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Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Can the use of methamphetamine  cause leukocytosis?

Yes: Any stimulant, and even the hormones we produce ourselves under stress (adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine) can cause the release of white blood cells from the walls of our blood vessels. This occurs with cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and can even happen when prescription stimulants are used. It is a sign that the drug is having adverse effects on your body. Stop - get help if needed. ...Read more

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Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Methamphetamine: this is an unusual symptom but methamphetamine can definitely effect brain function. Are you having other symptoms. Please stop using meth and consider seeing your doctor especially if symptoms persist after 1 week of abstinence ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

Dry mouth, soda: Methamphetamine causes dry mouth aka xerostomia. The saliva natural cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at enamel and causes tooth decay. Meth addicts with dry mouth tend to moisten their mouths with inexpensive sugary sodas which makes the problem even worse. Also meth addicts are largely consumed with getting more meth rather than oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What could cause me to test positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine on a urine drug test that was confirmed using gc-ms when I do NOT use drugs?

What could cause me to test positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine on a urine drug test that was confirmed using gc-ms when I do NOT use drugs?

What DO you take?: Someone else's specimen may have been mislabeled as yours. Or, you may be taking a medication that is "cross-reactive" with amphetamines and caused a false-positive result. Labs usually include such cautionary information in their reports. Go over the lab report and your meds with the ordering physician. ...Read more

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I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

Short answer is yes.: Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then other systemic health problems may also ensue that are just as serious! please call your physician, dentist or drug help line for help as soon as possible! don't ruin your life! ...Read more

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What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

Several!: Alpha Methyldopa and Clonidine can cause false-positive urine drug tests for methamphetamines; so can nasal decongestants, ritalin, various cold remedies containing ephedra compounds. ...Read more

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I shoot meth and im only 100lbs but out of shape i get winded easily what excercises are safe that wont cause interactions with my drug use ?

I shoot meth and im only 100lbs but out of shape i get winded easily what excercises are safe that wont cause interactions with my drug use ?

Seriously,: It may be a really good thig that you are asking for suggestions at all. I hope that as you move towrd getting into better shape you drop the meth - it's really bad for people. Stretching exercises (yoga lite) are good for starters, Pilates too. Core walking. Cut down or off smoking if you can. Be patient! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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Jaw is slowly tilting down or side ways. Could this be caused from meth use?

Jaw is slowly tilting down or side ways. Could this be caused from meth use?

Yes: Severe grinding, induced by methamphetamines, can cause muscle spasm and joint damage which can cause the jaw to shift positions. ...Read more

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I have a friend that has the herpes virus, and her boboyfriend is a Meth user. Can his use cause her to have outbreaks?

Herpes simplex: No. His meth use will not cause her to have herpetic lesions, except perhaps secondarily if the tension and anxiety induced by his illegal activities disturbs her. ...Read more

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Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

I.v. meth: Not just affect lung vessels causing hypertension, but also blood, liver and other organs. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will meth use cause a person with herpes have a breakout?

Need doctor's help! will meth use cause a person with herpes have a breakout?

Anything that stress: Anything that causes you stress can cause a herpes breakout. Certainly using meth is such a stressor. Answer is therefore yes. ...Read more

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My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?

My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?

You have the answer: If he suffers from severe gout attacks after meth binges, that's all the proof you need. Certainly the meth has worsened and not lessened the gout. There may be other theoretical explanations but nothing can void the fact that meth binges induced severe gout attacks in your husband ...Read more

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Can crystal meth use cause periorbital cellulitis?

Can crystal meth use cause periorbital cellulitis?

It may look like it: There is a characteristic redness, swelling, of the eye lids(dermatitis) that is caused by this drug abuse. If this is associated by a lot of pain, periorbital cellutis, would have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis?

Can you tell me if crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis?

Yes: Periorbital cellulitis is loosely related to orbital cellulitis, the latter being an extremely dangerous, emergency medical condition. Both involve infection of the eye region and are caused (largely) by straphylococcus and streptococcus. Crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis. ...Read more

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Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage? I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage?  I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Actually it can: We pathologists are familiar with a curious lesion with fibrous tissue around individual heart cells that seems to run with curious rhythm problems. If you value your life, don't ever do "meth" again -- or if you don't value your life, think of the people who love you and who'd be sad if you were to see you die suddenly from it. It happens every day. Be smart. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband just started having bad testicular and groin pain. We do have a very healthy sex life, but im worried his meth use is the cause?

My husband just started having bad testicular and groin pain. We do have a very healthy sex life, but im worried his meth use is the cause?

Get seen now: He may be having spontaneous torsion. Having a good woman like you in his life may give him a reason to stop meth. ...Read more