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Meth effects can be devastating; both physically, as well as mentally. At the first start of meth use, the user feels much pleasure and energy.  After a Meth Effectslong period of using meth, the user can no longer feel any pleasure at all. The brain has been affected by the meth abuse. Some other meth effects could include: confusion, shortness of breath, chest tightness, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, more aggressive behavior than normal, and uncontrolled movement of the arms, neck, head, mouth or legs, also known as “tics“. The user may also have hallucinations, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling things that just are not there.

Some other methamphetamine effects may be signs of allergic reaction such as hives, unexplained rash, unexplained swelling, trouble breathing and/or itching.

Studies of Meth Effects

In some clinical trials, meth was studied very thoroughly. The meth effects with one group that took meth was compared and documented to another group of people who did not take the drug. By doing this it was seen what methamphetamine effects occur, and how many times the effects occurred, and this was then compared to the group of people that did not take the drug. These studies showed that meth effects can include, but are not limited to: increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, insomnia, headaches, dry mouth, abnormally good mood, shakiness, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, and impotence or changes in one’s sex drive.

Effects of Overdose

If someone overdoses on meth it is usually not noticed immediately, or the user may suffer a heart attack or stroke causing immediate death.  To find out more about meth effects, or if you know someone who is suffering from methamphetamine effects, call Stop Your Addiction toll-free for help. One of our professional counselors will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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