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What does meth do to your brain and body

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Metadate is methyphenidate, used for adhd, it blockes uptake of Dopamine and norephinephrine as does methamphetamine, "meth". "meth" also causes i... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Both are stimulants: Excellent & thorough response by Dr. Dr. Jeff Blixt. Recommend that neither of these stimulants be used recreationally. Metadate (Methylphenidat... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See a doctor: A neurologist or psychiatrist can test you in the office and intrepret the results to see if you need further testing. Getting and intrepreting these ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Mood instability: Stop now before you create permanent changes, which can happen with chronic use. Abstinence often starts with both craving and a desire to sleep a lot... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Schneider
General Practice 10 years experience
Catching up: It is simply your body rejuvenating itself from the toll the meth has on your body and you sleep to make up for when you stayed awake.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Need neurology visit: Given your symptoms it would seem that you need to schedule an appointment with the neurologist. The neurologist should be able to give you any idea w... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Psychosis: If you are concerned about psychosis it would be good for you to see a Psychiatrist to find out how to balance your biological system better. A Clinic... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Neck pain & speech: Please see a doctor ASAP if you have not seen one. Any of the causes you mention are possibilities and if something is brewing, e.g., a stroke, you n... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Harmful effects: Methamphetamine abuse is a grave problem that can lead to serious health conditions including brain damage, memory loss, psychotic-like behavior, hear... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Minocycline is an antibiotic. It will not protect your brain from the effects of methamphetamine. The best way to protect your brain from this drug ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Bad!: Don't self treat, and certainly not with street drugs! If you have defined brain pathology talk to your neurologist about appropriate treatments. Yo... Read More

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