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I might have meth overdose/allergic reaction, what to do?

I might have meth overdose/allergic reaction, what to do?

To ER now: Call 911 now and get to the emergency room. This is nothing to mess around with. Best wishes.

Dr. John Chiu
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How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

How much actifed or sudafed needs to be taken to test positive for meth? I take actifed for allergies and have tested positive before.

So many variables: There are so many variables that will affect the results of drug testing. In most instances letting those ordering the test know what medications you take will help them interpret the results.

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What long-term effects can result from meth use?

What long-term effects can result from meth use?

Meth use: Can result in psychotic behavior, hallucination and violent behavior among others.

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Can injesting male semen, frequently 3-5x's week, from a drug\meth user (intravenously)result in a false positive result on drug patch worn for 14 days?

Can injesting male semen, frequently 3-5x's week, from a drug\meth user (intravenously)result in a false positive result on drug patch worn for 14 days?

Very doubtful: That would occur. However, please be aware that if this person is an IV drug user & has infections - some might be transmitted to you if you ingest his semen.

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What script will mask as a positive result as meth?

What script will mask as a positive result as meth?

A number of meds...: Many meds that end in "ine" or "ene" can cause a drug test to appear falsely positive for methamphetamine (notice "ine" at the end of the word). These include ephedrine, pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), fluoxetine (Prozac), phenterine the diet drug, ranitidine, but also the antidepressant Wellbutrin, (bupropion) the sleep-inducing trazodome, and labetolol,

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Doctors, can my albuteral inhaler cause a positive result for meth?

Doctors, can my albuteral inhaler cause a positive result for meth?

On screening tests: Possibly, but not on the confirmatory tests. Any time testing is used for forensic purposes, where you can be excluded from a job, or fired, or have probation/parole revoked etc etc the initial screening test MUST be followed by a more sophisticated confirmatory test, which can tell the difference between a false and true positive. If they are not confirming the test, I would seek legal counsel.

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Would smoking Meth on a reg basis cause my Hgc levels to stay low enough to give a negative result on a pregnancy test?

Would smoking Meth on a reg basis cause my Hgc levels to stay low enough to give a negative result on a pregnancy test?

No: Please stop smoking meth especially if you want to become a mother. Some of what you have heard from "drug educators" about other recreational drugs is not true, but the warnings about meth are. You'll rip or cut your skin loose before you die. Why not go clean, get better friends, and when you are ready, head a wonderful family instead? Somebody loves you -- do this for them if not yourself.

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Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

No: Hair follicle tests are not just screening tests. They always have a full confirmation for the exact drug.

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Do health consequences result from methamphetamine in a fetus? If so, what happens?

Do health consequences result from methamphetamine in a fetus? If so, what happens?

No brainer: Methamphetamines during pregnancy can cause negative behavior changes in children. Taking speed while pregnant will harm your child. Please don't.

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Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic.

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My friend is4week preg n she was taking meth will she b ok if she stop taking it will she b able to keep her baby?

My friend is4week preg n she was taking meth will she b ok if she stop taking it will she b able to keep her baby?

Stop now: I am glad she has you as a friend. Hopefully you can get her to treatment. There is no predicting the effect on the unborn child, whose interest here is paramount. No one quits "meth" without a good social support network. Please be a real friend and guide her firmly.

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I smoked 3 hits of shake n bake meth and have a urine test on tues ive been clen for over 60 days will it show up?

I smoked 3 hits of shake n bake meth and have a urine test on tues ive been clen for over 60 days will it show up?

Probably: Depending how sensitive the test is it can pick the drug or its metabolite's (not only the drug but what it is converted to) to and of course all of his papers.

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I smoked 3 hits of shake n bake meth today n have a urine test tuesday will it be out of system? I've been clean over 60 days

Probably not: The tests look for certain drugs and their major metabolite's. It probably takes more than 3 days to clear out of your system. Tell the truth if they ask. Remember it was the cover up that did them in, not the act itself.

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What does meth do to your body?

Great Question: Meth is toxic to the body. It is a highly addictive substance. The user experiences a high or rush that produces a burst of energy or euphoria similar to acute mania. When it wears off, the user becomes depressed. It can make you paranoid and acutely psychotic. It can cause a heart attack or a stroke. Severe weightloss is common and your teeth rot and fall out. Meth kills the body! Don't do it!

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How can I help a friend on meth?

How can I help a friend on meth?

You can't: Only he can help himself, but there are things you can do that first of all help yourself (and other friends/family), and may ultimately help him. Family members often "enable" drinking, allowing the person to get away with behaviors that are unacceptable. Alanon and Nar-anon are programs for family/friends of those with addiction and can help you understand what you can, and can't do. Good luck.

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Got a personal question about meth?

Got a personal question about meth?

Please ask your: Question. If you don't want to ask it in this form you can have a personal consult w/a doc through HealthTap and ask it there. Peace and good health.

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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