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How Do I Quit Cocaine
Begin today: Depending on your use and cravings, you can start with an na (narcotics anonymous) meeting where you're likely to get some good support and personal advice from others who have been where you are. If you feel you need more you can see an addition specialist who may also prescribe something to help with related mood issues and to reduce cravings. An addition therapist is also recommended. Best to u. ...Read more
I took 1gram of cocaine yestarday after I quit.. I quit from 1 week. When it will go away from my urine?
Hard to know: You took more Cocaine after you "quit, " so your commitment to quitting is questionable. Therefore it's hard to know when it will go away from your urine. If you absolutely do quit and do not use again, Cocaine in various forms can remain in your urine for 2-30 days. Cocaine anonymous can help with your habit, if you want to quit using. ...Read more
My best friend 'quit' cocaine but I can never tell the difference what does it do/ how can you identify a coke user?
Multiple hints: Cocaine is a stimulant.Your friend may display sweating, overactivation, jitters, confusion, irrational thinking, paranoia, pressured speech, sleeplessness, exhaustion, weight loss, violence, impulsivity, poor concentration, elevated pulse&/or blood pressure, change of friends to druggies, change of interests, loss of libido, emotional distance, bloody nose, dysfunction overall, lack of money, crime to get drug money. ...Read more
I took 4 gram of cocaine in 3days then I stop for 1week after that week I took another 1 gram then I quit yestarday. When it will go away from my urine?
Both!: It depends on what your body responds to the most. Both drugs are highly addictive and both are extremely difficult to stop using. One body may respond more to one of the substances and another body to the other one. However, neither drug is something to fool around with because of the detrimental effects on the body, brain and life of the addict. ...Read more
You need a support: System. Encourage you to become involved in 12 step programs such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous asap. Obtain a sponsor (even if it is only a temporary sponsor). If you are not already working with an addiction medicine specialist - this would be very beneficial. ...Read more
Is it possible to stop a 20 year addiction to cocaine? The person does not eveen consider quitting because he doesn't think it is possible.
Yes it's possible: With authentic desire, appropriate professional and personal support, and a treatment plan, it's possible to stop an addiction at any time. Being addicted to Cocaine for such a long time means that treatment could be complicated, but not impossible. However, if the person himself is not interested in quitting, it won't happen. His body may end things with a stroke or heart attack instead. ...Read more
Yes, No, Maybe: "yes" because, in general, the brain recovers. "no" because, specifically, a brain addicted to Cocaine is already primed and future exposures to Cocaine will trigger rapid descent into addictive behaviors. "maybe" because Cocaine can cause problems in the small brain vessels, it depends on how much, how long, etc. ...Read more
If my friend used cocaine regularly for 6 months nd quit there was no distortion s of the bby on ultrasound if she quit will her bby have withdrawaat?
Not likely: Cocaine is rather short lasting - if the mother quit for quite some time before delivery it is very unlikely that the baby would have withdrawal. There are however, risks to the baby associated with the use of Cocaine during preganancy, some of which may not be clear even until adolescence. It is not a wise thing to do. ...Read more
Cocaine for a year now, I started getting pains in my viens all over my body like them pulsating? But only when I use it, what could that be? I have quit now but still feel the pains sometimes?
Get help: Please get help for your Cocaine abuse. It raises heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels, maybe even worse if you do it iv. I see that you're on effexor, (venlafaxine) which can also raise blood pressure. And suboxone, so perhaps you're already being treated for opiate addiction. Please tell your doctor about the cocaine. It can be extremely hard to resist. Cocaine anonymous can help also. ...Read more
It depends: On what you are most addicted to. Most addicts find that they have a "drug of choice", and that is the one that is the hardest to quit. ...Read more
The other nite I smoked a bunch of crack cocaine after drinking about 5-6 beers and now my body does not feel rite will I die I quit 5 days ago now?
Crack & Alcohol: Please get to your doctor now. After that please get into a treatment facility for drugs & alcohol. At least join a 12 step group. You need support to get free of this lifestyle that will certainly negatively impact your health, relationships, job, etc. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If mom quit using cocaine while 6 months pregnant nd she is drug test at delivery she show. Up clean nd bby will they still test plancenta?
Depends: If there is suspicion of exposure the initial testing is done on the urine. That would certainly be clear if you abstain for months. Another common test material is the poo, which can hold onto the metabolites of Cocaine or other drugs for weeks to months. I've never heard of testing the placenta.Stay clean or you could deliver prematurely & increase the danger & level of scrutiny. ...Read more
How to heal/ how long will it take, for my heart to heal after mild cocaine use? (quit after using along with 120mgs of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) terrible experience)
See a physician: If you had some type of cardiac injury the healing process is the same irregardless of the cause. I would consult with your physician to get this evaluated if you are concerned ...Read more
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 drank and used cocaine for 3 years but quit 20 years ago. Would heart damage from my past show on echo or EKG by now. I get palps and worried.
Possibly; tell MDs: The effects of drugs can show up 10+ yrs (according to some reports) after use. The echo could show a problem in d "squeeze" of d heart (how well it moves); the EKG could show a rhythm problem if u have palpitations during the test. However, they may be negative. A heart biopsy can show ("contraction band/alcohol") myopathy but u can try to avoid this test by telling docs ur history & being honest ...Read more
I have bad circulation in right foot and I'm assuming it's from frequent drinking and social cocaine use. How long after quitting will it come back?
Impossible to say: Some of the problems may be from spasm to arteries caused by tobacco and cocaine, and this will stop soon after you quit those drugs. If there is already arteriosclerosis, that may slowly resolve. Most smoking problems begin to get better as soon as you stop, but many may take years before they completely go back to baseline. Good luck with quitting, and get help if you need it. ...Read more
Affects of binge cocaine use (snorting) 2-3x a week over the period of a year on the body/nose And ways to repair/ get healty after quitting for good.
Intermittent chest pain. BPM around 90 resting. Blood work normal and work out regularly with no issues. Did some cocaine. Less than a gram. Would this be palpitations or symptoms of a heart attack? Never drank coffee and quit Red Bull 4 months ago
See MD ASAP: 37 yo gentleman with cheat pain in the setting of drug use. Please see an MD as soon as possible in the ER & call 911 if you are experiencing chest discomfort. ...Read more
Can be VERY: There are thousands of deaths per year secondary to the health effects of Cocaine abuse, and death is generally seen as pretty bad for health. Heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, psychosis, severe infection, aggression, paranoia and permanent brain damage have all been reported. A cutting agent (levamisole) found in lots of Cocaine mixtures can cause even nastier problems. ...Read more
Extremely difficult: It is a highly addictive drug which ruins countless lives daily. Despite billions of dollars spent on the war on drug, the demand remains high, reason being that the drug is addictive and hard to stop. ...Read more
It can screw you up:
Pretty bad. Cocaine prevents Dopamine in the brain from being recycled. So Dopamine builds up at the synapse (between two neurons). This can cause a person to feel “high”.
Cocaine can ^ heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ^ temperature, v appetite, cause nausea, abdominal pain, nausea & constriction of blood vessels. It can also lead to heart attacks or strokes. ...Read more
See below: Although Cocaine levels can be cleared out of your blood in a few hours, it can be detected in hair for a month. So depending on the organ involved there can be a lasting impact of even a rapidly cleared drug like cocaine. ...Read more
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
Cocaine: Cocaine has been used as a topical anesthetic on mouth, nose, and throat before medical procedures. It works quickly -- and it also constricts blood vessels. This can decrease bleeding and swelling from procedures like biopsies, stitches, and wound cleaning. Before its addictive qualities became known, it was also used as a mood elevator -- but the addiction produced much greater problems. ...Read more
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