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  • Mar
    09

    Exercise and Meth Use

    Question:
    I am a once in a while user, trying to quit. If I do do some, how safe is it for me to go to my aerobics class?

    Answer:
    I would say positively NO because meth effects your heart rate, it causes your heart to not only beat fast but the beat itself is irregular. Meth also affects a person's blood pressure. These aren't symptoms that just go away when you're not using. After a while even if you don't use often meth has taken a toll on your vital organs and your heart is one of them. When you're high on drugs like meth, you're heart beats much faster than it safely should and over time the heart begins to wear out. During aerobics your heart rate increases and speeds up, this can be dangerous and possibly fatal.


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