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Permanent effect of Meth on my body


catest Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

I went to the doctor yesterday for my chronic rash I've had since using. I had always assumed that it was a direct result of my using meth.

Well, not DIRECTLY, but indirectly. According to my MD, the meth caused my immune system to break down and changed the makeup of my skin, making me prone to skin infections. The bacteria get down into my pores/hair follicles and cause nasty, scar-causing sores. AND THEY ITCH LIKE MAD! I'm not tweakin anymore, but I still find myself scratching at some of them. I've even scratched in my sleep, so hard that I BRUISE.

So now I am on heavy-duty antibiotics and very strong itch cream, possibly for life.

Yeah, another reason not to do this stupid drug.

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imlostinky Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

It's bad enough to look like a meth head when you are one, absolutely horrific when you're not.
It only stands to reason you'd like the outside to match the inside changes
Tina, I don't know if you have tried it or not, but I found baking soda baths, cornstarch baths to be very soothing.
I found this out when all my kids had chicken pox- and it worked wonders for me when I had skin rashes.
May be worth a try in addition to the antibiotics and medical treatment.
I sure hope so.
You could also try wearing gloves to bed- it worked on my babies
{{{HUGS}}} I'm sorry

Spase
monkey
Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

Wow...

That sounds like something I had going on a few months ago.

I was itching like mad. Then.. Id scratch to the point that yeah, it would bruise... then within like 12 hours it would be healed enough it would itch again.

And yeah.. it was so bad I would scratch in my sleep.

At the time I just figured it was cause I had scratched enough that the skin trying to heal was why it itched...

Oh. and I'm kinda having the same thing again.

I found the best thing for it was to sleep fully clothed so I wouldnt scratch in my sleep and resist scratching as much as possible, it went away on its own for the most part.

Though like I said. I'd getting it again some this past week or so though it hasnt gotton bad as before.

TnSkye Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

Please take care! And when it scabs, neosporin and bandaids.

My brother had folliculitis which is what started his staph which was crazy for nearly a year. His wife and 2 of the 3 kids have it and my daughter has it as well. It is FINALLY under control.

Here's another tip. I add a cup of vinegar to EVERY load of clothes that I wash. Towels get more. I went ONE WEEK without doing this and my daughter had another outbreak, so I swear by it now. I also had her bathe in water and vinegar for about 20 mins. Stinky, yes, but helped!

forget
suzette
Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

I've had everything from hives, rashes, blemishes...
...benadryl did the job.

and I had cysts that hurt like hell that would be inevitably right where your panties have elasic bands around your legs
...that's L-Lysine, and/or anti biotics.

I thought it was toxins.

......it went away after a couple months.

Westerner Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

Yeah, I got some bad jock itch when I was useing off on with my ex. Reading this thread I bet it was mostly caused from the meth use.

Even had it in my armpits,....

I take super lysine+ a dietary supplement for other health reasons and it works great.

Edited to add,.. Tinactin followed up with simple Vitamin E skin oils and some other esentral oils cured the jock itch. It was really bad. I thought I had scabbies.

Loraura Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

Jock itch is just a common name for a fungus of the skin which actually can happen anywhere on the body. It's the same fungus that is responsible for althletes foot and ring worm.

effected areas can include:
body - typical ringworm or tinea corporis
scalp - tinea capitis
feet - athlete's foot or tinea pedis
groin - jock itch or tinea cruris

I don't think meth can CAUSE a fungal infection, but it certainly can cause a person to forgo hygiene routines that would prevent it!

Westerner Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

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I don't think meth can CAUSE a fungal infection,


Heh, I never went to the doc, so I don't really know what I had. I know what cured it though. But I can say this I shower every day. And use Body scrubs. Perhaps my S.O. at the time gave the fungas to me. Then with the stress of being methed up and itching it spreaded the fungas? She had a fungas in her nails, Yuck it was bad. She even tried that fungal prescription that is advitiesed on tv, with those little fungas dudes scratching under your nails.. Can't think of the name?

She used meth everday, and gave me some of those little b@asterds, I think her meth use kept her from a cure.

So in my case it could of been caused by meth use, in a round about way...

JMHO...

Mary Mary Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

Fungus works its way from the inside out and is related to yeast overgrowth - you know, good bacteria, bad bacteria in the intestines, etc.

Westerner Re: Permanent effect of Meth on My Body

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Fungus works its way from the inside out and is related to yeast overgrowth - you know, good bacteria, bad bacteria in the intestines, etc.


Then maybe her tacos gave it to me, grrr.....


See also:

Effects of Crystal Meth from Usage

Formication; aka, speed bumps, meth sores, crank bugs

What is the long term damage from Meth?

Methamphetamine / Crystal Meth Effects: Including Long Term


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