormones”.
The emotions MDMA produces are possibly its most addictive force. Sometimes users will also be withdrawn into the drug for its weight loss as there is a decrease in appetite during and after use. When the user gets normalized, they experience ecstasy withdrawal symptoms as a consequence of draining their levels of serotonin. The user is most likely to feel unhappy, tired or irritable. MDMA dependency will effect in creating lower levels of serotonin in the addict, which enable them to feel happy when consuming the drug again.