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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Meth Use After Sobriety

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Meth: how does it work and what long term effects could it have?

Meth: how does it work and what long term effects could it have?

Increases dopamine: Crystal methamphetamines produce euphoria through causing increases in all monoamines including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. It also has been described as inhibiting the important enzyme monoamine oxidase and this perpetuates the intense accumulation of monoamines in the synaptic cleft. The Dopamine makes it addictive. It can cause premature death and permanent nervous system damage! ...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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Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth? What are long term effects of hard meth use? Can meth effect my children? Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people? So far my only source of information has bee

Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth?
What are long term effects of hard meth use?
Can meth effect my children?
Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people?
So far my only source of information has bee

It damages brain: And almost everything else. It can cause severe depression, paranoia and even psychosis, with hallucinations, delusions and agitation. Physically, it can damage the heart, with heart attacks and/or strokes, and causes severe dental and skin problems. People become completely disorganized and live their lives completely involved with the drug. It damages your children and family. Get help and stop! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

Methamphetamine abus: Has many negative consequences, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic abusers exhibit symptoms that can include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. ...Read more

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How long will it take to feel better after quitting meth? It's hard to maintain sobriety when i feel so unhappy&lethargic. Antidepressants aren't help

How long will it take to feel better after quitting meth? It's hard to maintain sobriety when i feel so unhappy&lethargic. Antidepressants aren't help

Rehab: You need proper assesment to find out right medication let professional decide you need to be six months clean to have proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Can a history of smoking meth cause long term damage after you quit?

Yes: Long term methamphetamine use is associated with significant abnormalities on brain scans, cognitive problems and paranoia, all of which may persist. ...Read more

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Do you know what symptoms you would have after long term exposure to a former meth house?

Can be many: This came from an environmental website: even former meth labs are dangers. Fumes in the walls and the heating ducts can cause cancer, short and long-term brain damage, problems of the immune system and respiratory illness. If you have questions, you should contact the occupational safety and health administration office in your area or see a environmental health physician. ...Read more

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Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use?#nqlu i've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine. Will long-term use (10 years s

Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use?#nqlu i've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine.  Will long-term use (10 years s

They aren't the same: Small differences in the molecules can make all the difference in the world. The is one carbon atom difference between beverage alcohol and wood alcohol, and one will cause you to go blind and can kill you with a single drink, and the other one doesn't. When taken as prescribed and monitored for side effects, adderal has been shown to be safe. Some docs give people holidays (weekends, holidays)off. ...Read more

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Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage? I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage?  I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Actually it can: We pathologists are familiar with a curious lesion with fibrous tissue around individual heart cells that seems to run with curious rhythm problems. If you value your life, don't ever do "meth" again -- or if you don't value your life, think of the people who love you and who'd be sad if you were to see you die suddenly from it. It happens every day. Be smart. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Drug abuse: With professional help and great personal commitment, it's possible to recover from meth addiction and psychosis. However, pre-existing personality issues and possible bipolar disorder will still need to be addressed. It's not just a matter of stopping the meth -- it was the person's attempt to deal with problems, so new methods will be needed. Ongoing 12 step programs can be essential. ...Read more

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Can you get MRSA from heavy long term methamphetamine use?

Possibly: Mrsa is a highly resistant staph bacteria. Anyone can become infected with this. Drugs that lower your immune system, drugs that lower your inhibitions or motivations, for example to take care of yourself, can lead to infections. So taking meth itself is not going to cause mrsa, but taking meth can trigger situations of poor hygiene, close contact with others, which can cause mrsa. ...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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How long does it take for meth to be out of your system?

How long does it take for meth to be out of your  system?

Depends...: On how much you are taking . Usually it may take as long as a week. ...Read more

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How. Long will it take a guy that weighs 185 to be clean of meth.

How. Long will it take a guy that weighs 185    to be clean of meth.

Variable: It could be a very long time, if this guy does not decide to stop using meth. Help is available. Talk to your doctor. Also there is crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/ on that site you can also search for local meetings. ...Read more

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I ate a small amount of Meth. How long is it going to be in my system? Thx

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I ate a small amount of Meth. How long is it going to be in my system? Thx

Meth: Depends on amount taken, your metabolic rate, your tolerance, etc. I would roughly estimate 3-5 days before urine test becomes negative. Caution about repeated ingestion, as such makes results unpredictable. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

Define remain: Urine studies from a newly born infant would likely be clear if the mom had abstained for the week prior to delivery. If there were suspicions about drug use, the hospital staff could send the babies poo for studies that would show meth use within the preceding month or months. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay in an unborn baby's system?

How long does meth stay in  an unborn baby's system?

Many possibilities: The meth a fetus is exposed to will be gradually removed through the mother and active drug will be gone when it is out of mothers system.However, some will be deposited in the meconium or fecal debris accumulating in babies intestine.That is where i look (test) for exposure.It can/will remain detectable for weeks after use. ...Read more

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