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Doctor insights on: Methamphetamine

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I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

Nothing: But over the counter cold remedies may test positive for meth on preliminary testing. ...Read more

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Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Related but not same: The meds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are a complex blend of several amphetamine salts that are produced with a reliable purity and strength. While similar in basic structure to "cooked" material, the production controls and blending process is where the similarity ends. ...Read more

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I had a crushed skull being hit with a hammer. Decompressed to the brain. How bad if I use methamphetamine.

I had a crushed skull being hit with a hammer. Decompressed to the brain. How bad if I use methamphetamine.

Bad!: Don't self treat, and certainly not with street drugs! If you have defined brain pathology talk to your neurologist about appropriate treatments. You could be at risk for seizures and street drugs could promote. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera provera shot for a year in october, I used methamphetamine for the first time three days ago.... I've been on the Depo-Provera provera shot for a year in october, I used methamphetamine for the first time three days ago combi

I've been on the Depo-Provera provera shot for a year in october, I used methamphetamine for the first time three days ago.... I've been on the Depo-Provera provera shot for a year in october, I used methamphetamine for the first time three days ago combi

What is your?: Methamphetamine is arguably the most destructive drug that people abuse. It is highly addicting, very long-acting, and causes a great deal of both physical and mental problems, including premature aging, "meth mouth", severe depression, psychosis and paranoia, and many of these problems can become permanent. I don't know what your Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) question is, but your drug use is a bigger problem. ...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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Help docs? Why is it hard to kick meth addiction?

Help docs? Why is it hard to kick meth addiction?

Good question: But nobody really knows. Stimulants in general make people feel so good, and then so bad when they stop, that they compulsively and obsessively want to feel the "good" again. They change the actual chemistry/structure of the brain to where the brain needs these substances to function. Cocaine is just as difficult for many people to kick, but methamphetamine is the worst. There is help available. ...Read more

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Can using very low doses of methamphetamine be considered relatively "safe"?

Can using very low doses of methamphetamine be considered relatively "safe"?

No: Mainly because it is the rare individual who keeps the doses "low." I have rarely seen individuals who can control their meth use, while I have seen such people who use cocaine, marijuana and even heroin in low doses on special occasions. In fact, I never have. Meth is a phenomenally addicting drug that eats up its users. Stop. Now. Get help doing it if you can't. ...Read more

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My therapist&psychiatrist I saw when put on a 5150 want me2go back on antidepressants. I'm a meth addict&if I slip&use while on meds is that dangerous?

My therapist&psychiatrist I saw when put on a 5150 want me2go back on antidepressants. I'm a meth addict&if I slip&use while on meds is that dangerous?

It could be: Cytochrome p450 enzyme systems are extensively involved in the metabolism of methadone, including especially 2d6 and 3a4 but also others. Your doctor can test these that are involved also in antidepressant metabolism plus more if he deems necessary. Charts are available at these websites:
www. Practicalpainmanagement. Com/treatments/...

www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1852041
best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is self harm a common side effect of meth?

Can you tell me is self harm a common side effect of meth?

Meth and self harm: The answer to question is yes. It is a rather not point however because the mirror use of meth is a severe form of self harm. Please get into treatment and stop the use as soon as possible before your condition deteriorates. I am including a picture of meth mouth so you can see what the later stages of a meth use look like. I can't imagine you wanting to ever look like that. Please do the right thing by yourself. Have a happy and healthy holiday season and stay safe. ...Read more

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Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth? What are long term effects of hard meth use? Can meth effect my children? Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people? So far my only source of information has bee

Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth? What are long term effects of hard meth use? Can meth effect my children? Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people? So far my only source of information has bee

It damages brain: And almost everything else. It can cause severe depression, paranoia and even psychosis, with hallucinations, delusions and agitation. Physically, it can damage the heart, with heart attacks and/or strokes, and causes severe dental and skin problems. People become completely disorganized and live their lives completely involved with the drug. It damages your children and family. Get help and stop! ...Read more

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How long does it take illegal drugs to get out of your system? Specifically methamphetamines if they are injected

It depends: If you only use it one time, probably within 48 hrs, i'll be out of your system if you detox yourself by drinking alkaline water. ...Read more

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How long should I expect the consequences of methamphetamine use to last?

How long should I expect the consequences of methamphetamine use to last?

Unfortunately,: Some of the effects of meth, such as heart attack and stroke, are permanent, and there are other effects, such as hallucinations and paranoid delusions, that can last for months. Without knowing what effects you are having, I can't be more specific. ...Read more

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I touched crystal methamphetamine to my toungue. I felt the effect for 2 and a half hours. Can I breastfeed my two year old? I didn't know what it was!

I touched crystal methamphetamine to my toungue. I felt the effect for 2 and a half hours. Can I breastfeed my two year old? I didn't know what it was!

Bad idea: It is difficult to conceive that that small an exposure would cause problems for hours. It would be prudent to wait 24 hours after the exposure, but there should be no issues after that in any case. Tasting something foreign is a bad way to figure out what it is, and can result in potential exposure to even worse toxins. Don't repeat your "experiment.". ...Read more

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My methadone wears off within a couple hours. Within 12 hours I start feeling w/d symp. Is there anything I can take? I want to taper off of the meth

My methadone wears off within a couple hours. Within 12 hours I start feeling w/d symp. Is there anything I can take? I want to taper off of the meth

Best to do this: Under guidance of your physician. Sometimes one can cut the dose in half and continue to take at regular intervals until your next appointment. Please see your prescriber. ...Read more

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What happens when you mix percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) with meth?

Don't mix: First of all, nobody should take methamphetamine as it is dangerous and illegal. Meth can cause neurological damage as well as damage the heart, cause strokes, and death. Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) is an opiate and can suppress the brain's signals that tell us to breathe. Overdose with an opiate can lead to death from respiatory arrest. Meth + Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) may have some drug interactions that are unknown/ unstudied. ...Read more

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How much meth is needed to cause an overdose?

How much meth is needed to cause an overdose?

Uncertain amount: The amount of street meth needed to overdose is unknown. It depends on the concentration of meth, the other drugs mixed into the meth, the body size of the user, whether or not the user is an addict, etc... Meth can kill rapidly by fatal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and strokes. Meth also causes psychotic and aggressive behavior, which can lead to deadly accidents or being shot dead by the police. ...Read more

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How come methamphetamine help's so much with my hip pain?

How come methamphetamine help's so much with my hip pain?

Lying to your brain: Amphetamines tell your brain that you ave more energy tan you really do. It tells your brain to be alert and the mundane falls off your radar. You are not really better, the brain just has other things to do or think about? ...Read more

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What should one do if there is baby who accidently swallowed a very very small amount of meth and cries?

What should one do if there is baby who accidently swallowed a very very small amount of meth and cries?

Go to the ER: Even a small amount of meth could be dangerous for a child. After that I would've expecting a call from child protective services since the child should not have been around meth in the first place. ...Read more

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Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Yes, and many do: All stimulants can be associated with serious adverse effects, ranging from caffeine to cocaine to methamphetamine. Heart attack and stroke, cardiac arrhythmias with heart stoppage or reduction in blood blow all can occur with any stimulant, sometimes even when used for the first time. Methamphetamine seems especially nasty, with a powerful addiction which appears to prematurely age people greatly ...Read more

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What would metabolize into methamphetamine?

Selegiline: Selegiline is metabolized into methamphetamine and sometimes causes false positives on drug screens. ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine use affect the body?

How will methamphetamine use affect the body?

Many ways effect: Shortness of breath, decreased appetite, irregular heart beat and high blood pressure, increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, extreme weight loss, insomnia, confusion, irritability, anxiety and violent behavior, psychotic effects, including paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects creeping under the skin). ...Read more

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Do any legitimate uses for methamphetamine exist?

Yes: Methamphetamine may be used for adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and obesity. ...Read more

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Can small amounts of methamphetamine help me study?

Can small amounts of methamphetamine help me study?

Use methamphetamine: Using this drug occassionally for staying awake to study is not indicated and can be dangerous. If taken casually the medication can become addictive and is the reason why it is Controlled drug. Drink more coffee/tea. ...Read more

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Will a better purity of methamphetamine have any benefits?

Pure meth: No. All one can say is if the contaminated methamphetamine is contaminated with something really bad yeah the more pure methamphetamine will kill you less quicker. But dangerous and bad is dangerous and bad. ...Read more

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How long does it take methamphetamines to metabolize in a baby?

-2-3 days: Methamhetamine should be metabolized in 48-72 hours.
Why would your baby be exposed? Stop now. ...Read more

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How long does methamphetamine stay in you system? Please explain

How long does methamphetamine stay in you system? Please explain

48-72 hours: For the metabolites to be cleared in urine. Methamphetamine itself lasts for about 12-16 hours in the bloodstream and brain of most people, but the metabolites take longer to clear the body in terms of drug testing, which is usually what people are asking about. If you are a user, it is slowly destroying your body and mind if you use it regularly, and casual users become regular users. Get help. ...Read more