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While this is true, according to Julie Holland’s book, which I read a month back, it’s not the Ecstasy itself that causes the massive temperature rises. Rather, the incessant dancing or other physical activity. I can verify firsthand the lack of significant temperature increase when you don’t exert yourself on the drug. When Ecstasy was being used in psychotherapy sessions in the early 1980s in controlled, non-exertive situations, core body temperatures rose by only 1 F. It is true that Ecstasy is neurotoxic. The best way to minimize this, according to Holland, is to take Prozac a couple of hours after use.