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Meth Withdrawal

Written by: Editorial Staff.

Prescription amphetamines such as Ritalin, Dexedrine and Aderall have much different withdrawal symptoms than methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms. The duration of amphetamine withdrawal varies widely from person to person but the symptoms are often the same.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms

The potency and dose effects the severity of amphetamine withdrawals. Typically, individuals experience insomnia while withdrawing from meth or sleeps for several days. Severe depression is often misdiagnosed and remains one of the most common crystal meth withdrawal complications. Amphetamine withdrawals induce suicidal thoughts and behavior. Prescription amphetamine withdrawals have similar symptoms but are much less severe.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms Include:

  • Amphetamine psychosis
  • Confusion
  • Cravings
  • Depression,
  • Increased appetite
  • Disruptive sleep patterns
  • Psychosis
  • Panic attacks
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia

Methamphetamine Treatment

It is recommended that methamphetamine withdrawal be supervised medically. Serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain are severely affected; antidepressants and antipsychotics are usually recommended for people suffering from meth addiction trying to withdraw from meth.

Medications for Methamphetamine Withdrawal

Antidepressants such as desiprmine, amitriptyline, dosepin, trazadone and fluoxetine are drugs used to regulate the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. For sleep disturbances, irregular sleep patterns or anxiety disorders, antipsychotic drugs such as chloral hydrate, Dalmane, Librium are utilized. Anti-anxiety drugs such as valium or other barbiturates are also used to balance brain chemistry.

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