How long are the effects of Meth?

by Anonymous

I have been clean for 5 months....and yet I am experiencing constant tingling

and pain of the outer extremities. The tingling of my nerves are worse when air pressure changes occur.

Along with the tingling there is weakness
and low grade pain,along with itching skin and my eyes,teeth and ears hurt on and off. The symptoms are also worse not only when there are air
pressure changes like increased humidity, but with gastric pressure,or when I lay down to sleep --especially when I wake up in the morning.

Is this a permanent condition? Will I suffer this for the rest of my life???


This information is excerpted from a news release from the National Institutes Of Health (NIH) in March 2001.

“Methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant drug, whose abuse has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the United States, causes long-term changes in the human brain that are associated with impaired memory and motor coordination, according to a study published in the March 2001 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers found that these effects are seen even in methamphetamine addicts who have been off the drug for 10 months or more. A second study by the same research group reveals additional long-lasting brain changes caused by the drug, including an unexpected increase in cellular activity in certain areas of the brain.”

“Questions remain about whether the effects of methamphetamine abuse on the human brain are permanent, and whether these effects can predispose some people to develop neurodegenerative diseases later in life.”

If your symptoms persist, I suggest that you schedule an examination with your physician.


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