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What Crystal Meth Does To Your Body
Methamphetamine mouth: Broken, discolored and rotting teeth likely because the drug causes the salivary glands to dry out, which allows the mouth's acids to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Teeth are further damaged by grinding and poor diet and poor dental hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Great Question : Meth is toxic to the body. It is a highly addictive substance. The user experiences a high or rush that produces a burst of energy or euphoria similar to acute mania. When it wears off, the user becomes depressed. It can make you paranoid and acutely psychotic. It can cause a heart attack or a stroke. Severe weightloss is common and your teeth rot and fall out. Meth kills the body! Don't do it! ...Read more
depends dose/time: It depends upon how being taken, amount/day, duration. Potentially physical dependency, constipation big problem, dry mouth, liver effects even damage due to the tylenol (acetaminophen) component especially if additional otc tylenol (acetaminophen) is being taken with it. If ibuprophen or other NSAID are being taken potential kidney problems. Endocrine, e.g. Low testosterone;aggravation of bph, glaucoma, and other potential probl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: first and foremost it causes a very significant physical dependency, with a withdrawal syndrome complete with anxiety, irritability, headache, poor sleep and intense craving. It is also a cardiac stimulant and over time is partly responsible for the increase in arteriosclerotic heart disease (and other vascular disease) found in smokers and users of smokeless tobacco&e-cigs as well. ...Read more
Phencyclidine (PCP): Pcp is a "dissociative" drug, distorting perceptions of sight and sound and producing feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety). Pcp affects multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It is illegal. ...Read more
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. Long-term effects are permanent damage to blood vessels of heart & brain, damage to liver and kidneys and lungs, and Psychosis. ...Read more
Unclear: 5 days usu from your urine, but not clear how long it takes to clear from your fetus' system... Stay off for both of your sakes! seek help to stay off! call your local er to find out about treatment support/services in your area if you do not know of any. Also, na meetings (find locations/times online or in local paper or call your local hospital emergency room-er). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incorrect Info: Meth does not reside in your teeth. Teeth get destroyed because of the habits associated with the meth lifestyle. Lots of sugary drinks, dry mouth, ineffective oral hygiene, teeth grinding and lack of dental care. This process destroys the teeth and supporting gums, causing devastating problems for people. Many times, these tooth related issues will haunt meth users for life! ...Read more
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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