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Nasal damage from drug use

I'm 20 years old and I'm about four months sober but from the ages of 16-20 I use to love to snort my drugs. It was almost like an obsessive ritual, I loved to cut up lines, roll the bill, and feel the burn. I mostly used crystal meth, methadone, MDA, and MDMA but I would also use various other kinds of pills. Eventually I decided that the drug life wasn't the kind of life I wanted to live anymore and stopped, but the last few times I got high (snorting of course) I had a terrible reaction. It was almost like somebody was pounding the back of my brain like a bass drum and I got really nauseated and eventually threw up all over the inside of my friends car. For about four days after I had a splitting head ache, the inside of my nose was dry and bloody, and everything else just wasn't right. I was so scared that my brain was going to explode I can't even describe the pain I was in! After that I only snorted things maybe twice and while the experience wasn't as painful I immediately got sick, my nose started to run, and I got a horrible head ache. I know all of this is my fault and I feel really terrible for being so young and dumb and I just want to know what damage I have probably done to myself.
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Don't be afraid to go to the doctor. You mentioned you have 4 months clean time going and your medical records are totally private. Medical professionals are used to working with symptoms you describe. Just go, get it taken care  of. Doesn't sound like its going away on its own.

You have some serious clean time going. Keep it going. Insanity is doing the same old thing over and over again and expecting different results. Once they fix your broken snorter and you go back to snorting again, the results will always be the same. I go to NA to put an end to my insanity. It works for me very well.
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I have been thinking about going to some meetings, I know me and I know the craving will come back sooner or later and I'm not ready to go back to that. I would love to go to the doctor and see what's up and make sure everything is alright but money is an issue
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I hear you on the doctor expenses. Around here we have mini clinics. Usually they have a physician's assistant seeing patients. The one at CVS is $70 a visit the last time I checked. We have them at various supermarkets also. A PA can write you a script if necessary. Good that you're thinking of aftercare. I couldn't last without going.
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Hi. Just wanted to give you my input. I am a old time user of it all. I have snorted drugs off & on for years. I ended up snorting my Methadone for 12 years and stared to add the adderral to it that was not prescribed.I am 57 and I am going to tell you please stay out now and stay this way with all the support from everywhere and anywhere you can. Study, Study, and Study about the serious damage this does to the brain transmitter. There are billions and if we use at a young age the Brain is highly affect toward growth. You are still so so young and you have a future to look forward to.The older you get the harder it becomes for us to bounce back. I did put a little bit of info in my Journal. Click on my name and go in and read some. I hope it will help a bit.
Can you also get to a clinic that goes by your income scale. Also I wanted to add that we had a poster on here yesterday that is dealing with some serious issues from snorting. I wish you the best and hang on to any support you can get.
Bless
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