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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

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Can you tell me is there anything in nyquil that can show up as meth?

Can you tell me is there anything in nyquil that can show up as meth?

Yes: See:
www. Ehow. Com/info_8456109_causes-falsepositive-drug-test...
What causes a false- positive drug test for meth? . Drug tests are often administered only once when you're applying for a new job or entering a new program at certain. .. ...Read more

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I feel really weird because I combined alcohol, meth, & nyquil and puked a little blood. What should I do?

I feel really weird because I combined alcohol, meth, & nyquil and puked a little blood. What should I do?

Stop doing it.: I doubt you've permanently damaged yourself, but maybe this is a message: quit messing up your body! What you're doing is called 'polysubstance abuse'. You're 39 and should know better. Time to make an appointment with a counselor knowledgeable in substance abuse as well as other mental health problems. ...Read more

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I took some Neo Citran about 2 and a half hours ago. Would it be safe to take NyQuil tables now to help me sleep?

I took some Neo Citran about 2 and a half hours ago. Would it be safe to take NyQuil tables now to help me sleep?

Hard to say: There are a number of different NyQuil formulations & a number of different Neocitran formulations. I am sure that there is a lot of overlap in the products - but can't determine what they are without more specific product information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nyquil just for help sleeping?

Is it safe to take nyquil just for help sleeping?

Not the best choice: There are various formulations for this product, all with multiple ingredients you do not need if you are using as an occasional sleep aid.
First make sure you are not taking anything, meds or drinks that affect sleep. Turn electronics off 30 min prior to bed.
Options for single "item" sleep aids include melatonin, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) valerian, and diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl ...Read more

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Can I mix NyQuil with meletonon to sleep. Or even trazadone. I took NyQuil but can fall asleep. Are they safe together?

Can I mix NyQuil with meletonon to sleep. Or even trazadone. I took NyQuil but can fall asleep. Are they safe together?

Yes: They should be ok. However there are many causes for sleep disorder and you should consider seeing your doctor if this is a long term problem. In the meanwhile, try no caffeine after noon, no bright light exposure or exercise 2 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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I took cheratussin ac at 10 pm. It is now almost 3am and I can't sleep due to coughing. Is it safe to take NyQuil if it's only been 5 hrs?

I took cheratussin ac at 10 pm. It is now almost 3am and I can't sleep due to coughing. Is it safe to take NyQuil if it's only been 5 hrs?

Yes: The first med you took contained codeine and you almost certainly took too low a dose as evidenced by the fact that you are still coughing. More importantly you have to find out why you're coughing. See your doc today! ...Read more

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I took 10 ml of robutusin dm an hour ago and two bennedryl. I am hacking my head off and want something to help me sleep. When can I take NyQuil safe?

I took 10 ml of robutusin dm an hour ago and two bennedryl. I am hacking my head off and want something to help me sleep. When can I take NyQuil safe?

Coughing: How old are you and how much do you weigh? It should be safe but will help to know this information first. Consult with any of our MDs to help you get better faster. ...Read more

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If I took my RX of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) @3pm & its 11pm now is it safe to take NyQuil. I can't sleep due to my chest congestion & coughing I've been up 40hr now?

If I took my RX of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) @3pm & its 11pm now is it safe to take NyQuil. I can't sleep due to my chest congestion & coughing I've been up 40hr now?

No, there are drug: Interactions between the components of the various Nyquil products & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Also, some of the components dry & thicken secretions & suppress cough, leading to greater risk of pneumonia. See your doctor in AM or go to a hospital ER now if you have wheezing or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I took NyQuil at 8pm but I threw up around 10. I cannot fall asleep, is it safe for me to take Benedryll?

I took NyQuil at 8pm but I threw up around 10. I cannot fall asleep, is it safe for me to take Benedryll?

Plan: For future you need to know that medication need approximately 30-40 min for moving from stomach and start working. Some medication in gelled form start working faster. No needs for additional Benadryl. Need to know reason for vomiting. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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