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Short Term Effects

Short-term Effects of Methamphetamine Use

Meth causes serious physical and psychological damage with every use. Common short-term effects include:

  • Brief rush
  • Paranoia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased physical activity
  • Unpredictable behavior; violence
  • Heavy sweating
  • Acne
  • Dry mouth and bad breath
  • Uncontrollable jaw clenching
  • Cracked teeth
  • Headache
  • Performing repetitive, meaningless tasks
  • Dilated pupils
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Increased breath rate
  • Dangerously elevated body temperature
  • Sores and skin infections
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Damaged nerve terminals in the dopamine-containing regions of the brain

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