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Sharp Kidney Pain After Smoking Meth
Recovering meth addict/alcoholic- After relapsing I've had kidney pain and issues. What tests should I get to ensure there's nothing seriously wrong?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I experience intermittent kidney pain, particularly when waking before urination in the mornings. I am a 30 year old female, no drinking or smoking.
Kidney: The Morning back discomfort may be of musculoskeletal origin rather than from kidney pathology. To be sure have a physician perform a physical examination with special attention to your spine and flank areas. If there is further concern a urinalysis with a microscopic examination of the urine sediment and an ultrasound of the kidneys and urinary bladder would be sufficient to rule in or out kidney ...Read more
Definitely yes: Meth has a negative effect on almost every part of the human body. Just to mention a few: brain, heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The constriction of the blood vessels in the kidney leads to decreased production of urine. It may lead to kidney infections, bladder infections, kidney stones, and even a kidney failure in a short period of time. Take this opportunity to stay drugs free. ...Read more
Not stones: Meth use does more than cause kidney stones -- it can kill your kidneys and the rest of your organs too. Depending on which prescription pain killers you're talking about, this is extremely dangerous also. If you got very dehydrated during your substance abuse, kidney stones would be possible. ...Read more
I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?
Please see the doc:
Please go see a doctor right away. Sometimes this is a serious problem that needs medical attention right away!
An please stop using meth! ...Read more
Yes: The airborne toxins emitted anywhere near a kid will increase his/her infection rate, crib death in infants, risk of developmental delay as he/she grows. The worst thing will be to grow up believing it is normal behavior. ...Read more
Yes: You should stop.Get a more detailed answer ›
No recommendation: I really can't think of any responsible recommendations I can make to assist you in accomplishing this. Please seriously consider not using meth. ...Read more
No: I can find no information to that effect. You may wish to see your family doctor to have a vaginal infection ruled out. ...Read more
Healthy longer life: Jib is just one slang term for crystal methamphetamine, and isn't any different than any other "brand" of this awful drug. What you should expect is relapse, unless you get involved in some form of support system. It is a difficult drug to quit, and congratulations on making the decision. There is no "withdrawal" syndrome, though fatigue and increased appetite and sleep may occur, lasting < 1 week. ...Read more
Is there anything you can take to make you come down quicker from smoking crystal meth to neutralize the effects?
Please get help: Quickly.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the healthiest means of using meth snorting, smoking, anal, iv? I know typically none but in means of harm reduction?
See below: You are right- none. Get help please. ...Read more
Can explain what's is the difference between smoking meth and inject meth? Is there any difference on the urine? How long will the urine clear?
Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine's elimination half-life is around 10 hours, and it's detectable in your urine for 1-4 days. It will remain detectable in your hair follicles for up to 90 days. It stays in your system longer when injected than smoked. The drug is extremely dangerous no matter how it's used -- you risk heart attack and stroke even when young. Very addictive too. Please stay away from it. ...Read more
Can your lungs heal from smoking meth at least 5 or 6 times an holding it in a few times? But I quit a year ago not knowing how bad it was! Please help
Symptomatic: If you continue to be symptomatic then an evaluation by a physician would be prudent. ...Read more
Its april 7 2016 im due july 21, 2016 I just stopped smoking. I'm almost 6months will meth be out of my system and the babies? What can I does to help
Continue good work: Congratulations on working towards sobriety and away from meth. Work closely with your OB physician about your pregnancy, ask questions about nutrition, and speak with your friends regularly for support. Best of luck and hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly. ...Read more
My brother had smoked meth today March 9 at 9pm. He is a usual user smoking small doses only. He has a urine drug test on March 16. Is it enough time?
7 days should work: Methphetamine half life is 5-12 hours, so about 60 hours should reduce a small dose to undetectable. For a large dose, it may take 5-6 days ...Read more
Why do you ask?: I've autopsied several folks who've died of meth. They DO tear their flesh off before they die. I know, Murray, that not everything that the government or "drug educators" in school have told you was true. But "meth" is devastating in the long run. You're smart enough to have found "HealthTap". You're smart enough to find a way to a more lasting happiness. Do this for those who love you. ...Read more
Could I develop a mental illness after smoking clear meth for 3 years, doing it basically every day?
Yes it can:
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
I was smoking meth none stop until I found out I was pregant. After going to the female dr. There's only a sack could I be the cause?
Addiction may be the: Cause, something over which you were not able to exercise much control. It is impossible in any one specific case to know what the cause of an abnormal pregnancy is, but certainly use of many drugs, including methamphetamine, can be associated with such outcomes. GET HELP NOW to stop and stay stopped, and to understand the things you can do to feel ok WITHOUT drugs. You need ongoing support. ...Read more
I've been smoking meth every single day since. June of 2005. It makes me feel sick now...When I try to stop it I get even more sick. How do I quit?
A drug rehabilitation center a very safe and smart place to detox when discontinuing methamphetamine use.
Ask your physician regarding local detox center. ...Read more
Yes: There may be little physical danger, but getting a tattoo that you regret can be a source of tremendous grief. If you are smoking meth, this is an unstable time in your life. And I think you realize that involvement with meth is extremely dangerous -- wrong people, and the likelihood of a grisly illness and death. You've found HealthTap so you're smart -- find better friends, a better life. ...Read more
Yes and no: Yes, meth can cause skin rash. No, it doesn't come out your pores. The skin has LOTS of capillaries which carry the meth all through your skin. That can cause an immune reaction in the skin or change its structure leading to chronic skin inflammation or infection that can be lifelong. Experienced doctors, police etc know what meth rash looks like. It's like tattooing "meth head" on your forehead. ...Read more
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