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Im 2 months sober and still having all the withdrawls from crystal meth. How long will this last

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by Heatherschaubut30, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. I'm 2 months sober and still having the withdrawls from crystal meth
    How long does the withdrawls last
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Heatherschaubut30... Congrats on your 2 months of sobriety. That's awesome. As far as the withdrawal symptoms and how long they might last, everyone is different. The article at the link below gives some basic guidelines, though. If your symptoms persist, I would consider seeing an addiction specialist.

    Best of luck to you on your continued sobriety. Keep doing the next right thing!
  3. Yes I think everyone is different. What do your withdrawls consist of? And how intense are they?
  4. I know it has been said that there is no physical addiction to meth. However every time I have got clean the withdrawals were awful..aches pains exxtreeeemeee lethargy, mood swings and the worst part for me was the swimmy feeling in my head that i can't explain, unless you have been there. Getting off meth was one of the hardest things I ever did. I went almost three entire years. I would say i really started to feel better and alive in a good way again when i was 6 months clean. However, i relapsed and have been back and forth struggling since... I met someone during my clean time and he is great we are so much alike and i love him so much. However he doesn't understand and he can't. He has found needles and caps and I feel so bad when i see how much it hurts him and he feels betrayed. I dont want to hurt him or me or my kids...I am just so afraid now to let go of my loyal crutch. And i could never fully open up to him because he doesn't really understand an addict and the way we think. I don't know where to go from here my kids can absolutely not know. So hang in there honey do NOT go back ever!! Its a beast that can not be played with, good luck
  5. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Secretsdestroy... I know it's not easy to give up that crutch, but it would be the best thing for you...and your partner and kids, too. Getting clean isn't easy. And it's scary as hell. But you can do it. If you set your mind to it, commit, and are willing to work hard, you can do it. I know you can. Maybe think about seeing an addiction specialist. They can assess your situation and recommend the best next steps for you.

    Sending you lots of love, light, hope, and encouragement.
  6. RedSin

    RedSin Member

    I still have thoughts and cravings approximately a year sober, but I think if you cut your ties with people who sell the drug, dispose of pipes and try and find something else eg fitness or some hobby to focus on it gives you a great chance. You opened Pandoras Box by taking the drug, nothing will hit the highs of meth and average pleasureable activities will seem dull in comparsion and depression can be a big problem. It's best to see a Psychologist and keep on track with your mental and physical health. And yes everything does get better keep going.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
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    SHARONA Member

    What does the swimmy in the head feel like. Maybe this is my husbands problem
  8. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    6 month's mandatory for your mind to start to re construct so to speak.Delusion,paranoia,voices all these thing's are going to happen for approx 6 month's it is absolutely normal for this to happen after year's of exposure to a truly mind manipulating drug such as meth..I assume this maybe describes the swimming in your head,i too had this,however the physical part should be about 3-4 month's but its very important to see an actual Dr in this time period and have a full blood panel done especially considering needles are involved,i did it the same way.Keep in mind boosting your heart to race for year's on end will most likely cause actual medical damage that cannot be erased.I abused meth for 20+ year's and now im sober but once i achieved sobriety i realised i had to do something constructive,active,to try and get healthy once again.I run atleast 4 miles a day now that's how i deal with the swimming,i literally start everyday by exhausting myself physically and some how that work's for me but everyone is different i hope this helps in some way.Good luck and God bless you we are all rooting for each and everyone of you.Stay Strong and don't be to hard on yourself,if we fall down we get up dust ourselves off and continue on
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