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    I have been clean for 5 and a half weeks now, but used methamphetamines pretty heavily when I was over in New Zealand for about a year. The psychological cravings are getting a lot less and I rarely find myself consciously thinking about P, which, I suppose is a good thing.

    But there is something that is disturbing me. For about 2 weeks now I have been having recurring meth-centered dreams... Seriously, every major dream plot that I can recall is about meth. Other ordinary things happen in the dream, but there is an underlying necessity and tweak-like (post-peak euphoria) tone to the dreams.

    For example last night I had a dream that I had a point of P in a bag and I spilled it all over a fluffy carpet. The rest of the dream consisted of me picking little shards of crystal out of the fuzzy carpet, compulsively transferring the shards onto a glass tray, and trying to load them into a pipe but never actually smoking it...

    It is the first time one drug has persistently recurred in my dreams, despite about 13 years of hard (benzo/opiate/psych/stim/MJ) drug use and I don't know if it is something unique to methamphetamines or maybe if I am still just experiencing subconscious withdrawals. Regardless, it seems to be the only time meth is on my mind, when my un/subconscious are given free reign.

    I know that I am very far from sane but I just wanted to know if this happens to anyone else?
     

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    ^ YES! I used to IV meth for quite some time and after I stopped I was constantly getting these dreams. The worst thing was that in my dream I was injecting it again and then for the next few days all I could think about what the feeling you get after booting it . It sucks.

    All I can say is that I hardly get these dreams any more but they do still happen occasionally. I guess these dreams are a manifestation of your subconscious mind being preoccupied with meth.

    I know it probably does not help you know but they will start to decrease as you get more used to life without meth.
     

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    2much... I know its like I don't find myself fiending or craving for it during my normal day EXCEPT for right when i wake up... RAHHHH
     

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    yea it happens to me 2 years after the last time i've done it.
     

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    i guess i should ask, does it happen with other drugs for you or just meth?
     

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    this happens too me also, iv been 1.5 years without meth, but i actually enjoy the dream because it feels like i got a fix without actually doing any damage too my brain, so i enjoy them. for the first 6 months i would sit in my bed thinking about meth before i slept and i noticed when ever i think about it before i sleep i dream about it, when i wanted too avoid this what i did was watched porn before i went too bed and i dream about hot naked ladies now
     

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    A lot of my dreams involve meth. But I remember the majority of my dreams. The way it manifests depends on how I'm feeling about the drug at the time; if I'm quitting, it's always a guilty high, otherwise it's just there. I always get high in my dreams too; luckily.
     

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    I have these dreams about cigarettes.
     

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    I used to do speed alot. I have dreams about drugs frequently. Sometimes about meth. I had an almost identical dream where I was picking shards out of a carpet. What I hate is when I wake up (after an intense drug dream) only to find I have no drugs.
    As far as your question is concerned it is certainly possible. Then again I have dreamt of drugs that I haven't even done before.
     

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    But yeah I think it is due to a underlying craving
     

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    When I'm comin down off meth I have outer body dreams where I see myself sleepin and I'm paralyzed screamin with no sound tryin to wake up it's freaky found out one of my friends experiencing same shit!!
     

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    Yeah, they are fucking horrible. I once had a dream where all the sudden I was holding a pipe, held up the lighter, took a fat rip, exhaled, saw the smoke, and felt EXACTLY IDENTICAL to being high for about 5 seconds. I then woke up with a massive headache for like 5 minutes... I assume it was because my brain released dopamine while I was asleep and the headache was just a "coming down" affect. The sad thing was I was 14 days sober and broke that streak that day. I looked into these "meth dreams" and found out they're actually common and they don't seem to go away from anyone, even after years. Really sucks
     

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    Sorry if my posts don't help but this has never happened to me. I waltzed (not the actual dance) in and out of speed for years. i knew alot of people i wish i didn't know and most of them are not in good shape to say the least. the dreams seem to be the last thing I would worry about.
     

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    ugghh yeah.... drug dreams are my favourite! not. it's just the subconscious manifesting its desires during sleep.......unfortunately.
     

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