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What could cause me to test positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine on a urine drug test that was confirmed using gc-ms when I do NOT use drugs?

What could cause me to test positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine on a urine drug test that was confirmed using gc-ms when I do NOT use drugs?

Hard to say: If the test were not done with "chain of custody," where there are sealed containers with signature forms where everybody who handles the specimen, from start to finish, certifies that it is YOUR specimen, then there is the small possibility of lab error. Lab errors of this kind occur in a very tiny percentage of cases, such as 0.05%, but that means if a lab does 10k specs there could be 5 errors ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

Smoking meth: Smoked methamphetamine goes into the lungs and into pulmonary vasculature -- and then to the rest of the body including the brain. Effects typically last 2-4 hours, with residual effects up to 12 hours. It can be detectable in the body for 2-4 days after use, depending on frequency of use and other factors. Using at all can be deadly. ...Read more

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Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Crystal meth: Illicit drug use can cause damage at any time during its use, whether the first time or the 100th time. As it is unpredictable, the best idea is to avoid using meth. Even one time usage by any route can lead to paranoia, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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I was prescribed celexa&metoprolol to help my depression&anxiety. I've been trying to stay off crystal meth&what would happen if I mixed these drugs?

I was prescribed celexa&metoprolol to help my depression&anxiety. I've been trying to stay off crystal meth&what would happen if I mixed these drugs?

Safe: its fine to take the two, just take them as prescribed. if you haven't already started the citalopram then you could have some side effects the first week or so but they shouldn't be bad, maybe a little headache, upset stomach or just feeling off for a few days. you need to watch the opiate use, are you taking all those at the same time? ...Read more

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A friend of mine always becomes freezing cold for about 10-15 minutes after using crystal meth. Is this something to worry about ?

You should be: Worrying about your friends use of crystal meth. The damage caused by crystal meth is a very long list and can be permanent. Your concern is misplaced. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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How to deal with crystal meth and hunger?

How to deal with crystal meth and hunger?

Get help.: See an addictions psychiatrist and enter into treatment. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ...Read more

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