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SWIM has been coughing out pieces of meth. Yesterday at work SWIM coughed out a big piece. even had a little brownish part on it. it feels like SWIM has mucus of some sort in his throat, sometimes after smoking meth, for about a day. SWIM's friend has also had this feeling and messed with his throat so much it turned red, so is afraid of messing with it too much (hawking and spitting). SWIM has been smoking meth for about over a month now every weekend and sometimes during the week. When he smokes he cant sleep, cant eat, mouth gets dry but does not feel a rush or anything like he hears its supposed to, only had the 2 times, once didnt last very long(think 10 mins). SWIM uses a torch to light his piece. When SWIM smokes it a lot of times it feels like pieces are going are going into his mouth but when he feels for them nothing is there. SWIM is using a butane torch but since its messed up its on the highest flame or it doesent work, but he puts the flame far away. the product seems to go fast and starts to turn brown slightly over time till all thats left is a brown stain. SWIM read up on it for a week and thinks he is doing it right. Is SWIMS product shit or is he doing it wrong? He would like tips and the sort if possible. SWIM does not want to keep doing it wrong and mess up his lungs.
Well SWIM is using, i guess i would say, regular sized pipes, its not smaller.. all ones in smoke shops are about the same size. And SWIM thinks he's hitting it pretty slow. SWIM yells at his friend for hitting it too fast.
They're not pieces of of crystal. swim has gone through the same problem. Brown phlegm, feels like something in the back of throat? It's bad product.
Cut with crap thats causing the phlegm. Use an anhydrous acetone wash. Use the search...
Meth is water soluable, there is no such thing as "recrystalizing" in your lungs, body or anywhere, it's simply not possible. Myth, myth, myth.
One doesn't cough up pieces of meth, SWIM would think the phlegm is probably the best bet. If you are coughing up shards of anything, it's not meth, that is something this SWIM would bet her life on.
As the last person posted, use the search, and learn a bit more about what you think you are using before posting. SWIM knows she might sound kind of rude, but man, coughing up pieces of meth? SWIM hopes you start using this site and other avenues of education before doing any more illicit drugs.
SWIM has been using for quite some time and has never used an acetone wash, she doesn't feel confident in not wasting/ruining product and she's smart, she wouldn't recommend you try, unless you want to ruin all your product. Something like that is for someone who is a bit more advanced, and quite honestly, someone who doesn't think they are coughing up pieces of meth.
Sorry to be so harsh, but man, SWIM can't believe what she's reading to be quite honest.
first, THANK YOU SWISmokeRings for that clarification. methamphetamine hcl is incredibly water soluble, and because of this it will not maintain crystalline structure if inhaled or swallowed, nor is it possible for injected/injested/snorted/smoked meth to recrystallize after going into solution in your bloodstream or tummy or the mucus membranes in your nose or lungs, or anywhere else in your body. no way, no how. not your lungs, or your skin, or your throat, or as crusties in your eyes, or in place of your cuticles around your nails (!) (all things that SWIM has witnessed other SWIMmers swear was true and/or had happened to them. one's hands don't look too nice after one has spent hours/days removing the entirety of all tissue around one's nails.)
SWIM is hazarding a guess that if SWIAnonJ still has his/her tonsils, he or she may be experiencing tonsil stones or tonsoliths. basically a person can develop pockets in their tonsils, called crypts, where pieces of food and colonies of bacteria can hide (frequent strep throat or sinus infections as a child will greatly increase one's chances of developing cryptic tonsils). eventually food particles, bacterial plaques and dead white blood cells, etc. will accrete into a little chunk, and when this chunk gets big enough it may come out on its own, or chunks may be forced out by coughing, clearing the throat, or pressure against the tonsil or throat.
the next time SWIAnonJ coughs up a piece of "meth", have him/her smash it between their fingers. does it stink like a sewer? that's a tonsolith, and it stinks because of the bacteria and waste it contains. SWIM used to get these occasionally in his/her late teens/early twenties, but quite frequently during any period when he/she was smoking meth, it seems to really exacerbate the occurrence of tonsil stones. SWIM hazards a guess that smoking meth, and the coughing/dehydration/throat-clearing/etc. that go with it, may have something to do with this.
SWIM says that the only way to completely ensure that this stops happening is to get one's tonsils removed, which is probably not an option. barring tonsillectomy, SWIAnonJ should practice exemplary dental hygiene. brush and floss 2-3x per day, for sure. gargling for 30+ seconds with hydrogen peroxide, 1x daily, will probably help as well but tastes and feels utterly horrible.
a person with tonsil stones may even be able to see them in a mirror; if this is the case, they can frequently be GENTLY dislodged with a q-tip, water pik or finger. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WHILE HIGH, YOU CAN DAMAGE THE DELICATE TISSUE OF YOUR TONSILS AND/OR THROAT IF YOU ALLOW THIS TO BECOME A PICKING PREOCCUPATION. if you have any questions, this is pretty much the extent of my knowledge; google "tonsil stones", "tonsoliths", or "tonsil crypts" for more info, and some truly ghastly descriptions and pictures. that is all.
My advice is to use a lighter not a torch because you can burn it so much easier with a torch and lighters are easier to use. If the brown color you are speaking of is a straight up brown then SWIM's stuff is cut and I would advice SWIM to stop hitting it once it went brown or hit it once more to clear it of meth. Smoking the cut won't get you high and is just bad for you. If its not getting you high then there is no reason to add even more harsh chemicals. Although if the brown color is more of a light milky brown hidden in the white color then he is burning it which would not surprise me with torch use. It is fairly easy to be unaware you are burning it in a pipe especially if you are not familiar enough with techniques. Luckily SWIM doesn't have to waste it if its burned. SWIM will just have to endure an extra nasty taste that may linger in their mouth. Also a helpful hint that people never pass on is to wipe the black residue left from the lighter in between each hit or at least each use. Not only will it save your pipe from cracking, your hits will be more consistant, and it helps not burn it.
All of those answers are great. However for AnonJ's friend with the coughing and the hawking I suggest you drink plenty of water. When I say water I don't mean any liquid I mean water. I have a friend who goes through the same thing every once and a while.This same friend of mine asked another friend why they never felt like they had some thing in the back of there throat and why they weren't hawking. The one friend told the other friend that drinking water while smoking and in between smoking helps wash out whatever ingrident in the meth that causes it. The one friend said but I do drink lots of fluids all the time. So the other friend said yes I know you drink lots of fluids while smoking however most of the things of the things you drink have the main ingredient as sugar and sugar and some of the chemicals don't react well together and that's why you get that feeling that there's something in the back of you throat witch is causing the hacking. As for that brown stuff your spiting out that's could be nicotine since your a smoker as well. Anyways AnonJAnonJ you should tell your friend to drink plenty of water because it works I've seen it. As for the brown stuff your friend is spitting out if its not anything mindless magpie mentioned or nicotine you should suggest to your friend to see a doctor