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Methamphetamine overdose: How much meth does it take to OD?

Methamphetamine overdose: How much meth does it take to OD?

Is it possible to use meth and not overdose?   It’s critical you know the risks, symptoms and signs of meth overdose, especially if you or someone you know is using too much meth.  First, learn how meth works in the body.  Then, understand how meth overdose occurs.

Here, we review meth OD and the severe side effects due to meth use.  We outline the signs and complications of meth abuse, followed by prognosis and methods of treatment. Then, you can ask questions about methamphetamine abuse, how long meth stays in your system, and overdose at the end. We try to answer all legitimate meth questions personally and promptly.

How does unintentional meth overdose happen?

Methamphetamine, like all drugs, has an accepted, medicinal applications. However, meth is generally thought of as the illegal street drug version which is taken as a white crystal-like powder that can be snorted, swallowed, smoked ,or dissolved and injected directly into the body.  Unintentional meth overdose generally happens in two different ways:

1. Acute methamphetamine overdose occurs while taking high doses of meth and can result in harsh side effects, which can be extremely painful and possibly result in death.

2. Chronic methamphetamine overdose occurs when a user continues to abuse meth over a period of time resulting in many harmful physical side-effects, both temporary and permanent.

Meth overdose – How much is too much?

The amount of meth a person must take to overdose will vary depending on several factors. The weight of the user, their general health, natural immunities, and built-up resistance or tolerance to meth all factor in. What’s more, the purity of the meth itself will determine how much meth is too much.

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Currently the purity of meth is considered to be quite high, between 60-90%. This means that the potency of the effect on the central nervous system (CNS) is greater than previous mixtures. Common abuse doses are between 100-1000 mg a day. Chronic binge use can be as high as 5000 mg a day.

Meth overdose complications

People who take meth generally experience a sense of euphoria. This is accompanied by increased heart rate and blood pressure, as well as the widening of the pupils. The complications, however, that can occur when taking large amounts of meth, can be extremely serious and result in permanent damage or death.  Methamphetamine overdose can result in:

  • cardiovascular problems
  • convulsions which can result in death if not treated immediately
  • high blood pressure
  • hyperthermia (a rise in body temperature)
  • irregular heartbeat
  • permanent, stroke-producing damage to small blood vessels in the brain
  • rapid heartbeat

Chronic methamphetamine abuse results in inflammation of the heart lining. Those who inject meth damage their blood vessels and cause skin abscesses. In addition, they increase their chances of protracting HIV and hepatitis B and C. This is particularly prevalent among those who re-use needles. Continued use of meth also results in progressive social and occupational deterioration.

The following represent a list of side-effects and complications methamphetamine use can result in:

  • agitation
  • chest pain
  • coma
  • complete stopping of the heart
  • difficulty breathing
  • heart attack
  • kidney damage and possibly kidney failure
  • missing and rotted teeth (called “meth mouth”)
  • paranoia
  • repeated infections
  • seizures
  • severe stomach pain
  • severe weight loss
  • skin sores (boils)
  • stroke

Psychological complications resulting from long-term meth use include:

  • severe inability to sleep (insomnia)
  • major mood swings
  • delusional behavior
  • extreme paranoia

Meth overdose prognosis

When it comes to treating a meth overdose, chances for recovery depend on several factors. First, the amount of meth ingested can affect recovery results. Second, how quickly medical treatment is administered plays a significant role in whether the user will recover.

Methamphetamine overdose death rate

It is difficult determine the number of deaths due to methamphetamine. To begin with, it would be necessary to decide if the death is directly due to an overdose of the drug itself, or due to complications. Indirectly or directly, deaths due to suicide or traffic accidents may also be considered consequences of meth abuse. However, you can learn more about statistics related to meth abuse from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners.

Meth overdose amount questions

If you have questions regarding methamphetamine overdose, or insights into this subject, please feel free to leave your comments below. We try to respond to all queries personally and promptly.

Reference Sources: NHTSA: Methamphetamine
Vermont State Department of Health: Meth Facts
NIDA Drug Facts: Methamphetamine 

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102 Responses to “Methamphetamine overdose: How much meth does it take to OD?
Judi
5:14 am April 10th, 2013

My sister was found dead in her bed with her boyfriend. Coroner said it was due to an overdose of meth. She and her boyfriend had issues. He says that she had been out the night before and returned home at approx 230am and went directly to sleep next to him in a small bed. He said he awoke at 7 am the next morning and left to get her coffee (first time ever) and when he returned at 730 to wake her he found she was dead.
This seems really suspicious.
How long does after a person does meth, if its a pm overdose, does it actually affect them?
Being that meth is an upper, would it make sane that she would come home and go directly to bed if she in fact had just taken a lethal amount?
Any help you can give is deeply appreciated.
Thank you.
Judi

5:48 am April 10th, 2013

Hi Judi. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister to meth. I know that you are looking for answers to understand more about her death. These very specific questions would be best addressed by a toxologist or even the coroner directly. Even if your sister’s boyfriend was present during her death, there may have been nothing he could have done to help her, especially if he was also intoxicated by meth. I hope that you can find some resolution and the peace that you are looking for around her passing. Keep in mind that after using meth over time, loss of life is always a possibility.

franchesca
4:58 am July 25th, 2013

can you od if you slam a vry large amount of meth?

Monica
12:04 am August 5th, 2013

I had just started using meth 3 months ago and on some occasions my friend and I would go 3 days without sleep. We did this once or sometimes twice a week until the very last time, I had a frightening and severe attack.
I had been up smoking meth with only 4 hours of sleep in the last 3 days and also had consumed alcohol that evening. Normally when I smoke meth, it makes me sober and more aware of my surroundings, but this time I had a completely different feeling.
I started to feel dizzy and nauseous, I vomited and felt a lot better. It was 11pm and time for my friend to leave. As she was leaving I felt a strong feeling of paranoia come over me. I felt very light headed and short of breath but was afraid to tell her although I normally share everything with her. After she left, I felt as if I was going to faint or black out. My body felt weak and I was shaking uncontrollably. My breathing started to get faster as my heart was racing and I felt nauseous again. I started to feel as though I couldn’t breathe, then I knew I had to call my friend to come back. She sped back to my place which was 10 minutes away and found me shaking and breathing very hard. I needed to vomit again and I felt a lot better after that. During the next two hours, the feeling came back every 10-15 minutes but not as severe as the first attack. I’d make sure my friend could pull my arms and stretch them out, or do strong cupping movements on my body which I don’t know why but somehow relieved my condition a little.
When the tragic 2 hours was up I could finally rest, although I couldn’t sleep, I was able to just sit back n relax. It was very traumatizing for me and at that moment I thought that this was it, death, this is what it feels like to die struggling. After that I have vowed to never take meth again, even if it were a small amount for recreational use, I still refused to use it.
It is not worth losing your life over a drug like this!
There are some questions I would like to ask you to help me understand what I went through.
Does this sound like I had an overdose or was it due to anxiety/sleep deprivation? I was told from my friend that I was having anxiety attacks because I worried too much and had been paranoid and lack of sleep.
Why did the massage and cupping movements on my back and chest seem to help me in my situation?
Does it become more dangerous to use meth while drinking alcohol?
Am I more likely to overdose when I have been using this drug to stay awake on a longer period of time rather than the first day of using after a good sleep or whatnot?
I hope to hear from you soon!

7:42 am August 13th, 2013

Hi Monica. Thanks for sharing about your experience with meth. Are you considering using it again and trying to hedge your risks?

katherine
8:07 am September 12th, 2013

My brother is in ICU for overdose of 10 grams of meth. Had seizures,non redponsive,fluid in lungs. His hands and feet look like big swollen punching bag gloves. Will he make it through this or is this the end?????

10:56 am September 13th, 2013

Hello Katherine. I am so sorry to hear about your brother! What do the doctors say? I’d suggest that you speak with them directly about the prognosis for your brother.

Michelle
3:07 pm October 8th, 2013

I am coming to grips with the death of my husband. He was a tall man 6′ 2 large in body weight. He had High Blood pressure, took Ritalin and many other over the counter medications for reflux, Herpes ( which I gave him from my previous husband) erectile dysfunction injections….The coroner says that he had nothing wrong with his heart. The report says some congestion and oedema of the lungs, no actual amount or number. The reports also says toxicology blood methylamphetamine level of 1mg/litre with amphetamine level of 0.05mg litre. They are putting this down as cause of death..Drug overdose, accidental. I don’t believe this for one moment. There is no way. can you pleas advise if someone can overdose on such a level?… thank you

11:03 am October 23rd, 2013

Hi Michelle. You’ll need a professional opinion from a toxicologist or another coroner. I know that you’re looking for answers, so I’d suggest that you seek the best possible specialist and keep asking questions until you are satisfied. My heart goes out to you.

basem
9:58 am December 9th, 2013

How do I know I’m having an overdose? I feel tired which is weird and my heart rate is pounding…I feel as though my veins in my hands are going to pop out and be exposed..I’ve smoked meth everyday for the last 3 months but I do sleep 3-4 hours a night

9:33 am December 12th, 2013

Hi basem. It’s possible that you’re experiencing hallucinations caused by long term use of meth. I would suggest that you check in with a detox clinic (by phone or by visiting) to learn more about getting off meth and avoiding long term brain damage that is caused by chronic meth use.

trish
11:06 pm December 18th, 2013

Hi,I believe I had a close call a few days ago I drank “warb” water , water that has been in a water bong used to smoke meth for extended periods of time..leading to a highly concentrated aamount of meth. II drank no more than 2 oz and about 39 minutes after I could not walk..my eyes were shaking as was my entire body..I could not walk and started vomiting stomach acids for a about 10 hours with headache that was 3 days ago and I’m just behin Ong to feel better should j go to dr

Joel
8:29 am December 25th, 2013

My boyfriend at age 27 used meth about 2-3 times a week on binges for a year. He iv’d it and usually did 1.5mg/night. Can you explain what this means for his health and ability to recover any damage ( he says he feels fine )? Also, how does his prognosis for survival look and over what period of time on average?

11:48 am December 26th, 2013

Hello Joel. Is he still using? Meth can cause long term effects to the brain and body; but the shorter the period of use, the less impact it has on the system.

Timmy Nguyen
1:44 pm January 2nd, 2014

i have been in and out of the hospital for about 4 month. the first time i went i was diagnosed with viral gastroenteritis. but i would still vomit after it was supposed to go away in 3 days to a week max. this was before i started to smoke meth again. second time i went (due to all the vomiting/nausea still) they said i had irritable bowel syndrome but wasn’t sure since they said there are no real tests to find out for sure. at this time was when i started to use meth again, but when i barely started again i wouldn’t have stomach pains. i then went to the hospital another time and they said my appendix was bigger then normal size, so i got it removed. recently ill have a lot of dry heaves and stomach pain. today the stomach pain was SOOOOO BAD…. i would sleep for about 30 minutes to an hour, wake up and smoke again. then my stomach pains would come back. but when i was 14-17 i would never get these stomach pains from doing meth. so im wondering do i need to go to the hospital once again or what am i supposed to do? please reply to me asap. thank you!!

8:34 pm January 2nd, 2014

Hello Timmy. I’d suggest that you definitely seek medical help. A family doctor is a good place to start, as you can get a full medical assessment and then referral to specialists, if needed. Call the ER if you need to, for sure.

Dani
7:39 pm February 16th, 2014

Im danii im 16 and I’ve been sober for two months before last night and the night before that I an expirencing muscle spasms in having very light but hallucinations difficulty breathing and cant sleep but im too scared to tell anyone because everyone here thinks I’m still sober.

12:42 pm February 17th, 2014

Hello Dani. Relapse is common when you’re coming off meth because the cravings are so extreme. Tell on yourself! This is the only way that you can get medical attention and the psychological help that you need to get past the cravings. My best goes out to you!

candice
4:19 pm March 1st, 2014

Hi. Ive been slamming crystal meth the last two weeks. Last night i did a good amount but then passed right out. Im starting to get a tolerance. When I woke up this mornin my pupils were still dilated but I wasnt where I wanted to be so I fixed up another shot. I got no rush at all but almost immediatly my chest started hurting. Almost like I swallowed sumthin n it got stuck.also my whole chest turned brught red. I grabbed an ice pack and put it over my heart and cooled my body with a cold rag. I tried to stand but chest wld hurt little more and my ears started to ring. I started guzzling water and peeing as much as possible trying to flush my systwm. I feel a lil better. My chest isnt hurting so bad but my body is si cokd. Its been two hours since shot. Am I ib the clear

sally
10:04 pm March 3rd, 2014

Hi. I smoke meth once in a while. Like every 2 to 3 months. I also suffer from anxiety and have high blood pressure. This week I started on Thursday night and was up for 2 days with 1 hour of sleep I usually smoke and take 3 hits and won’t hit it until 6+ hours later. So come Saturday I still continue using that night I get about 3 hours of sleep keep in mind I only take no more than 3 hits and wait 6+ maybe even up to 9 hours to hit if again. On sunday I continue I feel drained my body does feel tired the last time I took a hit was at 6:30 pm. After an hour or so I start feeling weird my body is twitching my heart starts beating fast than slows Down I got bad anxiety and felt like I was having an overdose my body felt cold. And I read all about oding and felt I had the symptoms. I take alprazolam (xanax for an an anxiety I usually wait more than 6 hours to take one after I smoked and wait another while before I do it again. So after I started having those symptoms I waited 3 hours and then took xanax which kind of calmed me down. I finally got some sleep about 8 hours My question is can you overdose even though I don’t smoke every little while like other people. Was it a sign of a heart attack or stroke. Today which is Monday I woke up and had bad chest pain that felt like heart burn. It was bad and I felt a little scared and had anxiety which made me think I was having a heart attack. How long does it take for you to overdose after use? Can you overdose hours later or even have a heart attack hours later after last use?

David
7:01 pm March 10th, 2014

Hi I m 31 years old male I smoked crystal methamphetamine for the first time in my life and I smoked it continue 16 hrs. Jus taking 4,5 times per hour and before taking this I was drunked by beer, after 18 hrs. Taking this drug I got overdose side effects my stomach is totally empty , my heart is bit abnormally and I think I will die but I control my hearth through breath n goes to silent place even I walk little my heart will repeat it again ,Really I can’t think about to call ES after few minutes I eat noodles forcefully I recover 50% but still I not go to hospital ,until 20 hrs I m same during that period I eat milk fruits water foods n I recovered almost 90% but still I m afraid that still I need to go hospital becouse my heart bit is normal now jus only have little sweating during sleep that’s all.

12:52 pm March 11th, 2014

Hello David. I would suggest that you call a Poison Control Center or Emergency Room near you to consult on what to do. If you are the U.S., the Poison Control Hotline is 1-800-222-1222.

Shiree
1:08 am March 17th, 2014

My son was missing for 16 days in Bunbury WA last June and was found 16 days later on 12 July 2013. (Suicide :’( ). His measurements of Meth 0.04mg/1 and amphetamines 0.02mg/1 also alcohol 0.078% and bile alcohol of 0.112% were found in his body. I have no idea of levels that would have been taken. Could you please tell me if this is a high intake or low reading after such a length of time before he was found. Does it remain the same when a person passes or would those levels change? Any answers right now would be of great help as I as his mother believe he did not take his life. We smell a dirty rat and am not sure if he was drugged or in wrong place at wrong time. I look forward to your reply.

Shiree

10:11 am March 17th, 2014

Hello Shiree. I am so very sorry for your loss. I’d suggest that you consult with a coroner, toxicologist, or Medical Review Officer at a diagnostic drug testing lab to get the answers to the questions you have. I wish you much love and healing to you and your family.

Shiree
9:15 am March 18th, 2014

Thank you for your quick reply. I have consulted both coroner and toxicologist and medical person, but didn’t really get the any of those answers. I just researching as much as I can so as to get some sort of sense out of this whole situation. It was certainly not in Josh’s nature at all. But think maybe he got wrapped up with the wrong people and just need to know if those levels are small amounts or large. I just trying to find some sort of closure but not sure if i really ever will :’(.

barbara
9:47 pm May 5th, 2014

Son used 20 years (iv). Clean 61/2. had ulna nerve transposition surgery , six months after operations on both arms pain got worse than before the operation. Have been to three specialists, next to orthopedic surgeon . None of them can seem to find cause. BUT son found that his old “friend” meth takes the pain completely away. His PCP Doctor called him a liar, said there is no way meth takes pain away. I see that it does with my own two eyes,. Why does meth take the pain away, he can work like he did before the arm surgery’s. Now he wants to stop,but is so afraid of the arm pain.. Why does it take the pain away ???

gwynne
5:06 pm May 25th, 2014

my friend gave me a thick 50 unit shot at 12am friday night…the typical great rush..then 630am mixed me another shot and i did it, went cross eyed and could tell my eyes were going crazy. i started burning up couldn’t focus my eyes on anything, and my eyelids were just closing and it was really hard to stay awake. i felt like if i stood up id fall, i remember thinking i needed fresh air and to not fall asleep. i started heating up and turned all red and shaking really bad uncontrollably, after a bit i started sweating really bad. i told my friend i felt like i was dying. i tried taking a hit of weed, but could barely take one. i got really scared/paranoid i wanted to go to park, but got scared of my friend i was with. i managed to get in my car and get home…now its sunday 10am my chest is still burning and my body is still hot. my tummy in gurgling/little foamy..not sure what to do been drinking water. does this sound normal for meth overdose? im afraid it was a dirty shot and its eating my insides-its so hot inside me….

michelle
5:38 am May 27th, 2014

my friend just did 100 cc of meth and is having trouble breathing and his heart is rapidly beating what does he do

7:24 am May 27th, 2014

Hi Michelle. Get to an emergency room. Or call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an over the phone assessment.

gwynne
9:01 am May 27th, 2014

i read dont let them fall asleep, cool them down, cold shower? water. stay hydrated. hospital if you can-they have shors they can slow you down with. i believe ativan

Erica
10:58 pm May 28th, 2014

How long does it take from the time of your last hit to suffer lethal symptoms of overdose and how long after symptoms appear are you in danger of dying?

Steve W
7:50 am June 21st, 2014

Hello & thank u 4 any information. I had a near overdose & survived. My question is can I use again? If i do will I immediately go back to where I left off?

John mayne
2:11 pm June 21st, 2014

I have been on a month long relapse of meth. I occasionally snort and smoke daily. Today I felt no affect of the meth but actually extreme exhaustion and a sick to my stomach feeling. I went and forced myself to vomit. And my vomit came out black and tasted aweful. Please tell me what’s wrong with me I’m terrified and don’t know what to do..?? I haven’t ate but I been feeling full for the whole day. I already threw away the meth. Help please

April
10:07 am June 23rd, 2014

I don’t know if I’m paranoid or if I’m overdosing! I’ve been smoking meth for about 10 months. After 2 months of sobriety I relapsed last Friday the day I got out of rehab. I’ve been smoking everyday since, not eating, but I have tried to drink. I think I dehydrated myself quickly. Yesterday morning I swallowed a large piece along with smoking but I took 2 10 milligram loritab right before, about 30 minutes after swallowing I started getting stomach pains and felt extremely hot, then for the next few hours I would sweat profusely. I placed a cold towel around my neck and head and stood under the air and started feeling better after a while. I felt fine smoked some more then took a hot shower and during my shower yesterday I started sweating profusely. I could feel the sweat dropping off my face, I cooled myself down then got over heated with more activities and sweat more and couldn’t urinate a lot but when I did it was dark! Well I ate last night and slept from 10 pm til about 5 am woke up and smoked and felt fine on other than a nasty taste in my mouth. I met with a friend at a hotel, he didn’t measure it he just started filling two capsules up with meth we swallowed those, then smoked a couple of bowls. Within 2 hours I was hearing stuff outside of the hotel door I thought the police were raiding it. My stomach hurt again, I got dizzy, extremely shaky, started seeing spots, everything sounded like mumbling to me. The guy I was with went into a daze as soon as I was coming out of mine a little, he was staring off and if I asked him if he was OK he would only mumble about a shirt and stare blankly beside me and his hands and arms were jerking. It scared the crap out of me. He snapped out of it after about 10 minutes. I somehow drove myself back home shaking very badly the whole time with a cold towel around my neck and my air on high and I was still burning up. My husband found me in my car shaking barely able to walk, any movement would instantly heat my insides up. I was having numbness in my arms and legs, I drank more and ate more thru out the day had Luke warm shower that seemed to help some. Then I started having chest pain, but it felt like indigestion almost. I have felt a lot better for several hours now and haven’t smoked or ingested meth in any way in almost 17 hours and all of a sudden I keep feeling these small bugs fly or crawl on me, I haven’t seen one yet but I can only feel them, my husband says I’m still high and paranoid. But wouldn’t I have been paranoid long ago, not now almost 17 hours later my temperature is low, I’ve urinated at least 3 good times that I can remember, now I’m hearing keys jingle outside of my bedroom door and thought something just flew past me into the corner on my bed. I keep biting on the sides of my tongue it’s almost like it’s swollen. I keep telling myself I’m seeing and hearing stuff. But see I just heard a tapon my bedroom window and my bathroom fan cane on someone us messing with me. Someone I gotta go now when I find out who it was I’ll sey them on fi

Bill
7:08 pm June 28th, 2014

I have recently befriended a guy who smokes meth regularly and is also a very heavy user. On 5 occasions; usually at the end of the week(on a friday) we have smoked Crystal meth together. It is the first time I have ever tried it, however, its been every friday for the last 4 or 5 weeks (I only smoke less than a point at a time, maybe a little above a point on two different fridays). I am finding myself craving it during the week and also very depressed whilst no on it, although at the end of the week I know that I possibly might meet up with this guy and theres a good chance we will smoke it. I am 32 years old, a husband and a father to a 18 month old. I feel ashamed that I am doing this as well feeling like a failure for even letting this carry on, and I hope that I can just stop and return to normal life. Every week I say I will cut all ties with this guy and not take his calls but every week I give in to temptation and meet up with him ( I have no clue on how to buy the meth, this guy usually gets it for me). I ask myself am I an addict already? is there a way out of this? Once I do cut this guy out of my life, what if I start scoring meth on my own? I love my family very much and my son is my entire world, I just feel like such a weak failure for doing this. Can somebody please give me some advice?

9:51 am June 30th, 2014

Hi Bill. Obsessing over a drug and craving it are signs of addiction. It’s a good thing you are aware of your behavior. Hold on to the light spot in your life, your family, and make every effort, with every single thought and refrain from using EVER again! Do you need help finding a support group or treatment near you?

babyj
6:40 pm July 3rd, 2014

Hello, my daughters father is/was on meth. I started noticing he would be up all night all week long, then come the weekend he would just sleep all day and all night…I started noticing weird things he was doing and thought maybe he was affected by the meth from his teenage yrs. (Note:I knew NOTHING about drugs period) So, I started researching the after affects of meth but everything that I found showed to be effects while on it! Then I found evidence of meth and confronted him with it.. telling him I would help him thru this, but he had to move out until he was clean… now it has been 2 years later, I’ve given him 4 drug test…3 of them showed positive for meth. Now it has been about 6-7 months, he continues to tell me he’s clean, hasn’t done any but has refused a drug test for the past 6 to 7 months… his face still looks sunk in which is not his look at all, other than that I’m not around him enough to tell. He hasn’t went anywhere for help, he said he is strong enough to stop his self. I need to know how do I tell he is off drugs.. he wants to have his daughter for the weekend and he also wants us to have a relationship together. I’m so afraid he isn’t off of meth or will go back.

Michelle
7:34 am July 16th, 2014

Would short 2 long term use of Meth begin 2 make someone get dizzy, light headed, sometimes have hot sweats with dizziness & light headedness and then falling asleep after having some rough, passionate intercourse with their other half?

Nichole
8:04 am July 30th, 2014

Ok well here goes my story…… My brother came home from doing over five years in the Feds well when he came home he started using meth again. One of the first times I saw him act super crazy was around last summer he came home from the Feds in February so he had been home a good six months anyways he was living with his girl friend and I went over there to visit him. He called me to the bedroom and was like Nikky did you see that … I was like see what … Then he was like that and hoped down looking under the bed then he jumped up real quick looking in the closet and was like that you see it don’t you…. I was puzzled cause I didn’t see anything and was like uhhh no I don’t know what your talking about then he looked under the bed and jumped up to the closet again and was like like that you see it don’t you I still didn’t see anything and was like naw your tripping dawg there’s nothing there and walked out the room….. Anthor occasion I can remember is that he was talking his girl friend to work and dropped her off me and my friend went with him so I could drive since he didn’t have incense well on the way back to the house he made me turn around and go back to her job made us sit outside in the heat for like fifteen minutes claiming some dude was coming up there to pick his girl friend up and that she does it everyday but today he was going to catch him well finally I got fed up with it and was like I gotta take my friend back to his truck he ended up making my drive back and forth about ten times I would only get about a mile down the street each time making me go back to her job site. Claiming I was in on it too. Cause I won’t turn around and everything. The poor girl didn’t have no dude meeting her and leaving with him at her job or anything she was working. That’s all. He was just tripping. He threatened to tie me up with rope and duck tape if I didn’t go with him but I just walked up to the house where his homeboy who is a pretty big dude was at and told him I wasn’t going with him and I was staying there. Ok anthor time my brother showed out I was hanging out at a normal spot my homegirls works at kicking it with her while she worked and outta no where he came walking through the door well he doesn’t do very well in public esp on meth because everyone is always looking at him cause he had tats everywhere even on his face so when he’s on meth and everyone staring at him it makes him really pynorid well this time the thought all his friends where plotting to Robb him so he walked a good ten miles back to where I was and he ended up staying with me so I could get him a ride back to his girlfriend house well he stopped by the store and bought two glass bottles I guess I hit someone with that messed with him. On the ride home he freaked me out I wasn’t sure if he was wanting to hit me in the face or my homeboy in the passenger sit in the head with the glass but he def wanted to hit one of us I never been so glad to get him out the car as I was that day. Hummm not towards the end of the summer it started getting horrible well remember I said he had been in jail for a good five years and you know tha around the time google tarted being popular so he had no idea. So when he found out about google it really fucked him up. Then he started claiming that when he was in prison they inserted a chip in his chest that had the answeres to the whole world and he was the only one with this chop and not they wanted it back. Every time a airplane or helocopter flew over him her would scream in pain grabbing his chest. He thought they had a magnet and was trying to suck the chip outa him he once even wrapped himself in tin foil so they couldn’t get the chip. After the plane would fly by he would always grab my finger put it in his ear and ask me if I felt that sometimes I would have to agree although I didn’t feel anything because I started noticing that when I didn’t agree with him he would start to shut me out only if I agreed with him would he allow me to know a little more about wha was going on with him and what he was going through. Onetime he walked out my fathers house with his arms up serenading to a pretend army then asked me to take him to a friends house and I was like yeah cause I was leaving anyways. Pulling out the drive way he wanted me to go the long way to his friends house cause the army was the other way I refused tho and ended up putting him out by this church half way there cause he told me too and the whole time when he got out the car he had his arms up walking to the church running like he was going to se render himself. Anyways he once got into this fight with the police man at the store and was whooping him when two other men jumped in on him one hitting him with a wrench and he went to the hostipal to get evaluated I went to the hospital to visit him and he was locked in a room by this self they had to knock on the door first letting him know I was there and asked if it was ok for me to come see him. He was like yeah when I walked in the room it took everything I had to hold back the tears and I don’t cry often anyways he looked like one of those crazy people in the crazy hospital on them lifetimes movies. All he kept doing was showing me his elbows tht where scratch up telling me thy they put notches in him that they put notches in him and for me to look and did I see….. Oh yeah I almost forgot one day we where at my fathers house and I seriously thought he was just fucking with me but he told me to go get him a needle my child is a diabetic so we have needles well I thought there is noway he could be shooting up as a child he was so scared of needles it was crazy I remember my mom having to hold him down in a figurative eight just to prick his finger well I told him that if he wanted one he better go get it his self well he did then he told me to hold the door cause the lock was broken well I was like no if you want the door locked you hold it your self and walked out the room to outside to smoke a cigarette well I figured he was just throbbing for attention and he wasn’t seriously shooting up. Until he ran out side with the needle and empty sack and throw them at me telling me to do something with them that’s when I checked the needle and yep there was blood inside the needle so he had been shooting up that’s why he had been acting so crazy. Well this is what I believe had happened to him I think that say sometimes he maybe would eat a gram of dope and it would fuck him up well I believe he thought that since he could eat that much that he could shoot that much also and has done shoot up way to much which fucked with his chemical balance and now he has meth phoytosis. Even if he’s off meth he’s still not normal anymore he’s still not my brother. So my question for you is is it possible that if you shoot up to much meth that you could possibly go insane and never be normal again because he been in jail for the whole getting in a fight with the police man incident for about four months now he still isn’t normal.

9:19 am July 30th, 2014

Hi Nicole. Scientists and researchers have linked chronic and long term methamphetamine abuse to significant brain changes and tissue damage. MRI scans of individuals who are methamphetamine addicts show distinct cell loss in particular regions, including the limbic and hippocampus.

Long term, chronic users of methamphetamine are known to have difficulty in memory retention but also exhibit symptoms similar to bipolar, schizophrenia and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Nichole
12:18 pm August 2nd, 2014

So does that mean that you think he’s probably always going to be like this and that there isn’t anything we can do to help him?

Ronald
10:53 pm August 3rd, 2014

I have currently been using Crystal Meth for about the past 20HOURS…. I think I have been dehydrated through most of this experience, an I am starting to get all shaky an my eyesight hasn’t just changed slightly, it’s becoming to where I can’t ignore it because the only thing my eyes can really been able to look at more often but not anywhere close to what I’m supposed to see. I am starting to become a little worried now that I am extremely shaky an experiencing myself losing my ability to control my vision even though I know it’s not supposed to be all smeared N starting to have colors mesh together in a way that it looks like everything is starting to become just one big blur of colors that are all mixed together could I be feeling signs of a overdose right now, how badly will this, or how possible is it that this is possibly affecting and/or eating away and deteriorating “Central Nervous System”?? Having such a bad reaction an unique experience feeling that makes me think “Common Sense”, if you have done this numerous times & is new to You this far down, that’s MOST LIKELY A BIG RED FLAG that this is probably made with worse shit & if You keep rolling the dice on whether you get the stuff properly made, (An just having no care if it’s you that gets turned into News Coverage, or ANOTHER MOVIE ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION, An having to make your family go through that, an make themselves believe you had been shown Mercy by GOD, & don’t have to wake up every morning feeling like nothing is real, or have nightmares, You escape what every addict most likely dreads of ever being “The one that thinks it couldn’t EVER be a road her life would have greater than or equal to any other addicts chance, an in a split second Your life could be irreparable and be experiencing what anyone could cause ANYBODY to have Nightmare about irreversible affects that changed your life forever an will never experience life at its peak….

kris
12:54 pm August 7th, 2014

My boyfriend was clean for 8 years. He lapsed last saturday night. Smoked 8 ball of meth between him and another person. Today is thursday. He has felt disconnected and frazzled. Has anxiety , slight paranoia and depression also. Cant go back to work. Is this normal comedown? He is sleeping around4-6 hours a nite. He is eating some not alot but enough. How long will this last? Could he have permanent issues? Or may he need medications to help with the anxiety? Thank you

leah
10:38 pm August 10th, 2014

hello so I have been on a little binger with meth lately to keep me goin while I work these doubles at work and so I started my period and with that came cramps bad ones this time and I decided to take midol. they were so bad I took 4 midol in the am then around 4 later that day 8.5 hrs later I took 2 more midol pills all while getting high on meth. I seemed to OD on midol I had a extreme reaction at work and had to leave. I don’t know if it was the combination of the two or if it was just the midol intake in such short time. its the next day now and im wanting to get high but not die. so I guess I want to know if mixing the two would be fatal?

jenna
5:41 am August 11th, 2014

I am 17. And i have been snorting meth for the past month. My 29 year old boyfriend shoots it. I feel like a hyprocrite. Cause my 19 yr old sister is a meth head hardcore. I dont know if im going tobstop. I wantto. But its all i think about. I am currently high right now. I have afast heart beat and shortness of breath and im very slow. Like ifeel like im movig in slow motion. Im scared im going to.die. i only do a 4th or5th of a tenth evryvlike 6 hours. I need help. Ijust dropped.out of my senior year and.i was. In the process of getig my state tested nursing assitance licence. HELP

10:59 am August 11th, 2014

Hello Leah. There are no drug interactions known with meth and Tylenol (acetaminophen), or Midol, taken together.

Stephanie
6:11 pm August 12th, 2014

I’ve been slamming meth for a couple months now, but the last couple days right after I slam I get very dizzy an light headed. Just wondering what would be the reason all of a sudden I’m getting dizzy from slamming, could it be lack of sleep or something else?

bill
6:38 am August 22nd, 2014

First time user i smoked about a .3 im constant sweating and a migraine and vomiting please help what do i do

Jenna
4:18 am August 23rd, 2014

We found my dad dead on Monday night from meth overdose (injection). He died Friday night/saturday morning and wasnt found for 3 days. We know it was unintentional because he had 3 syringes already filled with meth (one was already taken and the other 2 were for later). Unfortunately the first one killed him. Im trying to come to terms with his VERY preventable death but its really hard. I just want to know if he suffered while he was dying and what he was going through in those moments of overdose. Thanks.

Ben
11:47 am August 24th, 2014

What could be the cause of a severe headache and vomiting? This is my first use in about a month and I ived a very small amount. The symptoms started about 30 mins after injecting. If anyone has any insight please let me know

bianca
1:01 am August 28th, 2014

My girl has done meth in the pass only snorting, & smoking. .
She decided to try a butt buster.. she loved it, next day she slammed dope for the first time. Her tolerance is super high. She started w 30..3 times yesterday. Today she did 40. Then 30, in now 60c.. she was freaking out!! Shes only 100lbs and never eats.. I gave her adivan, made her eat dinner/force her to. She looks a lot better but I’m wondering if I should let her sleep??? She n bed falling asleep.

1:53 pm September 1st, 2014

Hello Bianca. I understand from what I’m reading in your post, it’s a tough situation. Methamphertamine is not easily put under controll and it’s not easy to quit. She can recover from her meth addiction using both, inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. She might be needing to go to a safe retreat, far away from everything. There is also the option to do daily check-ins or follow through a day treatment program.

Broken
4:46 am September 8th, 2014

My husband passed away on March 30th in our home while it was just he and I there. I did CPR for 36 minutes before the ambulance arrived breaking 8 of his ribs in the process. His death certificate stayed cause of death as acute methamphetamine toxicity with altherior schlorosis as secondary contributor. Said he had 0.19 methamphetamine and 0.06 amphetamine. First off what is the difference in methamphetamine and amphetamine? And the 0.19 % what is the limit?

Jason
9:49 pm September 12th, 2014

Is it bad to smoke it a few times times a month? Im not addicted at all to meth but the past 2 months Ive had it 1 night each week (on the weekend as a binge) and have a .4/5g rock. Ive stopped now because I hate the side effects of over-production of oil on my face, not so much boils but i get indeed pimply which I find so f**king disgusting and not to mention how screwed up my tongue gets haha. I find it such a dirty drug, but I can understand how people get hooked on the stuff. Am i doing fatal long term damage to my brain, or will my brain recover.

nichole
11:42 am September 13th, 2014

to the people complaining of having a headache and vomiting ….. im not a doctor or anything but more than likely (my personal opinion) of having a headache after any type of meth use esp after smoking is because someone has put some type of cut/ flex on it and that will normally tend to make your head hurt and also it will make you fill real irritable (1.having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or made angry: “she was tired and irritable”)
NOT POSTIVE if that’s your case but normally a headache is the cause of cut being put on the meth I not to sure about the whole vomiting situation tho …. and again this isn’t a proven fact just what I believe

nichole
11:54 am September 13th, 2014

Jason my best advise to you is since you believe that you can step away now …. why don’t you go ahead and do it …step away … meth ruins so many peoples lifes… and it will seriously go from you having everything and just starting the drug then next thing you know outta no where TINA will grab you by the ankles and before you know it you will loose everything by the time shes through with you …. so seriously while you think you can walk away go ahead and do it before you cant walk away anymore ….

manny
7:15 am September 18th, 2014

let me tell you guys about my near death experience as it felt, but I need some advice from one of you guys , So I drank 2 40oz’s of Mickeys around 5pm then I took a hit of meth at 6pm then I smoked a gram of weed 8pm , decided to buy another 40 oz of high life 9pm during all this I smoked about 10-12 cigarettes , got home at about 1 am laid down on my bed then all of a sudden I couldn’t move my hands I was going numb I couldn’t feel my face I stopped breathing I ran to the toilet to throw up then I couldn’t , I wasn’t functioning , my girlfriend was startled I passed out for about 10 sec still hearing everything she was telling me , I couldn’t speak either but somehow I managed to tell her throw that glass of water on my head . I began breathing as if I had an asthma attack then I stumbled to the fan still trying to breathe I felt as if I couldn’t hold on , every cold glass of water was as if it would revive me it went on for about 8 minutes of complicated breathing , please someone tell me what happened ???

Anastasia
9:35 am September 20th, 2014

my friend had 3 months coma after overdose meth.after that, he become amnesia,paralyzed and mute.basicly he looks just normal person..does any possibility to recover in the next future?

saul
4:08 pm September 23rd, 2014

I’ve been smoking meth off and on for about 8 years I’ve noticed in the past 4 weeks that I get extreme chest and back pains mostly in my upper left back side I’m very concerned about this because it started from my back and now I get these weird left leg and left arm cramps sometimes a numbness feeling or sometimes sharp pains in my back and chest sometimes I feel dizziness and almost a faint like feeling its got me so concerned that I’ve looked up different types of symptoms that can cause these pains they basically resulted in heart failure heart disease heart attack so I’m very scared I was also told about a year and a half ago that I was a pre diabetic and I didn’t do anything to really treat this condition but after hearing that those symptoms could also do with the heart I been wishing that it’s only diabetic symptoms which is also scary I need help I also been a long-term cigarette smoker weed smoker and I occasionally drink but I’ve been doing that for a long time and just yesterday I decided to flush the stash I’ve quit meth before numerous times but the thing that’s hard for me is staying off it for a. Of time I always tend to go back to the abuse after a few weeks or a couple days and the cigarette smoking I would say is my hardest habit to kick I’ve been smoking cigarettes for around 14 to 15 years and round a pack a day I notice now when I do physical work I start feeling these weird pains in my chest and have trouble breathing it usually starts as a heavy feeling in my chest due to sharp pains my left hand starts cramping up in my bones start feeling numb and stiff I want to get treated for these weird symptoms but I have no insurance I’m wondering if I should just walk into the hospital and discuss my problem but I really need your advice on what it is I should do please help me

Laurie
12:04 am October 10th, 2014

I am not a drug user but the other night for some stupid reason allowed myself to get shot up with meth. It was way too much and I thought I was going to die. it took 16hrs for those negative symptoms to go away. since then I keep getting hot and cold , nausea, diarrhea and just really feel sick. Can I be dope sick? and what do I do about it? not experienced with this kind of stuff.

meli
7:09 pm October 30th, 2014

Why when I snorted meth did I had trouble breathing about an hour later? I don’t do it anymore, but ive always wondered. Also, I had a really bad cold one time and my mom suggested this medicine with physodopherene….(?spelling). Could doing both at the same time cause an overdose???

Jessica
4:53 pm November 5th, 2014

I recently used meth and im cold & ive fainted like 3 times…..am i overdosig?

amanda
12:39 am November 7th, 2014

I’ve been injecting meth for a long time now and I can say that the hot feeling you get after smoking or injection is usually whatever they used to cut the meth with before you got it. Who knows who actually cut it.
Anyways usually Niacin, Epson Salt, MSN(Pills for the joints in farm animals) it all cracks back and breaksdown.
Always taste your meth before you use it if it has a cold feel fo your tounge then its cut which is cut. Keep in mind meth does taste horrible. And if someone has lost their life due to Meth shot it was probably a hot shot which could be anything never let anyone make your shot up for you. If you can’t do it yourself then you don’t need to be doing it. When it comes to drugs remember that you can’t trust your best friends not even yourself sometimes.

amanda
12:48 am November 7th, 2014

People even use baby laxative to cut it with also and vitablend. VitaBlend makes me break out in a rash that goes away shortly and is really not a big deal. It’s no worse then the drug your doing anyways. And doing too much resulting with you over amping your heart when your eyes roll around and shake your whole body shakes and gets hot. Etc. Yes get thrown in a cold shower clothes on whatever it might save your life. If their flopping on the ground due to over amping, if you have what it takes or if u really want to help them not die you should try everything and I saved my best friends life this way is to stick an ice cube up their just like a rectal thermometer. They will snap right out of it. Only in extreme cases where they wouldnt be able to stop you should you attempt it. Getting too hot of temperature is deadly.

Carolyn
7:54 am November 29th, 2014

Does a person experiencing a methamphetamine overdose with convulsions experience pain while it is happening?

Oscar
9:40 pm December 6th, 2014

Hello my ñame is Óscar its been actually about Almost going to a 4 years That i been using meth constantly and well there was a time about 4 months where I started using more quantities of meth wich had bought around 1 oz of course didn’t smoke it all probably like about 15 grams in less then 1 month I also been getting symptoms just like te ones that are listed below – body feels really hot .pain in my chest an stomach aches also been feeling getting poked with like a needle in my brain well after all this info that i just foun out today wich by the way it’s really got me thinking about smoking it again..would like to ask for advice of what I should do to stop or quit smoking meth before my health gets affected permanently ..please

5:57 pm December 11th, 2014

Hi Oscar. Professional medical help works best for treating meth dependence and addiction. It’s a powerful drug and the cravings can get very intense and drag you into relapse. Search for a treatment fascility that fits your needs here http://addictionblog.org/find-treatment/ or here https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

kate
2:23 am December 28th, 2014

Hi i was just wondering if you knew why i faint everytime i take no more then 5 steps. I had some ice last night, first time in a few years and i injected for the first ever time. It was fine till half way through the night after me and my bf had sex i got up to go to the bathroom and fainted in the hallway i now cant get up without fainting even just to go from the bed to my ensuite bathroom its been going on for around 7 hours now. Laying down im ok, i feel vomity sick but im fine just standing up i faint. Also ive never fainted before now nor am i on any other medications

Bonnie
2:23 am January 2nd, 2015

Is methamphetamine overdose the same as methamphetamine toxicity?

ResistTHIS
3:16 am January 5th, 2015

Ok so I have plenty (years) of experience with meth, glass, ice. Been off of it for a few years and recently started dabbling. Got a half g a little while ago and shot about a quarter of it, all is going well until five minutes in I get the worst pounding headache I’ve ever had, no exaggeration. Take my blood pressure and it’s 230/127, pulse 60.waited 10 minutes, now it’s 210/123, pulse 58. The headache is finally starting to subside. What the hell made me react so strongly? Other than that, it just felt like a run of the mill medium size shot. Anyone got any feedback?

P.S. Forgot to mention, took 2mg xanax right before doing it and a few hits of dro. Also am on methadone maintenance, 100mg/day, but haven’t taken any today.

DestinyAriana
8:56 am January 7th, 2015

Hi im Destiny , i smoked more Meth before this day , but this day i took about 5 hits big ones . And then my throat started to hurt alot like as if i was being choked for about 5 minutes then my head had really bad pain and i started to puke , and i was getting really really sweaty when i puked my nose would be runny , at first my vomit was food and liquid but then it started to become like foam and other yellow looking . Id close my eyes and start thinking but my head was still hurting and id vomit alot of foam every few days , i felt kind of worried an anxious now my head just hurts alot and i try to drink water i end up vomiting it back out . could this possibly be an overdose?

2:24 pm January 15th, 2015

Hi Destiny. You can Call the free number of the Poison Control Center:1-800-222-1222, to talk to a poison expert and get advise on what you should do next. If anyone can drive you to the hospital, that would be great because you need medical help.

chris
7:53 pm January 21st, 2015

I have read all of the content listed here. I’ve been using meth on and off for around 18 years. The old stuff, crank never had any serious side affect to other than losing weight and not eating. The meth came out and it wasn’t that bad. It didn’t last as long and you knew what it was being made with. But ever since the crack down on Sudafed has made it almost impossible for local manufacturers to produce the good clean meth. Now it’s being g made in Mexico. And it’s dirty and it being made from ingredients that are cause me to feel sick. And other users ha e said the same thing. Plus the stage thing is that I have gone from 15 lb when I was clean to 197 lbs while using. So I would like to k ow what chemicals those Mexicans are using to manufacture 5 his new product.

Also does anyone know if the rumor about heroine being added to the meth In order to get people addicted quicker

Brittany spunderella
5:04 pm January 29th, 2015

Smoking meth has been a rollercoaster
Never know when you’re done and when you realize that you lost it all, and your family, pulls away, cause they don’t understand you, nor do they know how too fix it, stressed out, lost in confused, body aches, and when your out and broke your sleeping all day, or trying too find a way to get high, it’s not all cracked out t o what people o please say. It’s not attractive, causes reality, important distractions, feelings of no go p e,love,support, and can’t trust anyone who is always playing games with your head, telling YOU your tripping, etc I. Regret ever trying it.

Melanie
4:13 am February 3rd, 2015

I keep oding by smoking meth and i cant understand why. Before i would do 120 half a b in 3 days and i would be fine now if i do 100 bucks in three days im oding, i dont wanna die, how do i prevent myself from oding cuz its scary and really hurts. My symptoms will be chest back neck n stomach pain difficutly breathing heart racing body buring up from waist to top of head pressure in my head n face cold hands numbness down left side could hardly move my handwithwith thethese symptoms r they od symptons?

Gabby
7:07 pm February 4th, 2015

I was a meth addict I stooed 4 years ago. I Ben smoking again for 4 days in a row. I will have surgery with general anesthesia in 3 weeks if I stop smoking meth now will is still affect the anesthesia in my surgery in 3 weeks

Anastasia
5:03 am February 8th, 2015

Does any hope to patient stroke and amnesia caused by overdose meth to recover in the next future?

sherry
12:20 pm February 9th, 2015

I would like to know if an eight month old baby boy intake of enough Meth to make him tachycardia, hypertension, could this happen without him having diolation of the eye’s?
Would baby have no increased work of breathing, regular rate and rhythm at the stage of his blood pressure being 121/80 with heart rate at 192?

1:34 pm February 10th, 2015

Hi Sherry. If you suspect your baby was exposed to meth, please take him/her to the hospital. Or if things get worse Call 911.

Jonie
1:55 am February 18th, 2015

Sorry! I accidentally dropped my phone and hit enter. The first thing I like to do on this stuff is get naked. That is actually the only time I feel comfortable to walk around the house naked. It just makes you feel like you don’t have a care in the world. It’s fantastic, isn’t I?

I get my boyfriend out of bed and we start messing around. I am feeling much more loaded than normal, but I was just enjoying the moment and playing around. Suddenly, I started feeling very sick to my stomach. I told him we had to take a break and we would pick it back up later.

I started violently vomiting and I am starting to think I overdosed. I am sweating like crazy and I was having to go outside in the 20 degree weather just to cool down. I normally only take 4 to 6 hits off the pipe at a time. That is usually how much it takes to give me a head rush, my favorite part. And usually it would take us both a couple of hours to smoke a whole gram out of the pipe. As you can probably tell the biggest problem is that I am a light weight. I downed my hot tea pretty quick with the one gram in it, because it tasted so bad. I wanted to get it over with. I think I drank the meth about 3 pm in the afternoon. I was feeling nauseous but that was pretty normal to me, but I haven’t ever gotten violently ill ike that. I had just lost my job, hence the reason for the binge. I told my boyfriend that I felt like I was dying. I am not a type of person to go to the ER, unless I really feel like I need it. Everyone that knows me, knows that I am in really bad shape if I want to go to the ER. I talked myself out of going because I was ashamed of my drug use. The worst part (and the scariest) was that the more time that passed, the sicker I continued to get. I felt like death. I wanted to die. I remember telling my boyfriend that it had been 12 or 13 hours since I drank that stuff. I hadn’t done anymore meth. I was still very high, but I couldn’t leave the toilet. I wanted to be ready whenever it was ready to come back up. Today, more than 24 hours later, I am still pretty nauseous, but I no longer feel like I am dying.

Can someone who is moreexperienced with this stuff than me please tell me what was happening? Does it sound like I overdosed? I just like to educate myself so that I learn from my experiences. Is consuming one gram all at one time even enough to be considered an overdose? Does it sound like I was ever in any real danger?

I am only asking because I like to know what I did wrong so that I don’t intentionally do it again. My other symptoms besides the severe nausea and the vomiting was stabbing pains in my actual stomach area. They weren’t like gas pains. It really hurt. Like the stuff was eating me up from the inside out. I was sweating profusely and the normal feeling of it feeling like my heart is going to pump out of my chest.

Even now, 24 hours later, I stI’ll am feeling some of the effects in my head. Does that make sense? That feeling you get inside your head that let’s you know you are high. I normally wouldn’t have taken 3 hours to post all of these details, but for some reason I always think I have to make sure you have the full story so that you can picture it in your mind. You guys do that too, right? When you are high it takes forever to tell a story because you can’t leave out any details. Or you are in the middle of telling a story and you suddenly forget what you were saying? Seriously, isn’t it a little concerning that I am still feeling the effects of my high from yesterday, more than 24 hours later? That is starting to worry me. Plus, I can’t get rid of the nausea. Any tips to help me feel better would be great.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP OR RECOVERY SUGGESTIONS YOU THROW MY WAY. YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL THAT I AM STILL KIND OF NEW TO THIS STUFF. I DON’T EXACTLY WANT TO DIE AND LEARN MY KIDS HERE ON THIS EARTH ALONE.

JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER, PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FIRST POST WHERE I WAS TALK ING ABOUT GETTING HELP FOR MY BOYFRIEND. HE IS WAY WORSE OFF THAN ME. I NEED KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP HIM. HE IS READY FOR HELP. WE HAD A LONG TALK ABOUT IT AND HOW MUCH DAMAGE IT IS DOING TO HIS MENTAL HEALTH AND HIS BODY. I NEVER DID THE STUFF WITH OUT HIM BY MY SIDE. YET, HE WOULD LIED TO ME ALL THE TIME THAT HE WASN’THE DOING IT WHEN HE WAS STILL SHOOTING UP. WHEN HE FINALLY TOLD ME THE TRUTH, I WAS SO HURT, BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WERE ALWAYS HONEST WITH KEACH OTHER BECAUSE WE ARE LITERALLY EACH OTHER BEST FRIEND. I KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS ARE THINKING. THAT THIS GUY SOUNDS LIKE HE DOESN’T DESERVE THIS GIRL OR WHATEVER. YEA, I HAVE HEAR IT ALL BEFORE. I HAVE TO HELP HIM AND TRY MY BEST TO SAVE HIS LIFE. I COULDN’T LIVE WITH MYSELF AND SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER I HAD GIVEN UP ON HIM. NO WAY! PLUS, I HONESTLY BELIVE THAT WE ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN THERE SO MUCH FOR EACH OTHER AND HELPED ONE ANOTHER THROW DIFFICULT TIMES. I AM DESPERATE. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME HELP HIM. I AM AFRAID IT’S ALMOST TOO LATE. I AM THINKING THE DAMAGE TO HIS BRAIN AND HOW WE PROCESS OUR THOUGHTS IS ALREADY DAMAGE BY THE METH. BUT MAYBE IT CAN STILL REPAIR ITSELF.

Raul
4:54 am February 19th, 2015

It’s been 4 days since my last use. It was probably my 10th time smoking meth. I just started in December. Anyways, I smoked pretty heavy with people who been using way longer than me. I remember taking the 1st hit I started feeling weird head pressure but kept on smoking.This was around from 10pm to 12 am when we started. And later on my jaw was clenching and I kept on grinding my teeth. I think we stopped at 7 or 8 am. We alson smoked alot of bud and drank a few beers. So once I get home I go to my room thinking its going to be a regular come down where I just lock myself in the room for the rest of the day. My heart is racing and the pressure in my head is even worst. I try to calm myself down but I can’t. I go to the bathroom and my pupils are dilated. I tried taking a shower. Still nothing works and I feel like my head is going to explode. I tell my mom and she starts yelling at me. I tell her to call the ambulance and they calm and the checked me heart rate and all that. They didn’t do much but say if we take you in there not gonna do anything. They said I just have to wait it out. So I say ok and stayed outsude once they left but the problem persisted. It felt like it was getting worst. So I decided I wanted to go the emergency. My mom gets the neighbor to take me. I start bugging out in the car saying fuck I don’t want to die like this, please lord. I can fight this. So we get there I make a big scene and they immediately take me in. I told them what I did. They were rude yelling at me to calm down it’s cause I did meth. I felt my head get tight and my eyes went blur when they helped me up and said they was going to transfer me to a hospital cause apparently my neighbor took me to some clinic. So Now I’m in the back of the ambulance freaking out talking to the guy with me. Asking him if I’m going to die and every time I feel myself about to fade out I would yell and move around saying no not like this, not like this. Please god not like this. He kept telling me I wasn’t going to die. But I seen that unsure look in face and it didn’t help. I finally make it to the hospital. They get me in the bed and they are all calm and seem not to care. I started to feel my jaw lock and my whole face go numb. It was hard for me to talk. I had to really calm myself down but the feeling in my head wouldn’t go away and that made me worry more and more that my heart wouldn’t stop beating fast. They gave me some ativan through iv and something else through iv and some pills. I even got a cat scan and they said my head was fine. They discharged me later on at night. I was still feeling the pressure in my head and short of breath. I got some sleep but the head pressure woke me up at 4 am and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I went back to the emergency 2 days later because I was feeling the same way. I had to calm myself down in the taxi. The taxi driver was getting freaked out saying I can stop and call the ambulance. I said no cause that’s just going to waste time. I took deep breathes and it worked. My heart wasn’t beating as fast but the head pressure was still there it would come bad like It felt like my head was going to give or explode. It didn’t really hurt like that. It would just freak me out cause it made me think I could have a stroke and collapse any moment. My vein my left wrist felt like popping too every here and there. My leg would get tingling and kind of numb. So would my arm. I made it to the hospital tho. They did absolutely nothing but check my heart rate and pulse and told me theres no need to check you again. That I have to wait it out. Would guy even told me to ask about a drug facility to send me too. In fact he was about the nicest one. He actually help me out the taxi in a wheel chair cause I was still kind of shaky and felt like I couldn’t walk. He asked me how old I was and I told him. He said I was still young. My brain will heal quicker than his if he was in my situation. So I called the taxi again to go back home. My mom continue to give me lectures. I was still kind of freaking out in the kitchen and she tried helping me look up rehab drug facilities. I found a few they were all closed by that time. I kept getting transferred to different people. I got transferred to this one guy who was cool and nice. I told him about my head and if it’s normal. He said it can affect everybody different . That it could be from congestion. To make sure I eat, drink lots of water and get some rest. He even gave me his personal phone number if I ever needed to talk because he use to be a meth addict. It felt good talking about it with somebody. I wish I had somebody here to talk to about this. My mom and everybody is just into there own thing and I’m here worried. I guess it’s how it’s got to be. I put myself in this position. It’s been 4 days that I’ve been feeling this head pressure and it’s keeping me from doing things. I missed work 2 days already. Last night I couldn’t sleeping cause I could feel my brain pumping like a heart if that makes any sense. I really don’t know how to describe it. I’m never doing meth again. I just want to feel like myself again. Is there anybody who is feeling the same way cause I can’t find anybody with the same symptoms as me.

Teresa
11:17 am February 21st, 2015

Hi, I’ve git a few questions. To start with I did meth fire a few months at a time and would quit about 9 years ago. But recently I’ve smoked it 3 separate days and just the one day. But everytime I do smoke k it I will get sudden nauseated feelings then puke and would almost feel better right after. I also take methadone daily due to addiction to 30mg Percoce. My daily dose of the methadone is 90 mgs once in the morning. My husband had only dune meth one before in his life 12 to 14 years ago and he also did meth with me these last 3 times hes also on the methadone but only takes 30 mgs once daily. He alsogets the same nauseated feeling and puking. Nobody else around its feels that way from it at all. So is our nauseah due to methadone with meth? What can happen from taking the two drugs h together? Can it make you overdose easier? I also took only 20 to 30 mgs of the methadone the first two times. We both also have trouble breathing a little bit we both break out in blotchy like rashes on our face, our jointz start to hurt and hands and feet get really really cold. My eyez get really ted and dry and hurt real bad but nobody else tends to have any of these symptoms except the joints hurting and cold hands and feet. Why are we having every single one of the same symptoms as one ? It’s if we fu decide to ever use again how do we know when we have had enough so we can’t do to much again we smoke it or rarely snort it

flor
3:06 pm February 22nd, 2015

I smoked meth for the first time and throw up black stuff I’m not in severe pain and I went to work today what is going on

mswoods
1:21 pm March 7th, 2015

RAUL im going thru the same thing the head pressure, tingling wont go away & its been 2 days!! I went to the ER cause i was sure I was having a heart attack, they gave me iv fluids & medicine but sent me home, apparently I had a major panic attack. Now that was yesterday, tonight the same Things are happening. Bad head pressure, ears ringing, feet & leg tingling & i Cant Sleep!! I did sleep a few hours when I came home. My Jaw feels Like its trying to lock & hallucinating a little But not bad just out of the corner of my eyes kinda thing. Probably due to only A few hours sleep in 5 days. I binged for 3, injected Way Too Much in the last shot. (Reason why I stopped) never had these affects before & am worried about it being long term damage so Im Definitely Never doing meth Again. But my Question would be Is This just Irreversible damage from using Meth??

Terry
12:48 am March 11th, 2015

My Son 47 had bleeding disease since age 9. Last 10 years numerous transfusions. Dec 17 2014 Hospitalized 6 days with 3.2 hemoglobin. (not unusual) He left after 6 days AMA because he wanted to go home for Christmas and they couldn’t find enough blood. His hemo was most likely around 6 or 7 but I haven’t found out. It may have been lower. He rarely left his house and I know he had been home sleeping 80% of the time for the past week and a half. He had an apt with his Hematologist on Feb 10th or llth but when time to go he said no, too tired and went back to sleep. later he called to make another appt.which would have been Wed Feb 19th. On the 10th,11th 12th he was gray with bluish lips and slept most of time. Something happened at home and I woke him up around noon or 12:30 e to tell him. He got up and came out to LR where we talked a bit and I went out the back but there were two other people there. He went into kitchen and made sandwich. His brothers gf was there. Ten min later she called and said he was unresponsive. He was sitting back on his bed leaning back against the wall, his sandwich laying on his chest with one bite out of it. I knew he was “gone” Tried to revive him and brothers gf called fire dept. They worked on him for a long time and transported to Hosp where they kept working. never go a heartbeat.. They gave me the choice to quit working on him. I said good bye. knowing he wasn’t coming back. Coroners office came over to my home . Toxicology was Alcohol 0% Amphetamines (detected) Methamphetamines LC,MS,MS 0.328 mg/L Amphetamine ,LC,MS,MS 0.094 Cannabinoids detected (he had RX for this) From his illness over 37 years and Colon Can and several other surgeries he had enlarged heart (moderately) I think his heart just stopped because his hemoglobin was so low.and had dropped in last 7 weeks more. He had NO ENERGY for weeks, wasn’t perspiring, no discomfort, yet Coroners office said he died of a massive OD of Meth because it was so High in tests. blood was drawn following morning. Lab told me it wasn’t absolutely so high that was the primary cause of death. Please give me your opinion on amount in system.They didn’t even find lesions in body during atopsy and I showed them doctors statements that he had a disease and had numerous lesions through his body. His disease Osler Weber Rendu. Lesions can be anywhere in body including brain or kidneys. (I don’t think he had them there. He had been so sick the past few years I think they just went by what he looked like.

maddie
9:00 pm March 19th, 2015

after smoking heavy amounts of meth my body goes really weak and when i stand up i have to hold onto something or sit back down because i will pass out. I get very nauseous after smoking alot and i don’t know if its an overdose? a couple times i have had mini body spasms almost like a seizure but shorter and not as extreme. for each session it can range from 2-4 grams and i will/can stay up for days without sleep and food. The last few times i have felt so sick i couldn’t even move and couldn’t stand up without fainting. is this an overdose or just an effect of using too much too often?? i’m 5’1 and about 115 pounds.

shai
6:34 am March 24th, 2015

Hi.. So in 2013 I had swallowed about 2 grams of ice. I was stopped by the police and I had it in my mouth. It was either go to jail or chew it all into my gum that I had in my mouth too.. Well they let me leave about 10 to 20 minutes later I couldn’t sit down and felt I needed some fresh air. So I went outside and shortly after began feeling my heart race and felt the sweat. I then called 911. As I got into the ambulance my body was moving and I couldn’t control it. They gave me an iv with water I’m thinking. Then I looked out the door after a little while and seen a hand sanitizer box on the wall it seemed too move a little. But never really paid no mind too it. I fell asleep. As I woke up the doctor said that I could leave and go home, and asked if I need a ride home. I told him no I don’t live that far from the hospital. Then I’m sure I blacked out. And when I came out of the black out stage I was back at the hospital trying too check my self in again because the receptionist stated that I just left there. Then I blacked out again I think because I woke up in a different hospital a few miles away. But when I woke up I was in the hospital bed but seemed like I was sleeping while standing and looking down at the t.v. like the building was turned on its side. So I grabbed the side bars on the bed and picked my head up and looked at the door then as I did I was laying down normal. It had done the same about 3 different times. As I left the hospital I went hone but the first night was bad like I seen people running after me plants turning into little people poles moving and yelling. I’m a man but that was some crazy stuff. Now even tho its been a year and a half too 2 years ago I always check my palse thinking I’m having a heart attack I just want too be myself again. Did it give me brain damage and could I still have heart problems over this. I need to know exactly what it did too me and why did I see things and have this feeling everyday like I’m thinking I’m going to die?

nadia
9:03 pm March 31st, 2015

Hello blog how long does it take for the body to heal and recover complete from meth I abused it for 2years now I’ve been sober since July15-2006 -2015thank God I have not relapsed but I do have nightmares that I’m doing it and smoking it?so blog please answer any of my questions.

teodrova
9:06 pm April 8th, 2015

Hey. I have a question. After i snorted meth is normal to bleed from my nose ? If yes how many days . It passed 3 days since i did the last time and im bleeding everyday . I forgot to say that I did it 2 days on and on lol :/ . Thank you and sorry for my bad english. :) btw i know this question is not about overdose ..

Maximiiano
5:29 am April 9th, 2015

Hello guys, I need your advice, I met this guy in the club I was on vacation, I don’t usually drink beer or mix drinks, I drink wine rarely and smoke cigarets only when I drink, after that night we exchange numbers and we keep in touch nothing happen until the next 6 times we see each other, we had a date and I brought a red wine which never got open, talking he offer me to smoke “TINA” didn’t know what was that he lie to me saying it’s like a hookah but get you high like weed, and I try it and first taste nasty then that night I smoke like 4-6 times a few of them didn’t come out smoke, I guess because I didn’t do it, my point is that after that I been craving and smoke 1-3 times every day not like a big hit, I got so high that I get very quiet and I start cleaning and organizing my staff, never had vomiting, headache or diarrea, only thing I’m very worry is that my stomach feels blow and fell like so much gasses inside, my FEET, HANDS, and FACE (by the mouth and cheeks) feels NUMB, PAIN, SWEAT, and BURN, don’t know what do, I really need help because I don’t like the way I’m looking and also I think he put something in my water, because it tasted nasty, I ask my friend who is doing this and he say that he might put some “G” or “GHB” something like that… Is anything I can take at home, been drinking water and being able to snack and eat it just the feeling of the burning cold hands, feet and face… Is anyone can help me give me an advice…
Thank You So Much!

Kyeanne
5:03 pm April 9th, 2015

I’ve been a long term user, I’m 19, about 50kg (injecting for about a year now) hardly touch it any other way.
My veins are so badly damaged and scarred it is difficult to put a needle in it at all, let alone in a vein! I can’t see my veins because of the scarring I hardly and rarely feel them I just put the needle where i feel it should go. I do any where between .05 to .2 at a time. I use 40 units of water max usually 20 to a p (.01) I’ve had tachycardia for a few months now, clots in my veins ect. Bed bound 24/7 but still using 24/7, very weak, feeling sick, hot flushes, feels like something thick goes through my veins, often leaves a red line as well! I get a rash, my temples collapse, swollen throat for the past week, hands turn blue, head spins to the point of going blind every time I stand up! I am at 136bpm at the moment. Ecg came back bad and have finally been referred to a specialist!!! These symptoms have all gotten noticeably worse and I mean a million times worse in the past 2 weeks… Visiting the doc a few times a week, skin goes blotchy, have borderline personality disorder.

Please email me and let me know what you think it could be? Yes I’ve reused needles a million times accidentally used someone else’s twice as well, I do take precaution with cleanliness. Clean needles out each time, alcohol swab, sterile ect…Was given Valium for my heart rate but doesn’t help in the slightest bit. I feel my heart pulsating through my chest and stomach it’s uncomfortable and heavy feeling on my chest…I’m often home alone but I feel I’m worse when I don’t have someone with me. I’m scared to sleep ect…

It’s 11pm. Haven’t had a shot for 24 hours because of the pain and swelling in my arms but have been smoking a bit. I use between a half weight and a half ball a day.
I put ice packs on my head and chest finding it helpful but right now I feel as if my heart is beating out of my chest! I’ve been to ed, they were horrible to me because I’m a “junkie” so have just been seeing doc and psych… But please get back to me asap because it’s horribly scary :’(
Thank you x

Kyeanne
5:08 pm April 9th, 2015

In reply to Maximiiano!!!
Do not touch ghb! Also known as gbh (grevious bodily harm)
It is now often used as a date rape drug! I had it used on me (unwillingly) last year I was out for hours and woke up not knowing where I was ect! Please be careful!!!

kendra
1:43 pm April 11th, 2015

Hi my boyfriend swallowed about 5-7 oz of meth when being pulled over today. He started throwing up and convulsioning! He is now in icu on a ventilator and heavily sedated! Im so terrified do u think he will make it?

4:35 pm April 11th, 2015

Hi Kendra. Any answer that I give would be a complete guess, since I’m not aware of his general health state, or how quickly was the drug removed from his system, etc. I do hope for the best and I wish your boyfriend a fast recovery.

Jeremy
7:03 pm April 13th, 2015

I’m not sure what it is I took someone put something in my drink but I’m having extreme stomach pain, shakiness, both arms keep going numb, and it feels like some one tied something to my eyes and is trying to drag me by them… Is this meth or something else either way what should I do???

shai
1:43 pm April 14th, 2015

@Kendra idk that’s a lot. The 2 grams I swallowed almost killed me. I hope all went well. Keep me posted…

And from my experience meth can not be removed out of your system the only thing really can be done is an iv to but water in his body and hope that his body can fight the effects. Most deff will have brain damaged. Might even have heart damage. If he does make it. Heart attacks or heart failer also strokes are most common

Lee W.
4:03 pm April 16th, 2015

Hi Keyanne. It sounds like you probably know the answer to your question. The symptoms that you describe can all be connected to long term abuse of meth.

Listen, if you want to get better you need to seek emotional and psychological support. You will probably need a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma counseling, and/or family counseling. Addiction is not a stand alone disease. These conditions that you describe may be affecting your body. But in order to get better, you need to address your thinking, thought process, and mental health.

Reach out for help and seek intensive care ASAP before it is too late.

soncha
8:33 am April 21st, 2015

My soncho swallowed a half a t of meth what do i do?

2:47 pm April 21st, 2015

Hello Soncha. If you are the U.S. I would suggest that you call the Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a poison expert that will provide guidance on what you should do next. If he is not feeling well, take him to the Emergency Room near you.

Johnny
12:51 pm April 22nd, 2015

Ok so I smoke weed, then some old chump started smoking me out for free out of no were after trying methaphatimine atheist 5 times before at expanded periods of time. .. One day he took me for a drive and we hotbox a car taking hit after hit i took at least 8 or 7 hits as far as I can remember so before he dropped me off I took the last hit and he did also and he left atleast 15 dollars worth inside the peice so I dont know if he expected me to smoke the rest that night with out reminding me of the harmful affects which I kept in memo because I never wanted something bad to happend to me over the drug.. So I got home and I was lit except I was tryna take a few more hit I had no lighter so I used matches desperate to take a hit I lit it about 10 times and got about 2 or three hits because of the frequency of the matches, so then once again I felt my high, next thing you know about the next morning after a long night of browsing music I then started to feel tightness in my chest and respiratory problems it went on and off through out the day till later on that day around 7pm I tried sitting down in a chair and it seemed as if my body was tryna send signals and I knew something was wrong, from what I research i think I o.d. I had many symptoms dehydration wich I refused to stay hydrated during most the sessions I had with this person I then felt convulsions and constriction of the arteries which felt like blood was squeezing thru feeling like my heart was gonna have a stroke or something I then ran to my mother and told her the truth of what had happend. .. She gave me a blood thinner or high blood pressure pill or both and me myself actually take those daily except that night she layed me down and told me to lay on my side or something because it helps the heart or something like that. ..so I played there thinking everything was gonna be alright I was scared for my life because I was feeling this way and I wasnt an addict at all I’ve just tried it at different time periods and so on till I smoked with this person I confronted him bout the whole ordeal and told him what had happend i did the right thing and all the dope left over ima say atleast a grams worth i think i gave up the pookey and the dope inside and told him he can have it because i didnt wanna involve myself with those things, after the incedent i kept have convolsions and constriction of the arteries and had to maintain myself for atleast a week before it calmed down but from what ive researched it say after an o.d. if you survive or something i guess some affects last for two weeks or so & me its been a little more then two weeks and im still sometimes having trouble laying down on my front side or reaching over because i feel a tightness in my chest as if my heart isnt properly function but its in the process of recovery, same feeling i had when i was having convulsions and tightness of the chest. .. :( i feel like i screwed up my body over a stupid decision i made, and now my body is in a weird state now but still functioning at all i wanna exercise and do things i use to but some activities like those im afraid it will put serious pressure on my heart to the point were something bad might happend is what im afraid of :( if anyone is here i have no one to talk to about this and i need serious help on what safety precautions i can take to recover from this incedent that has happend to me i feel as if i took years off my life and now i feel the possibilty for heart failure or cardivascular disease or something please if anybody be a good person and help someone in need :( i am trying step by step to recover from this, i gurantee you i will never touch crystal meth after thee incident exept i hope im not stuck with serious problems :( i tried drinking water but slowly my body was slowly recovering and i take medications for high blood pressure called lupin 20 last time something happend to me like this another person who smoked free with me i guess needing someone to talk to i took a certain amount of hits and i felt a vein in my left or right forhead im tryna remember i felt horrible like it was serious but again i stop hitting it let it go then this happend to me exept it had to do with my heart this time :( please if anyones can give me some advice you be helping me taking the right steps, me myself honestly thot i was gonna lose my life i guess you can say im a survivor of an’ overdose exept i didnt go to the hospital i guess i tried handling it on my own with certain prescriptions im glad i didnt finish the rest of what was left after the night or i wouldnt be here submitting this comment at all :( please if someone is there help me in my time of need :(

Mary
8:25 pm April 27th, 2015

My adopted son was born addicted to heroin. Recently, he started taking METH. His probation officer said his level was over 84,000. The highest she’s seen was 1700. Can you tell me what this measurement equates to?

barbara
4:25 pm April 28th, 2015

What happens when you take an antidepressant and do meth every day ?(paxil)

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