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What to do if I have no thyroid how long will I test positive for meth?

What to do if I have no thyroid how long will I test positive for meth?

Meth: What has " No Thyroid " got to do with Meth?

Half life of Meth is between 6 to 16 hours. Figure it out

Are you here, at this site to get better or you want some medical information for your legal problems ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...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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What do you suggest if I had thyroid cancer, thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

What do you suggest if I had thyroid cancer, thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

No: Thyroid cancer and/or its removal will have no impact on positivity of drug testing in any significant way. Neither methamphetamine nor Methadone (not sure which meth you mean) will stay positive in urine or blood, but hair testing can detect drug use 6 months earlier if the hair is long enough. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had thyroid cancer thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

What do you recommend if I had thyroid cancer thyroid removed how long will meth be detectable in my system is it possible to test positive 6 mo after use?

I don't know what: Having a thyroid cancer removed would have to do with your methamphetamine problem, but I don't think they are related, and one has nothing to do with the other. Methamphetamine is rapidly metabolized and excreted, and usually drug tests are negative 3-5 days after last use. It cannot be positive in urine 6 months later, but hair testing can detect it for that long or longer, depending on length. ...Read more

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I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

I'm having Thyroid surgery & have been a crystal meth user for over 15 years. I plan on getting clean 3-4 days before my surgery; is this enough time?

Tell your surgeon: About your crystal meth use and arrange for medically supervised detox. Chronic meth use affects so many functions that surgery will not be safe until you have been able to fully recover. ...Read more

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When my friend injected meth she got severe pain in the back of her neck. What could have been wrong?

When my friend injected meth she got severe pain in the back of her neck. What could have been wrong?

I don't know.: However, a number of such cases have been asked about on various websites. Simply typing in meth and neck pain you will see that there are a number of websites reporting this. The cause is not specified, nor is the treatment. The cure however is to never use it again. Please be a good friend and encourage your friend to seek the help that she needs to get off of it before her mouth looks similar to the picture above. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My friend hit me with a shot of meth in my neck a few days ago its still extremely numb but not hard. What can I or should I do?

My friend hit me with a shot of meth in my neck a few days ago its still extremely numb but not hard.  What can I or should I do?

See below: 1. Discard this "friend"!
2. See a doctor to get tested for diseases transmitted through blood.
3. Let the site heal, without manipulation.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Two days ago I let a friend shoot me up with meth in the neck I believe they missed the vain, because there was a shooting pain in my neck and since?

Two days ago I let a friend shoot me up with meth in the neck I believe they missed the vain, because there was a shooting pain in my neck and since?

Not your friend : A friend does not inject a friend with meth. They injured a nerve. Please, please, get away from these people and this stuff. Nothing in your life, past or present, should make you feel that you belong with these people. Get to a church or other faith or self-help community. ...Read more

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What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give a non-judgemental answer. :-)

What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give a non-judgemental answer.  :-)

The destructive drug: You don't want any judgmental answer; but as a physician, I don't judge. But I can't comment without telling you that there are grave medical dangers to your meth use. It adversely affects the brain --exposes you to significant emotional+cognitive problems. Arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, carotid artery dissections, leading to neck pain and severe stroke. Tremors can also lead to neck pain. ...Read more

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I been addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glands swell in my neck and get very sore?

I been addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glands swell in my neck and get very sore?

The meth is: Irritating your throat, causing your lymph nodes to swell and hurt. Stop smoking and irritation will go away ...Read more

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I am addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke my glands in my neck get sore and swell im scared will i be ok my glands get very sore?

I am addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke my glands in my neck get sore and swell im scared will i be ok my glands get very sore?

Addiction: There are a lot of infective illnesses associated with recreational drug use, medical intervention is needed for your symptoms and your habit., seek medical advice as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've been addicted too smoking crystal meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glamds swell in my neck and are sore?

I've been addicted too smoking crystal meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glamds swell in my neck and are sore?

Hey John: I am a pathologist and have autopsied a few meth addicts. It's worse than you have been told. They do claw the flesh off their bodies before they die. Man up, swallow your pride, and get treated. Somebody loves you and even if you do not value your own life, do it for them. ...Read more

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What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

URGENT ADVICE: 1. STOP USING THIS HORRIBLE POISON!!
2. GET INTO A DRUG REHAB PROGRAM NOW!!
3. ACCEPT FACT THAT YOU ALREADY ARE ACCUMULATING DAMAGE AND HUGE RISKS!!!
4. DO NOT HESITATE, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR NOW. ...Read more

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I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?

Please see the doc: Please go see a doctor right away. Sometimes this is a serious problem that needs medical attention right away!

A please stop using meth! ...Read more

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I had someone try to inject me in my neck with meth and now by my clavicle there is a hard lump. The swelling has gone down a bit but still there.

I had someone try to inject me in my neck with meth and now by my clavicle there is a hard lump. The swelling has gone down a bit but still there.

See below: You may have an abscess in your neck. You need to seek medical attention. Stay away from drugs. Just say no! Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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New user to injecting the drug meth I have bruising on about most of the veins I shot my neck and my right upper back hurts?

New user to injecting the drug meth I have bruising on about most of the veins I shot my neck and my right upper back hurts?

Thank you for: Trusting Health Tap. Meth is a nasty drug. Very addicting. Very dangerous. What do we need to do to get you to stop using it? If you think you need to be looked at tonight by all means have somebody take you to the ER. Make sure you do not have liver or heart problems or pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I just did a shot of meth in my neck and now my entire neck, throat, chin & jaw line are numb?

I just did a shot of meth in my neck and now my entire neck, throat, chin & jaw line are numb?

Don't do it again: This is what "meth" can do to tissues supplied by the blood vessel that you injected. Next time, you may hit an artery, have it go to your brain, and you can end up as a cripple with permanent brain damage and no one will be sympathetic. Let this be a warning -- it may well be the only one you will get. Your physician can help you quit. Somebody loves you -- do it for them. Please. ...Read more

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I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to?

I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to?

Appreciate open &...: Directness of the question. Happy to provide an answer, that may not be as concrete. For one, it depends on how bad are the drinking and past drug problems. These symptoms could certainly be a non serious nerve irritation but also may be cardiomyopathy from alcohol or serious heart attack warning signs from meth. So without a complete evaluation, this could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Why can't I quit meth?

Why can't I quit meth?

Quitting meth: Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. You can become addicted after trying it just once! For more information regarding meth treatment centers in your community, please call: 1 (888) 287-6189. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any way to counteract the debilitating depression I experience for 2 weeks when I stop daily meth use? Can't afford to be incapacitated.

Is there any way to counteract the debilitating depression I experience for 2 weeks when I stop daily meth use? Can't afford to be incapacitated.

BIG problem: Your question about being "incapacitated" without meth suggests you feel it supports you in some way. This ignores the extreme risk to your health that daily meth use brings. You'll need a team of addiction medicine and psychiatry doctors, your family doctor, possibly a dentist, and specific meth recovery program. Depression can be treated; recovery from meth is challenging but very possible. ...Read more

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So my bf smokes Meth and I know he toches it and he touched my pills would it be on the pill I mean the Meth didn't touch them directly but still?

So my bf smokes Meth and I know he toches it and he touched my pills would it be on the pill I mean the Meth didn't touch them directly but still?

Not a good boyfriend: I am sorry to tell you this, but in my opinion, you need to find a boyfriend who isn't an addict. You didn't say what pills you take, but if you have a drug problem too, you need to seek help right away. I kinda have a suspicion, that you may have grown up with some abuse or neglect, which could be why, you are attracted to someone who is a negative influence. A great book is: Codependent No More. ...Read more

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So I know its bad, I went about 6 days without using meth, I don't know how... Tried the clinic but they tried to say continue my resperidon... Help.?

Drug use: Takes more than desire need to change environment includes many times routine friends etc. All can bring you back to using. Change even for the better not easy. Good luck. ...Read more

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So my bf smokes Meth and he touched my khlonopin I don't think the Meth touched it directly can I still take them? Or am I going to high!

No: Meth is used in crystalline form. Unless there was residue-powder, it is not going to affect you. Powder can stick to tablets ...Read more

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I seen alot of meth heads have kids y can't I???

I seen alot of meth heads have kids y can't I???

Infertility: I'm sorry for your bad luck. Unfortunately, life isn't fair. Infertility is defined as inability to conceive after 12mo unprotected sex at which time it's imperative to consult Reproductive Endocrinologist (infertility specialist). In meantime, check w/Family Doc for preconception counseling and to help get you & your partner as healthy as possible. Review your lifestyle esp nutrition & exercise. ...Read more

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Why I can't sleep I have taken two grams of meth?

Must be kidding!: Meth can cause profound insomnia, and using it in any amount is in my opinion a bad idea. If you are addicted, recommend you contact na or another substance treatment program. ...Read more

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I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed I can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so I can stop using?

I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed I can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so I can stop using?

Relapse: Relapse is not unusual, and is often part of the process of recovery. It can be difficult to get through the times after you use meth, because energy does feel depleted along with neurotransmitters being depleted too. I suggest working with an addiction medicine doctor on this problem. There are inpatient programs, and also community help is available at: http://www.Crystalmeth. Org/index. Php. ...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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I quit meth at 10 wks, only used few times. Have taken prenatals whole time but didn't tell dr abt meth. What's the next step to ensure healthy baby?

I quit meth at 10 wks, only used few times. Have taken prenatals whole time but didn't tell dr abt meth. What's the next step to ensure healthy baby?

Already answered: Same question before. You need to follow your OB provider's advice about taking good care of yourself, which should include good nutrition, vitamins, exercise, and the avoidance of ALL unnecessary substances — not only methamphetamine, but alcohol, excessive caffeine, TOBACCO (as bad as methamphetamine in its own way). You will need help with support and counseling. Talk to your doctor/counselor. ...Read more