What are the physical symptoms of Tik?

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What are the physical symptoms of Tik?

14 April, 2023Articles, News

What is Tik?

Methamphetamine is a synthetic psychostimulant, it can be injected, snorted or smoked. It is commonly referred to as Tik, Crystal, Ice and Glass, this is because it resembles glass/crystal shards. Tik is classed as a stimulant, it boosts the mood, increases alertness, and energy offering a feeling of euphoria. Crystal Meth has become a popular “party drug”, but because of its low cost and intense high, it creates a dependence which is leading to serious addiction issues.

The physical symptoms of Tik

The physical effects of Crystal Meth are:

  • Loss of appetite resulting in weight loss
  • Dilated pupils
  • Hyperactivity
  • Accelerated heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sweating
  • Twitching
  • Constipation
  • Rapid breathing
  • Teeth grinding
  • Twitching
  • Numbness
  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Pale appearance
  • Long-term users often suffer from sores on the face and Meth mouth. Poor dental hygiene, dry mouth and teeth grinding result in accelerated tooth decay and loss of teeth.

What does Tik do to the mind?

The psychological effects of Tik can be severe and long-lasting, some of the effects are:

  • Repetitive obsessive behaviour and repetitive non-goal driven activity
  • Irritability
  • Overconfidence
  • Insomnia
  • Aggression 
  • Restlessness
  • Magnetic resonance studies conducted on users of tik have shown evidence of neurodegeneration.
  • Users of Methamphetamine experience toxic psychosis, a disconnect with reality, hallucinations, suspicion, delusions, and an inability to see the truth in front of them.

People who regularly use tik are at high risk of becoming addicted. The effects of long-term use can be devastating to the body and the mind. Some of these effects are not reversible.

To find out more about the physical symptoms of Tik and the effects of other drugs you can learn more here or you can contact us for more info related to the matter.

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