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Hi There:) I need some help with supplements for recovering after meth use. Its been 8 month that i have been clean from meth / ecstasy use..I only did them on a period of 3 months on and off weekends.I really do not know what was in the drugs but believe meth was in there....I continue to have these head pressures ever since...i guess anxiety/depression related. i stopped cold turkey on drugs..alcohol..caffeine...I have taken lots of vitamins but something must be still missing...I recently had a bad sinus infection took vitamin C and cleared up. Keeping a healthy diet etc but the body tension does not go away or insomnia. I still exp lots of tension pressure in the head and eyes when trying to focus. What can you suggest? CT scan normal -I have not taken any prescribed medication since I do not want too get my body use to it.  Blood works all normal too.

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Hi Irene,

Congratulations for getting off drugs. Of course it is difficult to assess what your present health is. But for your information I have found that most drug addicts - practising or recovered - are hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/).  Thus the first step in treatment is going on a hypoglycemia diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/). Please read:

Drug Addiction is a Nutritional Disorder at:
   http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/drug-addiction-is-a-nutritional-disorder/

Discuss with a counsellor if you have an opportunity to do so.

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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.
Emeritus Editor of
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia.
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/
Author of "Getting off the Hook"
Freely available at Google Book Search
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

Organizations
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

Publications
GETTING OFF THE HOOK
which is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

Education/Credentials
BA(Psych) (Sydney University) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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