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What does cocaine overdose feel like?

What does cocaine overdose feel like?

Up, then down: Cocaine overdose is excessive stimulation of heart rate, blood pressure, thinking patterns (hyperalertness, paranoia), sweating, flushing, fever, stroke, death. If one doesn't die from the od, then whatever goes up must come down--crash. This is a severe, often long-lasting depression both emotionally and physically. ...Read more

Cocaine Overdose (Definition)

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What are the tests for cocaine overdose?

What are the tests for cocaine overdose?

Urine or blood tests: If a person presents with symptoms raising concerns of a drug overdose, urine or blood drug testing can be performed. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a cocaine overdose?

A big one: Cocaine overdose is extremely dangerous and can cause multiple problems including heart attacks and irregular rhythms, strokes, seizures, and even death. ...Read more

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What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

Cocaine: There really is no safe dosage of Cocaine as adverse effects can happen at any dose. It is a nervous system and cardiovascular stimulant. It can cause seizures, high blood pressure and racing pulse. These effects sometimes cause strokes or heart attack. There are mental changes akin to paranoia or hallucinations. ...Read more

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What happens when you die from a cocaine overdose?

What happens when you die from a cocaine overdose?

Your heart stops : Not sure what you mean here, but a Cocaine overdose, may cause the strain on the heart to be too much and cause an eventual stopping of the heart, resulting in death, at which point your brain stops to function as well. Cocaine use-bad! too much Cocaine use-very bad. Don't do drugs. Get help if you are addicted, see your dr. Or call a crisis center. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cocaine overdose immediate? Can you help please?

Yes: Cocaine overdose would be shortly after ingestion of the drug and can be dangerous, especially to the heart and brain. ...Read more

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What should I do during cocaine overdose of a friend?

What should I do during cocaine overdose of a friend?

What should be done!: You should have prevented the overdose in the first place, talking some sense into their heads, or suggesting they see an addication specialist. Otherwise, it is basc CPR when the overdose occurs and calling 911. ...Read more

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How much time will symptoms of a cocaine overdose last?

How much time will symptoms of a cocaine overdose last?

Highly variable: If it proves to be fatal, it essentially lasts forever. Cocaine is a short-acting drug, which is present in the bloodstream and brain for 10-15 minutes after a single dose, which is why people who smoke, snort or inject cocaine may do it 3 or 4 times per hour. However, it has metabolites that can last longer, in particular in people who drink alcohol with it. The ill effects can last many hours. ...Read more

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Cocaine overdose-- is there anyway I can get him to feel better soon?

Seek medical help: If he has symptoms related to a Cocaine overdose, this can be life threatening. Chest pain, headache, rapid heart beat, trouble breathing, palpitations, passing out, confusion, seizures, increased temperature, stroke, kidney failure, and more are all possible. Many of these are common. Cocaine can also be laced with something else. Call 911 so he can be treated enroute to the ed also. ...Read more

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How do you help someone when they think they are having a cocaine overdose?

ER & mutual support: Take the addict to an emergency room, then take yourself to a mutual support group like al-anon or nar-anon to examine your role in being involved with the addiction of another person. ...Read more

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Can someone have died from a cocaine overdose?

Can someone have died from a cocaine overdose?

Absolutely: Doing forensic pathology, we see it all the time. What's even more treacherous, you don't even need to take a lot to have it kill you -- the same amount you've taken many times just to get high may on the 101st time trigger a heart rhythm disturbance and leave you dead or a vegetable. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for cocaine overdose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for cocaine overdose?

911: Overdose of cocaine, as with any overdose, requires immediate intervention by trained professionals. Even in moderate doses, Cocaine can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other forms of sudden cardiac death. In higher doses, observation in an emergency room or intensive care unit may be needed. There heart monitors can detect arrhythmias which can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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What does a person go through when they are admitted to a hospital for cocaine overdose?

What does a person go through when they are admitted to a hospital for cocaine overdose?

Life support: Cocaine overdose may have lethal effects through interfering with heart function. The crash after Cocaine may be lethal due to suicidal depression. ...Read more

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Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Yes, it could if it: Caused a heart attack. Cocaine in high doses (and even low doses in susceptible individuals) can cause spasm of the coronary arteries and result in a heart attack. Most of the time, it can cause heart arrhythmias, which generally do not cause any permanent problems, and will not generally recur if you stay away from cocaine. If you are having cardiac symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more

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How should an overdoses of cocaine and methamphetamine look like?

How should an overdoses of cocaine and methamphetamine look like?

Overdosing?: If considering overdosing on anything, please stop and talk with someone. You can call 911, go to an er, or even call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-talk (8255), the latter will connect you with local resources. Using Cocaine or meth is extremely dangerous -- either can induce heart attack or stroke with one dose. Please get help. ...Read more

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What amount is a hospital bill after overdosing on cocaine?

Highly variable: It depends on what that particular hospital charges for emergency services, whether you are admitted, whether you require specialized services. I have seen people just observed in an urgent care center for several hours, with a bill of a few hundred bucks, and have seen people requiring treatment for seizures and intubated with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. If this is you, get help. ...Read more

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I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info

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I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info

Two adoptees with dr: Get them help right away, to avoid future consequences such as health, social and legal ramifications. ...Read more

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I overdosed on cocaine and got sent to the emergency room. There i found out i was one month pregnant.Will cps take my baby?

Sobriety: It will be important to show that you are responsible. The first steps include getting regular prenatal care. Depending on your Cocaine use, your physician may assist with a detoxificant plan. Recommend involvement in narcotics anonymous right away. Your doctor may recommend some form of rehab & mental health care. I think if you kick the habit, it will show cps that you can be responsible. ...Read more

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I think i might have overdosed on cocaine. I've felt this way before, after I have used, but less intense. My head feels like someone is squeezing it. I am 18 and i don't know if I should go to the hospital and wake my mom up and tell her . I am scared an

Go to ER/urgent care: If you are concerned, get some help. If you need to tell your family, do so. Cocaine can cause heart rhythm problems and even cause heart damage and stroke. First make sure you are safe, then (and really most importantly) you need to get help from an addiction treatment program for your Cocaine problems before it really does more harm. There are many kinds of treatment available, please get some. ...Read more

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I overdosed many times on meth and cocaine from 2009-2011. Ever since, i get panic attacks during sleep. I quit drugs in 2011. Are they related?

I overdosed many times on meth and cocaine from 2009-2011. Ever since, i get panic attacks during sleep. I quit drugs in 2011. Are they related?

Could be related: After experiencing a near death experience multiple times you may have primed your body to be hypervigilant in the evenings. You may need to work with a therapist and psychiatrist about this. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can cocaine make you violent?

Yes.: Sadly, Cocaine (or the pursuit of cocaine) has the potential to make anyone act violently. The people the violence is targeted at are often the people closest to the Cocaine user - their spouse and their kids. Children are often victims of the Cocaine user's violence. ...Read more

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What does cocaine do to your body?

Cocaine: Cocaine use "messes you up big time". It affects your brain, you heart, your liver, your kidneys. ...Read more

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How can I clean my system of cocaine?

Stop using: Cocaine is generally cleared from the body within a few days of last use. Staying stopped is much harder and usually requires a drug treatment program or support groups like aa or na, both together are usually the best approach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is cocaine bad for you?

SIGH: I wonder if people are truly living in a giant bubble with no access to any information from the outside world! other than heart attack, sudden death, strokes, chronic heart damage, brain damage, permanent psychosis, severe depression, infections from injection (including aids, hep c and many others) and horrible toxic effects from a cutting agent (levamisole), it's perfectly fine.Lots more too. ...Read more

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Can you build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Yes: Narcotics give "tolerance". That means that sooner or later to experience the same effect the dosis required is going to be higher. ...Read more

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What can be done to come down from cocaine?

What can be done to come down from cocaine?

Cocaine withdrawal: Cocaine has powerful effects on the brain. There are several medications to aide this horrible but temporary withdrawal. Antidepressants can help the depression. Under supervision, anti anxiety meds or beta blockers that help with the adrenaline like symptoms are used. Finally meds that effect brain Dopamine and ease craving are also used. This is a brief syndrome- rehab is very important. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to quit cocaine?

Very Hard: Best is to go to a treatment center and they will help you a lot and provide lots of support.
Good luck.
You are amazing to want to stop and I am very proud of you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is cocaine a recreational drug?

Cocaine: A recreational drug, be it legal, controlled, or illegal, is used with the intention of enhancing life (increasing euphoria, blocking unhappy memories, or creating pleasure). You can see that under that definition, Cocaine may be considered a recreational drug and it is illegal to possess or sell it. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

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