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I was mistakenly given suboxone whilst in rehab for meth. Was on ativan (lorazepam) and diazapam at the time. Was a week ago but now have headaches every day help?

I was mistakenly given suboxone whilst in rehab for meth. Was on ativan (lorazepam) and diazapam at the time. Was a week ago but now have headaches every day help?

Meth "meth"meaning?: Were you in treatment for methamphetamine or for methadone? Headache is a common side effect of buprenorphine (the active drug in Suboxone) but goes away within hours if not a day or two. Doubt very much it is related, but you should see your health care professional for evaluation if the headaches are severe and persistent. Good luck with sobriety. ...Read more

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Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

Very difficult: This is a very difficult combination of problems, and would need a dual diagnosis program to work with both bipolar disorder and meth addiction. They each need care -- and long-term aftercare monitoring. If you find a credible program, and the person is truly committed to recovery, s/he has as good a shot as possible for success. Success in addiction recovery, though, is a day to day process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how effective is drug rehab for meth addiction combined with bi-polar disorder?

Can you tell me how effective is drug rehab for meth addiction combined with bi-polar disorder?

Can be effective: Effectiveness depends on many things, including the commitment of the patient. You need a program for "dual diagnosis" -- meaning they treat both the substance abuse and the bipolar disorder. When the person is actively using, it can be hard to tell mood episodes from drug effect. Meth is a very challenging drug, and ongoing outpatient recovery efforts are still needed long after discharge. ...Read more

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I'm trying to quit crystal meth. I cannot afford to rehab. If I see a regular doctor is there anything that they can prescribe to help me? I'm miserable

I'm trying to quit crystal meth. I cannot afford to rehab. If I see a regular doctor is there anything that they can prescribe to help me? I'm miserable

Treatment options: For amphetamine addiction are currently limited to behavioral treatment. There are not any medications that have been shown consistently effective to this point. Suggestions include outpatient treatment (less expensive than rehab) combined with a12-step program (free). Also suggest the link to see if there are any treatment trials near you: http://www.drugabuse.gov/clinical-trial/search ...Read more

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What is rehab like for meth?

What is rehab like for meth?

No different from: Rehab for anything else, mostly. Rehabilitation involves learning alternative coping skills, learning how to use a support system, and living a life free of drugs and alcohol, and is really pretty much the same no matter whether it is alcohol, methamphetamine or heroin. There may be some specific issues with methamphetamine (like dental problems, premature aging) that are dealt with. ...Read more

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I use a quarter of meth a day id like to find a rehab?

I use a quarter of meth a day id like to find a rehab?

Drug Treatment: You have a lot of options for this important next part of your life. I am very proud of you for getting to the place where you can ask for help. Your family physician could make the referral or you can contact any addiction psychiatrist or clinic in your community.

There are also many groups working with meth and the various group programs such as strength over speed. ...Read more

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Husband is in rehab & I just found something I think is meth. I touched it before I saw it. Washed hands a lot. How do I dispose of & will it affect me?

You won't absorb it: If you touched a white, powder or crystal and washed your hands there is very little chance to no chance it will affect you. Of greater concern is that your spouse, in rehab, has not resolved his behavior! This needs to be discussed in a non accusatory fashion with both him and his counselor. I expect urine testing will tell on him, but you must not enable continued wrong behavior ...Read more

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Can I just get meds to quit meth and cannabis without having to go into rehab or treatment?

Mutual support helps: The most effective "medication" is mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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A friend of mine is a long term methamphetamine user. How does she rehab at home? (She's more willing to do this than inpatient treatment.)

Any step: Narcotics anonymous or some other peer support group. Be there for your friend. She'll also need a counselor who's a recovered user and can see through what the drug has done to her. I am so glad she wants to rehab, and that she has you as a friend. ...Read more

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How is meth use treated?

How is meth use treated?

NA or CA: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why is meth so dangerous?

Why is meth so dangerous?

Unpredictable: The single most dangerous feature is that at any time -- the first or the 100th use -- you may suddenly discover you can no longer be happy without using it. You will continue compulsively and not stop until the adverse effects of the drug have killed you. The last stages are quite horrible. The stories about people ripping off their own flesh are true. ...Read more

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How is meth used as a medicine?

How is meth used as a medicine?

Which meth?: I actually HATE that word, because some people use it for methadone, and others for methamphetamine. Both are medications. Methadone is a pain medication, used in severe chronic pain as well as the treatment of opioid addiction. Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) is used to treat the same things Adderall or RItalin (methylphenidate) are used for — ADHD, narcolepsy, sleep shift disorders and conditions needing stimulants. ...Read more

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How do i nutralize the affects of meth?

How do i nutralize the affects of meth?

See your PCP: The most effective treatments for meth addiction are behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral, biofeedback, hypnosis and contingency-management interventions. Visit the NIDA Website at www.drugabuse.gov or see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I was my weed laced with meth, should I be concerned?

Yes: If you do not have a reliable source of marijuana, then you should not smoke it, precisely because it can be cut with lots of things — including synthetic cannabinoids like spice or k2, methamphetamine, phencyclidine (pcp or angel dust) and many other things. Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure and pulse, cause palpitations and other heart problems, and make people paranoid. ...Read more

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Meth & losing weight?

Meth & losing weight?

Meth effects: Yes, one of the effects of meth can be temporary weight loss -- but not a healthy kind. It can cause muscle breakdown that leads to kidney damage or failure, delusions, hallucinations, sensations of skin crawling (formication), hypertension, stroke and death. It leads to drug craving. Drug-related psychosis can last for months after your last official use. ...Read more

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Why can't I quit meth?

Why can't I quit meth?

Quitting meth: Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. You can become addicted after trying it just once! For more information regarding meth treatment centers in your community, please call: 1 (888) 287-6189. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does meth cause anxiety?

Does meth cause anxiety?

It can: As a rule, any stimulant can cause or worsen anxiety. Methamphetamine makes the heart race, makes reflexes twitchy, can trigger paranoid feelings, etc. No big surprise that it can lead to anxiety too. ...Read more

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Can meth cause hyperglycemia?

Can meth cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, it can: Yes, it is known that it can cause this by a number of mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can taking meth every be fatal?

Can taking meth every be fatal?

Depends: Methamphetamine, a fda approved agent, has a high abuse potential. Using this drug for other that it's intended purposes can cause serious medical issues some of which may be fatal. In the same way that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol can be fatal with long term use, so can methamphetamine use. Lack of sleep, poor nutrition, impaired judgment can all lead to self-destruction and even death. ...Read more

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Does meth help one lose weight?

Does meth help one lose weight?

No excuse: If by causing irreversable brain damage and permanent depression leading to death, meth does lead to wt loss. Get help. Don't even consider trying meth as some drugs are addicting after initial trial. ...Read more

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Is meth or cocaine more dangerous?

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Meth/Cocaine: Both are high on the scale of Dangerous. ...Read more

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How to get meth out of urine fast?

How to get meth out of urine fast?

Gotta hand it to you: Most people who post on HealthTap looking for advice on how to beat a drug test don't come right out & say so. They're less honest — or cynical — than you. The answer is the same, though: Getting such help here is unlikely verging on never gonna happen. It's unethical for a doctor to help someone break the law & you want him/her to do it publicly where millions of people could read it? ...Read more

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How much worse is meth than adderal?

How much worse is meth than adderal?

Much : Methamphetamine is highly addictive, can lead to severe heart problems. Over time can lead to psychosis. Not a nice drug. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is dextroamphetamine/amphetamine mixture that is exquisitely safe and effective. Also, it's legal. ...Read more

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Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Real bad headach after smoking meth?

Crystal meth?: I assume you are referring to crystal meth with is a powerful stimulant. This drug can rapidly raise your blood pressure and cause a bleed in your brain, which could be very serious and even life threatening. Get to the er if your headache does not stop immediately. ...Read more

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Can meth cause pain in one's bladder?

Can meth cause pain in one's bladder?

Only via infection: Only if your use has opened up a way for infection to get into you kidneys and or bladder. You should see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can meth use make fibromyalgia worse?

Can meth use make fibromyalgia worse?

Meth: Yes. Do not use meth it will mess you up in more ways than you can imagine. ...Read more

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How long does meth side effects last?

How long does meth side effects last?

Depends: Depends on what you consider side effects? The effects from the drug will dissipate in a day or so, however, the damage done to your brain may last a life time.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is vision impairment common with meth?

Is vision impairment common with meth?

Impairment is common: Alterations in blood pressure and vasoconstriction of retinal vessels can lead to vision impairment and even blindness. Anticholinergic activity and noradrenergic over activity lead to dry eye and dilated pupils. Dopamine alterations in the brain lead to visual (and auditory) hallucinations. Dry eye is common. Need any more reasons not to use? ...Read more

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How long will meth stay in your urine?

How long will meth stay in your urine?

Up to 10 days.: For most individuals having used the substance, the consensus is often noted as a maximum of 10 days that methamphetamine remains detectable via a urine drug test. Often it is more like 3-5 days. The urine test rarely gives an incorrect finding if meth is in there. It can be detected in hair for much longer. Meth is highly addictive, dangerous & harmful to mental and physical health. ...Read more