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How Long Does Meth Last?

After you take meth, peak concentrations can be detected in your bloodstream about 3 hours later, but meth effects can last for up to 12 hours after administration. How long does meth stay in the body? More here.

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Reviewed by: Dr. Manish Mishra, MBBS

ARTICLE SUMMARY: In this article, we explain how meth works in the brain and body. We review duration of effects and talk openly about getting high. Your questions are welcome at the end.

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Brain Effects

Methamphetamine is a very strong synthetic drug that stimulates sections in our brain responsible for pleasure. Meth stimulates the release of neurotransmitters. At the same time it prohibits their reuptake, effectively blocking their return to the nerve cells. More specifically, it affects:

  • The norepinephrine system in the peripheral nervous system.
  •  The dopamine system in the central nervous system.

Q: But, which neurotransmitters does meth affect exactly?
A: Dopamine and serotonin.

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1. DOPAMINE.  Using methamphetamine can cause a 1,500 percent increase in dopamine in your brain. The cerebral cortex of the frontal lobe is the area where most of the dopamine-sensitive neurons are located. How does it work?

As mentioned above, meth affects the brain by increasing the release and blocking the reuptake of dopamine in two ways. First, it increases dopamine release, therefore increasing dopamine in the intercellular space. Because dopamine is a neurotransmitter, this increase produces stronger nerve signals. Second, methampetamine prevents reuptake of dopamine into the brain cell. Methamphetamine blocks the dopamine transporters, trapping more dopamine within the intercellular space. Because of both of these actions, dopamine accumulates and the cell is bombarded, causing increased stimulation and a stronger signal transmission.

However, many areas of the brain are affected by methamphetamines. Damage to the mid brain by prolonged meth use causes the user to become irritable, anxious, or moody. The occipital lobe, which processes visual information, is affected, causing some meth users to hallucinate. The frontal lobe processes emotions, moods, and it is the area for planning and reasoning. Damage to this area by meth can cause impaired judgment, impulsive thinking, and strong unprovoked emotions such as feelings of rage ….without cause.

2. SEROTONIN. Meth also alters the function of serotonin in the body. This neurotransmitter plays an important role in regulating:

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  • Affection
  • Appetite
  • Body temperature
  • Mood
  • Motor function
  • Personality
  • Sexual activity
  • Sleep induction

Body Effects

Meth does not only affect the brain.  The “dopamine dump” it triggers affects the entire body. In fact, dopamine is used throughout the body to initiate the flight-or-flight response.  Here are the main body effects of meth.

Cardiovascular Effects = Dopamine causes increased heart rate. It also triggers vasoconstriction in other areas of the body. Because of these responses, the heart requires more oxygen to send to other organs of the body. However, an increase in blood pressure to accommodate for this need can sometimes prevent blood from returning to the heart. Blood cannot move as easily through the vessels when meth is in your system. In some cases, blood vessels that feed the heart constrict, preventing the heart from receiving an adequate blood supply. This leads to myocardial infarction, in some cases small, multiple infarctions over time.

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Gastrointestinal Effects = Gastrointestinal motility decreases due to decreased blood flow, which causes a decreased appetite and less frequent bowel movements. In extreme cases, people who use meth often can suffer from bowel ischemia due to insufficient blood flow.

Kidney Effects = When methamphetamine abusers binge, they typically do not drink enough fluids, causing dehydration. Due to dehydration, blood pressure dramatically decreases, causing decreased blood flow to the kidneys. Because of this decrease, you are susceptible to kidney failure when you binge use.

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Musculoskeletal Effects = Methamphetamine use can lead to muscle breakdown, increasing the level of breakdown products such as creatinine phosphokinase (CPK), which is toxic to the kidneys in high concentrations. Continued and increased muscular breakdown can lead to rhabdomylosis, a condition involving ex

How Long Do Meth Effects Last?

General effects of meth are often compared to those of cocaine. However, meth effects can last for up to 12 hours after administration.

Meth Duration Of Action

The duration of action for meth varies depending on the dose administered and the history of drug use. Furthermore, each individual has the potential to develop a level of tolerance as a unique way to handle the presence of drugs in the system. Tolerance levels also influence the duration of action. In addition, the route of administration can change onset of action, as well as duration of action.

Common ways of using meth include:

Injecting meth = The fastest way to get meth into your bloodstream and brain through injection, almost instantly causing effects. However, the high is more short-lived than other ways of taking meth.

Smoking meth = Smoking, on the other hand, is method of ingestion used by people who chronically take meth. This method of use brings on effects almost immediately. Again, the high wears off quicker than other routes of administration.

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Snorting meth = Snorting meth produces euphoria, an intense sense of well-being, or a high, but not an intense rush. Effects after snorting are usually felt within 3 to 5 minutes of ingestion.

Oral route of administration = After an oral dose of meth, peak concentrations are detected in the bloodstream in about 3 hours after dosing.  However, peak levels of the metabolites of methamphetamine are reached 12 hours later.

Transdermal route of administration = Meth even has the potential to be absorbed through intact skin in body areas with high surface concentration.

Meth Time In The Body

Meth stays in the body for a significantly long period of time.

However, there are factors that influence how much time will be needed for methamphetamine to get completely eliminated. Factors include:

  • Amount of meth taken
  • General health state
  • How frequently the drug is used
  • Level of hydration
  • Rate of metabolism
  • Urine pH levels
  • User’s body mass
    …and other factors.

Meth peak blood concentrations differ depending on mode of administration. Although the half-life of meth can range greatly depending on mode of administration, its half-life generally stays in the range between 10 to 12 hours. But, meth and its active metabolites (amphetamine, p-OH-amphetamine and norephedrine) can be detected on drug tests way longer.

In urine-based drug tests, meth is present up to 4 days, and this period could be extended to a week with heavy and chronic use. Meth stays detectable in the blood from 24 hours and up to 48 hours. The drug can be found in hair the longest, and time periods range from months to a year depending on the level of meth usage and the length of your hair. It can also be detected in your saliva for approximately 1-2 days after the last use.

How Long Does A Meth High Last?

A meth high tends to be progressive, meaning that it can peak over time. This prolonged euphoric effect is extremely sought out in meth users. Binge use is also very common as users try to expand the duration of effects. Here is what the phases of meth high look and feel like:

The Rush = Lasts for 5 minutes and causes intense euphoria, fast brainstorming, sexual stimulation, hyper energetic, occupied with details, thought blending, pupils are dilated etc.

The Shoulder = Lasts for about 1 hour, during which euphoria is less tense, otherwise the remaining effects are the same.

Binge use = Lasts for 1 to 5 days, when meth is taken in order to regain or maintain euphoria. Binging can lead you to become dependent on meth after repeated binge episodes.
Tweaking = Lasts for 4 to 24 hours, characterized by extreme dissatisfaction and cravings. During this time, the pupils are back to normal and you can experience scattered thoughts, paranoia, anxiety and irritability. Auditory hallucinations and delusions can also occur.

The Crash = Lasts for 1 to 3 days, during which you feel tired, constantly falling asleep, but are still craving for meth.

Normalizing = Lasts for 2 to 7 days, when you kind of return to back to normal but still face cravings.

Withdrawal = You go through withdrawal if you stop taking meth and are dependent on the drug. Many symptoms peak after 7 days, when you have lack of energy and sudden waves of intense craving, depression, extreme tiredness and exhaustion.

Withdrawal

If you want to get off meth for good, you may need to go through withdrawal. Withdrawal can be seriously difficult. Your brain may be so depleted of serotonin that you start thinking of suicide. This is actually a symptom of withdrawal…and one reason to seek help from a medical detox.

Typically, symptoms will gradually lessen and improve between days 7–14. Most of the physical effects of withdrawal are usually mild. Even though they may be uncomfortable, they are bearable and typically pose little risk, especially if detox is completed under medical supervision. However, a depressed mood may begin to set in as soon as the drug wears off. Cravings are strong and are a part of withdrawal, as well. Medical detox helps support these symptoms…and helps prevent relapse.

Approximately 1–3 days after the last dose, a person may begin to experience what’s called “the crash.” Symptoms of this include excessive sleepiness, irritability, and an increasingly negative mood or even depression, which typically lasts around 3–5 days. Other symptoms that may begin to appear during the first few days include increased appetite, drug cravings, trouble with movement and coordination or agitation. Plus, vivid or unpleasant dreams are also reported. Around day 4, other symptoms of withdrawal may begin to occur, such as paranoia, inability to feel pleasure, and decreased sexual satisfaction.

The main complications of meth withdrawal are:

  • Depression
  • Overdose
  • Relapse

Overdose? Yes, there is a risk of overdose upon relapse. If you relapse, you may be tempted to take your usual dose, which may be too high and cause an accidental overdose. Other possible medical complications and risks of meth withdrawal may include:

  • Dangerous behavior due to psychosis or paranoia
  • Driving impairment due to psychomotor retardation or agitation.
  • Protracted withdrawal symptoms
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal ideas

Meth High Effects

New methods of producing meth in the 1990’s enabled the psychogenic isomer d-methamphetamine to cause more extreme effects and enhance the experience of being high.
While a meth high gives the user a feeling of euphoria and well-being, the desirable effects are accompanied by many unwanted effects of meth use. Side effect of methamphetamine use include:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Headache
  • Hyperthermia
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Long periods of no sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Metallic-like taste
  • Paranoia
  • Problems breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Not to forget that meth is highly addictive! In fact, meth addiction and physical dependence are almost unavoidable, especially with chronic use, the percentage of meth addicts seeking professional help is increasing every day.

Can A Person Overdose On Methamphetamine?

Yes, a person can overdose on methamphetamine. An overdose occurs when you use too much of the drug. Too much meth has a toxic reaction that results in serious, harmful symptoms or death. Meth can make a user’s body temperature rise so high s/he could pass out or even die. Or, a user may feel anxious and confused, be unable to sleep, have mood swings, and become violent.

Plus, methamphetamine overdose can lead to:

  • Heart attack
  • Organ problems, such as kidney failure, caused by overheating
  • Stroke

Is your need for meth increasing? Are you using more meth more often? If you feel stuck because of your meth addiction and want to quit but are unable to…there are ways to stop use in a safe and successful manner. Learn more about the addiction treatment process, rehab options, therapies and programs that can help in our GUIDE on Meth Addiction Treatment .

What Are the Signs Someone Is Using Meth?

Have you noticed changes in someone you care about?

A meth user’s looks can change dramatically. S/He may age quickly. The skin may dull and hard-to-heal sores and pimples appear. Regular users may have a dry mouth and stained, broken, or rotting teeth.

However, there are some behavioral patterns that are also worrying. Someone under the influence of the drug may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as unsafe sex. A meth user may also become paranoid. S/He may hear and see things that aren’t there or may think about hurting himself or others. S/He may also feel as though insects are crawling on or under his skin.

More chronic meth users can also display the following signs:

  • Angry outbursts or mood swings
  • Confusion
  • Delusions of grandeur
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Not caring about personal appearance or grooming
  • Obsessively picking at hair or skin
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Strange sleeping patterns like staying up for days or even weeks at a time
  • Violent behavior

If you notice these signs, give us a call for help.

We understand meth problems. We’re here to help you or a loved one get better.

Keep in mind that when you are aware of the specific signs and symptoms of meth addiction, you can address the mental health issue sooner, and have a better chance at successful recovery.

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Meth Duration Questions

After reading this article, is there still something that is not quite clear? Please ask us your questions about meth and its duration in the comments section and we will respond personally and promptly.

Reference Sources: WebMD: What to know about crystal meth
Neuroscience Fundamentals: Meth and the Brain
Addiction: Withdrawal symptoms in abstinent methamphetamine-dependent subjects
Australian Alcohol and Drug Foundation: What is Ice?
NIDA: Drug Facts: Methamphetamine
Utah Department of Health: Methamphetamine
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration: The Effect of Methamphetamines on Driving
Hazardous Substances Data Bank TOXNET: Amphetamine
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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  1. What are the body language and changes to tell if someone is lying about being on meth that makes it capable to tell that the person. Is lying about being being high and the characteristic changes that
    Show them to be lying about being high or having it

  2. Ok i have a friend who just had a baby a month ago and she smoked meth but not in her home but does that stick to her clothes and is there thing she should avoid with it comes to he baby

  3. I am 66 years old and have a bad back. I am in terrible pain when I do chores around the house. I have been prescribed Norco and only taking 1/2 a pill at a time. It makes me feel doped up and I can’t function and Norco doesn’t take my pain away. I have been through pain clinics and tried all kinds of medication. I smoked a couple hits of crank and instantly the pain went away. I was able to function the rest of the day without much pain. I know this sounds crazy especially after everything I read about using crank. I would much rather smoke a couple hits then be doped up on Norco. Has anyone else experienced this?

  4. I have a friend who has been doing meth for 25 years. She works had same job for 18 years. She acts normal why has meth not had these affects on her.

  5. Hi i have a friend that is doimg reallt bad it already has been 7 days the thing is that she was really bad she was saying none sense things she was really bad so we took her to the hospital and they did her a drug test and it came out positive side and they said tjat she has been doing Crystal meth for couple of months already and they mention that the resin she was acting and saying the things she was mentioning it’s because she was more then max of Crystal methane it’s been 7 days and she is still saying crazy stuff and today she ran away and we couldn’t find her but luckily we did but she’s still really really bad she dosent sleep at all and dosent eat either just one bit and that’s all and I don’t know what to do or how can I help her

  6. Dear Lee Weber,
    1st of all, I would like to thank you for posting this incredible blog. I always thought Meth Amphetamine was close related with MDMA, but would target more the Dopamine & the Central System.
    I been taking it not regularly, perhaps in my lifetime 5 grams, most of them snorting it, but I started to go through this stage during taking meth, of Paranoia, Confusion, and Hallucinations, like hearing voices and making scenarios in my head, that is not really there.

    And I’m seriously giving up on it, it seems to have a lot of side effects, that look very serious indeed.

    And I would like to know if is it easy to come out of it, in my stage?

    thank you

    1. Hi David. Meth addiction is one of the most addictive substances that can easily lead you to dependence and addiction. Moreover, withdrawal could be very dangerous and unpredictable. So, the addiction experts recommend that medical detox should be obligatory for treating this addiction. I suggest that you call the number you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best treatment options that fit your needs.

  7. I have a daughter who has been using. She is 28 has tried to commit suicide was in the psych ward for a few days then released as she was coming down from Meth and Cocaine. Since she is 28 can I have her committed or does this have to be something that she has to do. She is having some paranoid moments of people/authorities following her. I am lost.

  8. I did meth for first time tonight,(the small lines) still can’t sleep. Even been trying to calm it down with beer.. On my tenth beer n still feel sober.didn’t eat much to soak up my stomach either so I should b fucked up but im not. Wtf? I used to do coke but beer would always level me out.. I don’t get as paranoid tho off meth as i do cocaine.. Wierd.. Some intense shit.. Why won’t the alcohol kick in is what I’m trying to figure out

  9. Dear Sir / Madam

    I use Crystal Meth approximately 4 or 5 times per year. I am not addicted physically or psychologically. How ever I do get tired of feeling high (I typically smoke it) and my mind and body literally start to get very tired – but there is no chance of sleep until at least the next day – even after taking 10 x 10mg Stilnox, as well as up to 5/6 200mg Dopaquel.
    Is there any other way to stop the “trip” sooner? Im going to try the Vitamin C thing now and see what happens.

  10. I tried meth for the first time yesterday but it was only a little bit I snorted it but I’ve felt weird every since. I cannot stand up for more then a few seconds without getting a blurry vision lightheaded and my hearing fades away.

  11. Hi I recently have been putting a very small amount into my coffee before work . When I say small amount I mean about 1/8 of a quarter gram . Do you think my come downs may be quicker than regular abusers

  12. Hi, so i like trying things but i dont want addiction, so i have tried many things weed or kinds of pills blah blah. Each of them only once. So 2 or 3 days ago i tried meth for the first time( had to think when it was for 2 minutes and im still not sure lol) had probs half a gram. Smoking it orally. Anyway this is the worst of all, i have made so many messes. I just want it gone. I couldn’t sleep for 45 hours then i slept for a few hours. Now i had a proper meal but i was forcing myself to eat still no appetite. The good thing is i dont feel many of the side effects of meth. But i keep fuckjng my social life up. Right now the only side effects i can feel is anxiety, depression and no appetite. I crave meth tho. I have got it already, but i threw it away. I am so tired of this i want to be myself again. Pleaseeee is there anything i can do? How long will it last? I can’t visit hospitals its strictly illegal here. I want my brain back the way i think now i dont understand it, i dont know what i am saying what i am doing. My emotion is a wreck. Please i need advice

  13. I smoked close to a gram very fast from 10pm to 5am. Its now almost 6pm my heart is still pounding 100pbm avg. High blood pressure. feel physically weak. My mind is coherent. I’m just tired of the anxious feeling with heart pounding feeling random minute chest pains. I’ve been using for 3 months I slept 12hrs the day before so and ate alot before I started smoking. Drinking lots of water. Trying to jus to just wait it out, or do I need medical attention

  14. I’m 15 and my mom has been struggling with this addiction for as long as I remember she always told me the truth she has depression anxiety bipolar she thought it was making it better but I could see it was making it worse she would come off it for a while and go right back to it I would get so mad at her. I have 4 siblings we currently live with my grandma but after reading this I know how she felt and why she would go back to it THANK YOU now I understand

  15. I quit cold Turkey years ago and started using again last December. Now I only use maybe .5 and I never stay awake for more than 3 days. I eat normally and make sure I’m taken care of myself. And because I learned the first time and I know I can quit using. I make sure I put a min of 30-40 days between each use. I’ve been doing this for 6 months and have stuck to this. Now. I described this to my friends and asked them if I was an addict… They gave me 2 questions.
    1: do you feel like you constantly need it and without it you’re seeking a way to get it?
    2: are you able to walk away from it?

    I answered first question with a no. I know my limits.
    2nd question I answered with a yes.

    Okay. Since I use it maybe 6-8 times a year and as I said up there. I know my limits. Blah blah blah. And I can quit it and I take care of myself while on it.

    I’m wondering…

    Am I considered an addict??

  16. So I took method for the first time yesterday maybe five hits total and I took it at about seven pm yesterday I’m not hungry and already have the dry mouth an I gonna be addicted and how long before thia is over I have a niece to watch and a job and I cant be passed out for hours on end sweating and go crazy I feel fine just alert up and my jaw is dry and tight plz give me answers plz best way to do this and not have to leave plz I was dumb af and it will never happen again

  17. I am scared right now and this is my second time smoking Crystal Meth and i am stopping right now and never doing this again, if i stop right now and by pass all the drug addictions will my health be bad noticeable or do i have a chance to come clean and it be like i never tried it again or will this be with me forever?

  18. My girl just took pregnancy test amd came back positive we did meth together 5 days ago for three days straught.. We wanna go to hospital and see if baby ok but scared they will see its in her blood what should i do

  19. If haven’t used in be at 3 weeks HavrxTest on 4th of April??? but tonight 31st of March Licked a bit if a small shard will I still show up Positive for A Urine test? And a. Lood test Gpu g into a Minor Surgery that requires the Poison not to be in my system be cause General Anesthesia w/o t allow g
    For the Crao to be in my system

  20. I’ve been on and off for over two yrs, I have managed to control myself but question is, if you have to rush to the bathroom after the first hit, does that mean it’s laced with something?

  21. Please explain the effects of one heavy user having long periods 4-5hours, of skin to skin contact with a second non user and how likely this would result in a contact high that would last more than 24 hours. Or is it more likely that the 24+ length of the high is a result of oral ingestion? I believe my now X boyfriend either slipped meth in my morning coffee or the effects came from time spend in direct contact. I have felt all the symptoms going on 24 hours. Gave myself a 12 panel drug test to see if I had been exposed and tested positive.

  22. On my 30 year old birthday I tried meth for the first time. I did it for 3 days. I have encountered the meth psychosis based of what I have read. I never intended to do meth but will the psychosis go away?

  23. Ive smoked meth about 5 times in the last 6 months. Haven’t touched it for about 1 and a half months now. Still have serious cravings and wondering how long until I won’t have cravings anymore if ever? Cheers.

  24. Hi i was currently using for a whole week straight by swallowing on the about 7 day my heart started beating rapidly and i couldn’t really breath and this was like 5 hours after i called the ambulance in suspect o was having a heart attack but they said i was fine i never mentioned nothing about the drugs i was using they did blood test and such and said i was okay and just sent me home,my question is was i having a overdose or it was just my body saying stop it was too much,right now its been 5 days,and i feel okay just really tired and basically dizzy and light headed, my heart is good i guess it beats fine like should i be worried

  25. The only thing I feel is the urge to clean my house wich I don’t normally do I have only smoked a few times and I noticed my breathing feels like I have to have big breaths and when I clean after doing meth I barley eat or drink anything and feel really thirsty

  26. I’ve been on a week binge I’ve been off for 24 hours my heart is beating crazy n I’m dizzy when I stand up n I feel like I’m going to pass out. Wat is this wat to do

    1. Hi Rosetta. Unfortunately, yes. Long-term and heavy meth use can cause permanent damage to the brain leading to psychosis, paranoia, and a number of other mental health conditions that require a life-long management.

  27. It has been just about 24 hours sense I tried for my 1st time… Every time I stand up to do anything I get these insane dizzy spells and once in a while I get hot and sweaty… How long will this last?

  28. My boyfriend snorted about a quarter of a gram of meth over the course of Friday to Saturday afternoon several different times. The total amount taken was a quarter of a gram. Starting Saturday afternoon, he had a severe panic attack that lasted about 8 hours. He did sleep about 12 hours during 2 sessions, but he still is feeling what he is calling “surges” which is making him panic more. We really don’t know anything about meth’s effects on the body and what you should expect from it leaving the body. He has a history of panic attacks and social anxiety. He is wondering if he needs to go to the hospital or is this just normal for detoxing from meth. Are there any things he could do to stop the “surges” he keeps feeling? It’s been a day and 6 hours since the last meth was used. How long should this last?

  29. So I was at the park almost 3 days ago, I was playing Basketball and there were these guys that were smoking Crystal Meth. And one of them walked up to me and asked me if I want to take a hit, I said ”no” and they said they already took 4 hits of it. Anyways, I was still playing basketball, and ten minutes after they walked up to me and asked me, I started to feel this rush of energy. And when I went home, I had a burst of energy, my body was hot, I wasn’t eating, and I had bad anxiety. The day after the situation, I still had all of those symptoms, then yesterday, I started to get really itchy all over my body, I still feel really energetic, my body temperature is back to normal. And I am still itchy. Do you think I might of gotten a secondhand high off of it? Or do you think that it is my nerves that are messing with me and I am perfectly fine. I look forward to you’re response. Thank you for you’re time reading this. And oh, my head has been feeling weird too. Anyways Thank you for reading this and I look forward to you’re answer. They were far away from me when they were smoking.

    1. Hi Kyle. It seems to me that you had anxiety and/or panic attract due to the whole situation. If they were far away, the chances you get some secondhand smoking effects are small.

  30. Hey, I just first tried dope yesterdays and kinda paced it throughout the day. I also smoked weed as well, I wa told it could bring ou down a little bit. But my chest is hurting a little bit when I take big breathes… my girlfriend was an ex user she’s been clean for two years now. I messed up and I can not go to the doctors is she will probably relapce. I just was at the wrong place at the wrong time. A friend of mine, friend had brought it over and well I tried it. I don’t really feel any different. What can I do to help my chest stop hurting? I was told a nice shower, drink water, and go to sleep. When I wake up I’ll be alright. Ah man I fucked up. Scared and don’t wanna be alone.

  31. I had ask my friend to baby sit my one month not knowing she was high of crystal meth she watch him from 9am until 5:30 pm will my baby be alright or should I take him In she had told me she snorted

    1. Why would you even ask this. There is only one answer, the fact you would even be considering it, is a worry…

  32. To all the paranoid first time users you can’t really od on meth from smoking it you can to a extent but Iv never heard of it being life threatening. Before using you should have a good meal and drink plenty of water while using try to slow down abit and eat sumfin before 24 hours you shouldn’t come down so badly if u eat a little and drink a lot of water I eat 3 meals a day and can sleep on it I have been using meth probs 30 pipes a day for the past 6 months and first did it about 3 years ago and used regularly since then I think you guys are just coming down and being abit paranoid if you didn’t enjoy it that’s probably a good thing then your less likely to do it again the only mental health problem I have got from meth use is addiction and I have stopped before and had no enthusiasm and felt depressed for about a week struggling to stay awake after that I was fine I just got really strong cravings to take it if you have the will power to only use on the odd occasion go for it but I was like that a while ago too I have seen very long term meth use I have a few mates who have been smoking at least a gram a day for 10 years and they are all stuffed with out it for months they go to rehab and still relapse they have no quality of life with out it I went on abit haha but anyway don’t fall into the trap of meth addiction it’s very sneaky

  33. I smoked meth for about 2 weeks now and i want to quit am i already at the risk and what should i do to recover and be healthy again?

    1. Hi Lebo. Call the number you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant. The helpline is free, confidential, and available 24/7.

  34. I am meth addict in a court ordered treatment program, I last used meth on 5/13/17 and my urine test is still coming back positive for meth as of today 5/18/17 is it possible for meth to remain detectable this long or is it getting into my system by some other means that I’m not aware of?

  35. I was wondering if a person who uses methamphetamine elsewhere, can bring it into another place and contaminate a desk, table, chairs or anything simply by touching or using the furniture? I say probably not, a coworker says yes.

  36. If I have smoked .2 of a gram of ice over the last 24 hours. How long might I stay awake for on average??

  37. My brother was an ice addict. We got used to his tantrums and smashing the house up because my parents refuse to call the cops because ‘he’s their problem..’ .. we believe the dickhead has switched to something cheaper, maybe Speed? He was awake for nearly 5 days straight and then slept for nearly 3 days straight. Is that typical of a speed user? When the dumbarse was coming down from the ice he would sleep for 2 days and be awake for 3. We are so over his tantrums. I wish my parents would just tell the dickhead to move out.. oh and it’s 34 years old, living at home, laying and contributing nothing but abusing everyone and tantrums and smashing things… I just needed to vent.

  38. Hi i have used ice i had 4 lung hits on friday gone i feel like i am still shaking and have chest pain doctors have just givin me tablets to stop me feeling sick is there anything else i should be doin now cheers

  39. i did ice for 15 hours at a very moderate rate maybe 1 gram was all i finished but its been 2 days im not able to sleep im very tired but cant sleep

  40. My boyfriend is a dailey user . He His eating could be better She sleeps maybe 5 hours every 2 days spread out but a couple days ago he for got who i waas and would rememebr go back remember go back. Last night i fed him a big meal and made him go to sleep hes been asleep for 12 hours so far. Is he going to go back to normal? Or is this perminent? And by normal will his memory and confusion go away ? Im very worried.

  41. Last night snored about 1/2 gram.

    Last hit was about 5am..
    Previous time used a 1g in 2days 3month before…
    Before more than year ago had some crystal.

    So question is how long I might not to fall asleep…
    Now I feel bit dizzy,, dry mouth drinking a lot water and juice….feel hungry and weak, slowly
    can get some food inside but it is hard. Feel widly awake. Still feel some crystal effect,, like paranoia, jaw still spining,, feel wish to move and have activities,, heart faster and a bit preasure,, overheating
    Maybe one more hit would male me feel better?!
    Or just wait till fall asleep?

  42. the one thing i don’t understand is like,today is the second day of being still high from i. i used it once the first time ever . but took a few hits. i also have another question for u today i looked in the mirror and my eyes where weird like everyone have a natural eye color but today my eyes, in any type of light. my eyes started to turn blue and white and a navy dark blue ring was on the out side of the pupil how do you explain that if it has never happened before?

  43. I am really worried about my boyfriend, he did meth two days ago and he keeps saying he sees things that really aren’t there. He gets mad when I tell him I don’t see them and tells me I am calling him a liar. Is it possible that the meth he did may have done something permanent?

  44. Hello my son has tried meth a couple times. To my kniwledge,3 incidents over the last year,the last and most recent was this last weekend,he finally came home Sunday nite but is still having SYMPTOMS insomia. Paranoia big time,sleeping of and on,irritable and not making sense when he talks! !! This is now 2 days after,is this normal????should we seek medical attention for him?

  45. I tried this for the first time, Will never do it again. I didn’t sleep all night it’s been 11 hours since last hit. When will I feel normal again?

  46. I tried meth for the first time and I didn’t feel anything from it. Everyone else seemed to be feeling the effects so I smoked some more and still nothing. I smoked maybe 6 or 7 bowls in less than a 12 hour period and all I got was cotton mouth. I have no desire to try it again I just want to know why I wasn’t affected. It was the same way when I tried crack as well.

  47. Hey im 18 years old and so this is my first time ever smoking meth last night I didn’t sleep I can’t eat anything I’m shaking all the time I try acting normal because my mom doesn’t know that I do that what should I look out for so I know if I gotta see a doctor but if I don’t have to and I can keep my mom from knowing that would help so much thank you💚💚

  48. Yesterday I used meth for the first time in the longest I hit the pipe at least 9 times, I’m not on one right now anymore I’ve been drinking plenty of water does anyone know how long the meth will last in my system? I get drug tested on Thursday.

  49. I did a full 20 bag to myself but my eyes are not dilating big they are very small but still can’t sleep or sit still. How long do you think I’ll be high for?

  50. I smoked about a half gram of meth the 8 th and 9th I have a urine test test at the pain clinic on the 15th. Will I test positive?

  51. I have a friend who uses this drug it’s already to the point where he is now in jail because of a crime he committed, I’m so worried about him even though he is in jail where he no longer has contact of that eve drug, I’m still worried about all the stages he is going to go through how can I help?

  52. if I smoked Sunday like at 1pm and I drug testesd via saliva Thursday at about 3 pm what’s the possibility I will come out dirty ?

  53. Unfortunately i decided to try some meth to help me through the work day yesterday. I had tried it before but the last time was years ago. This time i thought i had a week batch because i had no uforia and barly felt high at all. Usually i bite my lips and chew alot but had no erge to do so this time. Just kind of felt more awake than usual. Because of this i decided to use more after work to try and get high like i did the last time i used. Probably smoked close to 15 hits throughout the day. Did not work. I did stay awake all night regularly checking my pulse which felt fine till the next day when i stood up. It seems to be normal while im lying down but when i stand up my heart beat gets real faint and extremly rapid. I get a little light headed and week but feal fine other than a head ake. I fell asleep around 9:30am this morning and woke up around 2pm hoping my heart would be back to normal but its still the same thing when i stand up and it really scares me. Is this normal? Will this go away on its own or should i go to the hospital? Could i have done damage to my heart just from one day of use?

  54. My best friend used crystal meth for 3 days and his way of using the drug was by shooting up, he started hallucinating on the 2ND day then finally went away after sleeping it off…this is his third day sober and out of nowhere he started hallucinating again, is that normal? Is it something serious?

  55. Highly educated 40 yr.old son/step son moved into our home 4 mo. ago. Lost wage job, apartment occasionally binges on meth and alcohol. After last episode 3-4 weeks ago, he called 911, concerned he was having heart attack. After several days of testing resulting n negative findings he was released. been Although it was strongly suggested by psychiatrist he go to inpatient long term rehab he is refusing. He has also refused to look for any kind of employment although he is FINALLY attending AA. He spends his days talking on phone, internet, health club, watching tv, eating, occasional doctor visit and AA. We would like him go into rehab but he claims there is no point because he relapsed after being in 2 of the best. We have also suggested he seek employment of any kind or volunteer work believing that there any reason he ?

  56. For the people reading and commenting who have just tried meth and are scared: I have been taking meth (and other drugs) recreationally as a party drug for almost 8 years now, all throughout my 20s. I party with my friends Friday through to Sunday non-stop, lots of drugs, sometimes as often as twice a month, or there could be a gap of up to 3 or 4 months before the next session, totally varies.

    I know it is important not to promote use, but for the sake of balance I thought it was worth pointing out that I have never had a craving for any drugs outside of those weekends, and that even after 3 solid days on meth, we suffer nothing worse than a depressed and tired day or two at work. I would never take anything to help a comedown (not even a valium or sleeping tablet, I figure my brain doesn’t need new chemicals at this point) and by Wednesday I’ll be back out for dinner or socialising normally etc.

    I know it is different for every person, but I just wanted to share my experience – I have fun taking this stuff with my mates and but don’t give it a second thought until there is a reason to celebrate. When I moved to the US for a year for work, no one in my social group did it so neither did I. Drugs are clearly dangerous, especially if used as a means of ignoring problems, to but it is not necessarily a terrifying downward spiral of addiction. We use them when we want to dance/party/talk/have sex all weekend and I’m sure others do too.

    I feel like it was worth pointing out that if your environment is healthy and you take it just for fun, it doesn’t always go badly? Does anyone else share this kind of experience?

  57. Hi, my name is Natalie. My girlfriend is on the phone with me saying she just used meth for her first time and she really doesn’t like it. Can you tell me how long the effects will last so I can try to comfort her? She’s 5’10 and 150 pounds if that helps, she says she smoked it and only did a few hits. Please let me know, she’s really scared.
    Thank you,
    Natalie

  58. While I found the information in the article informative, I found the grammar to be off in some areas. What type of operation are you running here?

    Rewrite your article with no grammatical mistakes. Right now, it leaves one wondering what kind of operation you are running. At least do a spell check and check your grammar!

    1. Hi Tim. Thank you for reporting this. I read through the article and it was, indeed, ready for a re-touch.
      Now it’s edited and without any funky mistakes, I hope.

  59. Hi, i was clean for about a year 1/2 but i recently relapsed. On Friday July 15 was the dayi relapse. From that day on i have smoked meth with a friend every other day. My last hit was yesterday at 4pm. I weight 280lbs. My height is 5″ 5. My question is how long would it take so it would get out my system? I will get drug test for a job someday this week. An I would like to know if i would likely pass.!?
    Thank you.

  60. So I met this really awesome dude. We have been hanging out a couple times and I noticed he is a total spaz. My friends even call him a
    Speedy. So I hang out with him a couple more times and low and behold he confesses his demons and secrets to me. Now I am a 44 year old single parent with two boys in their twenties and two grandbabies. I have been there and either done it or seen it in my life. However, I have never touched a street drug and rarely drink, maybe some wine sometime, but I have a lot of friends that have partaked in illegal drugs and thats their life not mine, never bothered me. Never have I been around Meth or ICE and this is this guys drug of choice. I just looked the other way and let him do his thing. It didnt bother me … Until … That ONE stressful night. I would see how happy he got and relaxed but with loads of energy. I was so stressed out I grabbed it and there it was. Peace in a puff I called it. I had no more stress, I was happy, laughing and all the energy in the world! I felt myself come back… The self I missed because through all the trials and hurts over the years, I have hardened and with my bones weakening I am in pain daily to where some days I don’t want to move out of bed. I shouldn’t feel this way at only 44. I am not depressed, I am stressed and tired. Now I am two months in. First month was maybe one night a week doing it just to lift my spirits and give me the energy, it was nice. The second month was the same accept he gave me some. Thats where my guilt started in knowing it was wrong but my whole family says wow your in such good spirits, you look wonderful and happy again. I went out with the kids, painted the house, cleaned the garage, you name it, I was me again. So I am still not a heavy user but I have gone to one night a week to three nights a week whwn I am actually off work. I don’t do it at work, it never leaves my house and two or three puffs in the morning … Im good. I don’t even think about it all day. Its like my morning miracle that not a sole in my life knows about. I don’t do it to get high or for the euphoria … I do a little to be happy and have energy to do what I gotto do but I also in the back of my mind with my morals KNOW that I cant keep doing this, its damaging, dangerous, illegal and eventually a hazzard to my health. ITS ALL WRONG and I know it but doctors have filled me with pain pills i wont take and antideppressants that dont work. I want me back and I know that if I stop I lose me again and go back to hurting. I am adult enough to lay this down now and never look back but now I am scared of what will happen. Will I be sick from not having it now? I have read all these horror stories. And my question is if it is so bad for you why has it helped me? They say drugs give you a false sense of happiness. No … This small amount has brought me back and helped me focus and laugh again. I don’t know what to do cause it feels good to be back but I know this is the wrong way to go about it … But then no doctor has the answer either. Please help me sort this out. I know your gonna say put it down so morally yes I need to but then what… How do i get me back.

  61. Hi. I smoked meth for my first time and continued smoking it over the span of 3 or 4 days. Its been about 36 hours atleast since i last hit the pipe. Im not feeling right my mind is everywhere and its hard to focus. I get tunnel vision and i was seeing people last night. Im also hearing voices and i havent read anyone experience this after its been so long. I also have no appitiate havent eAten in 4 days. I just want this to go away

  62. I smoke weed for my PDSD but I don’t at all like or want to be associated with meth well my brother-in-law fucked was suppose to have gotten me a quarter of smoke today but Instead he screwed me over and got some meth instead cause that’s what he likes and I was pissed about it it was all the extra money I had left but I didn’t have anything else and I wanted to get high I’ve had bad head trauma and resulted in me having PDSD and smoking weed helps but all I had now was the meth so I did 2 small lines 14hrs ago and I still can’t sleep I have a 2year old what if anything can I do to fall sleep after 14hrs. Please help I need sleep and my baby will be up soon. Plz help

  63. I smoked meth for about 5 days not alot just couple of hits a day. I’ve recently stopped, I have 8 days off of it and being drinking plenty of water having good sweety sex. And ivr been moving alot and dropping sweet . How do I no if I still have meth in my system

  64. I have a friend eat a lil meth last night he didnt use for months how long will it take to get out of his pee

  65. I have started using methamphetamine orally (smoked) about a week ago. It gets me a rush of pleasure at the beginning with a very calming effect later. I am also schizophrenic and mildly autistic. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 11 yrs old and I guess I outgrew it. But now am facing a storm due to the high potential of addiction…I need help what can I do?

    1. Hi Frank. Call the helpline you see on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

  66. Hi, a friend of mine snorted (glass tube) meths for about 6 times and did not sleep in a 30 hours duration. He then slept for about 12 hours and continued it the next day for another 16 hours without sleeping. He took very small amounts every time he snorted. It’s been more than 3 days now since he stopped it.

    He contantly wants to sleep often now, yawns often and even though he is not feeling tired, his eyes look like he his tired.

    How long does he have to wait before he is back to normal?
    Will jogging help?

  67. Hi, so I snorted meth for the first time friday. Honestly I enjoyed the high. I wasn’t aware of the effects till Saturday morning that i realize i was still awake. I was hallucinating, totally freaked, nothing like that has ever happened to me. Later that morning I had to call the ambulance, my heart was racing pounding so hard and I couldn’t breath. Paramedics said it was an anxiety attack. But I’ve never felt like this. Well I finally took a nap and I woke up feeling better. Happy it was over with. … no it wasn’t , I started seeing things like shadows rats and clear gel like bugs. Scares me… So what does this mean? Did I screw my self forevrr or will this pass?

  68. I have never tried meth, but I did cocaine for a year straight. Started out just on weekends, then it became a 24/7 thing.
    I’m more into napping, benzos and the occasional opiod.

  69. Our son told us today that he has been doing meth for a week. He is twitching and can’t control his movements, he has depression and is taking Prozac and abilify . A freind offered it to him a week ago and he hasn’t stopped smoking it all week now. What should we do to help him come down safely ? I thought a treatment center , the hospital I’m told will just put him in the sych ward. Please please help us understand what to do to help him he says he never wants to do this again. Thankyou Brenda

  70. A few years ago, I snorted, eventually led to injecting it, but I got clean about a year ago. Never smoked it before, but did so for the first time ever and I’m in love again. I wanted to know if I need to respect the first time as being fresh, or if I can use the same amount I became used to. I sure wanna! I’m in LOVE. Smoking it is just not satisfying enough so, I can use it like a boss, like I used to, right? I’m currently just chugging along, but may (maybe) stop if well-enough convinced. But I just met a new lover…

  71. After taking meth why would I still feel like everyone was out to get me.one week after last use and will that feeling go away

  72. Ok so i did meth for the first time yesterday im 32 i took 4 good big hits out of the pipe an got maybe two hrs of sleep went to work an i felt like shit so took ibprophin an felt better kinda then i took 4 hits a hr ago.. im hungry but nog hungry. What can i do to cancel some of the hi out i dont have pills here ti take but what can i do thank u.

  73. I was doing some cocaine early Sunday morning, I also snorted 2 key size bumps of meth for the first time, I know Cocaine will stay in my system for up to 3 days, how long with the meth be in my system for?

  74. First time ever doing meth, I swallowed 1 really small crystal is it really going to effect me all that much. My curiosity got the better of me.

  75. I am a chronic user of meth that has fooled myself I am afraid. I have said for the llast 6 months I could quit when i wanted too. I typicallly use it to get me through long 12 hour shifts at work but like today I am not working I will use it to get me through the day. le.I snort and smoke depending on the mood and time of day at work Iwill smoke because the extra energy is needed at when I am getting ready to sleep Ill smoke and it mellows me out. I am very functional and do not look at myself and see the stereoty[ical meth head.. I carry on a full time job am never late or lay out of work and am very responsible. I recently started looking for a new job and have an interview on this next tuesday at 2 pm and found out they do the saliva test and now Iam freaking it is saturday afternoon and I don’t think I have enough time if I were to stop now too pass it. I use between an half gram to a gram a day and have for at least the last 6 months how long will it take to be clean and is there any way to pass it tuesday I have heard the listerine thing and a special mouthwash but I need help I do not need to fail this and I do want too quit just a matter of if I can.

  76. I used meth (injected) twice over a 24 hr period…one point the first and 1and half the second…I got to sleep afterwards okay with the aid of valium, but now, 24 hours later, my heart is racing and with some irregular beat. Will that stop once the meth wears off?

  77. Is it common for someone to use meth, and turn around within 24 yo 48 hours later and use again? I feel like this is happening to a friend but they keep saying they haven’t used again. That their eyes are dilated again and their voice seems different like they’ve done it again. I know that my friend has done it 8 times in the past 35 days and has done it off and on for 4 years. Thank you for any info you can give me.

  78. Hey! I’ve a friend who’s been consuming 10grams of meth every alternate day for more than 40 days. I’m worried about him. What can i do to stop him? I’m sure he’s addicted to it! Please help!

  79. My girlfriend just did meth for the first time and she’s out walking around she said she’s okay tho but shes been saying how she feels weird and how she scared im very worried also she is smoking a lot of cigarettes right after she did it. Is this a type of drug u think she will do again?

  80. Yes ma’am,I am prescribed adderall xray 25mg one time daily suncee 2009 when my 20yr old son passed. I have been suffering from 9parasites and malaria infection since 2014,untreated until August 2016. The treatment for the parasites and malaria is a homeopathic treatment of a product called Vermatox and Vermatox plus which has turpentine as one of the ingredients. I suffered extensive damage to my muscles,tissues,liver abscesses,kidneys,urinary tract and intestinal infections due to this. Which has made me attend a pain clinic for the severe pain I am suffering with. I took a urine test on Dec.23 2016 and the lab received the sample and tested it inDec 29 and it tested positive reading amphetamine »5000.0 ng/ ‘ll methamphetamine 1 431.9 ng/ml d methamphetamine 99% ng/ml and I methamphetamine 1% ng/ml. They informed me that I tested positive for methamphetamine,which is impossible because I don’t use these types of substances. I am very hurt and confused over this and the Dr has released me as his patient,which highly upsets me more than a positive test,because I completely thought he would believe my input and looked at the 1000pages of hospital and Dr office drug testing records that I went to for almost 2years an averaged every month and a half or two,and never and I mean never have I ever tested positive for methamphetamine. Can you please try to ease this burden I’m carrying due to the fact that it has to be a false positive or my urine was mixed up somehow. The Lord knows that don’t mingle in street recreational drugs as methamphetamine and I really thought I’d finally found a Dr who believes in me and has Faith and confidence in my honestly. I don’t understand that if my urine was taken on Dec 23 and not tested until Dec 29…7 days later and methamphetamine stays in system 2 to 4days for a non chronic user(u have hospital records over two yrs to prove never tested dirty for this) how could the test be positive?PLEASE help me understand this I would be extremely grateful for any support and information that you could offer me. Thanks you so much and may God bless you and yours.

  81. Im 17 years old and was tricked into snorting it 3 nights ago when i thought it was coke witch isnt any better and they did it to me to teach me a lesson not to do drugs and that i should stick to weed ..but its been 3 days and ive only gotten 3 hours of sleep and im trying to eat but my body wont let me. I forced down 2 bites of cereal and a glass of milk witch was hell and 3 bites of noodles and a cup of sleeping aid tea that also sucked….i dont feel like im craving meth at all i just cant sleep nor eat and im starting to get more and more tired but still cant sleep can anyone help? Ive learned my lesson to stay away from drugs im not liking this at all.

  82. Just curious as to how long the crappy side effects of meth last? The headache, the cramps and dry mouth are horrible. I’ve never experienced this before, could it have been laced with something else?

    1. Hi, Queen B. Meth withdrawal usually lasts from 1-2 weeks, but it can last upwards of 4 weeks. In some extreme cases, meth withdrawal can last longer.

  83. I have lupus and was prescribed adderall to help with fatigue. When the dr quit writing the script. A friend gave me what he said was the same thing “speed” which I took 3 hits over 5 days and then a couple weeks later I took 5 hits over a 7 day period. I starting investigating the internet and I feel sure he is giving me crystal meth. I’ve read so much That I won’t be able to feel pleasure again because of taking this awful drug I am in panic. I have not taken a hit in 5 days but feel really down.

    1. Hi Mark. Just take it easy and focus on getting your organism back on track. Eat good, whole foods, drink fluids to keep you hydrated, try light exercises to stimulate serotonin and endorphins release. It doesn’t have to mean that you will not be able to feel pleasure ever again. But, it may take some time for the brain to get back to homeostasis and heal.

  84. Hey,my younger brother smoked meth,according to him he didn’t smoked a lot rather regularly. He said he smoked twice in last week and the quantity is not too high added that he is not fully addicted on meth. The thing is in text week he had a drug test. I already read the info that the blog is providing regarding the meth duration in human system. According to the info the drug suppose to be out his system. Still i want to clarify what should be his treatment or food habit for next one week??? Since his health is not good and i don’t think his body metabolic system will be good as well. I am looking for a advice like what sort of food or routine he may follow to get himself clean from ment before that test as well as in the long run.

  85. My flatmate smokes meth and her window is next to my back door and when I opened my door I just saw lots of smoke in the air but it smelled like nothing and the smoke was in the air for a while, can It be meth and if so could it be that its in my body? I never actually saw her using it but the smell is normal and the smoke was in the air for a while.

    1. Hello George. It could be meth, but not to judge too quickly, I suggest you talk with your flatmate, and find out what’s going on. At any rate, I did some research on second-hand meth smoking, and there are no empirical studies to date the impact and risk on this. You can do the same by searching using these keywords: site:.gov meth second hand smoking risk

  86. i triedd meth for the first time this saturdayyy and i lovedd how it was at first …. then ewwww!! a whole week w/o sleeping fckk no..

  87. son did some meth like 2 days ago. not very much according to him. Will he be impaired to drive and if so, how long would he be impaired?

    1. Hello worried mom. When methapmphetamine is smoked, the effects of the drug can last 10 to 12 hours. After that he should have no trouble driving consciously.

  88. Hey i took meth yesterday and i couldnt sleep it was my fifth time ever using it and i was scared when i saw fuzz in my salaiva i had a headache and couldn’t sleep my stomach also hurt alot

    I dont want to feel this way no more how much time does it take to go away and my normal self again?

    1. Hi Casper. The duration of meth action varies depending on the dosage administered and the history of drug use. If you aren’t getting better, I’d suggest you seek help from a doctor.

  89. My question is I have a foster child who is 10 months who old was exposed to meth. When a hair folical was done the results came back as 13,000 if meth in his system, now how long does meth stay in a system and what are the side effects of it he has lots of diarrhea and keeps a bad cough and consistent runny nose could this be some side effects of prolonged exposure

  90. Smoking meth in very small intervals meaning 3 hits maybe 2 a day for 4 days and I just started feeling my legs arms and hands keep feeling numb and tingly and experiencing tension on the right side of my head & face muscles…I didn’t read any of these symptoms in the article. Should o be concerned? What could it be?

  91. Recorevery period of a chronic meth user addiction from the day of last taken. ( back to norma asl un user of meth / no any adiction at a level to think twice of good and bad of meth.

  92. I caught my bf smoking ice on his own in our bathroom a year ago ever since then things have gone down hill. He says his not addicted to it but he with out a doubt smokes it at least once every 2 weeks at one stage he was smoking it nearly every day but now it is once every 2 weeks. He says his not addicted he just likes it occasionally. . Is he addicted? Please help I dont know what to do he is only 21 🙁

  93. I accidentally swallowed crystal meth. I went to hospital for treatment and I was OK. After some weeks after my treatment I feel high every morning after breakfast and sometimes before breakfast.is it possible that I get this high from that meth I swallowed . its over one month and some weeks since I accidentally swallows it. Pls what is making me high everyday and is over 3 weeks now.pls I need ur help thanks.

    1. Hi Kelly. This is a strange symptom that I suggest you speak about with your doctor. The crystal meth should be out of your system by now.

  94. My bf tried meth recently and has been doing every now and then, he cheated on me with a older women while on it. He said he was hot on the spot but couldn’t get it up,he eventually did but didnt last longer than 5mins, said he realized he was with the wrong person at the wrong time amd stopped. Is it true that this drug controls you and you cant help but fall for it. Is it that strong? Why so? We are briken up btw im just curious!

  95. Hi, I was at a friend s place last night ? Contorting my self with period pain , was about to have my sweet Mary Jane, as my pain went and opened my eyes turning my head forward, my friend put in my face quickly and suddenly a sheet of aluminium where she was burning some stuff which She said have some of this and your pain will go , so had to inhale /smoke for a couple of times and she made me think it was opium and something else like coke . soon after that my body started overheating and cold sweat started , must have lost loads of body liquid , I puked 4 times two of the which my friend made a burger but rejected it afterward and then my friend saw I was pale and sweating and puking and gave me some water and black currant natural for whatever , I drank it but puked the 4th time . Felt really really sick confused , sweat for 4 hrs , and when I was standing up could barely walk. 4 hrs later I was trying to get fresh air. Was still awake this morning at 10.I now found out IT was meth. Am I now addicted ? Should I need to go to gp or hospital in case one of my organs started failing ?

    What test should I do? Has my brain risked damage? Has meth started to burn my inside ? Should I sue the person ? I got already gastrointestinal problems had this meth made worse my ulcer? Took breakfast today and puked It all afterward as if my body just rejected it and had a big sweat again like last night .

    Should I worry ? I am already extremely worried as my lombar area hurts , I am 40 need my brain for work so I have been avoiding drugs all my life, but sometimes I smoke for back pain or period pain .

  96. Hi, I was at a friend s place last night ? Contorting my self with period pain , was about to have my sweet Mary Jane, as my pain went and opened my eyes turning my head forward , my friend put in my face quickly and suddenly a sheet of aluminium where she was burning some stuff which I had to inhale /smoke for a couple of times and she told me it was opium and something else and period pain would have gone .
    Then soon after that my body started
    overheating and cold sweat started , must have lost loads of body liquid , I puked 4 times two of the which my friend made a burger but rejected it afterward and then my friend saw I was pale and sweating and puking and gave me some water and black currant natural for whatever , I drank it but puked the 4th time . Felt really really sick when I was standing up, could barely walk. 4 hrs later I was trying to get fresh air. Was still awake this morning at 10.

    I now found out IT was meth. Am I now addicted ? Should I need to go to gp in case one of my organs started failing ?

    What test should I do? Has my brain risked damage? Has meth started to burn my inside ? Should I sue the person ? I got already gastrointestinal problems had this meth made worse my ulcer? Took breakfast today and puked It all afterward as if my body just rejected it and had a big sweat again like last night .

    Should I worry ? Have I got damages in my kidney , brain , heart and psychotic ? I am really worried. She should have at least asked or informed me why it was she was dishonest making me believe that was something else .

  97. I am a chronic meth smoker.my last hit was at 8:30am friday.i have a drug test monday at 10:00am.im not sure i will pass it.im 5’4 and weigh 140 age is 51.do you think i can pass it

  98. Hello Joy. I’d suggest that you call your state’s Department of Health and Social Services and seek a consult with a community liaison or social worker. You need professional advice and help in order to sort out what’s best.

  99. I am 55 and care for a woman that is 65. she rented her top floor to a couple. Almost right away they had lots of visitors and soon it became obvious that there was a lot of meth use going on.
    the couple has taken over the main house and refuses to leave. My client is afraid to report them and fears retaliation if she calls the police.
    I take care of her several days a week spending as much as 3 hours in the home. On occassion I have slept in the guest room.
    My client is not a well woman and has recently been showing signs of fatique and confusion to a much higher degree than normal for her. I came yesterday to care for her and she was just waking up and very confused. There were several people besides the couple milling about the house. I am so worried that she is being affected by the second hand smoke and if she is then it stands to reason I might be also.
    She is a fraid to tell her medical provider that she is exposed to meth on a daily basis aw whe does not want to be taken off her own medications.
    I need advice on what to do. I feel my health may be at risk but I must make sure she is safe.

  100. I used for the first time tonite and I am 42. I did a 1/3 of a quaternary of a gram. I feel ASHAMED. MY FRIEND TOLD ME THAT IT MADE HER FEEL ALIVE. I feel shame and regret. Please share this message so so maybe someone will HEAR it. Your site has wonderful information.. it helped me understand better, thank youand GOD BLESS

  101. I know this is a blog about meth but I’m here because I now believe meth was put into one of the spice/kush bags me and my friends like to smoke. Now in my circle all kinds of drugs are done but usually just kush, weed and alcohol.we got ahold of a bag called gumbo that was stupid strong I mean one hit had me stuck there for a good minute everyonewas just so jhigh off it I remember we were all like wtf is in this shit !!! One of my friends who been to jail a lot said immediately he thought there was meth in there from the way he was feeling (he done it before) but i guess we were so impresses with the high that we been smoking it for a month now and so yesterday I started suffering all the symptoms from a meth comedown fir the first time.the whole month I had been smoking but like I didn’t abuse it.I woukd say I shared about 3gs with 2-6 ppl about 3-5 times a week for a month and I have been smoking weed amd kush this way for two years now and NEVER have I ever felt anyrhing like this.I never felt like I was hooked I never had a problem going to school and work or not having it for a couple days.I would be fine. ..june 7 was my last gumbo high…june 8 I got something else that was super shitty I didmt even get high off it…that june 8th night I crashed horribly and got no sleep whatsoever and I didn’t eat from my last gumbo high june 8 until early morning on june 10…june 10 I think I was already past the serious symptoms of kush but I decided to smoke the gumbo again because remember I said june 8 I got some real shityy stuff ? I guess I smoked the gumbo again hoping and praying that if my pain dididn’t go away completely afyer a couple hits it was most likely the other shitty bag that had the meth…but my pain didgo away after hitting…I ended up smoking 3blunts wirh 2 other dudes…that june 10th night I slept fine.but knowing for sure I wouldn’t touch kush ever again.june 9 I slept fine and june 10 I ate fine and drank a lot and was feeling better overall but I feel its only that way cus I just smoked it on the 9th because this june 11night I find that I cannot sleep again afyer not smoking it again all day…my quesrion is am I in for another night of crashing since I used it again any time soon ? When can I expect sleep again? As of right now its 2am and I feel wide awake and no pain but my hands are clammy and every now and then it kind feels like my body wants to start having those bi polar temperature changes…evwn tho I feel strong enough to quit I really hated the comedown and would lije the best advise possible with dealing with it if does return ?

    1. Hi Kay. If you are already taking meth and have lost a lot of weight as a result, going on steroids is not the solution to help you gain weight. Serious heart damage is the first thing that comes into mind, since steroids will raise your BP and cholesterol-straining your heart, adding methamphetamine will only make things worse. And, I’m guessing you are planning on training and lifting some weights, which will cause even more damage to your heart tissue. Results can be as fatal as a stroke, heart attack and death.

  102. I took a huge line of it The other day three days ago Sunday around five in the morning. It was my first time. I final fell asleep last night for 5 hours and able to eat today a little bit. My pupils are no longer dilated. But how long till I can actually get back to normal. I’m jerky still and have panic attacks still. Please help… I was dumb I was ready to go to the hospital yesterday but had fear of getting into trouble.

  103. sister… It’s been a bit since your post. I hope all is well and he’s staying away from it. Meth has no real physical withdrawal symptoms. You mostly just sleep for a day or two, depending on how long you had been up before. Being that psrinoid could be a couple things… Normally if you stay up for 24 + hours you can become parinoid. The longer you’re awake the worst it gets. Also you start to hallucinate after 24 + hours from being sleep deprived. He could have still been using wo you knowing. There is also a possibility its a mental illness. Drugs bring that out quickly. If he’s sober and you know it for sure look into mental illnesses. You can read about them on line. Sometimes it can cause it, but if you have a history of it in your family at all he’s at risk. And
    ES- it’s pretty rare for someone not to start losing crazy money while doing it. If your friend is only acting like it but still taking care of things and keeping money I doubt he’s doing meth. Just watch him. You can see it in people faces. You can tell their high. Good luck!!

  104. I have a friend who shows all the characteristics that are mentioned above. But his financial situation hasn’t been affected in a negative way. But other people that I know that actually use, have lost almost everything. So my question is, could this behaviour be normal or are there drugs involved.

  105. hi my daughter \s boyfriend is a self admitted meth user, they have a 4 1/2 mo old baby. Dss was called due to psychical violence & suspected drug use, I had the baby at the time due to their power being cutoff, they had to be drug tested and my daughters came back positive at 15000 I dont know what that means, she was told from dss that if meth had been done in their house that both her & the baby would test positive, she admits to using pot the night before the drug test but denies using meth since baby was born, i know she wasnt doing any kind of drugs while she was pregnant and want to know if there is anything else that could cause her level to come back so high? i know nothe hing about drugs and am desperate for help DSS is convinced shes an addict, if the joints she smoked were laced with something could that be an explanation of her results? thanks, Mom & Nana very very worried

    1. Hi concerned mom and nana. Thank you for caring for your grand/daughter so much! She’s lucky to have you. Now, one way she may have ingested meth is as you suspected, if the joint was laced. Also, methamphetamine vapes tend to stick to clothes and can also be inhaled unconsciously. I hope you get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible.

  106. My brother recently went on a binge with meth. During what I think was the end, he was having a lot of hallucinations and think he is being followed, phone tapped and that everyone is out to get him. This is his 4th day off of it and he is back to eating and going about his day but he says he is still being followed and he will call me to tell me that they are setting up getting ready to get him. It is completely exhausting trying to convince him that nobody is there but he cannot be convinced otherwise. Is this something permanent or still the effects of the meth.
    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Sister. Meth has many side effects and messes with the brain by changing it’s structure and function. Paranoia is one of meth’s withdrawal symptoms. It’s advised that you seek medical help, since these hallucinations may lead your brother to take risky actions, or harm himself or someone else. You need to seek effective therapies that include ongoing psychiatric help, professional support and community-based therapy sessions.

  107. can you tell us how long meths lasts in a persons system…..if a drug test is needed…we are currently fighting for custody of my grand children as the father is a meths user…thanks

  108. Hi Christopher. How is he feeling now? I wouldn’t risk by waiting, so please take him to the hospital as soon as possible. He needs to be examined and medically assisted to eliminate any potential dangers.

  109. I know someone that first tried Crystal meth and smoked it out of a glass pipe. He took 5 lung hits and the next day took 3 more lung hits. He went 56hrs without sleep and has only sleep 4 hours since. It has been 41 hours since they did the last hit and he still doesn’t feel right. He has stomach cramps and minor chest pains. He get other pains around the body but only when he thinks about them. He is 17 years old 5’7″ and weighs 180lbs. What should he do?

  110. Hi Melissa. If you are being tested for meth, it will show for about a week or so. But, if you are testing for amphetamines too, you may come out positive if you are using other medications, for example-Adderall.

  111. I have a freind who used 40 grams of meth, he smoked it. He currently does not use daily more like once a mo. My question is he is still tweaking and not himself, sweating, is it possible for him to still be in this stage 8 days later?

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