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7 wks ago l shoot up meth in outside of wrist weird feeling started nevrer pain than deep bruise. Feeling in tricept begane. What could it be?

7 wks ago l shoot up meth in outside of wrist weird feeling started nevrer pain than deep bruise. Feeling in tricept begane. What could it be?

IV use complications: Jerry, it's imperative you see a doctor. Even a clean needle can cause infection and be the source of your symptoms if the injection site wasn't clean. Other causes: damage to a nerve sheath, hematoma and more. The symptoms of your immediate complaint aside, you need help for your IV use. Your doctor can help get you connected to treatment before it consumes you life. We help people every day. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. Cause for concern? Wait it out you think?

Missed some of an IV meth shot about 2 days ago and area about 3 inches in diameter is bruised, slightly swollen, and kinda tender, but not in pain. Cause for concern? Wait it out you think?

Worst is yet to come: I am VERY concerned about you. The area may undergo necrosis, and you'll need to be seen if it does -- you'll know. But if you're injecting meth, this is NOTHING compared with what awaits you. The meth users I've autopsied have clawed their skin off before they died. You've been given "warnings" about other things that aren't true; the warnings about meth really are. You must stop, man. ...Read more

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I think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

I think someone may have blown my vein trying to inject me with meth. They didn't actually inject it, but 2 days later it is very bruised/swollen?

Without preaching:: This person doesn't know what they are doing, and obviously by doing this they are threatening your health in a variety of ways, the least of which is blowing your vein.
Please get help to get off the stuff, and to make sure that this is not an infection in your veins that could then infect your heart, brain, other organs permanently or kill you. Meanwhile, apply heat for comfort. Good luck 2U ...Read more

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Took a shot of crystal meth about 24 hours ago and missed a little of it. Now there is slight bruising and slight swelling around area but no pain.

Took a shot of crystal meth about 24 hours ago and missed a little of it. Now there is slight bruising and slight swelling around area but no pain.

Better to worry more: About the meth that got INTO your bloodstream & is causing toxic damage to every other organ in your body instead of a little bit of skin infiltration which by comparison means nothing. How bout getting in a program to save your life? Hope you choose that road INSTEAD OF being more careful with injections next time! Write questions to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Happy to help you get clean ...Read more

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Missed IV shot meth. 32h out. Swelling down some, but pain worse (but mild), and dark discolor. Taking bactrim/keflex. Slight numb. Bruise or hypoxia?

Missed IV shot meth. 32h out. Swelling down some, but pain worse (but mild), and dark discolor. Taking bactrim/keflex. Slight numb. Bruise or hypoxia?

Possibly permanent: Local tissue damage. The dark discoloration maybe long lasting depending on the insoluble ingredients present (if they can't dissolve and be absorbed then they become more or less a tattoo). If the pain persists or if it starts to look infected better get it checked out. ...Read more

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New user to injecting the drug meth I have bruising on about most of the veins I shot my neck and my right upper back hurts?

New user to injecting the drug meth I have bruising on about most of the veins I shot my neck and my right upper back hurts?

Thank you for: Trusting Health Tap. Meth is a nasty drug. Very addicting. Very dangerous. What do we need to do to get you to stop using it? If you think you need to be looked at tonight by all means have somebody take you to the ER. Make sure you do not have liver or heart problems or pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Can meth cause bruise in a particular region of body such just arms or just legs? (and takes prenatals and b-100) does eat under 1800 cal

Meth=methamphetamine: Or methadone. I assume you are talking about crystal meth. It is good you are taking vitamins, but that is not going to protect your unborn child from the harm of using methamphetamine. I am not aware of bruising as a complication, and you should see your OB provider to be evaluated, and get a referral for treatment for your drug problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a meth addict who shoots up meth. I am now experiancing pain and soreness above the injection site. What is this from?

See below: You possibly have a local infection or local phlebitis, and need to see a doctor asap. At your age, you have a world of possibilities ahead, but you will destroy yourself if you continue meth. You need help now. Get off the crap and change your life. See your doctor today. ...Read more

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Is this normal or dangerous Everytimemy friend shoots meth she pukes/coughs up blood??

Is this normal or dangerous Everytimemy friend shoots meth she pukes/coughs up blood??

Why do you ask?: I'm most concerned about you -- or that anyone would think it is "normal" either to vomit or cough up blood, or to inject methamphetamine in the first place. "Friends" like this will drag you down. Urge her to get help with both her habit -- which will destroy her and hurt those who care about her -- and a physician's care for what could be TB that endangers those around her. Please do this. ...Read more

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I shoot meth and im only 100lbs but out of shape I get winded easily what excercises are safe that won't cause interactions with my drug use?

Seriously,: It may be a really good thig that you are asking for suggestions at all. I hope that as you move towrd getting into better shape you drop the meth - it's really bad for people. Stretching exercises (yoga lite) are good for starters, Pilates too. Core walking. Cut down or off smoking if you can. Be patient! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Two days ago I let a friend shoot me up with meth in the neck I believe they missed the vain, because there was a shooting pain in my neck and since?

Not your friend: A friend does not inject a friend with meth. They injured a nerve. Please, please, get away from these people and this stuff. Nothing in your life, past or present, should make you feel that you belong with these people. Get to a church or other faith or self-help community. ...Read more

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If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

If been shooting meth for at least 6 years now. Here recently when I do the next morning my hands are swollen red and hurt. Why is that.?

Erythromelalgia: It's going to get worse if you continue this insanity. You're asking for gangrene. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap. If you continue, meth will kill you -- I've autopsied folks who've died from it and they actually do tear their flesh off their bodies at the end. Please get help. ...Read more

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I just found out that I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I've been shooting meth now since the week before memorial weekend. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Unsure whether to have it or medicine abortion. Bf doesn't want it but I'm not sure, please help!!! ?

I just found out that I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I've been shooting meth now since the week before memorial weekend. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Unsure whether to have it or medicine abortion. Bf doesn't want it but I'm not sure, please help!!! ?

Need more info: What you are facing is a hard personal choice. One way to address issue is to ask yourself, "What you advise a friend of yours who was in the situation you find yourself in? " The advice you would give a friend would be good advice for you as well.
Quit doing meth.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Hello.: Hello. I am assuming by the fact that you wrote in for medical input that the Clindamycin was not prescribed to you for this incident. Abcesses often need to have an incision and drainage. Do not recommend that you perform surgery on yourself. Do recommend that you be medically evaluated as this needs medical care. ...Read more

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Missed shooting meth arm was hot with hives and now it just is sore heavy and tingles also cold?

ER: I would say get to the closest emergency room, immediately. There's no telling what kinds of infections you've been exposed to. Do this right now. Or dial 911. ...Read more

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Past year startdvshooting meth and I noticed when I wake my hands r sometimes swollan I only shoot up n my hands n arms why might this b circulation?

Get professional: Help. Meth is a dangerous drug. Contact a professional drug rehab facility and reclaim your life before it is too late. ...Read more

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A friends stomach Right above private on left side the abdomen is red and sore to touch and hurts bad. He been shoting meth?

A friends stomach Right above private on left side the abdomen is red and sore to touch and hurts bad. He been shoting meth?

Get help: Sounds like an infection of some kind. Best to go get some help. Have someone check it out. Hard to know what kind of exposure s/he might have had from injecting drugs. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Is meth a problem anymore?

Is meth a problem anymore?

Yes: They're still dying and we pathologists are still autopsying them. ...Read more

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What's a good way ro come down from meth?

What's a good way ro come down from meth?

Enter rehab.: Assuming that you use meth more often than just this once, I suggest checking into hospital and getting treatment for meth abuse. This drug is a killer and it leaves behind a trail of tears and psychological damage. Regardless of what others think, I know this drug is very dangerous, I have seen so many heart attacks. If this is the first time you have used it, same applies. Go to ER. Stop b4 2L8 ...Read more

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Why can't I quit meth?

Why can't I quit meth?

Quitting meth: Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. You can become addicted after trying it just once! For more information regarding meth treatment centers in your community, please call: 1 (888) 287-6189. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much worse is meth than adderal?

How much worse is meth than adderal?

Much: Methamphetamine is highly addictive, can lead to severe heart problems. Over time can lead to psychosis. Not a nice drug. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is dextroamphetamine/amphetamine mixture that is exquisitely safe and effective. Also it's legal. ...Read more

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Why is meth thought to be better than herion?

Why is meth thought to be better than herion?

Says who?: Who says? Meth is extremely dangerous causing serious effects on multiple organs. Heroin is dangerous too but won't likely lead to serious cardiovascular complications. However, it all depends on the supplier and how the two drugs are cut by the dealer (including what additives there are in each). ...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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What are the risks of using meth if you are diabetic?

Meth = deadly: Meth is deadly for people, whether diabetic or not. It's a stimulant like cocaine, forcing heart rate to high levels, elevating bp, disturbing heart rhythm, raising respiratory rate, and dysregulating temperature, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/975jzbx those with existing heart disease (like some diabetics) are more vulnerable. Can also cause psychosis, paranoia, insomnia, and violent behavior. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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