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Can you tell me how meth effect its users?

Can you tell me how meth effect its users?

Addicting and kills: meth is truly the worst cheap thrill, it could cost you everything you hold dear...including your brain, heart, bowels, teeth, and bones. Enjoy! ...Read more

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How quickly does meth effect your kidneys?

How quickly does meth effect your kidneys?

It can be fast.: Be very careful and consider stopping the meth. ...Read more

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How long does crystal meth effect?

Long/short term: Depending on the route of use, mouth, snorting or IV, you can obtain a rush in 5 minutes and sustained euphoric states up to 12 hrs. This substance is highly addictive and tolerance increases over time. Cardiovascular and other complications, let alone being an illegal substance are to be seriously considered. ...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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I have been smoking meth off and on for the last year. Does meth effect your menstral cycle? I have spotting between periods..

I have been  smoking meth off and on for the last year.  Does meth effect your menstral cycle? I have spotting between periods..

Least of problems: Methamphetamine has effects on many aspects of health, including menstrual cycle and fertility. Meth is an incredibly addicting drug, which causes a horrendous amount of physical damage to people. Spotting between periods is always an issue, because it can mean many things, including fibroid tumors, ovarian tumors and other conditions. You need to stop the meth and get help now. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How does meth use effect hypothyroidism medication?

How does meth use effect hypothyroidism medication?

It really doesn't: Except for the fact that levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning for consistent absorption, there is really no interaction between taking Methadone or methamphetamine (whichever you were talking about when you said "meth." here on the east coast, meth = methadone. As far as methamphetamine use goes, better not to use it at all, obviously! ...Read more

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Some painkillers have cross reactivity. please explain this to me. how does this effect meth drug test? is it when painkillers are taken together?

Some painkillers have cross reactivity. please explain this to me. how does this effect meth drug test? is it when painkillers are taken together?

Drug reactivity?: Seems like you may be asking 2 questions, so lemme try to answer both. Narcotics & opioids interact w/ several receptor subtypes, the most common being delta, kappa, mu & OR1, with differing affinities/binding strengths like lock & key. These pain receptors are located in different parts of your body in different amounts. UDS or blood tests test for these drugs and also separately for amphetamines ...Read more

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I need to know an OTC drug to help a friend relax and get through his issues with his heroin and meth addiction. Same effect as alcohol. Thanks.

I need to know an OTC drug to help a friend relax and get through his issues with his heroin and meth addiction. Same effect as alcohol. Thanks.

Drug Withdrawal: First an addict coming off of meth and heroin needs to be observed during withdrawal. There is too much risk in detoxing without medical attention close at hand. There is no otc medication to help one stay safe while detoxing. Your friend needs to be in a safe and medical place for this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is self harm a common side effect of meth?

Can you tell me is self harm a common side effect of meth?

Meth and self harm: The answer to question is yes. It is a rather not point however because the mirror use of meth is a severe form of self harm. Please get into treatment and stop the use as soon as possible before your condition deteriorates. I am including a picture of meth mouth so you can see what the later stages of a meth use look like. I can't imagine you wanting to ever look like that. Please do the right thing by yourself. Have a happy and healthy holiday season and stay safe. ...Read more

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Reproductive damage from substance abuse in my youth. What is effect of meth on my ovaries?

Reproductive damage from substance abuse in my youth. What is effect of meth on my ovaries?

Ther is no doubt: Addiction and fertility should be a serious concern for all women. Use of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, lsd, ecstasy and methamphetamines can severely disrupt normal menstrual cycles. Some habitual female drug users have reported not having a period for months disrupt normal menstrual cycles or even years at a time, while others report other ovulatory abnormalities such as increased pain ...Read more