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Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Can the use of methamphetamine  cause leukocytosis?

Yes: Methamphetamine can cause leukocytosis (high numbers of white blood cells circulating in the blood), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), high CPK (muscle enzymes leaking from damaged muscle cells), high liver enzymes (leaking from damaged liver cells), low sodium (abnormally low sodium level in the blood), etc... ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

I am wondering what causes methamphetamine to be in your system when you don't do them?

Nothing: But over the counter cold remedies may test positive for meth on preliminary testing. ...Read more

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Could methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) cause severe facial swelling?

Could methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) cause severe facial swelling?

Usually allergy: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to anything, and get facial edema, swelling of the eyes and throat, and have breathing problems from any drug. These kinds of side effects are very common with amphetamines and other stimulants. ...Read more

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Is it possible for methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) to cause severe facial swelling?

Is it possible for methamphetamine (or other illegal drugs) to cause severe facial swelling?

Usually allergy: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to anything, and get facial edema, swelling of the eyes and throat, and have breathing problems from any drug. These kinds of side effects are very common with amphetamines and other stimulants. ...Read more

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What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

Nothing: I am unaware of anything. There are reports showingfalse positives are seen with: ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine. In my experience these are not issues. ...Read more

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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?

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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How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

Dry mouth, soda: Methamphetamine causes dry mouth aka xerostomia. The saliva natural cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at enamel and causes tooth decay. Meth addicts with dry mouth tend to moisten their mouths with inexpensive sugary sodas which makes the problem even worse. Also meth addicts are largely consumed with getting more meth rather than oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Does using methamphetamine while pregnant cause a child to get cancer? Just curious

Not known : It is not known whether use in pregnancy can cause cancer in the offspring; however, there is ample evidence that neuropsychiatric outcomes in offspring exposed to methamphetamine in utero are adversely affected. ...Read more

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