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This was my 3rd time ever doing meth. I injected it and my vein has bludged up and is a red color and has became longer. What could this be?

This was my 3rd time ever doing meth. I injected it and my vein has bludged up and is a red color and has became longer. What could this be?

Phlebitis: Please don't do this any more. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap; you're smart enough to move on and leave the "friends" who did this with you behind. The vein is inflamed and may be thrombosed. If it's not better tomrrow, get seen. If you feel you can't stop doing meth on your own, please talk with your personal physician. I'm really glad you wrote -- let's start a better life. ...Read more

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I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

I have just injected my self with meth into my vein and it has swollen up and hurts I have missed the vein or busted it wot can I do to reduce swellin?

Seek medical help: Injecting meth can cause local skin necrosis, cellulitis and deep tissue infections, not to mention endocarditis with destruction of your heart valves. Stop shooting up and seek medical attention asap. If a severe local infection developes you could potentially lose an arm.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I inject meth regularly and sometimes my veins will disappear after some use and I have to find other spots to gowhy does this happen and what r risks?

I inject meth regularly and sometimes my veins will disappear after some use and I have to find other spots to gowhy does this happen and what r risks?

Scar tissue: If a vein is injured and becomes inflamed, it is likely to scar up, and scar contraction will make the vein disappear. The risk is negligible compared with the certainty that meth will eventually destroy first your mind and then your body. Not every warning you hear about "drugs" is true, but meth actually is deadly. If there is someone who loves you, stop using for their sake ...Read more

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I think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

I think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

Without preaching:: This person doesn't know what they are doing, and obviously by doing this they are threatening your health in a variety of ways, the least of which is blowing your vein.
Please get help to get off the stuff, and to make sure that this is not an infection in your veins that could then infect your heart, brain, other organs permanently or kill you. Meanwhile, apply heat for comfort. Good luck 2U ...Read more

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Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Hi I have had numbness and tingling all ove my body for well over a month after injecting meth right after the shot I felt like My veins were attacked?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
I trust that you will not do meth again.
For 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.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...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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Can meth paralyze you if you inject it?

Can meth paralyze you if you inject it?

Yes: By causing a stroke in your brain. I have seen too many of these in people as young as early 20's. Please stop using! ...Read more

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I injected meth in my arm and missed why would someone tell me to use a quarter?

Call for help: Drug addiction is a serious problem. They probably wanted you to use that quarter and call, for help!
See an addictionologist ASAP or call the county mental, health society. Or go, to an emergency room and seek help before you lose, that arm, or your life. ...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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A friend. He addicted in drug called meth by he using it by injected. How long will it take to clear and pass the urine test? How long will it clear?

A friend. He addicted in drug called meth by he using it by injected. How long will it take to clear and pass the urine test? How long will it clear?

1 to 4 days: According to the national highway safety administration, methamphetamine can show up on a urine test for an average of one to four days, but up to a week for chronic users. Also, like other drugs, it can show up in a hair follicle test for as long as 90 days, according to columbus health and wellness. The exact time that it takes your body to flush the drug out of your body depends on many differe. ...Read more

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I have done meth fo 10 yrs. Was smoking first, recently started to inject it, test results for Triglycerides came high, is it the meth catching up?

Don't you think: You had enough, why worry about triglycerides, you had bigger dangerous problem problem that can kill you. Please seek help, go for detoxification, it is not too late ...Read more

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Hello, I've been doing meth for 4 years, I used to snort it now I inject. I need to have a clean urine test to go back to school how long till it's out of my system?

Hello, I've been doing meth for 4 years, I used to snort it now I inject. I need to have a clean urine test to go back to school how long till it's out of my system?

About 5 days: Amphetamines do clear out in a few days.
As you know, you are not doing yourself any favors by doing meth. While you are off this devil for your urine to clear, please stay away from it forever.
For good health - ...Read more

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Can explain what's is the difference between smoking meth and inject meth? Is there any difference on the urine? How long will the urine clear?

Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine's elimination half-life is around 10 hours, and it's detectable in your urine for 1-4 days. It will remain detectable in your hair follicles for up to 90 days. It stays in your system longer when injected than smoked. The drug is extremely dangerous no matter how it's used -- you risk heart attack and stroke even when young. Very addictive too. Please stay away from it. ...Read more

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I've done meth for 10 years, 1st smoked, started injecting (6mnth ago) my results for Triglycerides came back high, is this the meth catching up to me?

I've done meth for 10 years, 1st smoked, started injecting (6mnth ago) my results for Triglycerides came back high, is this the meth catching up to me?

Why worry?: If you are injecting meth, the triglycerides are the least of your problems. You are comparing an ant with an elephant. Get help!!! ...Read more

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I inject meth often and I have noticed my hands are sometimes swollen when I wake up are the two related and why if so?

Quite possibly: It can be from damage to lymphatic vessels caused by repeated injections. This is serious and if it is this, you need to be examined and hopefully treated ASAP. Lymphatic obstruction can become dangerous, so have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I injected meth in my hand & now I don't have as much mobility and the pain is excruiating. Did I damage a nerve or something?

I injected meth in my hand & now I don't have as much mobility and the pain is excruiating. Did I damage a nerve or something?

ER visit: If you missed the vessel or technique was not aseptic, could have local reaction / infection that might put hand at risk. Needs seen by Dr to be sure does not need IV antibiotics or surgical drainage. ...Read more

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I injected meth over a month ago, had instant burning throughout my body and my whole body feels numb and tingles ever since what could it be?

I injected meth over a month ago, had instant burning throughout my body and my whole body feels numb and tingles ever since what could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Do not do meth again.
For 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.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with WPWS was Givin atenolol but still injecting meth so have been scared to take medication. What are the risk of injecting meth with WPWS?

Diagnosed with WPWS was Givin atenolol but still injecting meth so have been scared to take medication. What are the risk of injecting meth with WPWS?

Hmmm...: In such a situation, the patient must contact her doctor now and stop the meth, under the care of her doctor or a specialist. In the big picture, it makes no difference to ask what the risks of this, or of that, are but rather to stop the meth (and never again associate with anyone linked to meth) and thus never have to worry about what the risks of this, or of that, are. ...Read more

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Can injecting meth cause lung problems?

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Can injecting 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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Can I pass meth by touching my son after injecting it?

Can I pass meth by touching my son after injecting it?

No: But what you are passing along is the image of mom high on methamphetamine, and despite every effort that I am sure you are making at being the best parent you can be, you can't be a very good parent on methamphetamine. You are putting yourself and your family at risk. Please find help and get treatment for your chemical dependency. I know it's hard, but it's worth it. For your sake and his. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has cotton fever from injecting meth, What can he do to help take it away?

My boyfriend has cotton fever from injecting meth, What can he do to help take it away?

The usual.: Cotton fever refers to the transient eleva-
tion in temperature within minutes after injec-
tion of drug filtered through cotton, or after
shooting the cottons. Symptoms include fever,
chills, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomit-
ing, and muscle aches.
NOT infected blood vessel, skin, or heart valve.
Lasts average 12 hr. Rane 6 to 48 BUT improving by 12.
Fluids and tylenol helpful. ...Read more

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Injected meth in hand now cant bend wrist back or left anything without pain? What did I hit?

Injected meth in hand now cant bend wrist back or left anything without pain? What did I hit?

See your doctor: And enter a rehab program immediately. Your actions need to be addressed and you need assistance. Certainly have your hand and wrist evaluated of course, but my main concern is your inappropriate use of drugs, especially with a new baby. Resurrect your lifestyle. ...Read more

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I've experimented with every drug except for pcp my major 2 are heroin and meth amphetamine which I inject so what problems will I be facing?

I've experimented with every drug except for pcp my major 2 are heroin and meth amphetamine which I inject so what problems will I be facing?

You Know the answer: The bottom line is that the chances of you surviving even for a few years is quite diminished if you continue on this pathway.
Sudden death is not unusual in people using the drugs that you describe. It is also very difficult to stop these drugs on your own for physical and mental reasons. You need specialized medical and psychiatric help. You must know that there are program available to help you. ...Read more

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Can injecting crystal meth cause lung problems?

Yes.: Medicines injected into a vein are essentially filtered by the very small capillaries of the lungs. Any impurity or toxic substance is concentrated and accumulated there. This can lead to a variety of issues in the lungs - infection - inflammation and scarring - pulmonary hypertension - airway constriction- some of which is not be reversible. Injecting anything is a very bad idea. ...Read more

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How long does it take meth to get out of the system if you injected it?

How long does it take meth to get out of the system if you injected it?

For Ever: It never gets out of your system, that's why you keep at it. Your brain starts to work over time, its meth, more meth.
One is not enough and two is too many
.Okay so they won't catch you and throw you in jail, if used about 5 to 6 days ago, hair up to 90
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Provided you don't have " golden arms " if you do, its just a matter of time.
Dr yunous however gave an answer, which would be very reassuring to me, if I was asking the question. However consider the facts...The peak life of methamphetamine is 1 to 3 hours, that means its maximum plasma concentration. Half life of this drug is 6 to 15 hours. You can detect in blood up to 3 days and urine up to 6 some days. Then it has its own metabolites. Which are called by a big name... See if you can pronounce it. P-hydroxymethamphetamine sulfate and glucoronate, which are waiting to be discovered and introduced to the big boss, who is looking into the shadowy dealings. Now, why would dr younous impart misleading information. I think he wants you to receive maximum punishment, while I want you to be informed and get treated. But man, you do what you got to do. ...Read more

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Pimple like with cores that push out from one spot to next. Cores r hard n thin, I used ice (meth)could it be it's crystalizin my veins! Ir hurts w pus?

See a doc ASAP: Sounds like you are best having an urgent care doc take a look at what you have. While there, be honest with them and see what resources they have for a referral to treat the meth use directly. ...Read more