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How Do I Fix A Cocaine Problem
A dangerous problem: Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that strongly hijacks your pleasure center. Casual use can easily lead to health, social, and legal consequences. If you or a friend are dealing with Cocaine addiction, please seek help. This is a good resource http://1.Usa.Gov/x2exsp from the national institute on drug abuse (nida). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have been clean off cocaine for 15 weeks...baby is due anytime now....Will I have any problems with the baby showing positive when born?
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
Possibly, and more: Cocaine causes constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels, including those that carry oxygen and nutrients to the placenta and fetus. Damage to the fetal brain can be the result of lack of oxygen or bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces of the brain. Cocaine can impair body and brain growth in the fetus as well as cause high blood pressure and its complications in the mother. Get help, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes : Cocaine is a known cause of heart attacks due to coronary vasospasm. Sometimes those heart attacks, when happen, can be confused with the Cocaine effect and go unnoticed. After a heart attack, by definition, a part of your heart it's not conducting electricity and not working well. The consequences depend on how large it was and how fast it healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In past, I used cocaine regularly before I started having very serious nasal allergy and some breathing problems. Is the drug responsible?
I am married and with kids. The root to all my fear is past cocaine use. I was a chronic user for 3 years, 13 years ago. I have never been addicted and I am clean ever since. Would cta show long term heart problems from drugs?
Not recommended: The problem with Cocaine is primarily rhythm problems during acute use. There can be long term effects (cardiomyopathy) which are less common. A simple echocardiogram will answer the question. A cta is not the test of choice and could even be normal despite past damage, exposes you to unnecessary radiation, and is much more expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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