Methamphetamine

Last Update May 30, 2016
Methamphetamine is an ADHD medication and a CNS stimulant.
Uses: Methamphetamine is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Narcolepsy, although this is not an approved use. Read More
Other brands: Desoxyn, Desoxyn Gradumet
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Methamphetamine and Schizoaffective Disorder

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I was diagnosed 10 years ago with Bipolar 1 disorder (rapid cycler) and over time was re diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder with paranoid schizophrenic tendencies which landed me on the mental wing of the local hospital on a 72 hour hold. They got my meds regulated and I did great for several years except having no ability at all to show any kind of emotional (side effect of meds) Then one day my husband got laid off work and soon lost the insurance plan. I call that period of my life.....reality. I cold turkied 7 meds including antiphychotics, mood stabilizers, high blood pressure and diabetes, along with pain meds. I spent a month wishing I was dead then I started reading about music therapy. The song Somewhere Over The Rainbow got me through some pretty bad times. So did my ever growing weed consumption. I dont know how it works for others but one drug lead to another and now I currently use methamphetamine. Please keep the negative comments to yourself. I already know the negative effects, and i already think low enough of myself for being addicted to this drug. I was on it for 5 months in 2014 and when it finally sunk in that I was killing myself slowly I got scared...I tried quitting and couldn't so I packed myself and kids up and hauled ass 870 miles away. Now I had no choice. I had no connections, hardly any money and completely out of my stash. I stayed clean and sober for 10 months. Then one day I got a call from family back home. Grandma was dying and they needed me home now. 3 days later I was at her bedside. Coming home I knew would be difficult but I thought I was strong enough. I wasn't. Within 2 days of my homecoming I was back on meth. That was 6 months ago. I want to quit. Its not a matter of it being illegal or dangerous to my health, I'm not broke anymore, frankly Im well off since returning to the life style. Im one of the top dealers in a small country town...a town that has become a cesspool of addiction. Everyone I know either uses, sells it, makes it, just quit it, misses it, burying someone that was on it, in jail for it, out on bond or dying from it...Its on every street corner. I want to quit. I want my friends to quit. I don't know how. I cant check myself in rehab because I do have 3 children that would have no where to go. Again before ppl get negative there is literally nothing u can say about the fact that I'm a meth head with kids that I already haven't said to myself. I know my kids deserve someone better. Even clean and sober I am not the mom I should be because of my psychotic disorders but I do love them with everything I have. They are the only reason I haven't taken the easy way out. I want to be around for their first bf/gf, graduation, weddings and grandchildren. I wont be if I don't quit now. So plz if anyone knows how I can quit while off meds preferably without a psychotic episode, I am all ears. I do plan on rejoining my NA group and working the steps again but that only helps a person stay clean. I need to know how to make that first step.
crazyladi
May 6, 2016
Kat3--I don't have a way out and I am so terribly sorry. I understand completely your entire story and found out years ago that the only one that sits on thejudgment throne is the Master Himself. I identified with every bit of your story even tho my story is quite different. I didn't start using until I was 55 after my 25 year old son committed suicide. After two years of grieving, I was still lost and in so much pain that I found access and I tried Meth for the first time. I felt so much better and the suicidal ideation went away!! You know yourself so well. You are tired like I am tired. I am almost 65. I am a Christian and feel like a pimple on God's butt because it lets Him down so much when I depend on drugs rather than Him. I am going to start my thinking towards stopping and pray that I find something of the Lord to replace Meth with. It is more of a habit now. Boredom and a very lonely life probably make the meth a distraction. The Lord is there for you Kat3. I mean, He loves me exactly where I am. I don't justify using ever. It is wrong because it is illegal. I am an example of the kind of person God loves in spite of myself. I hope you find success. I have lived for years with depression and probably am most of the time. I have Borderline Personality Disorder which has never gone away like it should have as I got older. I was the family scapegoat and still am. I wish the world viewed drugs and alcohol as symptoms of something inside that is deeply broken. The lack of validation drove me here. You are a victim of your genetic pool because of the bipolar. I would bet it is not fun living inside of your brain either. Take a look at the brain, Kat3. The articles I read on brain stuff helped me to see why I do what I do. I like myself now Kat3. I am ok the way I am and I love people. And I bet even with your bipolar you are a hell of a lot more dedicated than many mothers out there. Dont "should" on yourself as you travel on your path. My first memory verse was Romans 8:28--All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Even my son's death has taught me so much about living. I am committed to others as a result and lead a very quiet life. I just do what I can and helpe where I can. Be good to you and to your kids. They always notice how mom feels. They love you so much. Thanks for sharing!! You will be good!!! Trust God to guide you as you endeavor to become what you want to be. You are a tough and straight talking woman! Good luck!!

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