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Many of the symptoms of a stimulant comedown are caused by the user not having looked after their body during a binge, since the effects of the drug make the user feel as if they don't have to do so. Therefore, you can actually mitigate or even entirely avoid a lot of ill effects by observing a few basic guidelines during the period of use:
 
Many of the symptoms of a stimulant comedown are caused by the user not having looked after their body during a binge, since the effects of the drug make the user feel as if they don't have to do so. Therefore, you can actually mitigate or even entirely avoid a lot of ill effects by observing a few basic guidelines during the period of use:
  
Keep hydrated
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*Keep hydrated
  
Eat healthy food regularly. Cereal bars, crackers and dry cereal are generally easy to consume.
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*Eat healthy food regularly. Cereal bars, crackers and dry cereal are generally easy to consume.
  
Get some sleep every night (even if you aren't able to enter deep sleep, a period of rest for the body is very beneficial)
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*Get some sleep every night (even if you aren't able to enter deep sleep, a period of rest for the body is very beneficial)
  
Dose moderation. Avoid binging, and for sustained use take regular breaks.
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*Dose moderation. Avoid binging, and for sustained use take regular breaks.
  
How to deal with a stimulant comedown
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==How to deal with a stimulant comedown==
  
 
The main factor in overcoming a stimulant comedown is time, however one can treat them in a number of ways which work in both providing your body the materials it needs to heal as well as helping to abate the symptoms during the healing process.
 
The main factor in overcoming a stimulant comedown is time, however one can treat them in a number of ways which work in both providing your body the materials it needs to heal as well as helping to abate the symptoms during the healing process.
  
Water
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*Water
  
Healthy food
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*Healthy food, such as
  
Fruits
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:*Fruits
  
Vegtables
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:*Vegtables
  
Something carb heavy (IE: Pasta)
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:*Carb heavy foods like Pasta
  
Multivitamins
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*Multivitamins
  
Shower
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*Shower
  
Sleep
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*Sleep
  
Weed
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*OTC sleep aids including
  
OTC sleep aids
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:*Melatonin
  
Melatonin
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:*Low dose DPH (25-50mg)
  
Low dose DPH (25-50mg)
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:*Valerian root
  
Valerian root
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*Exercise
  
Exercise
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*Distract yourself until you can fall asleep
  
Distract yourself until you can fall asleep
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'''In case of amphetamine psychosis'''
  
In case of amphetamine psychosis:
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*Antipsychotics such as Risperidone
  
Antipsychotics such as Risperidone
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*Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam
  
Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam
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*Possible hospitalization
  
Possible hospitalisation
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*Seroquel (2x 50mg, 200mg max)
  
n8wacht also recommend Seroquel (2x 50mg, 200mg max)
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==After a stimulant comedown==
 
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After a stimulant comedown
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Stimulant comedowns are extremely unpleasant experiences, so it would be very wise to try and remember what you're trying to avoid next time you engage in stimulant drugs. If you do choose to use stimulants again, then see mitigating stimulant comedowns to help avoid reaching the same state again.
 
Stimulant comedowns are extremely unpleasant experiences, so it would be very wise to try and remember what you're trying to avoid next time you engage in stimulant drugs. If you do choose to use stimulants again, then see mitigating stimulant comedowns to help avoid reaching the same state again.

Revision as of 22:36, 19 October 2013

Symptoms of stimulant comedowns

The symptoms of stimulant comedowns will be affected by the drug used as well as the intensity and length of use. With certain chemicals a particularly harsh comedown may also include withdrawal symptoms, due to a chemical addiction having formed during the period of use.

Common effects of stimulant comedowns

  • Inability to sleep
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Unhappiness, low mood
  • Lack of appetite
  • Muscle problems, including (but not limited to)
  • Muscle tension
  • clenching
  • restless legs
  • twitching
  • shaking
  • Urge to redose

After a longer or heavier period of abuse, the above effects will be intensified and lengthened and may begin to include the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations

How to mitigate stimulant comedowns

Many of the symptoms of a stimulant comedown are caused by the user not having looked after their body during a binge, since the effects of the drug make the user feel as if they don't have to do so. Therefore, you can actually mitigate or even entirely avoid a lot of ill effects by observing a few basic guidelines during the period of use:

  • Keep hydrated
  • Eat healthy food regularly. Cereal bars, crackers and dry cereal are generally easy to consume.
  • Get some sleep every night (even if you aren't able to enter deep sleep, a period of rest for the body is very beneficial)
  • Dose moderation. Avoid binging, and for sustained use take regular breaks.

How to deal with a stimulant comedown

The main factor in overcoming a stimulant comedown is time, however one can treat them in a number of ways which work in both providing your body the materials it needs to heal as well as helping to abate the symptoms during the healing process.

  • Water
  • Healthy food, such as
  • Fruits
  • Vegtables
  • Carb heavy foods like Pasta
  • Multivitamins
  • Shower
  • Sleep
  • OTC sleep aids including
  • Melatonin
  • Low dose DPH (25-50mg)
  • Valerian root
  • Exercise
  • Distract yourself until you can fall asleep

In case of amphetamine psychosis

  • Antipsychotics such as Risperidone
  • Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam
  • Possible hospitalization
  • Seroquel (2x 50mg, 200mg max)

After a stimulant comedown

Stimulant comedowns are extremely unpleasant experiences, so it would be very wise to try and remember what you're trying to avoid next time you engage in stimulant drugs. If you do choose to use stimulants again, then see mitigating stimulant comedowns to help avoid reaching the same state again.

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