Sudafed Side Effects
The most common side effect of sudafed is headache. Other possible side effects include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. There are other possible side effects such as anxiety and depression.
Some people experience withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use of sudafed. These may include fatigue, insomnia, irritability and mood swings (depression).
How To Get Sudafed Out Of Your System?
There are several ways to get rid of sudafed from your body. One way is through detoxification methods. Another method is through taking medications to prevent its absorption into the blood stream. If you want to avoid these two options, then there are some natural ways of getting rid of sudafed.
Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Sudafed From Body
1. Drinking Water With Salt Solution – This method works very well if you have high salt intake.
However, it will not work if you drink only water with no salt solution. Also, drinking too much water without adding any kind of salt solution can cause stomach upset and dehydration. For this reason, it is better to consume less than one liter of liquid per day when using this method.
2. Eating High Fiber Foods – Eating high fiber foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables can help your body to get rid of sudafed quickly.
The soluble fiber binds to the drug in the stomach, preventing the body from absorbing it. This method can be used in combination with water and salt solution.
3. Eating Baking Soda And Vinegar – This method works by creating an alkaline environment in your stomach.
This prevents the drug from binding to the enzyme. It can be used in combination with water and salt solution.
4. Eating Or Drinking Something With Alcohol – Alcohol also creates an alkaline environment, and may also slow down the rate at which the drug is absorbed into the blood stream.
In any case, wine vinegar is a more reliable way of getting this effect.
5. Taking Antacids – Antacids contain alkaline ingredients such as magnesium hydroxide or aluminum hydroxide.
Antacids can be purchased over the counter and are very effective when it comes to minimizing the uptake of sudafed into the blood stream.
6. Taking Multiple Vitamin And Mineral Supplements – These supplements can help prevent sudafed from being absorbed into the blood stream by enhancing the efficiency of enzymes in your body.
7. Drinking Cranberry Juice – Cranberry juice contains antioxidants such as quercetin and epicatechin that can help prevent sudafed from being absorbed into the blood stream by slowing down the breakdown of enzymes.
8. Taking Acidophilus – Acidophilus helps to maintain an acidic environment in your stomach, which in turn prevents sudafed from being absorbed into the blood stream by preventing it from dissolving in the stomach.
9. Taking Antihistamine Medication – Antihistamines have an effect similar to that of antacids.
The main advantage of antihistamines over antacids is that they do not contain any aluminum.
Detoxification Methods To Get Sudafed Out Of Your System
1. Drink A Lot Of Water – This method is the most popular one and it is also the least effective one.
If you drink a lot of water (1 or 2 gallons) then the drug will have a diluted concentration and will be excreted from your body through urine within a few hours. However, this method will not work if you do not have enough water in your body.
2. Exercise – If you are physically active, then most of the drug will be converted to sweat and you will excrete most of it along with your sweat.
However, this method will not work if you are confined to a bed or confined to a room.
3. Consume Charcoal – Charcoal is a natural adsorbent material.
If you eat a lot of charcoal, it will attract the drug and carry it through your digestive tract before eventually excreting it along with your feces. However, this method will not work if you do not have a strong digestive system.
4. Consume Bentonite Clay – Bentonite clay is a type of clay that is proven to adsorb organic material such as the sudafed in your body.
It works very quickly and is easy to find and purchase in most locations. However, this method will not work if you do not have a strong digestive system or consume too much sudafed.
5. Use An Alternative Method – There are a wide range of alternative methods for getting the drug out of your body.
These methods include drinking tea, exercise, and taking supplements. However, these methods are not very effective and can be quite time-consuming.
Sudafed Detoxification Experiences
Sudafed has some very intense side effects such as irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, dizziness, hallucinations, and rapid breathing. Most people who use sudafed have a very difficult time getting through the experience. However, there are a few people who are able to use sudafed with limited side-effects and a manageable experience.
Let us look at some different experiences to give you an idea of what to expect.
Sudafed Experience #1 – I was at my friends’ house and I was about 17 at that time. My friend had some sudafed that she wanted me to buy for her because she was too young to buy it herself.
I had no intention of taking it, but when she gave me the money I thought “why not?”
I took the pills and used them while I was drinking that night. They worked just like the commercial said they would. About an hour after taking the pills, I started to feel really weird. My surroundings were starting to look wavy and surreal, almost as if I was tripping. My hearing became extremely amplified to the point where every little noise became very annoying and distracting. The music that was playing in the background sounded like it was in my head. I also noticed that my face felt extremely hot and I started to sweat profusely. I had a really hard time communicating with my friends because I could not focus on any one specific thing. However, all of these side effects went away after about an hour.
Sudafed Experience #2 – I was at a house party and someone had brought some sudafed. A few people tried it, but it made them feel really weird. One kid threw up and started having a seizure shortly afterwards.
The ambulance came and took him to the hospital.
Sudafed Experience #3 – I bought some sudafed from a friend and took it when I went to concert. I did not feel anything at first, but after about an hour I noticed that my hearing had become extremely acute. I could hear the different sounds of all the instruments in perfect harmony.
I started feeling really good and enjoyed the rest of the concert. When I got home, everything in my room was swirling and moving. Although I could not tell if it was actually moving or if I was.
Sudafed Experience #4 – I have been taking sudafed for the past 2 months. I take about 10-12 a day and I feel great! I do not get sick and I never get a sore throat.
I hope you enjoyed these experiences and they gave you an idea of what to expect when using sudafed or other similar products.
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