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Physical Signs Of A Meth User
Yes it is:
Of course it can the simplest mental illness it dependency on the meth that is a problem by itself
second a lot of meth users are self treating a medical mental problem they have a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem and help you get off the meth ...Read more
Many signs: People abusing any long-term stimulant develop anxiety, insomnia, irritability, paranoia and sometimes outright psychosis, as well as weight loss, severe skin and dental problems, and all the problems associated either with shooting it (aids, hepatitis b/c, endocarditis, other severe infections) or smoking ("crack lung"). Some look like severe schizophrenics after only a year or two of use. ...Read more
I may have been exposed to meth (or those chemicals) the other day. What would be some signs that I was?
Don't go here: I could review some of the things like fast heartbeat or anxiety, but these things happen in regular life. It sounds like you were around some people you should avoid. You will not know for certain based on ANY physical finding what really happened without bloodwork, and you probably do not want to get tested when you're not going to do anything different depending on the result. Let this go. ...Read more
Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine, commonly known simply as meth, is a highly addictive psycho-stimulant. The most common symptoms of meth withdrawal include fatigue, depression and increased appetite. Other symptoms include anxiety, irritability, agitation, restlessness, and excessive sleeping. Symptoms can last for days to weeks depending on the length of time and amount of methamphetamine used. ...Read more
Depend how much and how long you have been using
a doctor can help you ...Read more
What advice can you offer to someone trying to stay off meth so that by delivery baby is not showing signs of withdrawl?
Get help: Get all the help you can. There are 'rehab after work" type programs in most cities, even more places have narcotics anonymous meetings, go to them. Learn relaxation exercises and practice them so you can use them in stressful moments. And remember what you are doing this for. You want your child to have the best shot at life and for that the baby needs to be free of meth and needs a drug free mom. ...Read more
Total tooth deacy: The extensive tooth decay is due to psychological and physiological changes caused in dry mouth, long periods of poor oral hygiene and after the "high phase" cravings for sweet soda drinks. Excessive grinding and clenching are a contributory factors for tooth destruction. ...Read more
Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was about 2 months ago.
Urine is normally bubbly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is there a way to bring someone down off of methamphetamine? I don't know all of the persons medical details, but the individual has already been up for over 24 hours and shows no signs of slowing down.
Should go to ER: If after 24 hours the person is still "speeding, " then they need professional medical help. There is nothing a lay person can do other than be there, caring and supportive. However, it is not uncommon for folks like your friend to become violent and combative, and sometimes efforts to "de-escalate" them actually makes things worse. Get them to an er for help asap. ...Read more
Thyroiditis???: You left out crucial details. Amphetamine poisoning will bring some symptoms like overactive thyroid. Is your thyroid now over or under???? If you can avoid Meth., stay the hell away. If not, get help. Aside from wrecking your life it can cause rapid heart rate, tremor, and weight loss. It also makes people loose their teeth. If you use it you will eventually wish you had not. ...Read more
Meth and pregnancy: I would discuss this with your gyn. Each case is different and there is only 1 person who can evaluate your physical and psychological readiness for motherhood, and that is your own gyn. Best wishes for a sober mom and a healthy baby. ...Read more
Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor, my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users?
Suspicion: If you have reason to suspect your grandson is exposed to drug users, this is a very big problem. Child protective services needs to be aware & check out the situation. Please contact them, and share your concerns. ...Read more
NO: You may want to reconsider a relationship that has you wondering about your own health though... ...Read more
See a doctor: Chest pain in the center can be caused by diseases of the heart, esophagus, stomach, first part of the small intestine, lungs, or gallbladder. Being a meth user puts you at risk for gallstones, as well as excessive strain on the heart. See a primary provider, and abstain from meth -- for your general health as well as this problem. Good luck! ...Read more
I've been a meth user for over 10 years and still use till this day. Just recently I was diegnosed with lupus. Is it due to the meth?
Probably not: Being a meth addict and having lupus are not related. ...Read more
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