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I was a meth user and only very recently quit. I am having some tests done for neuropathy. Does the dr. Have to tell you that they are testing for dru?

I was a meth user and only very recently quit. I am having some tests done for neuropathy. Does the dr. Have to tell you that they are testing for dru?

Yes, if private: Your mdmay not perform secret tests on you. But your employer, or prospective employers may (you give permission as part of the employment process). But most importantly, you should have an addiction pro helping and supporting you now. Addictions--meth in particular--can creep right back in and take over, especially if you are hit by some new stress--which happens in life all the time.

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Why do meth addicts lose their teeth?

Why do meth addicts lose their teeth?

Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effects of methamphetamine addiction. Meth, like all "uppers" makes the body edgy and tight. The cost of prison dental care has exploded since meth became common. Http://www. Pbs. Org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/.

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How does an addict overcome meth addiction?

How does an addict overcome meth addiction?

Seek support: Treatment for amphetamine addiction involves rehab counseling that can either be done on an outpatient basis or residential treatment (or inpatient) depending on the severity. Sometimes there are other psychiatric disorders that are co-occurring with the addiction and thus it is good to have an evaluation to see if other treatments for other disorders are necessary.

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My husband is a recovering drug addict (meth) - clean 2 years. Since he quit, he is never in the mood for sex. Is there treatment for this?

My husband is a recovering drug addict (meth) - clean 2 years. Since he quit, he is never in the mood for sex. Is there treatment for this?

Methamphetamine: I understand your concern. Commend your husband for not using Methamphetamine for 2 years. Have heart to heart talk with him about your relationship and honestly understand lack of: Emotional Intimacy Physical Intimacy And Sexual Intimacy See a Therapist for continued maintenance of sobriety from all drugs and Alcohol; to understand each other's feelings, needs, expectations and sexuality

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I am an ex meth addict clean for 2 yrs now and had a histerectomy right when I got clean now im more depressed than ever I've trird meds but got sick?

I am an ex meth addict clean for 2 yrs now and had a histerectomy right when I got clean now im more depressed than ever I've trird meds but got sick?

Please know that: It is a victory on yourself that you are no longer meth dependent since 2 yrs. Sincerely, bravo, good for you! Now, avoid changing ur rx or self-medicating. Please, go back and consult the doctor who prescribed you the medications after ur hysterectomy. Talk 2 ur doc & get a referral 4 a good mental health professional. I really wish u 2 continue safely on ur recovery path. Good luck & best wishes.

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I'm a meth addict who shoots up meth. I am now experiancing pain and soreness above the injection site. What is this from?

I'm a meth addict who shoots up meth. I am now experiancing pain and soreness above the injection site. What is this from?

See below: You possibly have a local infection or local phlebitis, and need to see a doctor asap. At your age, you have a world of possibilities ahead, but you will destroy yourself if you continue meth. You need help now. Get off the crap and change your life. See your doctor today.

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I am currently a heroin addict and occasionally smoke meth. I am 19w 2d pregnant. Will the drugs be out of my system and my baby system by the time?

I am currently a heroin addict and occasionally smoke meth. I am 19w 2d pregnant. Will the drugs be out of my system and my baby system by the time?

See below: The drugs are currently affecting your baby in a very negative way. I would highly recommend stopping all drug, alcohol and tobacco use immediately - for your baby's sake. If you need help stopping, see someone ASAP.

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I am a recovering meth addict and I paid metoprolol for my heart what are the dangers have mixing the two?

I am a recovering meth addict and I paid metoprolol for my heart what are the dangers have mixing the two?

Metoprolol: Meth has multiple effects, metoprolol can block some of them but not all. Results can be dangerous talk with your doctor. You need to be off meth.

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Hi, my question is about my brother he is 33yrs. Old n a meth addict had blood work and he has high WBC is that good or bad and why?

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Hi, my question is about my brother he is 33yrs. Old n a meth addict had blood work and he has high WBC is that good or bad and why?

Leukocytosis: High environment count could indicate an infection, especially if with fever. Best to consult primary care doc.

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Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. It worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. It worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

No clue: But I wish you were more concerned with dealing with your addictions than blocking withdrawal symptoms. I have treated MANY people who used both heroin and methamphetamine, and none of them said that amphetamine did anything beneficial for their withdrawal, so it may be just your particular biology. Most use speed to stay awake for the heroin high, or use heroin to take the edge off the speed.

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I'm a heroin & meth addict have been using for 6 years now and I'm wanting to start something like methadone what type of doctor would I need to see?

I'm a heroin & meth addict have been using for 6 years now and I'm wanting to start something like methadone what type of doctor would I need to see?

Center: Your addiction requires a multifaceted approach for best possible results. Locate a drug rehabilitation Center near you and continue your road to success there. You have already taken the first big step in finding out about it. You will have a team of MD's and therapists, staff, etc. To help you get the monkey off your back. Good Luck to you.

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I was a meth addict & just recently got clean. But now I'm 26 with meth mouth & don't know if there is anything that can be done. It feels so hopeless.

I was a meth addict & just recently got clean. But now I'm 26 with meth mouth & don't know if there is anything that can be done. It feels so hopeless.

One step at a time: First, congratulations! Yes, things can be done. It's easier to get your mouth healthy, restored and looking better than getting clean and you managed that. Find a local dentist by recommendation. Get an exam and an evaluation. Find out your options. Take it one step at a time. Work out a sensible treatment plan. Good luck and wishing you only the best.

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I'm an IV meth user. Sometimes when addicts do a shot they "get wet" or "come in their pants". I'm neVER supposed to have my period, but sometimes do a shot that makes me bleed.. a lot. Why?

I'm an IV meth user. Sometimes when addicts do a shot they "get wet" or "come in their pants". I'm neVER supposed to have my period, but sometimes do a shot that makes me bleed.. a lot. Why?

Please get help: Please get help for this addiction, it will ruin your life. If you are never supposed to have a period and you are bleeding then there is something wrong and you need to see a doctor and get a pelvic exam to determine the cause. I hope will see a health care provider as soon as possible.

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I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

See doctor: I appears that you have a infection (likely staph) which needs to be treated by a doctor. If you don't have one, go to the ER before this spreads further. Perhaps you can get some help on your meth addiction as well even though I don't believe these two events are related (unless you have been injecting the material).

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How a recovering meth addict acts after withdrawal?

Please read the article below: Www. Allaboutaddiction. Com/addiction/crystal-meth... Yes, heroin withdrawal can be horrible but quitting meth comes with its own set of withdrawal symptoms that make is anything but easy to quit.

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I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed I can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so I can stop using?

Relapse: Relapse is not unusual, and is often part of the process of recovery. It can be difficult to get through the times after you use meth, because energy does feel depleted along with neurotransmitters being depleted too. I suggest working with an addiction medicine doctor on this problem. There are inpatient programs, and also community help is available at: http://www. Crystalmeth. Org/index. Php.

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Do you ever think that a meth addict may be right when they say they hear voices? Ever heard of gang stalking? Do u believe this to be possible?

Wow...: Neither is good. Meth addicts can become psychotic, this may involve hallucinations, break with reality, paranoic & high risk for death and suicide if not treated. Detox or referral to crisis unit is needed. Gang stalking is slang for multiple people harassing following someone. The meth world/dealers and gangs involved in dealing can be quite dangerous. Detox and treatment is a start.

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more