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I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

Nothing: But over the counter cold remedies may test positive for meth on preliminary testing. ...Read more

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Is there a way to bring someone down off of methamphetamine? I don't know all of the persons medical details, but the individual has already been up for over 24 hours and shows no signs of slowing down.

Should go to ER: If after 24 hours the person is still "speeding, " then they need professional medical help. There is nothing a lay person can do other than be there, caring and supportive. However, it is not uncommon for folks like your friend to become violent and combative, and sometimes efforts to "de-escalate" them actually makes things worse. Get them to an er for help asap. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Can small amounts of methamphetamine help me study?

Can small amounts of methamphetamine help me study?

Use methamphetamine: Using this drug occassionally for staying awake to study is not indicated and can be dangerous. If taken casually the medication can become addictive and is the reason why it is Controlled drug. Drink more coffee/tea. ...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

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How long does it take methamphetamines to metabolize in a baby?

-2-3 days: Methamhetamine should be metabolized in 48-72 hours. Why would your baby be exposed? Stop now. ...Read more

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How long does methamphetamine stay in you system? Please explain

How long does methamphetamine stay  in you system? Please explain

48-72 hours: For the metabolites to be cleared in urine. Methamphetamine itself lasts for about 12-16 hours in the bloodstream and brain of most people, but the metabolites take longer to clear the body in terms of drug testing, which is usually what people are asking about. If you are a user, it is slowly destroying your body and mind if you use it regularly, and casual users become regular users. Get help. ...Read more

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Methamphetamine calms me down what does this mean? Is that normal?

Methamphetamine calms me down what does this mean? Is that normal?

No: you likely have some form of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), since that is what is expected when exposed to stimulants. However, street methamphetamine is extraordinarily dangerous, and you need to seek some help. An addiction psychiatrist or addiction medicine physician can help guide you in this, and an evaluation for ADHD may lead to better treatment of underlying problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take methamphetamines to get out of an unborn baby?

How long does it take methamphetamines to get out of an unborn baby?

Depends: On the gestational age of the baby and how frequently the mother uses.. Usually it is the same for the baby as the mother. Could take a few days to a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long does methamphetamine stay in your system, if used everyday?

How long does methamphetamine stay in your system, if used everyday?

Several days: Methamphetamine is very dangerous and you should really try to get help to stop. It will stay in your system after you quit for 4-7 days and a urine screen may detect it for longer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between methamphetamines and methylphenidates?

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What is the difference between methamphetamines and methylphenidates?

Stimulants: Methamphetamine (desoxyn) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. It comes in 2 forms; dextro- form which is the psychostimulant, & the levo-form which is an over-the-counter nasal decongestant. Meth is highly addictive. Methylphenidate (ritalin) belong to the non-amphetamine group of stimulants. Due to ritalin's short elimination half-life, rebound symptoms are more common. ...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 using very low doses of methamphetamine be considered relatively "safe"?

Can using very low doses of methamphetamine be considered relatively "safe"?

No: Mainly because it is the rare individual who keeps the doses "low." I have rarely seen individuals who can control their meth use, while I have seen such people who use cocaine, marijuana and even heroin in low doses on special occasions. In fact, i never have. Meth is a phenomenally addicting drug that eats up its users. Stop. Now. Get help doing it if you can't. ...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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My friend ask,how long does it take methamphetamine drugs remains in his body.

2-4 days: Methamphetamine itself is rapidly metabolized and lasts only a few hours in the bloodstream and the brain, but its metabolites hang around much longer and can be detected in urine for up to 4-5 days in heavy users. Hair testing can detect use several months back. ...Read more

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How similar are amphetamines and methamphetamines and speed?

How similar are amphetamines and methamphetamines and speed?

BOTH ARE SAME SPEED: These are identical drugs that speed up the bodis central nervous system and thats why these are also called speed. ...Read more