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Snorting Meth Makes Lungs Hurt
See your doctor: Meth is irritating to the mucosa of your nose and lungs. Additionally, the purity and use of other compounds puts you at risk for lung damage. First, stop using meth! Second, get an evaluation to make sure that you don't have damage or infection to your lungs. Third, consider a change in life circumstances. ...Read more
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
Death, addiction...: Both methamphetamines and oxycodone are highly addictive drugs of abuse. The "snorting" achieves more rapid absorption compared to the oral route increasing the possibility of overdose and death. Abuse of these drugs usually leads to rapid development of addiction. If you are currently using them I encourage you to seek treatment as your problem will in all likelihood only become much worse... ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 that's 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
Yes: Please stop both immediately and seek help. ...Read more
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'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
Can a person have blood clots, lung infection & heart attack several months after quitting Meth or are these conditions caused by current use?
Could happen: Meth users are more at risk for the illnesses you mentioned, but the same diseases do occur in people who do not do meth. ...Read more
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