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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Need treatment for side effects after using iv drug.

iv drug use associated with intense side effects I have a friend who.has been using Meth via syringe for aprox 8 yr and just recently he has had some body aches after getting high. the last couple times he complained of real bad ear pain on the left side where the bottom of his ear connects to his head along with aches and pains in most of his joints with sharp pains that shoot randomly in different parts of his body.
Tue, 8 Oct 2019
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Thank you for your question.According to your question,I would say he should immediately see a physician.Since he is an iv drug abuser and his symptoms vary which includes ear pain(mastoiditis/otitis Media), joint pain could be septic arthiritis and there could be many more reasons.He should get a thorough physical examination with a blood work up done which includes HIV serology testing,Complete blood count,joint aspirate looking for any infections etc.Also methamphetamine has serious adverse effects includes high blood pressure,chest pain ,decrease in appetite leading to anorexia and low immunity.So lot of things can be interelated and tangled.

Please take him to a physician as soon as possible.Hope I could give you an overall picture.If you have any more questions, I would be happy to answer.

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Moumita Chakraborty
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