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Why do hips and joints hurt while using Meth?


macy
stiller
Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
My boyfriend and I were talking about his hips and joints. While he used they were always sore and in pain. Since he has stopped he hasn't complained one time about this. Has this happened to anyone else? Just curious and why would this happen?
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imlost
inky
 
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Opposite here Macy - for hubby and I both.
Now I have had arthritis in my hips since I was 18 or younger maybe.
But it did not bother me when I used- I had no pain that I recall.It is a daily thing for me- I just ignore it.
Hubby had no pain when using -other than in his arm muscles.
Since getting off the shyt, his ankles, his teeth, his hips- all of it hurts.
clean
sober
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
could it be while high,,he put stress on these joints without knowing.
Naiev
Newlywed
 
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Hi Macy,

When I was using, I had EXCRUCIATING pain in my hips. I know what it was from (uh hum) extra pressure on the joints.
Sfj Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
I agree with imlostinky

Most meth users that I've talked to about this complain of joint pain after quitting. Meth, besides everything else, is also analgesic, it takes away pain.

Stopping meth use can result in pain in the joints, especially the knees.

Just a non-scientific observation here.
macy
stiller
 
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Interesting. You could be right Sfj and Theresa. But he swears the pain is gone now and was more so while using. However, since he was a weekend user do you think during the week it could have caused this pain? Just wondering.
imlost
inky
 
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Macy, it may have been just where he was on his feet so much more while using.Or calcium depletion.
and if it is gone now, enjoy it!

Hubby was on his feet so much while high, he has bunions of an 80 year old man at 43.
All within a year of use.
It could be he jurt still when using- but just did not feel the pain then -but does now.
Well unless he breaks his hand- he didn't feel that one.
Funny how that worked.
krodtilthe
end
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
I never seemed to have these problems while I used, though I was a daily user and didn't really feel any pain at all. However as soon as I quit I had the most horrific back pain. It lasted for about a month, then it slowly started to go away, I believe as my body was building itself back up. I've heard of this happening to a lot of meth users. I think it's the meth and the lack of sleep and food breaking down your body, and whenever your sober you can actually feel the pain from it. That's just what I've seen in my experience.
macy
stiller
 
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Yeah I remember him cutting himself at work and saying it didn't hurt. And it was deep. It freaked me out because normally he would be nursing his work wounds!
forget
suzette
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
I had some weird things come and go.
...body aches, joints, needing a joint!

stuff like going up stairs when I was up for a day or two
...would cause me to stop, and pant, and my legs would be
just screaming.

now I'm ok. ...well, I can go upstairs without
feeling my expiration date is up.
krodt
ilthe
end
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
I used to wake up with cuts and bruises all over my body after a binge. I didn't know they were there until I was sober, and as soon as I'd light up again I'd immediately forget about them again.
Freee63 Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Yes. I had terrible pain in my joints while I was using. The pain went away completely when I quit; almost immediately.

Whoops. The reason? I'm not sure why. I just figured it was because I stopped putting poison in my body.

coffee
diva
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
My hubby is the opposite. He felt hardly any pain while high.

Now his back and elbows (joints) are killing him. He kept me up half the night last night whimpering in pain in his sleep. He owns a construction company, so I am sure that a lot of his pain is occupational. He just couldn't feel it when he was spun out.

I hope that it does subside somewhat. Even though a part of me is glad when I see that he 'feels' something, I don't want it to be this severe for long!
imlost
inky
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Quote:
He owns a construction company, so I am sure that a lot of his pain is occupational.
my husband is shop foreman for a construction company.
Yep, occupational.
mdfaz
alea
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
I use to be a Table Games Dealer for the last 10 years and of course used every freakin day and had the worst back and neck pain after not sleeping for 2 days then I would get some rest, like a day, then it would come back. Or if I didn't use for like a week then get a toothe ache so after doing a line, BLAM it was gone. Crazy @#%$. I have 11 months clean and have no back or neck pain.....I think because I sleep and eat and don't tweak on stupid @#%$ like dealing cards for 15 hours and then come home to clean house and bead. hehehehe.....I got my teeth fixed thank god.
macy
stiller
Re: Why do hips and joints hurt using meth?
Thanks everyone for their thoughts and opinions and answers! I am going to have my boyfriend look at this. Just another reason for him to be proud of being clean!

 

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