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Doctor insights on: Severe Chest And Lung Pains From Meth

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I just had severe dehydration do to doing meth for 4 days and now its been two days and my chest hurts and i keep getting panic attack like symtoms ?

I just had severe dehydration do to doing meth for 4 days and now its been two days and my chest hurts and i keep getting panic attack like symtoms ?

Meth: Your symptoms are almost certainly related to your meth use. They could be withdrawal but other problems caused by the meth could also be there. See your dr. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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4yrs ago I snorted meth.after ive never been the same. I have severe anxiety, chest tightness,nervousness & mind races, will I ever be the same again?

4yrs ago I snorted meth.after ive never been the same. I have severe anxiety, chest tightness,nervousness & mind races, will I ever be the same again?

Anxiety vs. other: Anxiety symptoms occur in the setting of several different medical conditions and states. The key to feeling normal once again may involve arriving at a proper diagnosis of ones condition(s). For instance, there are medical conditions that cause the release of circulating catecholamines (adrenalin) The body reacts to the resultant increased heart rate and state of arousal with anxiety. See Dr. ...Read more

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Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Male of 33 injects opiates frequently  suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Go to ER: This could be a reaction to the drugs, sepsis from non sterile techniques, or thrombotic events. Please go to the er to be evaluated, and then strongly consider rehab. ...Read more

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Can your heart beat get weaker as time goes? Maybe cancer or heart problems ? I been to heart / lung / ent / hemat doc bunch tests all good except + meth challenge airway disease. Feel lump my throat and cnt feel heart beat in chest at rest or pace.

Can your heart beat get weaker as time goes? Maybe cancer or heart problems ? I been to heart / lung / ent / hemat doc bunch tests all good except + meth challenge airway disease. Feel lump my throat and cnt feel heart beat in chest at rest or pace.

Detailed history: It sounds like you have a complex situation and have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have them reviewed. ...Read more

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I tried crystal meth for the 1st time. Ive been having chest pains and headaches for 2 weeks now. Is it possible that it did artery damage from 1 use?

I tried crystal meth for the 1st time. Ive been having chest pains and headaches for 2 weeks now. Is it possible that it did artery damage from 1 use?

Go to ER: Crystal meth is a dangerous, highly addictive drug. You should be seen in ER for chest pain and headaches. Get help if necessary so you do not use this drug again. ...Read more

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I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

Those symptoms: signal that you are doing damage to your body. Would encourage you to get a full medical work up at this time to assess injuries caused by your methamphetamine use. ...Read more

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Can injecting meth cause lung problems?

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Can injecting meth cause lung problems?

I.v. meth: Not just affect lung vessels causing hypertension, but also blood, liver and other organs. ...Read more

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I smoked meth only a Year. Could I. Have lung cancer?

I smoked meth only  a  Year. Could I. Have lung cancer?

Methamphetamine: The methamphetamine that you smoked may have been cut with other toxic substances that could increase your risk of lung cancer. Meth also increases your risk of heart disease. There is nothing you can do about your past actions - put this behind you and live a healthy and drug free lifestyle from here on out. If you develop a cough or shortness of breath, get a lung exam and chest X ray. ...Read more

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Mild sharp pain in center of chest? Meth user

Mild sharp pain in center of chest? Meth user

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

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Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

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Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

I.v. meth: Not just affect lung vessels causing hypertension, but also blood, liver and other organs. ...Read more

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I did more Molly/mdma ( possibly meth) than I should have now I have tightness in chest what are some ways to relieve this?

Don't mess w' Meth: Get checked by a doctor. You might know if you have a weak heart (SCA can happen in children & young adults w' no prior symptoms)
Methamphetamine may cause chest pain or tightness.
May also cause:

Angina. This symptom may occur in adults
Heart attack. This symptom may occur in elderly people
Life-threatening problems involving the heart. This symptom may occur even with normal do ...Read more

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Can injecting crystal meth cause lung problems?

Yes. : Medicines injected into a vein are essentially filtered by the very small capillaries of the lungs. Any impurity or toxic substance is concentrated and accumulated there. This can lead to a variety of issues in the lungs - infection - inflammation and scarring - pulmonary hypertension - airway constriction- some of which is not be reversible. Injecting anything is a very bad idea. ...Read more

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Can a history of smoking meth cause your lung to collapse?

Can a history of smoking meth cause your lung to collapse?

With Chronic Use: Chronic smokers of methamphetamine can experience health issues directly from the drug and secondary health issues due to neglect of their basic personal needs. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure is dangerous. Neglect of personal hygiene and poor dental care can be a problem. Poor nutrition and lack of sleep weaken the body and the immune system. A collapsed lung is possible. ...Read more

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Hi i've been smoking meth for a few days in a row, and my chest/sternum aches like there's heaps of pressure on it?

Hi i've been smoking meth for a few days in a row, and my chest/sternum aches like there's heaps of pressure on it?

BAD NEWS: Effects of methamphetamine can include rapid, irregular or slow heart rate, palpitations & even heart attack. Recommend seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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Female friend is a crystal Meth smoker she is complaining about pain on the right side of her chest, dizziness, Hot flashes, and unable to swallow ?

Female friend is a crystal Meth smoker she is complaining about pain  on the right side of her chest, dizziness, Hot flashes, and unable to swallow ?

Impossible to say: depends on age and risk factors, but chest pain associated with methamphetamine use can always be cardiac in origin, and your friend needs to get checked out by her PCP or an urgent care setting. You might benefit from a few Alanon meetings to learn how to handle your own emotions about your friend, and to not enable her drug use. She needs help and I hope that she gets it soon, before more harm. ...Read more

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I am almost 37 i used meth for 20 yrs i quit almost 6 months ago in the last week I have experienced my left arm going numb, chest pain, rapid heart?

I am almost 37 i used meth for 20 yrs i quit almost 6 months ago in the last week I have experienced my left arm going numb, chest pain, rapid heart?

Get to a doctor!,: May not be drug related. May be heart related. May be an urgent situation. Any episodes longer than a few minutes warrant er evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing blood or red colored urine, chest tightness and arm numbness I also have a problem shootinf meth.. Dows that have a lot to do with my symptoms? I'm really scared.

I am experiencing  blood or red colored urine, chest tightness  and arm numbness I also have a problem shootinf meth.. Dows that have a lot to do with my symptoms? I'm really scared.

More than likely: Shooting meth is the likely explanation for your symptoms and you should quit doing meth. You may wish to see help from an addiction specialist. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had a CBC done it came healthy and a xray and came healthy too even after smoking meth and cannibis should I worry for lung cancer?

I had a CBC done it came healthy and a xray and came healthy too even after smoking meth and cannibis should I worry for lung cancer?

Future issues: You are 24. While marijuana and meth are not big cancer issues, the fact you are doing that should give you reason for concern. At this moment in time, cancer should be the least important thing on your list of stuff to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm 24 yrs and I went to a hospital worried about lung cancer my blood analysis and xray came healthy should I worried I use to smoke meth and weed?

I'm 24 yrs and I went to a hospital worried about lung cancer my blood analysis and xray came healthy should I worried I use to smoke meth and weed?

Watch for changes: In general, for the short number of years you would have smoked, you should be okay. Lung cancer risk is a lot about genetics and other factors, not just smoking. Congratulations on not smoking any longer. Just keep track of any new breathing symptoms. Also a change in cough or unexplained weight loss should be looked into. ...Read more

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Seen Heart,lung,ent,hemat/asthma doc bunch tests only thing found was + meth challenge airway disease. on advair and Prtnx for reflux. 7mths Still have lump feeling in throat and don't get pounding heart feeling beat gos faster. Diff breathin pattern?

Seen Heart,lung,ent,hemat/asthma doc bunch tests only thing found was + meth challenge airway disease. on advair and Prtnx for reflux. 7mths Still have lump feeling in throat and don't get pounding heart feeling beat gos faster. Diff breathin pattern?

See GI doc: I suspect that your reflux is likely the cause for your throat sensation and Prtnx may not be enough to control it. The fast heart beat is likely from the long acting bronchodilator in Advair. With just mild asthma (detected by methacholine challenge only), it is debatable whether you need to take Advair. Consider stopping it . Consider getting checked for vocal cord dysfunction as well. ...Read more

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I used methamphetamine over 10 hours ago. But now my body is tingling and I am getting a slight rash. No fever no chest pain..is this concerning?

I used methamphetamine over 10 hours ago. But now my body is tingling and I am getting a slight rash. No fever no chest pain..is this concerning?

Yes: Doing meth not good for your body or brain. Quit while you are ahead!
Wish you 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I am using methamphetamine,is causing a pain in my lower right rib cage, above liver below lung, it's a tight balled up dull cramp, what is it?

I am using methamphetamine,is causing a pain in my lower right rib cage, above liver below lung, it's a tight balled up dull cramp, what is it?

Exam needed: This discomfort could be arising in the intercostal muscle or nerve of the rib cage,a rib,the liver,gall bladder or right lung base. An examination by a physician is indicated and appropriate tests will be ordered. I don't think that we can attribute this discomfort to your taking methamphetamine which I feel would cause more generalized symptoms. ...Read more

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Can smoking meth cause cysts on lungs?

Can smoking meth cause cysts on lungs?

???: I am not sure if this is the worst worry for those who smoke crystal myth, there are many serious complications associated with doing substance like this .
Get help. ...Read more

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I tried meth a few times bout a year ago can my body and lungs heal. Hospital has checked me they say i'm fine haven't done it since please help worri?

I tried meth a few times bout a year ago can my body and lungs heal. Hospital has checked me they say i'm fine haven't done it since please help worri?

Drugs: I am not sure what would prompt one to express this prolonged worry and the need to ask this question on line.

You had a physician tell you the answer to your question a year ago.

You are fine. You did not cause any permanent damage. Stop worrying and get on to living and staying healthy. ...Read more

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I used meth and smoked for 20 years. I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

I used meth and smoked for 20 years.  I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

No crystal ball...: Using crystal meth probably causes more damage to the brain than lungs and some studies suggest significant psychological/mental or cognitive impairment and higher risk for dementia. Smoking cigarettes is the #1 cause of lung cancer, but COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) causes much more disability/lower quality of life. Quantity and duration of use influence risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

I've insomnia frm taking meth lastnight. I smoked 5 full lungs of smokes (ex/re-inhaled to/from a plastic bag till all absorbed). How can I sleep now?

A few suggestions: Don't take any pills or alcohol to sleep! Lie in a dark room, with a fan or some quiet music. (White noise). Make sure it's cool. It will take time for the chemical to work its way out of your system. The temptation now is to go and find another drug to counteract the Meth and the spiral goes on and on. Please try to stop using. It's a devastating and terribly addictive drug! ...Read more

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I was wondering if previously smoking crystal meth for almost a year, what affect it had on me and defiantly my lungs. Everyone said it would crystalize my lungs so I was always paranoid and didn't hold it in. So I wanna know now about it and if thats tru

I was wondering if previously smoking crystal meth for almost a year, what affect it had on me and defiantly my lungs. Everyone said it would crystalize my lungs so I was always paranoid and didn't hold it in. So I wanna know now about it and if thats tru

See doctor: The only way to answer your question is to see your pcp for a complete exam, appropriate testing, and proper diagnosis. To stay clean you should also go to NA meetings. http://www.na.org/ Take care of your health! ...Read more