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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could advise which medication they use to keep off meta-amphetamine. I haven't taken any of that stuff in over 6 months now and I want to make sure that I stay off it. Due to a number of mental health issues it caused, I have been advised to take seroqual but wondered if topamax might be a better drug. I was diagnosed with psychosis 3 years ago and almost there in terms of straightening myself out. As long as I don't slip back, I will hopefully be okay. I have been advised to take medication but I couldn't but completely honest with the doctor I saw. 

 

If someone could say what they were prescribed and how it works for them I would be very grateful.

 

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Seroquel is most typically used to restore sleep, which meth absolutely kills.  I've not heard of Topamax used for this.  I think it is used to block alcohol cravings.  Naltrexone is the go-to for thwarting cravings of the harder drugs.  

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Seroquel can help with drug-induced psychosis (or psychosis in general) as well as straightening out your sleep. I don't think that Topamax will do much for you. What is your theory for thinking that Topamax is better?

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Seroquel can help with drug-induced psychosis (or psychosis in general) as well as straightening out your sleep. I don't think that Topamax will do much for you. What is your theory for thinking that Topamax is better?

 

I don't know what's best to be honest, was just doing some research by myself.

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If you experienced psychosis, Topamax wouldn't be expected to do much, if anything. 

 

Seroquel at low doses is helpful if you have sleep issues. At a higher dose it is beneficial for psychosis.

 

Naltrexone http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a685041.html might be helpful. 

 

You may want to look into CBT. It is thought to be a good tool to learn and use when you're dealing with substance abuse of any kind. 

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When I stopped I was offered either Neulactil (pericyazine), a typical AP or Edronax (reboxetine), an antidepressant. The doc said those two are supposed to have some evidence for their use in meth addiction.

I opted to try the Edronax. I didn't like it. My friend tried the Neulactil (we had the same doc) and slept a hell of a lot, I can't remember whether she thought it helped her. It's hard to relapse when you're asleep, I suppose. We're both clean now.

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