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Not likely...: meth abuse alters many, many body systems/functions. Overriding one aspect is highly unlikely. I suggest getting into a good rehab facility... ...Read more
Meth sores in nose after smoking meth is there anything i can do to help it besides stopping meth?
Yes: I would be concerned about a staph infection. But I am most concerned that despite some serious xXxX you are not prepared to ask for help in stopping the meth. This constitutes a life threatening addiction. I pray you can find some help with it as well as being checked out for a staph infection. ...Read more
Yes: Sure. Never touch the stuff again. Meth is not necessary for life. Meth is not required for anything. Be strong enough to never associate with people who use it or sell it (means staying away from certain people, permanently). The nose will heal up the best it can. If there are residual nasal problems, one's primary care doctor or ENT specialist can evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband snorted crystal meth, like an idiot, and now has sores on his tongue. What can he do to help them go away? Without going to the doc.
Go to the doc: The doc won't call the cops (unless your idiot husband tries to sell him some crystal meth). Docs are ethically obligated not to judge their patients but rather to help them stay healthy. On the other hand, having the doc agree with your assessment of your husband as an idiot may help discourage him from being an idiot again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a meth addict with giant skin sores on my back and ribs. I also had my arm go completely numb and unstable for three weeks. What does that mean?
METH: skin infections most likely and the arm going numb may be toxicity related it all means its time to seek help and quit using ...Read more
Unpredictable: The single most dangerous feature is that at any time -- the first or the 100th use -- you may suddenly discover you can no longer be happy without using it. You will continue compulsively and not stop until the adverse effects of the drug have killed you. The last stages are quite horrible. The stories about people ripping off their own flesh are true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
Which meth?: I actually HATE that word, because some people use it for methadone, and others for methamphetamine. Both are medications. Methadone is a pain medication, used in severe chronic pain as well as the treatment of opioid addiction. Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) is used to treat the same things Adderall or RItalin (methylphenidate) are used for - ADHD, narcolepsy, sleep shift disorders and conditions needing stimulants. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Enter rehab.: Assuming that you use meth more often than just this once, I suggest checking into hospital and getting treatment for meth abuse. This drug is a killer and it leaves behind a trail of tears and psychological damage. Regardless of what others think, I know this drug is very dangerous, i have seen so many heart attacks. If this is the first time you have used it, same applies. Go to ER. Stop b4 2L8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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