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What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

Severe problems!: Crystal meth can cause poor growth due to restricting blood flow to the placenta. It can cause premature separation of the placenta with bleeding, premature birth and possible bleeding for the mother and baby. There is a risk of both maternal and fetal death. Meth may also cause later brain problems for the baby. There is also possible risk from lifestyle issues for women using illegal drugs. ...Read more

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A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read more

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Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Could there be any long term effects from using crystal meth once?

Crystal meth: Illicit drug use can cause damage at any time during its use, whether the first time or the 100th time. As it is unpredictable, the best idea is to avoid using meth. Even one time usage by any route can lead to paranoia, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the most common effects on the brain, including mood disorders, sleep, etc in a person using crystal meth for 9 months?

What are the most common effects on the brain, including mood disorders, sleep, etc in a person using crystal meth for 9 months?

Mood instability: Stop now before you create permanent changes, which can happen with chronic use. Abstinence often starts with both craving and a desire to sleep a lot. Once the fatigue is past, if it's only been 9 months, things should head back to normal. Expect some irritability at first. Just don't be tempted to treat that with meth! ...Read more

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I use crystal meth&also mix norcos, Xanax, (alprazolam) somas&trazodone. I know the mixing is unsafe&I'm ok w dying but I'm wondering how meth effects the combo?

I use crystal meth&also mix norcos, Xanax, (alprazolam) somas&trazodone. I know the mixing is unsafe&I'm ok w dying but I'm wondering how meth effects the combo?

Please seek help: This pattern of multi-drug use is very dangerous. Crystal meth is the most dangerous and addictive of the medications. All of the other drugs you are using cause sedation and the meth causes excitation of the nervous system so may offset the sedation of the other drugs. Please seek help immediately. There is treatment. You do not have to die from this. ...Read more

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Why am i lethargic after using crystal meth?

Why am i lethargic after using crystal meth?

Burnout!: Crystal meth super stimulates the nerve cells in your brain, depleting them completely of needed neurotransmitter molecules, making them unable to function, so you feel foggy and lethargic. Repeated use causes the neurons to overheat and die, leading to permanent mental impairments. Stop now! ...Read more

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