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Meth addiction, have pitted edema in shin, swollen ankles, puffiness and pain in feet, difficulty in standing. Serious?

yes i have been using meth for about 7 yrs , my shins have pitted edima and my ankles swell lightlu by monthlt . as of resent . my feet are puffy and slightly jurt i the morning when i stand on them , swelling in my sleeo to ne exact . i am broke and scared of doctor also dont haveone how serious are my symptoms and wat do i need to watch for if ? i am 45 male
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Meth addiction may manifest as different symptoms, foremost among them are neuropathic sensations. I believe you have pitting edema in your shin and swollen ankles as well as puffiness and pain in your feel with difficulty standing due to a cardiac problem that needs to be evaluated by an internist. I also believe that you should not be smoking meth as this may aggravate your medical problems. Please consult a psychiatrist who is trained in the treatment of substance use disorders as soon as possible.

I hope this helps. Take care of yourself and have a lovely day!
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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