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long term effect of snorting pills

I know the short-term side effects of snorting medication, but how does it effect your body in the long run?  I've heard it damages your hearing because of the build up in your sinus cavity, along with ruining the septum of your nose.
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I remember seeing a guy on tv awhile back and he could run a hanky thru the hole in his nose..  That is the last time i did that.  I dont really know much about the long term affects but im sure someone will be able to help you out later.  Welcome to the forum by the way!!!!!                    sara
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I'm not much help on this but all I can say is that you know in your mind that the effects are not pretty whatever they may be...what sara said is pretty scary. Can you picture that? uggghhh gross....
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i used to snort pills every day of my life. im 16 now and i feel it more then ever. i havent done it in a while and i know im still young but i feel as if i have the body of an 80 year old now. it hurts to get out of bed, im always depressed, i think about suicide 24/7 and im so paranoid anymore that i cant hardly leave my house. also i just cant get any energy to do anything. im jus sayin that if any that reads this thinks about starting to snort pills.. please dont. every day of my life i regret it, it might sound like fun at first and make you feel good at the time but now i cant even close my eyes without starting to feel dazed and out of it.
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soldot,

Welcome to the forum. I don't know what your story is, like how long you were doing drugs but it is sad to see because you are so young. I also do not know if your symptoms are that of drug abuse or of depression. It does sound a lot like depression to me. Can you talk with your parents and ask them to get you to a doctor for a full check up, including blood work. That way they can rule out anything physical and if it is depression, they can help you with that. It is nothing to be ashamed of and I hope you don't feel that it is.

Can you talk with your parents about how you feel or do you have a school counselor or a friend's parent you can speak with? Please talk with someone. I don't want you to feel you are alone, you aren't.
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What are the shirt term effects? Why is snorting bad for you? Just curious
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sold,
I here how you are struggling write now . believe be life will get better there is so much you want to experience in life you may not see it right now and I remember feeling the same way when I was 14 .Are you still using now ?
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YES its bad for you it destroys you nasal cavity damages you sinus not to mention most people snort drug if there not already end up addicted .
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your symptoms sound more like withdrawal then side effects from snorting. You need something to jumpstart your reuptake of serotonin..such as an antidepressent or anti anxiety, they do make those that are non addictive. it will get better soon i promise. personally  i have been through this many times some people are naturally prone to addiction, it is something to do with misfires in your electrons. For such a young age you may want to explore the options of ADD or ADHD which is often a root cause of addiction so a simple medication for that could be just want you need, and may control your cravings.
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hi iam a 18 year old that just started to do some bad things nd its very hard 4 me 2 stop nd i feel like the drugs are taking over my life first i started out smoking pot bc my friends told me its ok it wont kill ya but the things it led 2 will i have been doing coke 4 about a month now nd i feel like i cant live without it every day i wake up nd call my friends nd ask 4 some stuff.... but now iam geting help iam going t2 rehab nd is the best thing i have done in my life i think soo far....and another thing ask nanyone of my family members they will tell u that i sm the best singer that they kno but iam messing it all up i was suposed to go on amarican idol last year.... but iam going this year nd hopefully i make it nd it will change my life....
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Maybe soldot was looking for a lecture but I don't believe they were. The sad truth is that there really isn't information about long term effects on the body from pill snorting over a period of years on the internet. But if you've ever really researched any popular recreational drug you would know that they change the chemistry in your brain once abused. Your feeling so depressed soldot because your brain became completely dependent on your drug of choice to provide it with dopamine. Which helps control your brains pleasure center, helps regulate movement, and emotional responses. Because during addiction your brain is relying on the drug to produce dopamine it stops making its own. Not completely though. Like how young girls are not suppouse to take estrogen. Same situation.
So though it is a great thing you have gotten clean, what IBKleen mistook for deprssion is actually your brain functioning without the drug.  IB also requested you talk to your parents go to a doctor and get help. All that can really be done is for you to be put on anti-depression medication to try and even it out. Im not 100 percent sure but I think your brain will forever now continue to not produce enough dopamine. Its irreverencable. But like a child under the age of 10 being able to learn how to talk again using the other side of there brain after a stoke, it may just gradually get better on its own.
Also if your addiction was to pain killers, it hurts to get out of bed and ect. because you have severly diminished your pain tolerance. The aches you feel use to be a normal every day pain that your body was able to deal with or the drug hid.
So there's some long term effects from drug use or snorting pills.
All of which can harm your organs. Particularly to much aspirin or ibprophine can kill your liver and if its damaged to much you will need a transplant.
And obviously snorting pills expecially those with alot of fillers and binders can cause a deviated septum.  
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okay im 14 nd i used 2 cut bt now, i snort pills. its mostly from depression. i hate snorting pills bt im addicted. cn anyone tell me how i cn stop (other than going 2 rehab)
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cold turkey man trust me
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i was on meth for a year and a half...i had to quit cold turkey(IT SUCKED) but i havent touched the stuff since and that has been over 7 years ago!...i know that the first thing i did was seperate myself from anything to do with it people, places, anything that  would put me in the position to use. and as far as the people i found out who my real friends was after i got clean.  you'll see.  just make smart choices, keep yourself busy that helped me alot!
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I have had 7 operations on my left shoulder on left elbow. I really never had a problem with all the pain meds that the doctors gave me, but after watching Nurse Jackie and she snorted a oxycotin that set of a bell in my head. Wow!! Why wait for them to kick in when it can get into your system right now and the BUZZ was cool too. I'm 43 and now I'm having all kinds of problem with my sinus on the right side. Dripping/running, painful to the touch and very dry that makes my eye pop out and tearing up like crazy. I hide this from my family till it became a problem. You can not hide it when your eye is swollen shut from snorting pills. I have stopped, but still have some problems that are taking a long time to heal. I have tried everything to keep my sinus on the right open and clear, but it still hurts like HELL. When it hurt really bad and my eye popping out, I would just snort some more and it would go away in minutes. but now if I were to do it, it would set it off worse than before. Please listen to all these good people when they say "DON'T DO IT" I realized almost to late and could have cost me more than just money. It's not COOL when you feel all screwed up and afraid to breath, because it hurts so much. Take them my mouth like your doctor ordered. Also you can get pressure headaches that make your whole head fill like it's a balloon that is almost ready to pop, but can't. It has screwed up my sleep,work and family life. A BUZZ is not worth all the problems that come from being stupid and snorting your pain meds. God Bless anyone who reads my story and I'm still suffering because I was stupid and snorted my pain pills.
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I have never ever done drugs in my life I am about to leave my husband because i know he is taking/ snorting pills but lying to me about it  I have dealt with him being on drugs (not pills) since I was 16 now I am now 31 He always tells me he will quit but for some reason he always gets right back on the crap I am done Cant take anymore!!  How hard can it actually be to stop doing the crap when you are on the verge of loosing your wife and kids???
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it is hard to get and stay sober i am 19 years old and have a beautiful daughter in whom i  love with all my heart i am addicted to snorting pain pills i dont let it get out of controll my daughter is my entire world i spend as much time as possible doing as many things as i can with her and i dont let my drug problem get in the way of that i feel as though sometimes i couldnt live without pills i was sober for 6 months untill my ex had a misscarage and i sliped up so i guess what im trying to say is not every addict neglects their kids i am probably one of the best teenage dads out there i have gave up alot for my daughter
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You people are ******* idiots..one of you are 16 and Are reminiscing about when you were so addicted to drugs?!?! Wtf how old were you then dipshit and another one who remembers being 14 and addicted..dumb *****.popping a pill you find in your mom's dresser or doing a line from a friend of a friend's bag of dope or drinking a beer or a bottle of jack at a party or when you steal it from a adult doesn't mean you have a addiction doesn't make you a addict.. So stop bullshitting
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