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Doctor insights on: What Counteracts The Effects Of Crystal Meth

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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

Amphetamine (Definition)

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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What are some of the known physical effects stemming from the prolonged use of crystal meth?

What are some of the known physical effects stemming from the prolonged use of crystal meth?

Ice: Also known as meth or crystal meth, can cause anorexia, flushed skin, euphoria, restlessness, heart rate & blood pressure changes, rapid breathing, blurred vision, insomnia, tremors, seizures, heart attack, agitation & aggression. ...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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What is crystal meth?

Methamphetamines: Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances to be used by those seeking highs or a drug experience. It is a stimulant. Even one dose can get you hooked. Especially if that does includes a sexual experience. It is a problem in urban and rural communities across america and the disease and destruction caused by this drug is shocking. ...Read more

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What's does crystal meth do to you?

What's does crystal meth do to you?

Meth: Your metabolism goes into overdrive, so your lungs, liver, heart & brain are under excess pressure, leading to agitation, breathing problem, heart arrhythmias, etc. ...Read more

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How long does crystal meth effect?

Long/short term: Depending on the route of use, mouth, snorting or IV, you can obtain a rush in 5 minutes and sustained euphoric states up to 12 hrs. This substance is highly addictive and tolerance increases over time. Cardiovascular and other complications, let alone being an illegal substance are to be seriously considered. ...Read more

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Is there any way crystal meth is healthy?

Is there any way crystal meth is healthy?

Absolutely not: On the contrary it may cause irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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How to deal with crystal meth and hunger?

Get help.: See an addictions psychiatrist and enter into treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop or avoid using crystal meth?

How can I stop or avoid using crystal meth?

Work with an addicti: Specialist through your PCP, so they can monitor your progress together, and safely get you through your withdrawal. Medical supervision is strongly advised. Great to hear your willingness to get off this dangerous recreational drug, and move toward health and longevity., ...Read more

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How many people die from using crystal meth?

How many people die from using crystal meth?

Far too many: Although I'm afraid I do not know the numbers, far far too many people die from using crystal meth. It is associated with stroke, heart attack, as well as global progressive failure of health. Get help. Stop. Find any way to get the support you need to get off or help others get off of this terribly addictive, damaging drug. ...Read more

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How long could crystal meth stay in your body?

Long enough: I would worry less about how long meth stays in your body than I would be about actually using meth. Please get help w/ addiction. Aa and na are a good place to start. ...Read more

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How long do tik crystal meth take to get out of your body?

How long do tik crystal meth take to get out of your body?

Crystal meth: Crystal meth remains detectable in urine for 1-4 days, but can be found by hair tests for 90 days. This is a very dangerous drug, and we hope you'll decide to avoid it. ...Read more

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How long will it take crystal meth to get out of my system?

Crystal Meth Get Out: Crystal meth can stay in the system for about 9 days, but may be longer if other conditions are present: kidney damage, liver damage, other drugs present in the body, or
low acid in the urine. Best idea is to avoid using meth and find a way to feel high that won't harm you or your life: exercise, etc. Seek support to find a "healthy high" right for you! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop using crystal meth. Its been 3 months help?

Professional help: It is very unlikely that you can stop on your own. Stimulant addiction, especially with crystal methamphetamine, is very very difficult for an individual to get away from on their own. Most people recommend initial residential treatment, followed by long-term outpatient with both individual and group counseling. You can find chemical dependency treatment programs in your area by googling it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a small amount of crystal meth to leave system?

How long does it take for a small amount of crystal meth to leave system?

Clear out meth: Up to 9 days unless other conditions are present:kiidney damage, liver damage,
other drugs present in the body, or low acid in the urine. Best idea is to avoid using meth and find a healthy high! Seek help to find what works for you to get a "healthy high"! ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

Why make&use meth: ..For as many different reasons as there are people who use drugs and alcohol. Make: to sell or use. Use: to escape life's pains, to briefly feel better, to fit in with peers. Once used, the drug can generate a powerful addiction that drives the person to find, make, use the drug at any cost, including teeth, mind, heart, skin, and life. ...Read more

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I've been using crystal meth for about 12yrs what are the most common illnesses?

Plenty: The biggest problem is mental health. Meth users are frequently misdiagnosed with paranoid disorder or bipolar disorder when they aren't truthful with the doctor. Dental problems are also significant. Sometimes liver and skin problems as well. The real challenge for you is to find someone to help you on that tough road to abstinence. It will likely require medical management + support groups. ...Read more

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Is a crystal meth can affect to our body? What part of the body is more affected?

Dangerous drug: A sympathomimetic amine, can cause vasoconstriction and affect circulation of both heart and brain. Possible heart attacks, strokes, and hemorrhages. Death can ensue. Not worth using in any capacity, unless you have a "death wish". If you are involved, get help NOW. Do NOT wait for a complication to emerge. ...Read more

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How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

Smoking meth: Smoked methamphetamine goes into the lungs and into pulmonary vasculature -- and then to the rest of the body including the brain. Effects typically last 2-4 hours, with residual effects up to 12 hours. It can be detectable in the body for 2-4 days after use, depending on frequency of use and other factors. Using at all can be deadly. ...Read more

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A friend of mine always becomes freezing cold for about 10-15 minutes after using crystal meth. Is this something to worry about?

You should be: Worrying about your friends use of crystal meth. The damage caused by crystal meth is a very long list and can be permanent. Your concern is misplaced. ...Read more

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Of someone just started using crystal meth, about 6 months ago, is it possible to just stop on your on or what would be wise? Thank you

Ok to stop: I applaud for your desire to get off of meth. Meth is a particularly addictive and destructive drug. There is no physical withdrawal syndrome so you can stop without a detox treatment. There are psychological withdrawal efffects including depression and fatigue. If you find you cannot stay stopped there are various resources to help such as Narcotics Anomyous and outpatient and inpatient treatment ...Read more

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Untreated crystal meth overdose from snorting 3.5-4 grams an IV injection of half gram. Still having OD symptoms day after occurrence.?

Untreated crystal meth overdose from snorting 3.5-4 grams an IV injection of half gram. Still having OD symptoms day after occurrence.?

Go to er: Seek emergency care to monitor your vitals. You could be at risk for cardiovascular collapse. Consider seeking a detox or rehab program when you are stable ...Read more