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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What's does crystal meth do to you?

What's does crystal meth do to you?

Meth: Your metabolism goes into overdrive, so your lungs, liver, heart & brain are under excess pressure, leading to agitation, breathing problem, heart arrhythmias, etc. ...Read more

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How many people die from using crystal meth?

How many people die from using crystal meth?

Far too many: Although I'm afraid I do not know the numbers, far far too many people die from using crystal meth. It is associated with stroke, heart attack, as well as global progressive failure of health. Get help. Stop. Find any way to get the support you need to get off or help others get off of this terribly addictive, damaging drug. ...Read more

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What occurs when a diabetic consumes crystal meth?

What occurs when a diabetic consumes crystal meth?

Bad things: Crystal meth is bad for you diabetic or not. Besides being illegal it is also very dangerous very addictive. Nothing good happens with crystal meth. ...Read more

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Is crystal meth addictive from only using it once?

Is crystal meth addictive from only using it once?

Possibly: It not a sure thing, but there is a possibility you could become addicted from using meth one time, similar to cocaine. ...Read more

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How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read more

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If I did crystal meth while on antibiotics, is it going to stop the influence of the antibiotics?

No, but get off it.: You know very well that you are engaging in a self destructive behavior by doing meth. Get help and get off meth.
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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How extreme is weight loss from crystal meth and are there permanent damages?

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How extreme is weight loss from crystal meth and are there permanent damages?

Meth: Depends on amount used and duration of use, baseline weight, general health, age, metabolism, etc. ...Read more

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I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

Stop drugs now: Listen well, regardless of how you do it, you will destroy your life for certain, if you continue with meth usage. If you wish help, it is present, both on-line and where you live. Contact your doctor, addictions anonymous, even alcoholics anonymous, and start cleaning up your act. Your life will transform when the drugs are gone! ...Read more

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Is a Tension headache from chronic use of crystal meth during the come down, considered dangerous?

Is a Tension headache from chronic use of crystal meth during the come down, considered dangerous?

Yes: The chronic use of meth is dangerous, regardless of what symptom the user is experiencing. The solution is to work with the doctor to get off the meth, and of course, to immediately avoid seeing any person who touches meth or other drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Don't know why I keep trying, is there no hope for somebody addicted to crystal meth and heroin at age 18?

Don't know why I keep trying, is there no hope for somebody addicted to crystal meth and heroin at age 18?

Yes there is hope: Most people struggling with addiction have 9 or more quit attempts before having a period of sustained sobriety. Don't give up. Be honest with your illness and with your doctors, be open minded to treatment, and be willing to try. There is help out there for those who are motivated for it. Try na or aa if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Is there any way crystal meth is healthy?

Is there any way crystal meth is healthy?

Absolutely not: On the contrary it may cause irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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How to deal with crystal meth and hunger?

Get help.: See an addictions psychiatrist and enter into treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop or avoid using crystal meth?

Work with an addicti: Specialist through your PCP, so they can monitor your progress together, and safely get you through your withdrawal. Medical supervision is strongly advised. Great to hear your willingness to get off this dangerous recreational drug, and move toward health and longevity., ...Read more

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How long could crystal meth stay in your body?

Long enough: I would worry less about how long meth stays in your body than I would be about actually using meth. Please get help w/ addiction. Aa and na are a good place to start. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

Why make&use meth: ..For as many different reasons as there are people who use drugs and alcohol. Make: to sell or use. Use: to escape life's pains, to briefly feel better, to fit in with peers. Once used, the drug can generate a powerful addiction that drives the person to find, make, use the drug at any cost, including teeth, mind, heart, skin, and life. ...Read more

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Is crystal meth the same as speed?

Yes: Crystal meth is methamphetamine and speed is crystal meth in its crystalline form. ...Read more

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Why am I lethargic after using crystal meth?

Why am I lethargic after using crystal meth?

Burnout!: Crystal meth super stimulates the nerve cells in your brain, depleting them completely of needed neurotransmitter molecules, making them unable to function, so you feel foggy and lethargic. Repeated use causes the neurons to overheat and die, leading to permanent mental impairments. Stop now! ...Read more

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Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth?

Is it hard to overdose smoking crystal meth?

No: It is easy to overdose on crystal meth. It is better to never use it in the first place! ...Read more

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Are cigarettes really more dangerous than crystal meth?

Cigs./Meth: In the long run, both are equally dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

Severe problems!: Crystal meth can cause poor growth due to restricting blood flow to the placenta. It can cause premature separation of the placenta with bleeding, premature birth and possible bleeding for the mother and baby. There is a risk of both maternal and fetal death. Meth may also cause later brain problems for the baby. There is also possible risk from lifestyle issues for women using illegal drugs. ...Read more

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What should I exspect when I've quite smoking crystal meth 'as knowen as jib'?

Healthy longer life: Jib is just one slang term for crystal methamphetamine, and isn't any different than any other "brand" of this awful drug. What you should expect is relapse, unless you get involved in some form of support system. It is a difficult drug to quit, and congratulations on making the decision. There is no "withdrawal" syndrome, though fatigue and increased appetite and sleep may occur, lasting < 1 week. ...Read more

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How to get off crystal meth and. Get over my addicion?

How to get off crystal meth and. Get over my addicion?

Seek help: It often takes help to recover from an addiction. This could be an md, addictions therapist or 12 step program. 12 step meetings are held in every city and town. Sometimes emotional difficulties are mixed in with the addiction and your physical health can be affected. Start with a good addictions and health evaluation. Ask your md. For an thorough eval. And a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and crystal meth the same?

What are the ingredients in focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and crystal meth the same?

They aren't: They are distant cousins in terms of their effects, but are completely different in their chemistry. Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is a variant of methylphenidate, which is very different from methamphetamine in terms of safety, side effects and tolerability. ...Read more

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I am shceduled for a total thyroidectomy at 3:15pm today and used crystal meth last night. Will there be complications with surgery?

I am shceduled for a total thyroidectomy at 3:15pm today and used crystal meth last night. Will there be complications with surgery?

TELL YOUR SURGEON: It is critical you inform the surgical team. You are at potential anesthesia risk!! Furthermore, ASAP, get into a drug rehab program, you are engaging in totally risky behavior, with a horrible drug. You need help in this area NOW, not later. ...Read more

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Would smoking too much crystal meth only for 2 days in a row and not doing it again, harm the body in the future? Ps: not a meth user, just tried it

Possibly, not likely: If you have used meth, you may have likely damaged brain cells, but unless you binged over the 2 days, I doubt there would be any noticeable long term effects as long as your exposure was limited. Don't try it again! ...Read more

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I've been addicted too crystal meth for 3 years and smoke meth everyday. I've noticed now that everytime after ive smoked meth that my lymph nodes in m?

I've been addicted too crystal meth for 3 years and smoke meth everyday. I've noticed now that everytime after ive smoked meth that my lymph nodes in m?

Crystal Meth: Please get support to become free of a habit that can destroy your physical and mental health. The lymph system gets rid of sludge in our system if it works properly. Like any other system, if overloaded there can be problems. Movement and massage can help facilitate lymphatic drainage. The lymph system has no pump of its own and relies on our movement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does crystal meth cause legs to swell?

Does crystal meth cause legs to swell?

Yes: It can. But, so can other things, so get checked by a. Doctor soon and get into rehab while you still have a chance! ...Read more

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What does crystal meth do to your teeth?

What does crystal meth do to your teeth?

Methamphetamine mouth: Broken, discolored and rotting teeth likely because the drug causes the salivary glands to dry out, which allows the mouth's acids to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Teeth are further damaged by grinding and poor diet and poor dental hygiene. ...Read more

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Can crystal meth cause thyroid problems?

Can crystal meth cause thyroid problems?

Possibly: Li sx, et al august 2013 - just published a paper on "depression and alteration" in both the "hpa" axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis - see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23913817

however - thyroid issues are probably the least of your worries if there is methamphetamine involved. I would get off of it or get help. ...Read more

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Can you get heartburn from smoking crystal meth?

Can you get heartburn from smoking crystal meth?

Meth: Sure u can. Be nice to your stomach. It will be nice 2u. ...Read more

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more