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Vitamins For Recovering Meth Addicts
Basic support: Congratulations on deciding to quit meth. You will need a specific substance abuse program for support and accountability in this process. You know it isn't easy or automatic. You need to be evaluated by a physician familiar with drug abuse and nutritional issues to see what specific replenishment you might need. At basis a high quality, absorbable multivitamin, and whole foods w/omega 3's. ...Read more
Hell no!!!: Sorry for the French but there is no way to keep healthy if you choose to use meth. Bottom line, stay away from the stuff. For that matter, stay away from any illegal stuff. Heck, stay away from legal stuff like narcotics (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, dilaudid etc), benzodiazepines (alprazolam, diazepam & lorazepam etc) & sedative-hypnotics (zolpidem etc): all are very addictive. ...Read more
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?
I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed i can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so i can stop using?
Relapse: Relapse is not unusual, and is often part of the process of recovery. It can be difficult to get through the times after you use meth, because energy does feel depleted along with neurotransmitters being depleted too. I suggest working with an addiction medicine doctor on this problem. There are inpatient programs, and also community help is available at: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php. ...Read more
My husband is a recovering drug addict (meth) - clean 2 years. Since he quit, he is never in the mood for sex. Is there treatment for this?
I understand your concern.
Commend your husband for not using Methamphetamine for 2 years.
Have heart to heart talk with him about your relationship and honestly understand lack of:
See a Therapist for continued maintenance of sobriety from all drugs and Alcohol; to understand
each other's feelings, needs, expectations and sexuality ...Read more
I am a recovering meth addict and I paid metoprolol for my heart what are the dangers have mixing the two?
A close member of my family is a recovering addict of meth, i think she may be relapsing. What should I do?
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. ...Read more
Im a recovering meth addict with 2 yrs clean. Recently had a UA for a job. Tested positive for amp and meth. Can diabetic medicine cause false pos.
Look online using exact names of meds you take.
Also, go to the American Association of Medical Review Officers web site for more information and telephone numbers. Please go to your primary care provider and ask for help. Your Health is most important And your primary care provider wants to help you. You deserve to be healthy and enjoy a great life. ...Read more
Left ring finger tip is kind of white, hard and numb. Also have edema in ankles (left is much worse). Recovered meth addict. 36 y.o. Female?
Multiple issues: Please clarify what you are asking. It sounds like you need ongoing care and support from a good primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes I am a recovering meth addict and I have a stent in my heart and I am on Plavix and Lipitor and metoprolol how dangerous is it to mix Meth?
Methamphetamine: If this is what you mean by meth, it's very dangerous. ...Read more
I've had a heart attack two years ago I have a stent I'm recovering drug addict from methamphetamine I relapsed can I mix trazodone with methamphetami?
Meth addiction: I don't want to enable by giving input about mixing meth and other meds. As you know, this is a serious problem. Rather than trying to get medical treatment planning from a general health education site - please see your doctor or an addiction medicine specialist soon. ...Read more
Meth addiction: One the most promising treatments for meth addiction is something called prometa. A november, 2011, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal addiction concluded that prometa is ineffective. "the prometa protocol, consisting of flumazenil, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and hydroxyzine, appears to be no more effective than placebo in reducing methamphetamine use, retaining patients in treatment. ...Read more
Yes: You might consider attending meetings of al-anon or nar-anon to join your boyfriend in a process of recovery. ...Read more
Healthy ones: If you're in recovery from meth, that is a hard road. You've used a lot of your resilience in your habit, and now need to build it up again. As many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can eat, leafy green salads, and lean meats like chicken and wild alaskan salmon would be good. The latter will help replenish your omega-3's to stabilize neuronal membranes. Whole foods that are not processed. ...Read more
Im a meth addict who shoots up meth. I am now experiancing pain and soreness above the injection site. What is this from?
I snorted crystal meth this weekend , not an addict , but I'm breaking out I keep smelling it and I have random trimmers . what do I do?
WAIT!!: The effect will wear off Don't do it again!? ...Read more
I am currently a heroin addict and occasionally smoke meth. I am 19w 2d pregnant. Will the drugs be out of my system and my baby system by the time?
I'm currently recovering from meth addiction. A lot of what i read online is negative and makes me feel hopeless. I really can be okay again, right?
I am proud of you:
You really can be ok again! you need a support group, of those who have walked down that same road. Make sure you have a good caring doctor, and at least one close friend to run to and hold you accountability
http://teens.Drugabuse.Gov/educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/mind-over-matter/methamphetamine. ...Read more
This is difficult to say, but I am an addict of meth and typically have to get high because the withdrawls are so severe. I notice that i started getting dehydrated, and by the time i notice its too late. Well friday my left sidevn back started hurting. S
Incomplete question: Your question was cut off. Please re-ask and clarify. ...Read more
Do you ever think that a meth addict may be right when they say they hear voices? Ever heard of gang stalking? Do u believe this to be possible?
Wow...: Neither is good. Meth addicts can become psychotic, this may involve hallucinations, break with reality, paranoic & high risk for death and suicide if not treated. Detox or referral to crisis unit is needed. Gang stalking is slang for multiple people harassing following someone. The meth world/dealers and gangs involved in dealing can be quite dangerous. Detox and treatment is a start. ...Read more
Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effects of methamphetamine addiction. Meth, like all "uppers" makes the body edgy and tight. The cost of prison dental care has exploded since meth became common. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/. ...Read more
Seek support: Treatment for amphetamine addiction involves rehab counseling that can either be done on an outpatient basis or residential treatment (or inpatient) depending on the severity. Sometimes there are other psychiatric disorders that are co-occurring with the addiction and thus it is good to have an evaluation to see if other treatments for other disorders are necessary. ...Read more
Hard to say:
Please see the resources on the following website. There are some helpful things listed that you can do to improve your energy and the hotline numbers should also be helpful for you as well. Best wishes on your road to recovery.
Supporting recovery for methamphetamine addiction 24 hour crystal meth helpline 1-800-559-9503. ...Read more
I am an ex meth addict clean for 2 yrs now and had a histerectomy right when i got clean now im more depressed than ever I've trird meds but got sick?
Please know that: It is a victory on yourself that you are no longer meth dependent since 2 yrs. Sincerely, bravo, good for you! now, avoid changing ur rx or self-medicating. Please, go back and consult the doctor who prescribed you the medications after ur hysterectomy. Talk 2 ur doc & get a referral 4 a good mental health professional. I really wish u 2 continue safely on ur recovery path. Good luck & best wishes. ...Read more
I have seen pictures of meth addicts after a couple of years. Why do they look so bad? Just not eating rite?
Hi, my question is about my brother he is 33yrs.Old n a meth addict had blood work and he has high WBC is that good or bad and why?
Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. it worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?
No clue: but I wish you were more concerned with dealing with your addictions than blocking withdrawal symptoms. I have treated MANY people who used both heroin and methamphetamine, and none of them said that amphetamine did anything beneficial for their withdrawal, so it may be just your particular biology. Most use speed to stay awake for the heroin high, or use heroin to take the edge off the speed. ...Read more
I'm a heroin & meth addict have been using for 6 years now and I'm wanting to start something like methadone what type of doctor would I need to see?
Center: Your addiction requires a multifaceted approach for best possible results. Locate a drug rehabilitation Center near you and continue your road to success there. You have already taken the first big step in finding out about it. You will have a team of MD's and therapists, staff, etc. to help you get the monkey off your back. Good Luck to you. ...Read more
I was a meth addict & just recently got clean.But now i'm 26 with meth mouth & don't know if there is anything that can be done. It feels so hopeless.
One step at a time: First, congratulations! yes, things can be done. It's easier to get your mouth healthy, restored and looking better than getting clean and you managed that. Find a local dentist by recommendation. Get an exam and an evaluation. Find out your options. Take it one step at a time. Work out a sensible treatment plan. Good luck and wishing you only the best. ...Read more