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Doctor insights on: Do Any Legitimate Uses For Methamphetamine Exist

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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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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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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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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 you get MRSA from heavy long term methamphetamine use?

Possibly: Mrsa is a highly resistant staph bacteria. Anyone can become infected with this. Drugs that lower your immune system, drugs that lower your inhibitions or motivations, for example to take care of yourself, can lead to infections. So taking meth itself is not going to cause mrsa, but taking meth can trigger situations of poor hygiene, close contact with others, which can cause mrsa. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the process of cleaning my system from methamphetamine use?

What can I do to speed up the process of cleaning my system from methamphetamine use?

NA..: Go to an NA meeting, listen to others and ask your question. Be with others who are cleaning up their lives from drugs. When you don't want to go back, go to another meeting. Stay with it. All the best! http://www.na.org/ ...Read more

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What effect does prolonged methamphetamine use have on the intestines?

What effect does prolonged  methamphetamine use have on the intestines?

Probably the same...: Probably the same as on other organs: ischemic damage from constriction of blood vessels causing poor blood flow. Ischemia causes great abdominal pain in the intestines, like patients who have mesenteric ischemia but aren't meth users. Recurrently choking off the blood supply to the intestines will cause poor gut function. ...Read more

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How would methamphetamine show up in a urine test when you don't use drugs please explain

How would methamphetamine show up in a urine test when you don't use drugs please explain

Prob screening test: Many chemicals, including common cold remedies like sudafed, afrin and neosynephrine (phenylephrine) can show up as a positive amphetamine test on the initial screen. However, confirmatory tests (which are way more sophisticated and expensive) can tell the difference. Same is true with methamphetamine. You need to make sure there was a confirmatory test and chain-of-custody of the specimen. ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine drug use affect teeth?

How will methamphetamine drug use affect teeth?

Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effects of methamphetamine addiction. Meth, like all "uppers" makes the body edgy and tight. The cost of prison dental care has exploded since meth became common. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/. ...Read more