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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Meth On The Brain And Body

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What do metadate and meth have in common? Do they hit the same part of the brain?

What do metadate and meth have in common?  Do they hit the same part of the brain?

Yes: Metadate is methyphenidate, used for adhd, it blockes uptake of Dopamine and norephinephrine as does methamphetamine, "meth".

"meth" also causes increase release of Dopamine that is in the brain cell which metadate does not.

Metadate actually is more similar to how Cocaine works in the brain. However its halflife is much longer and how it is administered make it less addictive. ...Read more

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Brain injury after meth used over years? How can I test?

Brain injury after meth used over years? How can I test?

See a doctor: A neurologist or psychiatrist can test you in the office and intrepret the results to see if you need further testing. Getting and intrepreting these tests on your own would be difficult. ...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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Im an on & off user of meth for 17yrs. Now i had a balance problem while walking though i don't fall. Cardio says im ok. Cud it be a brain damage?

Im an on & off user of meth for 17yrs. Now i had a balance problem while walking though i don't fall. Cardio says im ok. Cud it be a brain damage?

Need neurology visit: Given your symptoms it would seem that you need to schedule an appointment with the neurologist. The neurologist should be able to give you any idea whether it has something to do with brain damage. There's also a possibility that it could have something to do with inner ear problems in which case the neurologist may refer you to an ENT doctor. Best wishes. By the way, please see a substance-abuse counselor for help with your crystal meth issues. ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine affect the brain?

How will methamphetamine affect the brain?

Harmful effects: Methamphetamine abuse is a grave problem that can lead to serious health conditions including brain damage, memory loss, psychotic-like behavior, heart damage, hepatitis, and HIV transmission, " says dr. Nora d. Volkow, director of the national institute on drug abuse. ...Read more

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Does Minocycline has Neuroprotection rule in Methamphetamine users brain recovery?

Does Minocycline has Neuroprotection rule in Methamphetamine users brain recovery?

No: Minocycline is an antibiotic. It will not protect your brain from the effects of methamphetamine. The best way to protect your brain from this drug is to not use it. It is a dangerous drug. If you can't quit using, contact your doctor or a drug counselor for help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a crushed skull being hit with a hammer. Decompressed to the brain. How bad if I use methamphetamine.

I had a crushed skull being hit with a hammer. Decompressed to the brain. How bad if I use methamphetamine.

Bad!: Don't self treat, and certainly not with street drugs! If you have defined brain pathology talk to your neurologist about appropriate treatments. You could be at risk for seizures and street drugs could promote. ...Read more

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I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

Stop drugs now: Listen well, regardless of how you do it, you will destroy your life for certain, if you continue with meth usage. If you wish help, it is present, both on-line and where you live. Contact your doctor, addictions anonymous, even alcoholics anonymous, and start cleaning up your act. Your life will transform when the drugs are gone! ...Read more

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I hear voices unfortunetly due to addiction of meth. My concern is that somehow if another person uses are we able to communicate through the mind?

I hear voices unfortunetly due to addiction of meth. My concern is that somehow if another person uses are we able to communicate through the mind?

Mind communication: There is no documented evidence that experiencing hallucinations is a form of mind communication. Auditory hallucinations are caused by stimulation of certain areas of the brain resembling the perception of sound, but merely chemical in nature. The thought process might be altered as well, producing delusional ideas, paranoia or grandiosity. Drugs are potent stimulants or depressants. ...Read more

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4yrs ago I snorted meth.after ive never been the same. I have severe anxiety, chest tightness,nervousness & mind races, will I ever be the same again?

4yrs ago I snorted meth.after ive never been the same. I have severe anxiety, chest tightness,nervousness & mind races, will I ever be the same again?

Anxiety vs. other: Anxiety symptoms occur in the setting of several different medical conditions and states. The key to feeling normal once again may involve arriving at a proper diagnosis of ones condition(s). For instance, there are medical conditions that cause the release of circulating catecholamines (adrenalin) The body reacts to the resultant increased heart rate and state of arousal with anxiety. See Dr. ...Read more

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I am 49yo, hiv+, numbers good, tes is normal, 2 yrs sober from meth use. Heart is grateful, mind is happy but no libido. Any treatment? Am i damaged?

I am 49yo, hiv+, numbers good, tes is normal, 2 yrs sober from meth use. Heart is grateful, mind is happy but no libido. Any treatment? Am i damaged?

See a uro doc. PDR:: Coadministration with stribild may result in an increase in pde-5 inhibitor associated adverse reactions, including hypotension, syncope, visual disturbances, and priapism.Use of pde-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction:
sildenafil at a single dose not exceeding 25 mg in 48 hours, vardenafil at a single dose not exceeding 2.5 mg in 72 hours, or tadalafil at a single dose not exceeding 10 mg in 72. ...Read more

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How badly is a body damaged if he/she consumed crystal meth for 2 months straight and weighs 100 pounds?

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How badly is a body damaged if he/she consumed crystal meth for 2 months straight and weighs 100 pounds?

Crystal meth: U need to have a complete physical exam & workup by primary care doctor before the damage extent can be determined. Hope u r seriously considering quitting & rehab. ...Read more

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Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was about 2 months ago.

Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was  about 2 months ago.

No: Urine is normally bubbly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Other than od.What damages does a drug-like meth-can do to the body if tried once and taking a high dose? Do dey heal themselves or hospital is needed

Other than od.What damages does a drug-like meth-can do to the body if tried once and taking a high dose? Do dey heal themselves or hospital is needed

Death is possible: Drugs like methamphetamine can cause your blood pressure and heart rate to spike to extremely high levels -- and you could have a stroke or heart attack and die. It can happen even at age 17. No, that outcome does not heal itself. Please stay away from meth and its relatives. ...Read more

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What does meth do to your body?

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

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What happens to your body when you do meth?

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What happens to your body when you do meth?

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 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?

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 can I pass amouth swab drug test with meth in my body?

How can I pass amouth swab drug test with  meth in my body?

Drug Testing: Unfortunately you have asked this question of real physicians who care about health. We will not go against our ethics and help you scam a drug testing process. We want you clean and sober and happy and healthy with a real and valid life. Perhaps it is time to get to a crystal meth anonymous meeting. ...Read more

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Could abusing pills like meth make your body have extreme weight changes?

Could abusing pills like meth make your body have extreme weight changes?

Yes: The extreme weight loss is well-known; it may also fluctuate. If it's you, please get help now. I do not want you on my autopsy table. If it's someone you care about, try to get them to get help, and be ready to leave them to their own devices if they refuse. ...Read more

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

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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What will help withdrawal from meth. I feel uncomfortable and unbalanced like I'm not in my body if that makes any sense.

Withdrawal from meth: can lead to psychotic symptoms. Out of body experiences may be a sign of psychotic symptoms. It would be advisable to get help from a physician. Tell them you are in withdrawal from Meth. How much meth and how often you have been using will impact on how difficult withdrawal will be.Some medications can help reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a physical addiction like gambling affect the body the way meth addiction does?

Does a physical addiction like gambling affect the body the way meth addiction does?

Similar: Most addictions seem to affect similar brain pathways connected to the neurotransmitter Dopamine linked to pleasure. Some agents, like methamphetamine , have especially powerful effects. ...Read more

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Would smoking too much crystal meth only for 2 days in a row and not doing it again, harm the body in the future?Ps: not a meth user, just tried it

Possibly, not likely: If you have used meth, you may have likely damaged brain cells, but unless you binged over the 2 days, i doubt there would be any noticeable long term effects as long as your exposure was limited. Don't try it again! ...Read more

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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 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?

Drugs: 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

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How to remove meth drugs from the body? How to detoxify it?

How to remove meth drugs from the body? How to detoxify it?

Do not take meth: Stop taking meth entirely. The body will get rid of the residue. There is no need for cleanse or detoxifying.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I wanted to know can antibotics slow down meth from leaving your body faster?

No.: Antibiotics can block excretion of some substances, but i could find none that would be suspect in this instance. ...Read more

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How long does meth stay In your body and. Urine,? Is there meds to help me get off meth

How long does meth stay In your body and. Urine,? Is there meds to help me get off meth

No effective meds: Meth usually stay in your urine no longer than 3 days. Medication treatment for meth use disorder has been not approved by FDA, some study suggest wellbutrin might help. to this date, the contingency management sober living program might be most effective way. ...Read more