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Twitching during sleep - using Meth?


just
wondering
Twitching during sleep = meth using?
My wife has started doing this.
She twitches in her sleep, and sometimes seems to be fighting in her sleep. I can't really describe it-- like a scare reflex or something.

She says she hasn't been using anymore, but I found the stuff mixed in with her makeup last night.
I haven't said anything yet, because I'm wanting to get an idea of how much she's been using first.

Do these twitches & apparent night terrors (or whatever they are) indicate that she's been using heavily? Or does it make a difference? Just feeling things out before I confront her with anything.
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imlostinky Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
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I found the stuff mixed in with her makeup last night.
There you go, grounds to confront.

The twitching- honestly my husband had it with use and had it for quite some time after quitting.
That may be a debatable point.
Finding the baggie with the sh!t- no debate. It wouldn't be there unless he brought it in and he would be the only one using.
What do you know?
Any ideas in mind for what you will say or do when you do confront?
Have you thought it through? Have you read up on it, do you know much about meth?
Are you ready?
Rachel
sue76
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
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but I found the stuff mixed in with her makeup last night.
You have the answer that you need right in front of you. Sorry but if you are not using, why do you have it? And just for the record, it is (insert who ever's name here) does not count.

My husband sometimes still twitches in his sleep and he is clean. But, when he was coming down after a binge then he would have what seemed to be like the fighting, scared thing.
25 years
but no
more
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
Welcome to the board!  I used meth for 25 years, and I have been clean for almost 2 years.
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Do these twitches & apparent night terrors (or whatever they are) indicate that she's been using heavily? Or does it make a difference? Just feeling things out before I confront her with anything.

 
The twitching could be caused by many things. It could be something that she started doing when she uses meth. You are doing the best thing that you can do. Read all of the posts here for a few days before you confront her. Ask any questions that you have. Learn about the drug that you are up against. Some others here like Sfj can provide you with some really good articles to read. And, others here will be able to provide you with things that you need to know. Stick around.
Sfj Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
The muscle twitching during sleep can continue for quite awhile after quitting meth.

Months, maybe even longer.

But if she's using, you have much bigger issues to deal with.
Always
second
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
Has meth really been around for 25years? How come I thought it was the new cocaine?
Sfj Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
Amphetamines are over a hundred years old.

Meth, probably about 80 or 85 years.
imlostinky Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
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How come I thought it was the new cocaine?
Because it is just recently come out of the closet and made headlines.
Yes, it has been around that long.
It just wasn't as talked about or as easily found as it is now.
csimp70 Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
Twitching.... when my husband was coming down he twitched really heavy...if he was clean for a while the twitching subsided but didn't really go away completely... but it was enough to let me sleep.

And when he was coming down he would act like he was scared in his sleep and make noises. Not all the time, but enough that I noticed.
lax2 Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
i used to twitch, kick violently, jerk, and talk really dirty in my sleep...usually after a binge... the dirty talk sounded more like something out of the Exorcist...

now i tap my foot once in a while but thats about it...
Kathy
as cmom
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
I've never used meth but when I am really stressed out, I twitch as well. I will jerk and not even realize it. Sometimes it wakes me up and often it doesnt.
free Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
first off it really doesnt matter how much use there is going on...its the fact you found it so there is some use going on....

as far as the twitching i have been clean a lil over 1 year and i still twitch in my sleep actually mine has gotten worse especially with my legs....i wake my husband up sometimes with it he says its like a seizure in my leg and it is well thats what it feels like anyway...my legs hurt the whole nine yards...i cant sleep sometimes cuz they hurt so bad and are spazing dunno know if it is from the drug use but i do know it never happened until i started using and then now it has really gotten worse... any how as the others said it can happen and continue for a bit after u stop useing...me myself id like to know when itll stop and if mine will ever stop??

any how good luck and god bless
Macy
stiller01
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
My boyfriend twitched, grinded his teeth and he would move around like he was smiling or weird stuff. Only when he was using.
forget
suzette
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
I still twitch, and grind my teeth.
....depends on the person.


if you found it.
.......you found it.

that's why.
25 years
but no
more
Re: Twitching during sleep = meth using?
Sfj is right. It has been around for over 100 years and I have done them for 1/4 of those years. How thankful I am to be alive. I guess that I should add that prior to doing meth for 25 years, I used black beauties, mini whites, etc. for a couple of years.

See also:

Husband quit meth - still twitches and grinds teeth

What are the signs of using Meth?


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