Methamphetamine is prescribed as Desoxyn, so for those looking for information on how to get prescribed Desoxyn for weight loss or for other purposes, it is important you know what happens when you take methamphetamine.
How quickly you feel the effect of methamphetamine in the first one hour depends on the quality, the method of administration and how much of it you use.
According to a research by the National Drug Strategy Household Survey in Australia, “most people will smoke, inject or swallow a pill”. Sometimes people dissolve it into alcohol or water and drink it.
If you smoke it, it has an immediate high, in a couple of minutes, you’ll get quite a big hit. Whereas, if you ingest it through your stomach, it would take about 20 minutes before you start to feel the effects.
The immediate effects of methamphetamine are intense pleasure and clarity. Users say they have lots of energy, can think clearly, feel like they can make good decisions, and plan effectively.
This is because methamphetamine dramatically increases the levels of the hormone dopamine – by up to 1,000 times the normal level – much more than any other pleasure seeking activity or drug.
The physical effects can include dilated pupils, an increased heart and breathing rate, a reduced appetite and an increased sex drive.
The effects usually last for between four and 12 hours, although methamphetamine can be detected in the blood and urine of the user for up to 72 hours after use.
After the effects of the drug wear off, you’ll begin to come down, sometimes up to 24 hours after you used it.
When you’re coming down from methamphetamine, you’re likely to feel the opposite of what you felt when high. So you’ll have trouble making decisions, poor concentration and difficulty planning.
You may also have headaches, blurred vision and start to feel hungry.
It’s pretty common to feel flat, depressed, jittery and anxious. You may feel exhausted and want to sleep for a day or two, although you may have difficulty sleeping.
Some people may also feel very irritable or have mild psychotic symptoms like paranoia and hallucinations.
The ‘’coming down’’ period is like a hangover, a recovery period after which people may move into withdrawal if they are dependent.
Once users start to take methamphetamine at higher doses or use it more frequently, the pleasurable effects tend to give way to less pleasurable ones.
Physically, this might involve a racing heart and an increased breathing rate, a rise in body temperature, a dry mouth and sometimes nausea and vomiting.
Once you start taking higher doses you may also start to feel jumpy or anxious, hostile and aggressive. This can escalate to feelings of intense paranoia or psychotic episodes. It’s these users that typically turn up in emergency departments and pose a challenge to medical care professionals. This is because they are often dealing with methamphetamine’s physical as well as psychological effects. Moderation is key.
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