Top
40
Doctor insights on: Meth Use Not Able To Sleep

Share
1

1
I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

A few suggestions: Don't take any pills or alcohol to sleep! Lie in a dark room, with a fan or some quiet music. (White noise). Make sure it's cool. It will take time for the chemical to work its way out of your system. The temptation now is to go and find another drug to counteract the Meth and the spiral goes on and on. Please try to stop using. It's a devastating and terribly addictive drug! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,052 Doctors shared insights

Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


2

2
Struggling with psychophysiological insomnia the past couple of nights. I was not able to sleep at all last night. Anything I can do to sleep better?

Struggling with psychophysiological insomnia the past couple of nights. I was not able to sleep at all last night. Anything I can do to sleep better?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Peace. ...Read more

3

3
If a person has sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal insomnia do they ever feel tired? Or are they not able to sleep?

If a person has sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal insomnia do they ever feel tired? Or are they not able to sleep?

Observations: People with this disorder become unable to sleep, yet they do feel tired. However, the more curious question is why you're so completely focused on this condition? You have asked (and we have answered) countless questions about it. Are you not curious about this also? It really seems obsessive. We hope the best for you. Please see your own doctors who can work with you personally. ...Read more

4

4
I am not able to sleep or get into deep sleep unless I'm very exhausted (eg after only sleeping 2hrs the night before) for 7 years. Is this insomnia?

I am not able to sleep or get into deep sleep unless I'm very exhausted (eg after only sleeping 2hrs the night before) for 7 years. Is this insomnia?

Hypersomnia: You have a combination of hypersomnia mixed with insomnia. You need to see a sleep disorder specialist regarding this as there are many potential causes for what you're going through. Best wishes. ...Read more

5

5
I have not been able to sleep, what should I do to fix my insomnia?

I have not been able to sleep, what should I do to fix my insomnia?

Sleep hygeine: The most important thing is to maintain a scheduled time for going to bed, get enough exercise during the day, maintain a healthy diet, and not use alcohol or other drugs. If you are still unable to get sleep, there are many over the counter or prescription medications that may help. Most over the counter sleep aids contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

6

6
Can you die from not sleeping? (insomnia?) or would you pass out before that happens? Haven't been able to sleep more than maybe an hour in days.

Can you die from not sleeping? (insomnia?) or would you pass out before that happens? Haven't been able to sleep more than maybe an hour in days.

Sleep: Most likely you would fall asleep. However, sleep deprivation can be dangerous in that you may not be able to respond as well. Therefore, driving and operating machines can be dangerous. See your physician for help with this matter. ...Read more

7

7
On 14 Days of amoxicilin for sinus. On day 7. Have had horrible insomnia for 2 nights now. Only able to sleep 3 hrs each night. Can it be related?

On 14 Days of amoxicilin for sinus. On day 7. Have had horrible insomnia for 2 nights now. Only able to sleep 3 hrs each night. Can it be related?

Insomnia: Insomnia would be an unlikely side effect of Amoxicillin and is more likely to be due to the illness itself. I would look for sensitivity (to amoxicillin) symptoms like a rash or itching which can cause insomnia. In the absence of other side effects from Amoxicillin, I would say that Amoxicillin is not the cause of insomnia. ...Read more

8

8
Bad insomnia, haven't slept in days I haven't been able to sleep in days. I take multiple sleeping pills to help with insomnia but they're not working. What can I do?

See a psychiatrist: Certainly you have to rule out bipolar disorder. Please see a psychiatrist who. Can diagnose you and render appropriate treatment. Insomnia that severe is almost always from a psychiatric condition or withdrawal from something. You need acute intervention. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

9

9
I have used sleeping pills my whole life for insomnia, I have never been able to sleep without them, will I need sleeping pills the rest of my life?

Probably not: Sleep hygiene (going to sleep regularly at the same time, no lights or noises, avoid certain meals, not doing other things like reading/watching tv in bed, etc.) could help too. A thorough medical checkup would be also recommended. You can be weaned off sleeping pills even if you got addicted to it. See a psychiatrist willing to help you with your plan. ...Read more

10

10
I have bad insomnia since stop taking Prozac and seroquel (quetiapine). I can only sleep now if I take seroquel (quetiapine). Is this because I stop taking Prozac 3 weeks ago. Will I be able to sleep w/o taking seroquel (quetiapine) ever?

I have bad insomnia since stop taking Prozac and seroquel (quetiapine). I can only sleep now if I take seroquel (quetiapine). Is this because I stop taking Prozac 3 weeks ago. Will I be able to sleep w/o taking seroquel (quetiapine) ever?

Consider Melatonin: With your doctor. Only means to getting regular sleep will be with a considered/ balanced approach with all of your medicines. Your doctor should help you choose what will work best. ...Read more

11

11
Why I can't sleep I have taken two grams of meth?

Why I can't sleep I have taken two grams of meth?

Must be kidding!: Meth can cause profound insomnia, and using it in any amount is in my opinion a bad idea. If you are addicted, recommend you contact na or another substance treatment program. ...Read more

12

12
I took meth first time 3 days ago and finally I could sleep last night but I still have headache now. Should I be worried? What should I do?

I took meth first time 3 days ago and finally I could sleep last night but I still have headache now. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Vow to do it no more: One use will not likely do lasting bodily harm and from how you feel, I'm thinking you don't look forward to doing it again. So, let that be a guide. Don't try it again. Consider it a learning experience. Stay well hydrated, catch up on your rest. Make social statements about your resolution and move on. If you suffer continued physical symptoms, see a doctor - but you should feel normal soon. ...Read more

13

13
Can you test positive for meth if you are in the house when it is cooked. Or sleep in or on furniture that has been subjected to several cooking times.

Can you test positive for meth if you are in the house when it is cooked. Or sleep in or on furniture that has been subjected to several cooking times.

Probably not: Please try to get out of that situation. You're risking your career by perhaps being arrested as an accessory. Meth is a vile habit and those who make it are hurting others. If you're smart enough to have found HealthTap, you should be able to manage an escape. Don't be sad to leave people who may once have loved you -- meth destroys what's good in people. I'm sorry this is happening. ...Read more

15

15
I was a first timer taking meth 13 hr ago. Stayed awake through the night. It is 9:47 am now. Should I try to sleep or skip till 11pm to sleep better?

I was a first timer taking meth 13 hr ago. Stayed awake through the night. It is 9:47 am now. Should I try to sleep or skip till 11pm to sleep better?

This experience is: Enough to make it your last time using meth, also, one hopes. You don't need to make swiss cheese of your brain, rot your teeth & ruin your skin. You shouldn't drive till all effects are gone & you've had 8 hours of sleep. Take a sick day & be safe. Your twitchiness will be noticeable to those who are " savvy". You'll "crash" when it wears off. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

17

17
I cant sleep after succesfully quit meth several month ago?

I cant sleep after succesfully quit meth several month ago?

Start with sleep: Hygiene. If not helpful, may wish to see your doctor. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off TV. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderately sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin. ...Read more

18

18
My nightmares have gotten so bad that I'm afraid to sleep. I'm using meth in order to stay awake&i want to die. Aren't some ppl2damaged to help?

My nightmares have gotten so bad that I'm afraid to sleep. I'm using meth in order to stay awake&i want to die. Aren't some ppl2damaged to help?

No: You need treatment with a psychiatrist, counseling, and probably a support group as well. Substance abuse is only going to worsen things over time. The fact you asked the question means you can get better. ...Read more

20

20
Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. It worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. It worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

No clue: But I wish you were more concerned with dealing with your addictions than blocking withdrawal symptoms. I have treated MANY people who used both heroin and methamphetamine, and none of them said that amphetamine did anything beneficial for their withdrawal, so it may be just your particular biology. Most use speed to stay awake for the heroin high, or use heroin to take the edge off the speed. ...Read more

21

21
I'm coming off a meth bender and haven't slept in a few days, will NyQuil help me sleep even though it expired 3 months or so ago? I have nothing else sleep inducing. Thanks.

I'm coming off a meth bender and haven't slept in a few days, will NyQuil help me sleep even though it expired 3 months or so ago? I have nothing else sleep inducing. Thanks.

Don't use any other: Substances, including street drugs, OTC meds, or alcohol after a meth bender (unless a medication is specifically prescribed to you by an MD who is aware of your meth use, and still advises taking the med). I know you're probably feeling awful right now, but adding even OTC medications to the mix only increases medical risk, & won't make you feel better ; (Think about treatment for substance use. ...Read more

22

22
I overdosed many times on meth and cocaine from 2009-2011. Ever since, I get panic attacks during sleep. I quit drugs in 2011. Are they related?

I overdosed many times on meth and cocaine from 2009-2011. Ever since, I get panic attacks during sleep. I quit drugs in 2011. Are they related?

Could be related: After experiencing a near death experience multiple times you may have primed your body to be hypervigilant in the evenings. You may need to work with a therapist and psychiatrist about this. Stay safe! ...Read more

23

23
What are the most common effects on the brain, including mood disorders, sleep, etc in a person using crystal meth for 9 months?

Mood instability: Stop now before you create permanent changes, which can happen with chronic use. Abstinence often starts with both craving and a desire to sleep a lot. Once the fatigue is past, if it's only been 9 months, things should head back to normal. Expect some irritability at first. Just don't be tempted to treat that with meth! ...Read more

25

25
I tired meth only for 2 days, but now I'm sleeping too much, depressed, feeling weird, lazy. Is that the come down? And how to get rid of it?

I tired meth only for 2 days, but now I'm sleeping too much, depressed, feeling weird, lazy. Is that the come down? And how to get rid of it?

Yes, coming down: This is a painful part of using meth. You may feel energized and powerful while using, but the aftermath is what you're experiencing -- due to effects on brain chemicals. Your body can eventually rebalance itself, but you need to decide what you want for it in the future (using meth again or not). Meth is extremely addictive & dangerous. Get support from http://www. Crystalmeth. Org/. ...Read more

26

26
Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

NO: With continuing clean living and abstinence from illegal drugs, you will eventually feel well again, Stick with it, be strong, BE healthy. Keep up the good work, Great job! God bless, stay well, and Best wishes to you. ...Read more

27

27
Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

28

28
What are crack, speed, coke, and meth etc.? What doe they go? Can you fall asleep when using them?

What are crack, speed, coke, and meth etc.? What doe they go? Can you fall asleep when using them?

There is no possible: Way to answer all that you ask in 400 characters or less. It would be very hard to fall asleep if high on these. However, when one crashes they are likely to be exhausted & could fall asleep. ...Read more

29

29
Can meth be the cause of twitching, irregular muscle movement, fidgeting while I'm falling/asleep?

It sure can: Yes, methamphetamine can do all those things and more. It's an extremely dangerous drug -- can kill fast with heart attack or stroke, or slower with gradual deterioration of mind and body. Http://tinyurl. Com/ll99z help is available via crystal meth anonymous: http://tinyurl. Com/lrxsz5y I hope whoever you know that's doing meth, will take crystal meth anonymous up on the support they offer. ...Read more

30

30
I am not able to sleep well?

See physician: If it continues. See a sleep physician to figure out what is wrong and what can be done to help you. Not getting enough sleep can cause health problems. ...Read more

31

31
1 Month old baby, has bad wind and not able to sleep. Anything I can do?? HELPP

1 Month old baby, has bad wind and not able to sleep. Anything I can do?? HELPP

? colic: This may be a form of colic versus food intolerance. Both can involve lots of gas and discomfort. If your baby is breast fed, then I would remove all dairy form your diet for a trial of a week. If taking formula, would try one that may be gentler. Also in the US, we are using probiotiics for upset tummies in babies. See if you can find Gerber colic drops, or the equivalent. Hope this helps ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
32

32
My friend took a lot of concerta and is now not able to sleep. What should we do?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
My friend took a lot of concerta and is now not able to sleep. What should we do?

Concerta: Takes time to flush it out of his system. Needs checked for heart if took too much. Visit the er. ...Read more

33

33
I am 57years old. I am not able to sleep well in the night. So In the morning I feel tired and have headach?

I am 57years old. I am not able to sleep well in the night. So In the morning I feel tired and have headach?

Insomnia up with age: Insomnia tends to increase as we age, especially because we often need to urinate at least once during the night, and getting back to sleep afterwards can be a problem. Having a relaxed attitude about falling back to sleep can help as well as learning to meditate and making sure your body feels relaxed and comfortable. If your problem continues consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

34

34
What should I do if I'm not able to sleep?

What should I do if I'm not able to sleep?

See sleep specialist: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body (high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. ...Read more

35

35
What to do if I have Crohn's and not able to sleep?

What to do if I have Crohn's and not able to sleep?

Steroids: Steroids can keep you awake if taken late at night, check with your doctor if you can have the full dose once in the am, or if fractionated dose, take the last dose 6 or 7 pm, hope this helps ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
36

36
I am not able to sleep well anymore and wondering what I can do?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
I am not able to sleep well anymore and wondering what I can do?

Insomnia: Treating insomnia focuses on treating the cause. For example if physiological such as high blood pressure or thyroid disease or induced by substances such as alcohol or medications, or psychological such anxiety or depression, or environmental such as weather changes. Each can be assessed and treated accordingly. ...Read more

37

37
I am not able to sleep and am shaking at night. What could it be?

Low neurotransmitter: Poor dietary habits and gut health interfere with bodies ability to make adequate neurotransmitters which cause anxiety and interfere with sleep. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you find the causes. Start with 2-3 caps of 5-htp 1 hour prior to bed to help make serotonin and melatonin and add b complex caps 2 x daily to help. ...Read more

38

38
I get lots of cough in morning n at night. Its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also. My age is 38 yrs.

I get lots of cough in morning n at night. Its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also. My age is 38 yrs.

Reflux esophagitis: Is one possibility, try otc omeprazole if you are not pregnant. 20 mg in am 30 min before food.

asthma is also a possibility ...Read more

39

39
Some days I am not able to sleep the whole night, and in the morning I don't feel like sleeping. What should I do?

Look inside: If stress or thoughts are keeping you awake, try taking some GABA and 5-10 mg of melatonin 1-2 hours before the time you would like to be asleep, both are over the counter sleep aids. Blood tests may help discover if your thyroid needs treatment - if your body is producing too much - have a physician do a simple physical and lab. ...Read more

40

40
My whole day goes fine, but as soon as night start, cough caught me, due to this sometimes am not able to sleep properly?

My whole day goes fine, but as soon as night start, cough caught me, due to this sometimes am not able to sleep properly?

Further Assessment: Many causes of nighttime coughing should be investigated. History can often lead to a better understanding. Consult with a physician for a more complete diagnosis. ...Read more