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Meth short term use

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by Gabby0228, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Gabby0228

    Gabby0228 Member

    so I was just wondering how long it take to get addicted to meth? I’ve done it for about 2 weeks now everyday. I already know the first day I don’t use it I will sleep most of the day but what other side effects should I expect?
  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    Your going to be very hungry,thirsty,bitchy,less than a short fuse.I assume your jaw will hurt like hell and you will feel like you were hit by a bus.2 Weeks everyday.......sounds like addiction to me.Your playing with fire you obviously like it to much.If you dont want to live a life of misery i would stop now because if you go to sleep and cant sleep it off and let it go then your on the path to a life time of pain and saddness.Please give it up,its a soul stealing,dream crushing,life destroying drug that only wants everything youve got and it wont stop until it leaves you with nothing but sad,depressing memories.I struggled with meth off and on for 20+ years and Yep it did all those things i described above.Im sober now and i struggle everyday just remembering the life i left behind for a substance.Please give that SH*T UP...Stay Strong and God Bless
  3. Lynnette

    Lynnette Member

    Please give it up. I have watched it tear so many people apart. I know it may not be easy for you, but before you are sunk in too deep, drop it. Do better for yourself. Stay strong.
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Gabby0228 i'm glad you are going to give it up.... do whatever you need to do in order to get free. and know we are here to support you however we can.
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Gabby0228... Welcome to the community. I think @True concern has given you some excellent information and advice. Definitely stop doing meth as soon as you can. If you keep going, it will ruin your health and your life. It's not worth it, my friend.

    If you need help, support, or just someone to listen, we are here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

    I'm sending you tons of positive, clean & sober vibes. And even more hope and encouragement. You can do this.
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  6. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    After you sleep for a week, and before you even think about wanting it again, you will have a combination of, the worst mood ever, light headed when you get up, the most horrible smelling urine on the planet, jaw will be sore because you'll start the habit of grinding your teeth, you'll crave salty, then sweet, then drink a dr pepper like its the last one you will ever have. You'll binge eat too. When I was using meth (short term) I would eat like I hadnt eaten in a year. Ive never smoked pot, but I think i had a pothead beat on the amount of food i was eating. LOL...
    yes, even after all that, you'll crave it again. It differs for everyone though. I did it socially and then didnt touch it again for months. I either didnt do it long enough to get fully addicted or I just didnt have an addictive personality for it.
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  7. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    Welcome to the community @Trying_To_Cope and how are you doing today?I will say you are correct on everything you said about coming down,and described it as well as anyone could....I would also say you are lucky to not have that "Addictive personality "as most of us on here have had a terrible time and a hell of a struggle, im 6 1/2 month's sober and I struggled with addiction to everything except sunlight. This community is great and everyone here has helped me so much.I would love to know a little about you,and there is no judgment here.I read on your profile "I Lost Myself"and I was wondering what you mean by that?Believe me I in no way am here to do anything but be supportive,you could literally check nearly every post on this site for the last 5 month's and you will find my story,struggle,worries,fear's, doubt's, concerns,etc...basically my life for the past 4-5 month's is documented here and the people of this site have helped and continue to help me on my journey. I hope to hear more from you and remember whatever it is you are not in this alone.Stay Strong and God Bless.Have a wonderful day
  8. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    "I Lost Myself" means I'm just a lost soul because I've concentrated so much on him that I didnt realize what it was actually doing to me. Then when it finally hit me, yesterday, I honestly didnt/dont know how I'm suppose to survive this. I totally stopped looking out for me and it was all about him. 4 years and finally, at 37, getting excited about the whole "spending the rest of my life with someone". Something I never played into. So, because I ignored my hurt, the pain is so bad that I wish I had a bottle of 90 pain pills and when I finished those I'd like to do a few rails of meth. I'm down on myself more than ever. Ive never been a depressive person. I'm a goofball, funny, smart and very outgoing. This has made me shut down, detach myself from my family and friends and have no life. I dont see how I'll bounce back. Self Medication was my thing back in the day. I was a huge coke head 9 years ago and lost everything. I could have easily got addicted to meth, but I saw what it was doing to my relationship and I remember that I would never be like i was on coke. To tell the truth, meth is way better so I'm shocked that I'm not on the crazy train with him. Call me strong, call me weak. at this point, he's made me feel like i'm nothing so nothing fazes me.
    I've now resorted to my room and found this family because i dont want to go out with friends, i cant talk to my family about it either, so dont want to be around that. I'm scared of beating the breaks off of anyone who says something I take offense too. I may be small, but I've scared myself at times. So the smart thing to do right now is isolate myself. I usually write in a journal or write a letter, but never send it because the getting it on paper seemed to be good therapy. Now, I'm vulnerable, and telling complete strangers my business and i'm not sure how im going to like it. lol... I appreciate everyones feed back and giving advice is very good therapy for me. I'm 37 years old and have seen it, did it, lived it and owned it. I would never judge anyone and would give advice to only what ive experienced and make sure i say what not to do.
    thanks for the reply...
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  9. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Trying_To_Cope we will never judge you!! glad you're here. glad you're wanting to find yourself once again. i offer you hope... i believe we can overcome things when we consistently work on ourselves... don't be afraid to reach out for professional help too if you can. helped me a lot.

    we are here for you anytime!!
  10. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Gabby0228... How are you doing, my friend? If you get a chance, check in with us and let us know how things are. We care!
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  11. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Trying_To_Cope... You are safe here. Honest. We will always listen without judgment. We are a caring group of people who "get" addiction. So happy that you're here with us!
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  12. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    Thank you so much. That means the world to me. It's nice to have something to feel good about.
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  13. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    Checking In:

    The start of today has been very difficult. A mutual friend of me and my ex has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is being prepped for surgery as we speak. I was supposed to be there for support and I got nasty emails yesterday from my ex threatening me and saying if I didnt stay away from the hospital and her, then he and I were going to have a problem. So, sending a text to her this morning telling her that I couldnt make it because I had a job interview (I really didn't) was so hard and I feel like a horrible friend. It's just this day is going to be very hard on her and I really don't want any sh&$ started. I cannot believe how nasty my ex has been. He informed me yesterday that I was a waste of time the last four years, that I was a piece of sh%$ and that I better never contact him again and to stay away from me and mine. I've been in tears all morning and wondering if I did the right thing by not going to the hospital? It seems like he's getting pleasure in the things he says and you know he's happy now because I bowed out and did what he wanted. I'm in a bad place today and I'm not sure what I can do to make myself feel better. And I really hope he didnt go over there last night and slander me because I didnt tell her what he said regarding my presence.
    Thanks for wanting me to check in. I was hesitant about it.
  14. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Trying_To_Cope First off im so sorry he is being so very cruel to you and in no way do you deserve it and though he called you a piece of sh×t he is terribly incorrect.We chatted for awhile yesterday and I read everything you wrote and you are still concerned about him and hurt by him so in my opinion it's not possible for such a caring soul to be a piece of sh×t and I understand the hurt you feel but it is probably best you stay away from the hospital today to keep a hard day for your friend from being even harder and it sound's as if the meth is very close to pushing him to violence so for your safety I would stay away,I understand the sadness making you feel like isolating yourself as well but honestly if there is somewhere peaceful you enjoy near you or a place that always makes you happy it would probably benefit you to get out and take in some sunlight and we all need personal time just to think and get away from what has become the norm.I don't know the details of your relationship beyond what you've shared but I believe he lost more than you he just hasn't been sober enough to realize that.You are a lovely caring individual who deserves to be treated as such but unfortunately people on drug's often treat those they love the worst (I am guilty of this myself) I pushed my wife away,I never was physically abusive but I was verbally abusive and now sober my heart Long's for her touch,her voice,her love,etc but she absolutely deserves better than me...it hurts to admit that but my love for her is real and if someone else can give her back her smile and happiness than so be it.I struggle to re connect with her but I can feel it when I do see her,she doesn't know me sober and my presence now throws her off and I am to blame but I must push forward and I will be 100% honest..The people of this site @Dominica @deanokat @Josh111187 @Cametobelieve0202 @lonewolves these 5 individuals have been the best thing to happen to me in over 3 year's, they have picked me up so many time's I can't even count them all.I have shared hopelessness, anger,worthlessness, self pity,doubt,fear,confusion, depression, etc and these people have been there for me through it all.In 2 week's I will have 7 month's sober...Wow..im still alive..7 month's is the longest I've been sober since I was 6,minus the pills I currently have to take to be able to walk as I wait on surgery and I Fu×kin hate those pills ,sorry about the language there just wanted to emphasis how much I really hate those pills,sorry im rambling and carrying on my ADHD does that to me from time to time. Anyways we are all happy to be able to get to know you and I have no doubt you can start the healing process here because everyone here only wants to help as best we can.Stay Strong and God Bless.Know that you don't have to do this alone,as you reachout you will see us reach back,if you fall we will help you back up.
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  15. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor


    Thanks. I agree with the reason of staying away from the hospital. Today is about her and not about what's going on with him and I.
    It's funny because its been 4 years with him and the compliments you just gave me are things that he has never seen. He chose not to really get to know the real me. Instead, it's like he took paint and a canvas and just created me in a totally different light than who I really am.
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  16. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    So sorry today is rough... I hope it gets better. And maybe it is best you didn't go to the hospital... you can send your friend loving thoughts and maybe a nice text or call .... I'm sorry your ex has been so terrible. Try not to let those awful words affect you... I know it's tough, but remember who you really are (a good soul)... and practice self-care. One minute at a time, one day at a time.

    And remember we are here!
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  17. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    I sent her a card in the mail Monday, so I'm hoping she gets it today. I even signed my ex's name. I wanted to go by later and bring her some other goodies I got for her recovery, but I think I'll hold onto them until next week or even just mail those as well. I sent her a text to let her know that me and my family have prayed for her and also let her know that if she needed anything, i'll come a running.

    Thanks for your reply. You're just full of awesomness.
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  18. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Trying_To_Cope... I'm really sorry that your day started off poorly. Hopefully, it will end better than it started. Keep the faith, my friend.

    Also, as far as staying away from the hospital... I agree that it's probably best that you didn't go, because having an incident happen would've been horrible for your friend. But I'm confused as to why your ex was so adamant about you not going to be with your friend. Why didn't he want you to go and support her? I mean, I could kind of understand it if it was a guy friend in the hospital; I could see him being jealous and not wanting you to go see him. But I don't get why he wouldn't want you to go support a girl friend. Not that it's important. I'm just curious is all. It's good that you sent your friend a card. Maybe you can call her tonight to check up on her?

    You sound like an amazing person who is stuck in a tough situation. Please know that there are better things in the future for you. I hope you can find someone who gives you the love and respect you deserve, and allows you to be happy and healthy...both physically and mentally.

    I think some radical self-care is in order, my dear. Take some time to treat yourself to things that make you happy. Whether that's a massage or a pedicure or just doing something fun like watching a funny movie or buying some bubbles and making bubbles like crazy like you did when you were a kid...just do it! You are the most important person in your life. Period. So be kind to yourself. Always.

    We're all behind you 100%. Anytime you need help, support, a place to vent, or a pep talk, come hit us up, okay? That's what we're here for! So take advantage of us!

    Sending love, light, hope, and hugs in your direction. :)
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  19. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor


    Because he's the reason I joined this group. He's destroyed our relationship and me because of a meth addiction. And she is like family to him, so he wants me to stay away from her. very sad and very mean.
  20. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor


    Thanks so much. In all reality, this group is all I have right now.
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