Does meth show up in routine blood test? - Online Doctor Chats
Ok,how can I help?
They have to run a drug screen on the urine. If the doctor suspects usage, they may choose to erun the test on the urine
If they get a positive, then they would want to talk about it with you. Maybe help you get into a detox program
So if they don't suspect, and it is just a routine test, it won't show up? Sorry I am confused
No, you actually have to order the speciic test, a routine urinalysis doesn't cover that
Can I ask a few other questions
are there risks of detoxing from meth alone?
it's not like narcotics, it doesn't cause serious danger if you detox from it alone, overall detoxing will be very good for you
in the short and long term
Ok, and the reason I am looking at detoxing ASAP as I have recently gotten a few weird symptoms and I am wondering if they are linked to my smoking meth / if they are serious...
Constant upper back pain (shoulder blades), both sides. It gets worse at night, and worse when I breathe in deeply.
thats due to irritation to your lungs from the smoking. The same symptoms could be had by smoking anything, but the impurities from the meth are normally in the form of really strong acids
that causes alot of irritation to your lungs
Ok that will probably explain my next symptoms then...
that makes meth kind of worse than cigarettes
I feel like I have a lump in my throat constantly, and first time ever getting a bit of acid reflux after I eat..
I agree, i believe it's related
but long term, prolly better not to smoke the stuff (i know.. duh)
Pepto* as in peptobismol
Absolutely! not worth all this hassle. I also just quickly wanted to ask about a womens health issue I have been having
well, the scopy would have caused some irritation all on its own.
Ok, so those symptoms wouldnt most likely be related to drug use?
well, thats a tough thing, to try and separate the two, but in my experience with patients on meth, cramping and bloating are not really linked
the bleeding is probably from the scopy itself, it ought to go away soon enough
hey, let me share this link with you
it will give you a bit more info on quitting meth and how you can maximize your chances of staying off the stuff
And the pain in my back (lungs) is nothing to worry about? is there anything I coudl do for that pain ?
Thanks thatd be great
There's really no drug to help with that, you just gotta stop irritating the lungs
once the smoking stops the lungs will bounce back pretty quick
would just a regular pain killer help with the pain radiating to shoulders? it is very bad
You can try it, might help a bit, but it also might make your acid reflux a bit worse (thats a pretty common side effect with OTC pain killers)
Ok, I am not coughing or anything though...still definitely be a lung thing?
I'm reasonable sure. the lungs share innervation with the muscles that line the back of the chest, the pain seems to be originating from there
yeah and I have felt it has been very slight harder to breathe since the shoulder pain, just harder to take deep breathes
you're not coughing because the drug interferes with the cough reflex.
May sound a bit counter intuitive, but when you stop the smoking, you will develop a nasty cough for a bit
Thats your lungs getting back in gear and clearing out all the junk that has built up
ok thanks for all that
Anything else I can help you with?
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no that is all, thanks you have been a massive help
Ok, take care. Hey, hope the detox forks out for you.
works out, works out
god, i can't type
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