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Subject: Crystal meth first time user
Category: Health
Asked by: pixiedust07-ga
List Price: $4.50
Posted: 01 Mar 2005 04:06 PST
Expires: 31 Mar 2005 04:06 PST
Question ID: 482801
Yesterday I did crystal for the first time, and about 8 hours into it
I began to feel really nauseous, this feeling has been with me for
about a day now and is improving slightly. My question is how long
should I expect this to last and is there anything I can do in the
meantime to make myself feel better? (If this is any help I snorted 3

Much Thanks in advance.
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 01 Mar 2005 06:35 PST

Nausea is a common symptom of using crystal meth.  If you had done any
more, it's likely you would also be vomiting.  Time is the only cure. 
If you use it again, it's an absolute certainty you will feel the
nausea again.  Symptoms are directly proportional to the amount you
do, and how long, how many times you have done it.  The longer you do
it, the more times you do it, the MORE symptoms you will experience.

You posted this question early Tuesday morning, which is about 32
hours after you first snorted it.  You can expect the nausea to be
completely gone after you crash, and wake up.  You should be able to
sleep tonight.  After you wake up, you will feel drained, and you may
have to eat before you feel totally normal again.  The thing about
meth is, the amount of time you are UP, is nearly identical to the
time it will take you to recover from the drug.  All told, it'll be
about 7-8 days before you feel completely normal again.

There'a a whole list of symptoms that crystal meth causes.  Everyone
experiences the effect of not being able to sleep, and as far as the
other symptoms are concerned, some people feel nauseated, some don't,
but if you DO feel any of the symptoms on the list below, YOU WILL

Crystal Meth - WHat is it?

Acute Problems - Some users experience: 

    - delusional thinking, paranoid, violent behaviour
    - itching, welts on the skin
    - impulsive decision making
    - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    - increased blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and risk of stroke
    - uncontrolled body movements
    - seizures (can be fatal)

Also, just because you didn't feel any of the other acute reactions,
does not mean you WON'T get them NEXT TIME.  The only thing you can
count on is feeling nauseated again, and possibly worse.  LOOK AT THAT
LIST.  Does any of that appeal to you?

Now for the lecture.

There's lots of drugs out there.  Some are worse than others.  METH IS
literally FRIES your brain cells.  Brain cells do not repair
themselves, once they are gone, they are gone, so you are literally a
few hundred thousand (or million) brain cells short today.  The stuff
puts an incredible amount of stress on your heart.  Our hearts only
has so many beats until we die.  Sure exercise strengthens your heart,
but this is not exercize, this is certain addiction and early death. 
Just think, as your heart races and is stressed because of this horrid
drug, all those heartbeats are coming off the end of your life.
The Dangers of Crystal Meth

Some of the ingredients are listed below.  

NOTE THEY ARE ALL POISON (except ephedrine which causes heart damage)

DRAINO (yup - drain cleaner)
MURIATIC ACID (used to clean the sides of swimming pools, among other things)
RED DEVIL LYE (another drain cleaner, so caustic it dissolves/melts human bones)
ACETONE (fingernail polish remover)
CAMPSTOVE FUEL (yup - like gasoline)
RED PHOSPHORUS (the striking pad on a book of matches, and in fireworks)
EPHEDRINE or PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (outlawed for causing heart attacks and strokes)
IODINE (the stuff you put on a cut)



People die making the stuff, and even more people die doing the stuff.  

..."Methamphetamine use increases the heart rate, blood pressure, body
temperature, and rate of breathing, and it frequently results in
violent behavior in users. Meth also dilates the pupils and produces
temporary hyperactivity, euphoria, a sense of increased energy, and
tremors. High doses or chronic use have been associated with increased
nervousness, irritability, and paranoia. Withdrawal from high doses
produces severe depression.

Chronic abuse produces a psychosis similar to schizophrenia and is
characterized by paranoia, picking at the skin, self absorption, and
auditory and visual hallucinations. Violent and erratic behavior is
frequently seen among chronic, high-dose methamphetamine abusers. The
most dangerous stage of the binge cycle is known as "tweaking."
Typically, during this stage, the abuser has not slept in three to
fifteen days and is irritable and paranoid. The tweaker has an intense
craving for more meth; however, no dosage will help recreate the
euphoric high. This causes frustration and leads to unpredictability
and a potential for violence..."

Smoking pot will get you a slap on the wrist by the police, but
crystal meth will land you in JAIL, no joke.  The police are
incredibly hard on users, leaning on them for information as to where
they purchased it, and the judges give NO BREAKS for possession.  If
you live in a state that has INTERNAL Possession laws, you can go to
jail and be charged with possession simply for being high, and the
cops can ALWAYS spot a tweaker.

Those scabs and scars meth users have on their face and arms are from
picking at themselves.  Do you want to get stuck in front of a mirror
picking at your face, knowing it's wrong, but not being able to stop? 
Then, you will have scars and never be able to forget.

The manufacturing process of meth is extrememly dangerous. Meth labs
are toxic time bombs as they contain highly flammable materials and
deadly chemicals. Unintended reactions from mixing chemicals could
lead to fires and/or explosions causing damage to people and property.
The toxic fumes, gases, and corrosive wastes cause acute and chronic
health risks to human health and the environment.

If one step in the process is done wrong, there can be an explosion,
killing or injuring everyone nearby.  The fumes are poisonous.  Of
course, since the people making it are tweaking, the chances are great
they will screw up sooner than later.

What if the person making this stuff likes next door to someone you love?  

symptoms you experience will only intensify and get worse, look at the
list, right now you only have nausea.  Go ahead, pick another one.  If

It's simple.  Just say NO.  No is a small word, one syllable, easy to say.  - NO.  

Come 'on, say it with me:  - N O -

No thanks, 
No I don't want any, 
No I don't like the stuff, 
No it makes me nauseated....  

However the word gets out of your mouth, be sure it does.

And while you're at it, get some new friends.

I don't care what you rate me.  I just hope I have shocked you into
reality.  If you say NO next time it is offered to you, I will have
done my job here.



Clarification of Answer by cynthia-ga on 01 Mar 2005 09:01 PST

Journalist's Comment below reminded me of something.  After you have
been up for a couple days, those poisons start coming out your pores,
and have an odor.   Those that know what it is, know beyond a doubt
what that odor is: METH.

Showering doesn't help, you can't wash it off, it's the drug leaving
your body, from the inside out.

You can't smell it on yourself., andy you may not have smelled it
before because people on meth don't normally go out in public, they
remain indoors because people make them paranoid.

Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: silver777-ga on 01 Mar 2005 05:08 PST

I can't answer your question. But I can answer your unasked question.

I read your post 3 times to comprehend what you are talking about. I
refuse to resist responding, as your question is urgent. YOU are too
important for me to sit on my hands waiting for someone else to answer
your question. I now realise that you are "doing" drugs. I offer no
excuse for my naivety in what I have now realised.


Whatever it is you have experimented with, get the hell out of there.
If as I suspect you are a young person, please consider your future,
your family if you have such and your potential. I hope that you
nausia will go away. I'm sure it will in time. Your body is telling
you something, listen to it. PLEASE focus on how good you feel
naturally within yourself and your potential use of energy without the
use of a man made substance. Think about this: Whatever drug you have
put a name to does not exist naturally. There is a reason for that.
Don't stuff with nature, don't stuff with your life.

I have had the displeasure of choosing to help strangers and
"acquaintances" when I did not understand what was happening. It is
not a pretty sight for a helper to see someone stop breathing and
turning green. A short term high has long term costs to pay for the
supposed privelage, let alone the frightening impact you place upon
your family and friends.

If you are seeking attention, be honest with yourself and look for
other avenues to better yourself and those around you. If you have
other stresses in your life, you will find lots of good people willing
to help. You need only ask and they will appear.

I smoke legal cigarettes and drink legal alcohol. I am not proud of
either and have become a slave to the &^%$#@! cigarettes. To me,
that's bad enough in my failure to overcome them. No one's perfect,
but it does help to have someone give us a kick in the bum

I am concerned by your choice of "handle". If you are playing games
here, you are wasting your time. If you want honest help, you will
find many more learned than I to assist you.

Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 01 Mar 2005 05:15 PST
Darwin strikes again
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: silver777-ga on 01 Mar 2005 05:19 PST

Perhaps, but if genuine, don't we have a moral obligation to offer help?

Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: pecospearl-ga on 01 Mar 2005 06:55 PST
After watching my 39 year old son throw his life away on meth I think
you might want to reconsider this drug.  My son, who had been a good
father and husband wound broke, in jail and alienated to all his
friends and family with meth bugs (sores) all over his body.
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: synapse666b-ga on 01 Mar 2005 07:35 PST
whenever I see a meth head in full tweaky bloom I always paraphrase
Shakespeare's "There's a method to his madness" into "there's a meth
to his madness."   And indeed there is.   The fact that you would
start out with three lines rather than one implies a recklessness you
might choose to reconsider.
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: journalist-ga on 01 Mar 2005 08:42 PST
Greetings Pixiedust07,

The nausea you experienced was your body trying to eject the poisons
you ingested.  That's what meth is: Poison.  Some of the ingredients
of meth are: acetone; brake cleaner; denatured alcohol; drain opener;
ether; paint thinner; rubbing alcohol; match heads; and sulphuric or
muriatic acid.

A meth user would save him/herself a lot of money by simply tipping
back a bottle of Draino, eating the heads off some matches and, for a
dessert cordial, sipping some muriatic acid (the latter is used to
clean concrete).  That way death would be swift without lengthy
suffering although *my* recomendation is DON'T CONTINUE INGESTING

A couple of years ago while covering a murder trial for a mid-state
newspaper, I had the opportunity to witness the full effects of a man
addicted to meth.  While waiting for the jury to come back, the
sheriff came and got me to come and see the man so I could see exactly
what meth addiction looked like and report it in my column.

I don't believe I've ever seen a thinner, more jittery nor
ashen-skinned human in my life.  He was being questioned by the
sheriff while they waitied for an ambulance to transport him to the
hospital. His behavior was not even human; he jerked and jumped at the
slightest movement like a rabid animal, his speech was near to
incoherent, and his skin was the color of bleached concrete.

He was asked "When is the last time you slept?" and he shakily
answered that he thought it was "about two weeks ago."  The ambulance
came, he was taken to the hospital and he later died during massive

Since you have recently introduced your body to this drug, I wanted
you to know what you could look forward to in the near future if you
continue to take it.

People don't take meth; meth takes people.     

Wise up, 
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: just4fun2-ga on 01 Mar 2005 11:08 PST
My sister is a meth user.  Lost her husband.  Lost her business.  Lost
her home. Lost her oldest daughter.  Lost her youngest daughter. Lost
her older brother.  Lost her younger brother.  Lost spending Christmas
with anyone.  Lost everything!

Customer of mine's son is a meth user.  Got his mother beat by the
police to an inch of her life.  (she panicked when the police came to
get him)  Got his father beat (trying to save wife).  Got put in jail.
 Both parents were threatened with jail.  Police now follow parents
whenever they see them - the police think parents are drug dealers. 
They aren't.  Father can't find work.  Mother almost got fired.  Son
now is in prison - Once a week the Jailers take him to the Governers
House and he get to rake leaves and clean toilets.

And you want to be a meth user.....  "OH, BUT I JUST WANT TO FIT IN" -
Happy life METH USER !!!....
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: just4fun2-ga on 01 Mar 2005 12:10 PST
Oh yeah, I forget to tell you about the time my sister's daughters
walked in on her, past out, in bed - naked - after her drug dealers
(more than one) had finish having sex with her in exchange for meth. 
They (the daughters) woke up my sister (their mother) and then saw the
meth on a bed stand.  They took the meth and tried to flush it down
the toilet.  Well my sister got to them before they reached the
bathroom..... Hmmm, I wonder what happened next?

My sister become a whore because of meth.  She couldn't work - no one
would hire her.

So I ask you - how did she get her meth...?

And how will you get your's?

How many guys will you have to have sex with?

What will you have to do to get your drugs if you try Meth again?
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: tutuzdad-ga on 01 Mar 2005 16:12 PST
This ought to be a good enough reason not to use meth. 

She didn't expect to end up like this either...Don't let it happen to you:

Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: cynthia-ga on 01 Mar 2005 16:34 PST
Holy Cow.  I knew it was a really bad drug, but that progression
speaks a thousand words.  Only 10 years?  She looks like she aged at
least 40 years.
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: politicalguru-ga on 02 Mar 2005 02:59 PST
I refer you also to Just4Fun's question here:
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: myoarin-ga on 02 Mar 2005 10:30 PST
Despite all that, I think you did the right thing to ask, and 
deserve a big compliment for knowing where to find the answer to your
problem, and the posters deserve a much bigger compliment for their
immediate and so heartfelt responses.
Good luck!
Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: barnacle_bill-ga on 04 Mar 2005 04:32 PST
This has really affected me, in a way that I didn't think was
possible.  None of Siliconsamurai's bullshit remarks about natural
selection (I hope to god this is not what you meant - if it was then
GA please get rid of him... quick).  I'm not even going to attempt to
talk about the reasons why you should stop, it's not my job, only you
can find that out.

But what if you were my kid? what would I do?  This question worries
me, I could sit you down and talk to you about all the harm bla bla
bla... I could show you pictures of how you'll look bla bla bla... but
what could I do to make you stop or even not start?  I just don't
know, and thats what worries me.  You are hurting yourself and there
is nothing that can be done to stop you.  To see your kid in pain, and
to not be able to do anything, it's horrific.  I'm not a religious
man, but this could make me believe, just so I had some hope for you.

Take care

Subject: Re: Crystal meth first time user
From: just4fun2-ga on 04 Mar 2005 10:07 PST
Ben -- 

I think, No I believe, you summed up everyone's views perfectly!

Thank you for taking the kinder approach that my postings lacked.

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