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Will smoking meth cause me to bleed?

By Anonymous May 16, 2017 - 3:37am
 
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hi, i am a 20 years old girl and i have been smoking meth on & off for about 2 years. Recently, for 3 months i have been either smoking the entire week or twice once a week. I have irregular menses and after smoking yesterday, about 6 hours later my menses suddenly came. It makes me suspect and worried whether is it because of meth or my menses just suddenly came.
Please help me solve my issue! Thank you all!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us with your question.

The affect of smoking meth on your menstrual cycle, forgive me for saying, is the least of your worries.

Methamphetamine, or meth for short, causes a lot of negative health effects both in the short term and with long-term use. For women, though, there are particular health effects that make meth especially harmful.

Meth is one of the most addictive substances of abuse, and there is no such thing as harmless experimentation.

In the short term, meth causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, which can be damaging and even deadly if you have an undiagnosed heart condition. It also makes you feel nauseous, panicky, agitated and may make you behave erratically or violently. If you overdose, you can experience seizures, a coma or death.

If you use meth regularly, you can develop irreversible damage to your blood vessels and your brain, as well as chronic high blood pressure. Severe tooth decay, malnutrition, weight loss, respiratory problems and organ damage are also guaranteed with long-term meth use. You may also experience serious psychological problems, like hallucinations, apathy, dementia, depression and psychosis.

Here is the answer to your question.

ne particular issue with meth that women face is the impact it has on the menstrual cycle. Studies have shown that a significant proportion of women using meth over the long term had abnormal bleeding during their menstrual cycles or other types of cycle disruptions. The cause seems to be the effect meth has on hormones. It alters the release of sex hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

Please get help. I think your life is worth it.

Regards,
Maryann

May 16, 2017 - 8:29am
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