Why do I get back pain?
Why do I get pain in my back after taking ecstasy? Is it true that it causes loss of spinal fluid?
It is a myth that MDMA depletes spinal fluid. The idea seems to have stemmed from research on ecstasy users where spinal fluid was removed for analysis.
The rumour might also have come about because back pain is quite a common complaint after ecstasy use. The reasons for this can include stretched muscles and phsyical exhaustion from dancing for many hours as well as dehydration of the kidneys. Drinking adequate amounts of non-alcoholic liquid to prevent dehydration will help.