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Doctor insights on: Can Amphetamine Abuse Cause Damage To Your Heart That Shows Up Years Later

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Can amphetamine abuse cause damage to your heart that shows up years later?

Can amphetamine abuse cause damage to your heart that shows up years later?

Yes: Any drug abuse can cause damage that may not show up for many years. Amphetamine abuse causes many serious problems at the time, but also down the road, including such things as heart disease and hypertension. But it is not 100% true, and depends on how long, how much, other habits, family history and so on. Best to get a relationship with a good primary care doc and get specific answers!good luck. ...Read more

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Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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Some questions about adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Can I use it if prior history of abuse or heart palpitations?

Some questions about adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Can I use it if prior history of abuse or heart palpitations?

Probably: I would consult with you physician and potentially a cardiologist. The cardiologist would probably do a ekg and/or echocardiogram to decide if you have any structural or heart rhythm problems. If you don't, you probably can use Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) under a doctor's guidance. But i would ask the doctor about these issues before using. ...Read more

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Brother abusing stimulants (ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and ephedrine).. How high does his heart rate need to get before we have to bring him to the hospital (where it is life threatening)?

Brother abusing stimulants (ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and ephedrine).. How high does his heart rate need to get before we have to bring him to the hospital (where it is life threatening)?

Get Help: Pulse rates over 200 per minute for a 20 year old and 150 beats per a person 70 years are dangerous. But the point here is that an intervention must occur before such dangerous problems occur. He is abusing drugs and need a professional evaluation by experts in drug abuse to recommend how he can beast be helped. No time to wait. ...Read more

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Can a lot of stress cause major depression or amphetamine abuse for someone who is bipolar and on meds for it?

Not exactly: Stress does not cause major depression or amphetamine abuse, but bipolar people can become depressed, & amphetamine abuse can destabilize someone with bipolar disorder. Often substance abuse leads to disrupted sleep cycles, & forgetting to take mood stabilizing medications -- thus worsening the illness. Recovery programs for drug abuse and talk therapy to learn to deal with life stresses, help. ...Read more

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Any relation between psychosis and amphetamine abuse?

Any relation between psychosis and amphetamine abuse?

Very much: Amphetamine abuse commonly causes paranoia that can progress to paranoid delusions. An agitated, manic-like psychosis is also possible with auditory and visual hallucinations. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/stimulant_psychosis. ...Read more

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What long-term effects does chronic amphetamine abuse have on your body?

What long-term effects does chronic amphetamine abuse have on your body?

Significant.: Chronic weight loss and anorexia ... In children it can cause slow maturation and retarded growth. If you constantly drive your car 80 mph instead of 55mph, your engine will die young. Amphetamines cause your heart to go 80 instead of 55. ...Read more

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Anal pain from amphetamine abuse? What should I do?

Anal pain from amphetamine abuse? What should I do?

If used rectally: .Administering amphetamine rectally can cause varying amounts of irritation depending on the methods used, the presence of inactive ingredients and personal factors. The presence of impurities, binders, dyes and other inactive ingredients can contribute significantly to discomfort and/or irritation. See a GI specialist. www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=amphetamine best wishes. ...Read more

Amphetamine Abuse (Definition)

In the current diagnostic code, "abuse" is reserved for a milder form of addiction than the diagnosis of dependence. Just think of addiction as an abnormal attachment to the substance, compulsive use, and problems controlling its use in ...Read more