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Crazy reaction to meth--what's wrong with me?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by HayleyB, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. HayleyB

    HayleyB Member

    Okay so for a while in the past year, I would use meth on a mostly regular basis. I would binge for up to a week, and crashes were never even too awful.

    But recently I found myself in the hospital after I hit two days binging, bc I was experiencing some serious symptoms that I'd never felt from my meth use.

    Then I did it again after being out of the hospital...pretty sure the **** was laced; I've literally been having constant overdose symptoms for two days now.

    My body just suddenly decided it does not want any more meth
  2. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @HayleyB Please stop using meth,you are so young and have so much life ahead of you.I want you to read my story and here what can be waiting just around the corner.

    This is my story of addiction.I was born in the early 80's at the age of six year's old i was diagnosed with that time there was a new F.D.A.approved drug by the name of Ritalin.At first it seemed to be a miracle pill,I was on this pill until the age of 18 at that time i decided i was no longer going to take this pill and it began just under a year passed and someone said "Have you ever tried crystal"which i had not at that time but i tried it and instantly noticed that it was 100% the same effect i got from Ritalin only difference was it lasted longer,or seemed to but honestly it was probably the quantity i was doing was greater than that of Ritalin i struggled with meth on and off for roughly 20 year's,not only meth but i was as well consuming 750ml of Jack Daniel's a day plus a 12 pack of beer.For those who don't know when you mix the two you don't appear to get drunk which is very deadly because infact you do get drunk however you don't realise it until it's too late meaning alcohol poisoning.I experienced this a few times and actually died on a hospital bed due to this fact,it took 3 hits with a defibrillator to restart my heart and i was told the only reason I was hit 3 times was because i was only 19 year's old,but usually after the second time if your heart doesn't restart you are then pronounced dead,but a nurse pleaded with the try one more time and he did and my heart started back up.I didn't know at the time but that nurse was actually the mother of the lead singer of Sublime who just lost her son to a heroin overdose.I am forever grateful for that nurse without her plea i would be another statistic.Unfortunately I didn't quite using drug's at that time i just traded substances.I started abusing pain pills heavily and increased that addiction to catastrophic proportions,it got so bad i started injecting heroin which i quickly traded for oxycontin because it was much stronger than heroin.I abused fentanyl as well but nothing compared to the oxycontin.At my worst i was injecting 240-320mg's of oxycontin a day,feeling i wouldn't survive another month i decided to seek help.I'm poor and i come from poor parent's so my options were limited,i ended up at a methadone clinic for help slowly decreasing my extremely high tolerance.At the clinic i had an interview with a drug addiction counselor and an addiction physician,i was hoping for good news but what i heard shock me to my core.I was told by both the same thing,"Sir we are sorry to tell you but your addiction and tolerance is beyond the point of return,whether you quit or continue either way you cannot survive you have if your lucky a month to live"My heart sank and i decided at that moment if i was going to die i would die trying.I went home and prayed and then i called my wife into the room to tell her the news.At that moment i apologized to her told her how much she meant to me and made her promise if i didn't make it she would move on re marry and live a happy life and she noded yes.After that i quite cold turkey and suffered pain and sickness i cannot describe,for 27 straight day's i did not leave the bedroom,i did not eat,i did not sleep,i hallucinated,i screamed in intense unimaginable pain,i lost over 50 pound's in that time frame and had to be rushed to the hospital 3 time's where they would rehydrate me and try to give me pain shots to stall the detox which i refused.On day 28 I took my first steps after i quite and by the grace of God i survived and this May im married 18 year's to my beautiful wife and guardian angel.This is the first time I've shared my story of addiction and i did it for one reason alone,i want everyone to know i understand what you are going through and no matter how bad it gets there is hope.I'm here for each and everyone of you,if you ever need someone to talk to,if you ever feel no one understands im all ears and i do understand.Stay Strong We're rooting for you
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  3. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @HayleyB Hey there. I agree that meth is something you must stay away from. It's no wonder your body is rejecting it because it is such a horrible poison. Are you going to steer clear from this? Trust what @True concern is saying... it's nothing to mess with...
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  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Do your best to eliminate meth from your life, @HayleyB. There is NOTHING good that will come from you using that awful drug. Just read @True concern's story. It's about as real as it gets.

    We're here for you, to offer help, support, advice, or just to listen. Please come and lean on us anytime you need us, okay?

    I hope your symptoms go away soon. Please take good care of yourself.

    Sending healing energy in your direction. And lots of encouragement, too.
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