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Physical Signs Of A Meth User
Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...Read more
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
Yes: Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs in about 60 to 80 percent of heroin-exposed infants. Its onset is usually within 72 hours of birth, with a high mortality if the syndrome is severe and untreated. Premature infants have been reported to show a less severe abstinence syndrome following opiate exposure. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some signs are easily visible.Get a more detailed answer ›
What about the stories of addiction surrounding opiates? Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?
Full Recovery?: No one is likely to tell you that full recovery is possible because life holds no guarantees. We can say that you can maximize the probability of recovery by lifestyle changes. I've seen patients w/chronic pain open and grateful for any relief, full or otherwise. Congrats on wanting to recover. Life can get better and better. Peace and good health. ...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
Depends: If by "meth" you are referring to amphetamines, there are a number of prescriptions legitimately in use that are amphetamines. These include certain, but not all medication used for adhd, and appetite suppressants. If you are referring to "crystal meth" that too will be picked up by all screens testing for amphetamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?
Many: This is a tough question to answer briefly. However, some signs would include a variety of emotional problems (anxiety, anger, depression) as well as an increase in behavioral problems. There is a greater likelihood of decreased school performance, increased risk-taking behaviors, and substance use in teens. In teens there may also be episodes of self-harming behaviors, such as cutting. ...Read more
Meth: By far. It would be politically correct for me to tell you that both of these drugs are equally dangerous, but this is not true. Heroin will bind you to a lifelong addiction and all that is involved, but if you administer it hygienically and the dose is always correct, many users experience no problems except severe constipation and impotence. Meth is far more dangerous. Still better to do neither ...Read more
Affects of binge cocaine use (snorting) 2-3x a week over the period of a year on the body/nose And ways to repair/ get healty after quitting for good.
Comprehensive metabolic panel during a physical revealed eGFR of 41 and creatinine of 1.46. Also a ANA of 1:32. Curious about the implications?
Low eGFR implication: 34 F notes: Comprehensive metabolic panel during a physical revealed eGFR of 41 and creatinine of 1.46. Also a ANA of 1:32. Curious about the implications? ANS: without knowing more details I would suspect your have some type of renal disease related to Lupus or similar disease process. Discuss with your team as they know you better I hope. Always repeat both tests before making decisions. ...Read more
How could any non-user support a drug that destroys your brain, causes lung cancer and permanent addiction?
Tobacco?: Tobacco does all that, but I'm not sure what is your question. Is it rhetorical? I guess nobody should support its use but some will if there is money behind it. Did I answer your question? ...Read more
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