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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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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 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

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Which drug is safer for you: mdma or cocaine?

MDMA/Cocaine: The third option (neither one) is the safer of the three. ...Read more

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Is 109 hours enough to clean for cocaine in a drug test?

Is 109 hours enough to clean for cocaine in a drug test?

Most likely...: Most likely not. Depending on how heavy use, and other personal factors, besides of course what methods of detection are used. The best way to achieve a clean tox screen is to get clean. Do not use drugs, get detox if needed (call na hotline or 1855 detox 00, or ask your dr). Good luck. ...Read more

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Did cocaine 17 days ago. Will I pass drug test tomorrow?

Did cocaine 17 days ago. Will I pass drug test tomorrow?

Unlikely: You are sort of borderline at 17 days, and drug test can potentially detect. Bigger issue is your use of a dangerous drug which can cause heart and brain damage. Recommend counseling and a drug rehab program to stop this self-destructive pathway. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix cocaine with ecstasy or other party drugs?

Is it safe to mix cocaine with ecstasy or other party drugs?

Very Unsafe.: Both Cocaine and ecstasy can stimulate. Too much ecstasy can cause palpitations, chest pain, heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris, destruction of blood vesselscoma, organ failure, coma and death. I wouldn't add Cocaine to that mix. All of these drugs are dangerous - in combination even worse! ...Read more

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Expensive drugs like heroin, cocaine etc are becoming too popular, why?

They've always been: There were actually a greater proportion of our population using opiates and Cocaine at the turn of the 20th century (the late 19th century and early 20th) than there are now. Actually, these drugs are much less expensive than they used to be, with heroin being available for as little as $3 a bag (about 20 mg/heroin) and Cocaine at $25/gram. Abuse of prescription opiates has increased heroin use. ...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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Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Illegal drugs: At any age can cause physical and mental problems. The younger the developing central nervous system (brain and spinal column) the more at risk one can be. Best to avoid them all and look to healthy ways to cope and recover such as exercise, good diet, positive outlook. 12 step programs help many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to, but what is considered "chronic use" in your opinoin....

Cocaine use: I share your opinion that Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to.
Chronic use indicates:
frequent use
long term use
craving to use
desire to use more amount
continued use despite harmful effects.. ...Read more

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What can happen if I take cocaine? I am on Suboxone 8mg per day. Will mixing these two drugs be dangerous?

Don't: I'm assuming you have a history of opioid dependence, since you're taking suboxone. The answer to your question is, please don't use cocaine. At the very least, it will decrease your impulse control and make you more likely to relapse on opioids. Please share this with your clinician so you can get more help for substance use. ...Read more

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Hi. I did two small lines of cocaine 14 days ago and got drug tested (urine) today. Do you think I will be okay? I'm not a frequent user.

I don't think you: Are doing ok. You have anorexia and depression and despite that - you are using cocaine. You are playing with fire. Regardless of you do on the urine drug screen- I think you are making some very poor choices. I find it telling that you listed Cocaine as your medication. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.

My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.

Is he in to school?: That would be the 1st place to get a recommendation for help when it comes to substance abuse in my opinion. Then, you can simply look up your local agency where you live for places like Narcotics Anonymous, NA and they can recommend other choices. There are inpatient facilities that will take your son as well. Your local courthouse may have suggestions for you as well. ...Read more

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I'm 22yrs old. 240lbs 5'8. I did less than 0.1g of cocaine. I get drug tested in 12days. My question is will the by product benzoylecgonine show on test?

One day: I don't mean to lecture you, but you should not be using Cocaine to begin with and then coming on a forum of doctors asking if you'll pass a drug test. The best test way to pass is no avoid it. Depending on the type of test being performed, it will be detected. Don't play with your health & future. ...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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How difficult of a drug is cocaine?

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

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Is cocaine still a popular drug? Why?

Yes, unfortunately.: The reason is the effects of the drug. It's a real rush to feel superhuman. ...Read more

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How do cocaine addicts get their fix of the drug when they snort it?

How do cocaine addicts get their fix of the drug when they snort it?

Inhalation: The nose has a very rich blood supply, when a substance like Cocaine is snorted, its delivery to the system is almost as fast as IV or smoking. It goes quickly to the brain, producing its typical effects. ...Read more

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What sorts of medicine should be prescribed to a person who stopped taking cocaine. What could help by cravings?

Stimulants: Thus far, the combination of cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy has elicited the best results for treating Cocaine dependence. The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Cocaine dependence has shown some promising results, but there is not yet a proven drug treatment that has shown consistent efficacy. ...Read more

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I take drug tests once a week, and every time I test positive for low levels of cocaine, less than 200. I have never touched cocaine. Explanations?

Some other things: There are some things that can cause a false positive urine drug test for certain substances. For example zoloft (sertraline) can cause a false positive Cocaine in urine. Check with your physician to see if there are any medications you are on that can do this. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

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