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    The impact of ICE/Methamphetamine use can be significant and problematic. Join this forum to find support and conversations on changing ICE use and recovery.
    Grumpy Cat
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:01 pm

    Long term health problems caused by drug use

    Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:16 pm

    Hello There,

    I've used Ice now for probably a good ten years on and off. I'm in fairly good health, but I've been experiencing shoulder pain and knee pain.
    I'll see the doctor about this soon, but was just curious if ice use can cause arthritis? I've tried looking for information on the internet but haven't found anything!!!

    My question is: What are the long term health effects on the body? I'm aware of the obvious problems, like teeth problems and changes in the brain, but what about the rest of the body and can these health issues be reversed?
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    Jack23
    Senior Member
    Posts: 133
    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:12 pm

    Re: Long term health problems caused by drug use

    Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:18 am

    hi [mention]Grumpy Cat[/mention]

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you tried calling Nurse On Call on 1300 606 024?

    Regards

    jack23
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    camembert
    Community Builder
    Posts: 78
    Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am

    Re: Long term health problems caused by drug use

    Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:14 pm

    Hey [mention]Grumpy Cat[/mention] its been awhile since we've seen you on the forums.
    How are you going with everything?
    How is your pain in your shoulder and knee going? I hope you've been able to find some answers to your questions :)
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    Leliel
    Junior Member
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:28 am

    Re: Long term health problems caused by drug use

    Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:10 pm

    As far as I know, Ice can cause rheumatoid arthritis to some people.
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    Pinky
    Moderator
    Posts: 51
    Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:04 pm

    Re: Long term health problems caused by drug use

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:03 am

    Hi @Leliel , maybe having a look on The Australian Drug Foundation website but GP would generally have medical information re this....maybe not enough research?
    Cheers Pinky
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