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How Long Have You Gone Without Sleeping?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by JoshPosh, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. I have went for 12 days before but i was cooking shake and bake meth and had an endless supply at the time. It was a crazy time in my life and i wouldnt recommend it for anyone.
  2. Also ive lived with a meth addiction for 12 years.
  3. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Sara.pitchford wow, that is a long time to go without sleep! are you in recovery now for meth addiction?
  4. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Sara.pitchford... Let us know your status if you don't mind. If you're still using, do you want to stop?
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  6. I want to stop but i havent
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  7. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @Sara.pitchford I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with meth but there is some good news here,you are obviously starting to desire change or you wouldn't be reaching out so for that I am grateful and I want you to know you have incredible strength and courage to open up and take away the hold addiction had on you,though you are still struggling with meth you have dealt the addiction a big blow by speaking about and in doing so the addiction has lost its complete and total grasp on you,the more you release the weaker the addiction becomes.As addicts we fight constantly with sickness,cravings,doubt,fear,etc but together we can combat those thing's and win the fight.You don't have to do this alone,we will all be here for support,encouragement, or just to listen.Never stop fighting for sobriety it's a tough fight but it is more than worth the effort.You're worth the effort,there is value to who you are as a person,that being said I hope you stick around and keep sharing. STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS
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  8. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    You can do it, Sara. I know you can. And when you're ready to try, we are here to help, support, encourage, and listen. You are not alone, my dear. We're here for you. And we care.
  9. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Sara.pitchford yes, change is a process and there are actually stages to change.... you're in the first stage!! thinking about it... feeling like you want to, but maybe having doubts some... not sure how.. all t hose things are part of the change process!!

    you are worth the effort as @True concern says! He's a great guy to look to for inspiration too! he's beat a lot of addictions and has been a blessing here on this site!!

    stick around.. we'd love to get to know you better!
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  10. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    To everyone I apologize for not being as present as I usually am,I have been putting all my energy into trying to re enter society as a productive evenly balanced human being.This may seem easy for most but it has truly been a huge challenge for me. I found a great job that pays between 48 and 52k a year,passed my drug test,did the D.M V. thing to renew my driver license impressed 3 different corporate big wigs and was offered the job on the spot....and then it stalled out,apparently something from my past is coming back to haunt me.I haven't been told I'm no longer eligible for the job however I have been told to expect a letter in the mail about my background check and they will not even hint to me as to what it maybe.I am extremely stressed because I need this for my self and my family as the credit cards are just about maxed out so surviving a simple Top Ramen life and small apartment are starting to get me worried, with this job I could lift myself and my family back up so I pray whatever is in this letter is anything but "We Regret To Inform You"I believe in God so if he thinks I'm ready for this and I deserve it than everything will be ok however in the back of my mind I understand this journey is still in it's infant stage so however this turns out I must learn from it regardless of the outcome. I may fall down but I won't stay there,I love you all have a beautiful holiday season
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  11. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Praying for you, @True concern. And yes, whatever the outcome is, you have to use it as a learning experience.

    I'm wishing you a beautiful holiday season, too!
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  12. ilkaffeeli

    ilkaffeeli Member

    I hope this is the right place to post because Google isn't much help.
    I woke up around noon on the 5th into a terrible state of depression which kind of led me to start down an interesting path. By 1am on the 6th, I started using the $20 of meth that I had just purchased. That first dose caused some anxiety/paranoia, but I really slowed down my intake and spaced it apart depending upon the amount I had most recently taken.
    I arrive at the 7th and stay up for that whole day feeling pretty well once I remembered to drink more water.
    The 8th passes well and I pretty much finished my supply at 4am. I come down with relative ease. I'm a little more restless and probably about as irritable as always, but I'm not suffering any cognitive consequences. Now it's nearly 2am on the 9th and I just feel completely normal and it's frustrating the hell out of me that I'm not a bit sleepy (there was some yawning 10 hours ago, but not now). My appetite is normal and I enjoyed an average dinner.

    I'm going to hit 4 days for sure and suffer none of the side effects that everyone in every message board says I should be suffering.

    What is going on and what should I do?

    Please don't worry about the drug use part. It was my first time. I had my fun but I respect my health enough to know that I won't keep it for too long on that stuff. On a side note, it was a surreal experience to be able to sit with my hands folded, completely motionless and focused for as long as I desired.
  13. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Towards the end did you drink alcohol?Take any pills?How much water did you drink each day?
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  14. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @ilkaffeeli... @True concern can probably help you with your questions if you give him more information like he asked in the post above. Hope you're still feeling okay. And not to get preachy, but I strongly recommend staying away from meth. @True concern would agree, I'm sure.
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  15. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @ilkaffeeli hello and welcome. not sure what's going on.... please take good care of yourself!
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  16. Tae

    Tae Member

    Hey Josh posh your post caught my eye cause I am currently trying to kick this drug. It's no record, but I have been without sleep for three days before and I think it would be more if I hadn't ran out of cash. On that last day I remembered seeing people singing to me and waving to me to join them on the other side. I know they were not there because the cooler I work in at the cheese factory is empty except for me on this shift . They were sitting on racks, seeking around corners. I also feel like I am always being watched. Like by the feds . My people need me and i can do a lot of good in this life if I could inly kick this Shiz _nit. Tks
  17. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Tae are you able to reach out for professional help from an addiction counselor?
  18. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Tae... Definitely look into finding an addiction specialist or counselor. You can definitely overcome your addiction, but you likely need to have professional help in order to do it.

    We are here to help and support you however we can. Don't hesitate to reach out to us!
  19. Tae

    Tae Member

    I fell short of my I.O.P,. I recently came forward and opened up to my employer cause I k ow I wasn't right. After going on leave i fell of the wagon and crawled in a hold. Yesterday was me reaching out of that whole. I aim reconnect with that I O P asap. I could probably use someone to talk to got too much rattleling in my head. Tks
  20. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Definitely reconnect with your IOP ASAP, @Tae. And find a therapist who specializes in treating people with addiction issues. I think it will really help you to talk to someone. It will help stop that rattling in your head. :)