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is there anything i can take to help me get through meth withdrawls


Posted by holli38

Ive been doing meth for more than 20 yrs. My health is not to good and I know its because of the meth. I want to quit and im scared to do it cold turkey what if anything can i take to help me
 
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   Hello Holli38,

It's never easy to end a 20 year relationship (or any decent relationship) with Meth.  My experience comes from a 15 year addiction to Heroin and Crack Cocaine, but I used to smoke my fair share of meth as well.   I'm sure you are aware of the possible withdrawal sysmptoms:

Drug Craving

Deppesiion

Axiety

Over sleeping

Over Eating

 I found out that there are a few other ways to help get off Meth in a more comfortable manner.  

     1. This is a pharmacuitical drug that is sometimes used in addition to an anti-depperssant. It's also prescribed to help people stop smoking. It makes sense that a trend of doctors are prescribing it to help get off Meth.  As with any phsyciatric medication, results will vary greatly and everyone seems to respond to them in different ways and at different rates.

   2. The Taper Method  I'm not saying that this is a professional approach, but if desperate for a solution you could cut your dose down to about half and only have one dose per day, cutting down by 1/4th each day.  This might lessen the withdrawal symptoms and ease you out of use.  If you're going ton try this you must not be in charge of administering yourself these doses!  Otherwise it will just be one long smoking session until the whole batch is gone!  So you will need someone that doesn't use that you can trust to give you your measured dose each day.  

   3. Live In Treatment Facillity  I personally belive tht this is the best option for most people in your situation.  You are away from in a live in program. There councoling is available and nessesarry.  It will really give you the time and tools you need to start this journey the right way.

I hope this helps and good luck,

Mike

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 Hello Holli38,

It's never easy to end a 20 year relationship (or any decent relationship) with Meth.  My experience comes from a 15 year addiction to Heroin and Crack Cocaine, but I used to smoke my fair share of meth as well.   I'm sure you are aware of the possible withdrawal sysmptoms:

Drug Craving

Deppesiion

Axiety

Over sleeping

Over Eating

 I found out that there are a few other ways to help get off Meth in a more comfortable manner.  

     1. Wellbutrin  This is a pharmaceutical drug that is sometimes used in addition to an anti-depressant. It's also prescribed to help people stop smoking. It makes sense that a trend of doctors are prescribing it to help get off Meth.  As with any psychiatric medication, results will vary greatly and everyone seems to respond to them in different ways and at different rates.

   2. The Taper Method  I'm not saying that this is a professional approach, but if desperate for a solution you could cut your dose down to about half and only have one dose per day, cutting down by 1/4th each day.  This might lessen the withdrawal symptoms and ease you out of use.  If you're going ton try this you must not be in charge of administering yourself these doses!  Otherwise it will just be one long smoking session until the whole batch is gone!  So you will need someone that doesn't use that you can trust to give you your measured dose each day.  

   3. Live In Treatment Facility  I personally believe that this is the best option for most people in your situation.  You are away from people, places, and things in a live in program. There counseling is available and necessary.  It will really give you the time and tools you need to start this journey the right way.

I hope this helps and good luck,

Mike

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