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Nosebleeds, sores in the nose using Meth

TIZHER
SELF
Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
How about nosebleed and or sores in the nose? I just found out 2 weeks ago my husband is a meth user. I'm new to all of this, but alot of what I've read - the sweating, the weight loss, the paranoia, fit perfectly. He had gotten so irrational, had an affair, got violent occasionally and blames it ALL on the meth, which he swears he dropping. I'm skeptical - can meth so drastically change a person? And once they change, do they have a chance of returning to the person they used to be?
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Penelope Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth using meth
Yeah, snorting a substance that contains drano CAN cause a nose bleed...
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can meth so drastically change a person? And once they change, do they have a chance of returning to the person they used to be?
Yes, meth will change a person into someone you don't even know anymore.

And yes, recovery can change a meth addict back into a human being - but using meth will always leave us as a different person than we were before we started using... and in some cases, when we DO recover, we become BETTER people than we were before we started using.

However, saying "I'm gonna stop using" isn't the same as DOING IT.

"What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say." Ralph Waldo Emerson
draftmolly Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
***I'm skeptical - can meth so drastically change a person? And once they change, do they have a chance of returning to the person they used to be?***

My husband was a normal, working, (I'd say) average man. I don't know exactly how long he was using but last August was when I found out. He was still "pretty normal" then... just working too much and not coming home because we lived too far from the city and it was easier to stay in town so he could work longer hours. He stayed with his son. He started doing meth so he could stay awake longer, work harder, not be so tired.

By winter he was homeless, living in a truck, pulling out his own teeth, sores on his face, sores in his mouth, skin and bones (although he was always lean before).

This last Wednesday he was sentanced to 2 years in maximum security for possession with intent to traffic and possession of stolen property. All of that, in 6 months!

So if you want *my* answer to your question... YES, meth can DRASTICALLY change a person!

IMHO...Does he have a chance of being the man he was? Never! Even if he stops using and cleans his life up he will never be the same. These experiences will alter his conscious forever! Like Pen says... hopefully he will be a better person ***IF*** he cleans up.

I'm sorry your having to go through this. Keep coming back here... it's good to know you're not alone in this!
another
family
messed
upbymeth
 
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
My addict ex had sores in his nose--scabs and lots of bloody noses. The thing between his nostrils was eaten up, and you could see through it like paper.
Sfj Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
Nose bleeds are not uncommon among intranasal meth users. Those who snort it.

Sweating, weight loss are common. Paranoia is mostly due to lack of sleep after prolonged chronic use.

Irrationality is common.

Meth use can change a person drastically, yes.
Chances of returning to the person they used to be are impossible, but there are good chances of becoming someone even better if a good plan of recovery is in place. No one can be someone they were in the past. Not even non-users. Time changes us all. But improvement and healing is still possible. This may include treatment, therapy, counseling, 12-step program and other avenues.

FWIW, meth does not contain drano. Methamphetamine is simply a molecule. Different other chemicals, such as drano, may be used to elicit a particular chemical reaction in the manufacturing process, but there is no drano in meth. Nevertheless, the meth molecule is far more sinister than drano could ever dream of being.

The fact that he admits his error, and wants to "drop" using is the biggest and best news of all. His chances of success, while not guaranteed, are very good indeed.
JUST
CATS
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
Nosebleeds are minor, compared to the damage this sh!t does to you!!!! My ex snorted cocaine many years ago. It did MAJOR damage to his sinuses. It caused him to get HUGE tumor things in his nose. It completely destroyed his sinuses and he had to have some heavy duty sinus surgery. Cocaine, in my opinion isn't as bed to snort as meth. I can imagine what kind of damage the meth has done now.
TIZHER
SELF
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
I'm just nervous because I was SO completely clueless about his use before, I'm not sure I'll know if he's really stopped or not. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the past and his doctor put him on an anti-depressant (wrong med to put him on for bipolar!). He said that medication made him feel so groggy that he couldn't function so he took the meth to amp himself up. Before I try to decide to stay in this marriage (my kids witnessed the domestic abuse) I need to figure out how much of his change in behavior was the disorder/medication/drug use? Was the aggression, and the cheating was actually the drug (like he says it was) or just bad character? I don't know how (or if) to separate his betrayal from the drug use.
krodtilthe
end
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
I have done meth and coke very heavily and yes both do cause nose bleeds. Meth is far worse though. My drug use completely changed me. I was diagnosed with bi-polar a few years ago, put on like a million different medications, and before I knew it I was addicted to meth. There are so many things that pushed me into the drug, but not figuring out my dissorder was definitaly part of it. While high I have lied, cheated, stolen... things I would never even think to do sober. So yes, meth does cause nosebleeds and it does change who you are completely.
Rancid
One
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I need to figure out how much of his change in behavior was the disorder/medication/drug use? Was the aggression, and the cheating was actually the drug (like he says it was) or just bad character? I don't know how (or if) to separate his betrayal from the drug use.

That's something that only you can answer. We didn't know your husband like you knew him before he started using. Nor do we really know him now.

What I do know... In my humble opinion. Is that Methamphetamine is not some magical powder that makes people into something that they are not. Contrary to popular belief, meth does not magicaly turn us into demons. Nor does it create monsters.

What meth does do, is bring out the worst in a person. Take the worst things you could imagine yourself capable of, and those are things you might possibly do when you are high.

Meth doesn't make some honest hard working person into a killer, or a rapist. Not unless they were already capable of murder or rape.

I used for 9 years, meth still couldn't make me cook, I was too scared of the consequences. Meth could not make me steal, I was afraid of the consequences. I would not rob anyone. I would not kill someone. I wouldn't have cheated on my girlfriend because of meth.

Meth doesn't MAKE us do anything that we couldn't do without meth.

Meth does not create people, or turn them into something they aren't. It simply does not have that kind of power. You are who you are, the drug can only bring out the worst in you.

Penelope
 
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
Good point, Matt...you know, one thing I always forget to mention in "My Story" is how I became a "Recreational Shoplifter." It's just so wrong I block it out, I guess.

Shoplifting is against everything that I am - when I think about it, it's like thinking about some other person - yet, when I was using, I did it all the time.

SICK.

and Sfj - YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT I TRIED TO UNCLOG THE SINK WITH METH FOR NOTHING?

No wonder that damn sink is still clogged!

(Anyway, you get the gist of my drano remark - allow me to be dramatic at least ONCE in a while!)
Naiev
Newlywed
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
Hubby had nosebleeds and soars in his nose but not from snorting it. Other than jacking off for hours, his second favorite tweaking past time was digging in his nose trying to get those imaginary boogers out. He would stick all kinds of @#%$ up his nose to dig, then he,d get soars and stick things up there to scratch and then would bleed.

Our first Christmas we took a C hour frive to see family. I remember saying several times "Would you please stop that for just 5 minutes!". He couldn't. He dug the whole trip.
Jan2006 Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
I FEEL YOUR PAIN, as for me what i have learned on this site made me a stronger person, this is just me .
I would run the other direction so dam fast , before the money is not there for the house payment, id cancel every credit card I had and hide them when I got the new ones.

Just be ready and keep coming to this site, and listen to what they tell you ,BECAUSE ITS SO VERY TRUE.
IM A NON USER I WAS DUMB TO IT MYSELF
HUGS TO YOU
Rachel
sue76
Re: Nosebleeds and or sores in the nose using meth
I'm skeptical - can meth so drastically change a person?
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I am sorry to tell you this but yes, it can.
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And once they change, do they have a chance of returning to the person they used to be?
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Ask your self this. Do you really want him to return to the person that he used to be? The person that was able to get addicted? The person that chose using meth as an option?? Most likely no, you do not.
And, honestly, he is going to be different when he gets clean than he was before.
Some parts of it really suck. .

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