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Low blood sugar, bone issues, addicted to crystal meth, muscle and kidney pain. Treatment?

im a 42 year old women who has problems with low blood sugar and bone issues as well. i have been clean from herion for 3 yrs now but in the past 4-5 months i have become addicted to crystal meth . started out smoking it but now in iv using. My kidneys are in so much everyday. I have been up for over 2 wks and all my muscles hurt. why would my kidney be hurting so bad for
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Meth damages the blood vessels of the body and interferes with the blood supply of different organs. Kidneys are more likely to be affected as meth is excreted by the kidneys and so kidneys are exposed to meth a lot more than other organs. In addition, intravenous drug abuse predisposes you to development of various infections which also can harm the kidney. Since meth abuse can ultimately lead to kidney failure, I suggest that you see a doctor as soon as possible and get your kidney function assessed. Please also try to quit meth. It more harmful than many other drugs.

Hope this helps you. Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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