How Long Does MDMA Stay in Your Body?

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine), widely known as ecstasy (also shortened as “E” or “XTC”), is a drug that enhances the user’s mood, causes an increase in energy, heightens tactile feelings, and may cause distortions in the perception of time. It is associated with a state of euphoria and intense, often positive emotions, and it can increase sexual experiences as well. Because of this, ecstasy is associated with parties and raves, often being labeled as a “party drug”.

The origin of the drug MDMA has its roots in the club and rave scene, where it was used almost exclusively, but it has since spread to other cultures and cultural groups, including people of all ages.

If you have taken MDMA and you’re concerned about how long it remains in your system, then read on.

How Long Does MDMA Stay in Your System?

It depends on whether MDMA was taken once (single dose) or multiple times to give a proper estimate. Multiple dosages frequently maintain the initial high that comes from a single dose.

In such cases, the MDMA will linger in the system for a prolonged amount of time, and as such, it is not recommended to take another dose as the “comedown” will be more severe.


A single dose of MDMA will show up in tests as follows:

  • Urine: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 3 days
  • Blood: traces of the drug will be present for 12 hours
  • Saliva: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 3 days
  • Hair: will be found in laboratory tests from 90 days later

Multiple Doses (Two or More)

Multiples doses of MDMA will increase the length of time that MDMA stays in your system:

  • Urine: traces of the drug will be present from 2 to 5 days
  • Blood: traces of the drug will be present for 24 hours or more
  • Saliva: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 5 days
  • Hair: will be found in laboratory tests from 90 days later

Other Cases

The initial high generated by MDMA lasts for several hours. The more you take the drug, the longer your system will take to flush it out. Back-to-back dosing can lead to a build-up in your system.

Using MDMA with other drugs such as cocaine, viagra, methamphetamine, and marijuana can further prolong the time that the drug remains in your system.

Side Effects

The primary side effects of molly include increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and muscle tension.

Other side effects that have been reported on ecstasy, especially when coming down, are nausea, chills, sweating, and blurred vision. Some symptoms may reoccur days later for no apparent reason.

MDMA Drug Test

If you have to take a drug test, know that traces of MDMA will be found in your system, especially if it’s right after you have taken the drug.

Drink plenty of water, exercise to sweat it out, and let your body rest for a couple of days before you take the test.

Even though MDMA can show up in a hair test after 90 days, you should know that testing the hair for drugs is rarely practiced.

MDMA & DMT Helped My Depression

Recently, I went to a festival in which many of the people there were tripping on various substances. I was not tripping until the very last day, but only for a small portion of time (on DMT– I’ll explain that a bit later). I also had several experiences throughout the weekend without the drugs but with some lucid dreaming and binaural beats. These simulated trips remind me of my entheogenic journeys and have helped me see through visual imagery instead of hallucinating.

The nights were filled with Valerian tranquility. I had to relax, which was the safest way to do so. My psychiatrist recommended this as an alternative to benzodiazepines, which have proven successful. I’ve not received any adverse effects from the use of Valerian Root and believe it is an excellent way of avoiding the use of illegal cannabis.

My MDMA Experience

Now on to this subject line: how I emancipated myself from mental confinement through the use of MDMA. I had planned to take MDMA after testing it with a mdma test kit and had to do it there. There were alien signposts around the DJ stage for decoration, but I think there was something more to it than that. So I was”raving” and felt the strong need to express myself through interpretive dance! I felt like I was in Mesopotamia because everything felt so ancient and made of wisdom. During my Lsd “flashback,” I noticed some changes in my memories – how I was more insightful on MDMA than in sober life – about my previous experiences.

The MDMA was a good amount, enough to rid me of the ugly atrocity of the depression I was facing. It was a chemical imbalance, that much I could tell. Also, I was running out of serotonin because I knew to take MDMA and *only* MDMA. I noticed empathogenic effects as I cared more about others’ emotions and my own. It was all very satisfying, but not quite as much as the sleep, I got at home afterward (this was a camping event).

MDMA & DMT Healed my Depression

The DMT I smoked was very light to my mindset and was only around for a few minutes. I felt like everything was a myth, and that the end-all-be-all was starting to show that if things are not in “the REAL reality,” then they soon will “disappear” into the air because thoughts of mine and others’ that were created with an ill intent disappear and go untouched. There is too much goodness to make any other conclusion of sorrow be so. MDMA+DMT cured my suicidal depression like nothing else could or would. Ok, and the exorcism part: it is just to say that I one time saw aliens surround me in an L-trip, and getting far away from them felt like my God-Given redemption of fair faith and understanding of what went down that day nearly three years ago today.

Finally, some Binaural Beats I listened to there, mostly the BrainWave ones, with Anxiety Relief and Focus & Concentration beautifully done, and most lasted about half an hour. It eased me so I wouldn’t feel such a harsh comedown from the pure-form MDMA powder.