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Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can cause physical and psychological dependence. Quitting meth can be challenging, and it can cause a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.

Physical withdrawal symptoms may include:

Fatigue or exhaustion
Increased appetite
Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness)
Tremors or shaking
Chills or sweating
Muscle aches and pains
Nausea or vomiting
Changes in heart rate and blood pressure
Increased risk of infections, such as pneumonia

Psychological withdrawal symptoms may include:

Anxiety or restlessness
Irritability or mood swings
Strong cravings for the drug
Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
Paranoia or hallucinations
Psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations

Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and duration, depending on the person and the extent of their drug use. In some cases, withdrawal symptoms can be severe enough to require medical attention.

It is important to seek professional help when quitting meth, as medical supervision can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Support from loved ones, as well as counseling and addiction treatment, can also be helpful in achieving and maintaining sobriety.