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Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Yes, and many do: All stimulants can be associated with serious adverse effects, ranging from caffeine to cocaine to methamphetamine. Heart attack and stroke, cardiac arrhythmias with heart stoppage or reduction in blood blow all can occur with any stimulant, sometimes even when used for the first time. Methamphetamine seems especially nasty, with a powerful addiction which appears to prematurely age people greatly ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more


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Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Imprinting: Almost all, if not all, drugs work on the brain by leaving "imprinting" - memory that affects brain structures that are responsible for indulgence. This is a very strong feeling that prompts drug users crave the drug. This creates addiction. ...Read more

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What is desoxyn (methamphetamine) for?

What is desoxyn (methamphetamine) for?

ADHD: It is primarily for use in adhd, but a physician may decide it is appropriate for other uses such as narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as methamphetamine withdrawal?

Is there such a thing as methamphetamine withdrawal?

Definitely: It includes fatigue, irritability, excessive sleep, disturbed sleep, increased appetite, depression, psychotic reactions, anxiety. ...Read more

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Is phentermine a kind of methamphetamine?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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Do night terrors go with methamphetamine abuse?

Do night terrors go with methamphetamine abuse?

Yes it dose: Drug abuse on the causing factors of night terrors. ...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

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Is the ADHD medication desoxyn (methamphetamine) effective?

Is the ADHD medication desoxyn (methamphetamine) effective?

Real speed: Desoxyn is methamphetamine. Yup the same stuff some truckers and bikers use. Although it is fda approved & can help adhd, it is rarely recommended in the usual array of medication algorithms published for this condition. The reason is it is too easily diverted to illicit use. It is also the most addictive of the adhd medications available. I always look for an alternative before prescribing this. ...Read more

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How do hospitals check newborn babies if positive for methamphetamines?

How do hospitals check newborn babies if positive for methamphetamines?

Carefully, because: Methamphetamines constrict blood vessels & can cause prenatal "strokes" or small cystic areas in the brain, tiny fingernails & toenails, small fingers & toes, especially the 5th digits, rapid heart & respiratory rates the 1st 3 months. Calm, even sluggish 1st few mos., then hyperactive as early as 11 mos. With executive functions deficits later. Early intervention helps + no further exposure. ...Read more

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Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Not known: It is not known whether use in pregnancy can cause cancer in the offspring; however, there is ample evidence that neuropsychiatric outcomes in offspring exposed to methamphetamine in utero are adversely affected. ...Read more

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Can Proventile HFA (albuterol sulfate inhaler) make you test positive for methamphetamine?

Can Proventile HFA (albuterol sulfate inhaler) make you test positive for methamphetamine?

No: The inhalers Proventil and Ventolin contain albuterol and should not cause a positive test result on a test for illicit drugs. The inhalers are commonly used, and are effective for treating asthma-type symptoms. ...Read more

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When pregnant, how long does it take to get methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

When pregnant, how long does it take to get methamphetamine out of your system urine and blood?

A few days: There is a difference between the half-life of the drug itself, which is only a few hours, and the ability to detect the metabolites of the drug in urine. Metabolites of many drugs can be found several days after even a single use, and may persist even longer in those who are chronic users, or use higher doses. Please refrain from this drug in pregnancy (and in general) and get help for it. ...Read more

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A friend of mine is a long term methamphetamine user. How does she rehab at home? (She's more willing to do this then inpatient treatment.)

A friend of mine is a long term methamphetamine user. How does she rehab at home? (She's more willing to do this then inpatient treatment.)

Any step: Narcotics anonymous or some other peer support group. Be there for your friend. She'll also need a counselor who's a recovered user and can see through what the drug has done to her. I am so glad she wants to rehab, and that she has you as a friend. ...Read more

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If someone with ADHD smokes methamphetamine can they be charged for illegal drug use even though methamphetamine helps them with their ADHD?

If someone with ADHD smokes methamphetamine can they be charged for illegal drug use even though methamphetamine helps them with their ADHD?

Illegal is illegal: Even though methamphetamine or related drugs are sometimes prescribed for adhd, anyone using a medication that is not prescribed to them risks consequences for illegal drug use. In addition, prescribed stimulants are not intended to be smoked. If you are diagnosed with a pain condition and are found to have pain medication that is no prescribed to you, you can be charged with illegal possession. ...Read more

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What would metabolize into methamphetamine?

Selegiline: Selegiline is metabolized into methamphetamine and sometimes causes false positives on drug screens. ...Read more

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Do any legitimate uses for methamphetamine exist?

Do any legitimate uses for methamphetamine exist?

Yes: Methamphetamine may be used for adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and obesity. ...Read more

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Will a better purity of methamphetamine have any benefits?

Pure meth: No. All one can say is if the contaminated methamphetamine is contaminated with something really bad yeah the more pure methamphetamine will kill you less quicker. But dangerous and bad is dangerous and bad. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Vomiting Blood (Definition)

Vomiting blood = hematemesis. This may be due ...Read more