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Another Before & After Question, That I Would Love To Know

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by PrideKidd, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. PrideKidd

    PrideKidd Active Contributor

    Hello Fellow Posters,

    So I have a pre meth question, Remember all that natural energy you used to have? I am under the firm belief that after you quit using, it never comes back. The reason I feel this was is because I am almost to my 7th year of being a very long term heavy user.

    Without energy drinks nothing seems to work to bring even a fraction of that back. Is that just a price you pay for heavy use without ever knowing it. I have tried diet and exercise and while the do provide a little help, I just seem to still feel drained energy wise. I figured it was my punishment for all of the horrible things I did in those days for a fix.

    Any replies or suggestions I am all ears...or rather eyes :cool:


    Until Next Time
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  2. bsthebenster

    bsthebenster Community Champion

    I personally used meth full time for about a year, maybe a bit less. Personally, since I quit not only meth but all drugs, I've noticed my energy is the highest it's ever been. And not that gross, hollow, anxious, speedy energy that you get from meth, caffeine, Adderall, etc. But actual, healthy energy levels.

    It may be because I started working out and eating healthy at the same time I got out of that lifestyle, iunno.
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  3. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    The people I know that are coming off of using method for a long period of time are never the same. Some are truely different people and never reclaim the youth and vigor that they once had.

    I wonder if going on a juicing detox diet for a lengthy amount of time will help? Obviously you need to detox and heal, but what the drugs have destroyed you will never get back. This is a good experiment to test out.
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  4. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    Energy drinks should have been able to revive the energy that you lost when you are in need of a boost. I am surprised that the energy drinks does not work for you.
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  5. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    Wait a minute. You say that you have more energy then before? Of course you would say that, but I want to hear from your friends that knew you before meth and afterwards. I want to hear their testimony to see if you are different or not. All the addicts that I know that are coming off of it, are different.
  6. TripleD123

    TripleD123 Community Champion

    In my opinion I believe meth damages your brain and does not allow you to remember how good you felt prior to it. Your brain only remembers how good you felt when you were high. You probably are just fine as far as a normal energy level goes, but you are still lacking the sped up version you became accustomed to. In my opinion just keep up the good diet and exercise and also remember to keep your mind exercised as well. Good luck and good job!
  7. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    That's something that people rarely focus on after dealing with an addiction: Diet. It seems like it's far less important than dealing with the addiction alone. I've always found the two should be partners. If there's anything on Earth we know helps to heal the body it's nutrients & good eating. Now combining this behaviour with quitting bad behaviours can only increase the chances of success.
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  8. PrideKidd

    PrideKidd Active Contributor

    I think we may have had a misunderstanding, do not get me twisted, I AM different. I used to have so much energy before, I used to go running, and do a lot of sports, with no need for supplements. I now hardly ever get that much energy. I am eating right, quit smoking, exercise and yes they do give a little energy, it is nothing compared to what I used to get naturally.
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  9. timelord731

    timelord731 Senior Contributor

    It comes back. It just takes the proper determination and grit to push through lethargy and finding something that keeps you active.
  10. PrideKidd

    PrideKidd Active Contributor

    @timelord731 I can agree to some extent that gritting through it is part of it but even trying to get going in the morning is rough most days. I would love to meet the creator of Sugar Free Amp and give him or her a huge kiss. :p lol.

    I have tried to be determined but like I said even being active and going to the gym three times a week still never brought it back. Something I wish someone would told me before it was too late.
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  11. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    You can start doing a sport, such as running, football, cardio stuff in general. To keep you in shape and also to make you sleep better. And if you live a healthy lifestyle and sleep well, you will eventually have more energy. For me it worked, tho I was not a meth addict.
  12. PrideKidd

    PrideKidd Active Contributor

    I wish I could do sports or heavy exercise but I also suffer from bone and disc degeneration so doing many active things hurt like a sun of a gun. I have been eating healthy now for almost two years now, and it has provided alot of energy yes but nothing like I had before. Sad really, I wish I knew what I know now, then. I'm sure a lot of of would but if I would have known I would feel like this...this drained all the time I probably would have never started.
  13. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I guess this is really more to do with the fact that meth alters your brain chemistry more than anything else, just as many other uppers do. I do think it's possible to get that energy back but it may require medication, counseling, etc.
  14. PrideKidd

    PrideKidd Active Contributor

    I have started a new exercise routine that seems to be helping tremendously. I walk 2 miles around the loop at the college, and every other say I lift what I can handle with a bad back and neck. Eating right or at least healthier has also made a drastic improvement! :) Here is to hoping more energy will continue to find me.
  15. sadgyrl1325

    sadgyrl1325 Member

    I myself have used meth for 17 years and have been clean for the past 3 years. I could not find the energy to do anything either, but i have managed to find a way. Coffee.. i drink a 32 ounce cup of a mixture of coffee, hot cocoa, cappuccino, sugar, and creamer, oh and did I say sugar. I know that it is not healthy for me either but it is better than doing meth. It works for me and if you happen to find a better way let me know. o_O
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  16. ksb00

    ksb00 Member

    When i got clean it took a good 30 to 45 days after i left the treatment center before i noticed any of my natural energy to return. But when it did it was good. Being clean is so much better than being hi in my opinion that's why i don't understand why i go back to using. :confused: Just hang in there you will figure out what works for you...
  17. EditorsRHumansToo!

    EditorsRHumansToo! Community Champion

    Age has some limiting factors to our metabolism. ;) Keep up with your physical exercises and running. No- drugs lifestyle. Drink lots of water. Dr.Suzanne Humphries on Vitamin C therapy and cure might give you a little more encouragement in adding it to your daily diet.
  18. neighborsboy

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  19. Angie911

    Angie911 Member

    You're going to get your natural energy back that fits your age and lifestyle. You may have forgotten that our bodies naturally slow and change. If your 30 now, was an addict for 10 years, no matter what, you won't have the energy of you're old 20 yr old self. And that's good. Learn to love the beautiful age you've reached.
    My challenge was exercising and noticing the time. When I was using, 1 hr on an elliptical-felt like 5 min. Meth took away time. Now that hr just crawls by. And it hurts. And that's normal. That means your body is working. Being tired means you need sleep. It's healthy living!
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  20. J.w.

    J.w. Member

    Hey remember the nightmare on meth compared to how you feel off. Miserable sober has hope!!! Keep your head up stay positive find a way to be inspired learn how to feel again, train yourself how to enjoy. Hard work it can be done. Be proud of yourself today you are doing good.
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