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Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Yes: The very fact that you are asking that questions implies you have some concerns about your drug use. Which is a good thing. If you trust you doctor this is a very important conversation to have. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you go to the doctors about a cocaine addiction?

Could you tell me what happens when you go to the doctors about a cocaine addiction?

You get help: Doctors are trained to be non-judgmental, meaning they won't outwardly judge your problem in the same negative fashion that society may have. They are there to help when they can & often can help. A long standing Cocaine addiction often requires the assistance of an addiction med specialist, psychiatrist, counselor, etc. But starting with your regular doctor is a very good 1st step. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, please tell me if I had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests, what can I do to pass? It is a preemployment test, is that a urin test or can be saliva etc? Many thanks

Dear doctors, please tell me if I had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests, what can I do to pass? It is a preemployment test, is that a urin test or can be saliva etc? Many thanks

Stop usage: Although I'm sure i'd be wasting my breath telling you to quit these habits as they are not healthy, self destructive and...Expensive.
With that being said...You need to stop using or even inhaling (pot smoke) for at least4 weeks. It is not only blood, urine & saliva test you need to worry about. Many employers are now also demanding hair samples. And the stuff you use, remains for a long time. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if you have been using cocaine by looking inside your nose?

Doctors and Drug use: They may be very suspicious but would have other explanations. A good physician would feel free to ask if this is suspected. It is so much better not to lie about this. Especially to your physician.

Medicine is not perfect, but addiction is a disease and your drug use, if it comes up, should be dealt with in a non-judgemental and respectful manner. ...Read more

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Can cocaine drug usage lead a doctor to say you have add?

Cocaine: I assume you mean "addiction". - yes - using illicit substances is deviant behavior. You will be classified as an addict. Sometimes we will call you a drug user. ...Read more

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How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

Babies cocaine: Doctors treat the effects of withdrawal in the baby. Question to ask? Why was mom trying to kill her unborn child. Not a good idea to make babies if mom cannot ensure a safe uterine environment and a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow up in. ...Read more

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I have a doctOr appointment with my pain clinic. And I need to lean cocaine out of my system. WhaT can Ido to clean up.

I have a doctOr appointment with my pain clinic. And I need to lean cocaine out of my system. WhaT can Ido to clean up.

Cocaine is: Something your pain doctor needs to know about. He/she can help you get and stay clean. Street drugs will interfere w/medications your doc gives you. In the long run they won't help. So sorry you have the need for a pain clinic. Look into things like biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, etc. But in consultation w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I never use cocaine but I did some tonight. Doctors appointment in 2 days. Will this effect my blood pressure test and lipids test or no?

I never use cocaine but I did some tonight. Doctors appointment in 2 days. Will this effect my blood pressure test and lipids test or no?

Stop it!: Regardless of whether it will affect your blood pressure, heart rate, lipid levels, or what ever else in a couple of days when you see your doctor, if you keep using cocaine, you are on a suicide mission. Stop using it immediately and don't ever touch the stuff. ...Read more

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16 year old cousin has been using cocaine. Her mother is taking her to their family doc today to get help for her. How do family docs respond to this?

Rehab referral: Probably by helping her to find some rehab/therapy options; most often starting as an outpatient. Unless she is resistant to treatment, in which case as a minor she could be placed in rehab involuntarily. Hopefully she wants help. Until she does, it will be very difficult to help her. ...Read more

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Used cocaine 5 days ago & experiencing sore throat & cough during am and pm. See a doctor or will this go away on it's own? At home remedies?

Used cocaine 5 days ago & experiencing sore throat & cough during am and pm. See a doctor or will this go away on it's own? At home remedies?

See a doctor: So many things cause it and it could even be allergies this time of year.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth?

Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth?

UNINFORMED: I would wonder if your "friend" has been honest about the medications that have been abused. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug and is not active if snorted ot injected. Still it is an amphetamine. Your friend will eventually be caught as there are more and more externally systems that monitor for doctor shopping and drug abuse. ...Read more

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Will someone tell me the effects of cocaine?

Mental and physical: Www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/cocaine-use-and-its-effects
webmd examines Cocaine use, including how the illegal drug affects the body and brain. This brief article says it best. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs to look for if you think someone is on cocaine?

Agitation, restless: Agitation, fast speaking, restlessness, jerkiness of movements can all be signs of Cocaine use. Coming down from the high people can be very irritable and want to sleep, and avoid loud noises or bright light. With heavy use, paranoia and hallucinations can also be signs of Cocaine use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug testing: false positive for cocaine?

It is very: Very unlikely you will have a false positive test given the sophisticated technology used to confirm screening drug tests. False positives occur on the screen but when submitted to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry only true positives emerge. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big are the nosebleeds when using cocaine?

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Can you guys tell me how big are the nosebleeds when using cocaine?

Stop: Nasal Cocaine use can lead to perforated septum with recurrent nosebleeds. Stop and see an ENT doctor to rule out septal perforation! ...Read more

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I think my girlfrend is using crack cocaine how can I tell for sure?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Cocaine: Observe. She would have dilated pupils, her energy is elevated, her speech excited & exuberant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Can you tell me how cocaine effects the different parts of the brain?

Cocaine doesn't have: Different effects on different parts of the brain. It works in older areas in the midbrain that are our reward/pleasure centers, and causes the release of lots of dopamine, the chemical released when we are happy, or exercising. Over time, excessive use of stimulants, particularly methamphetamine, but Cocaine as well, can damage those centers to where you don't feel pleasure without it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are drug rehabilitation centers for cocaine abuse?

Can you tell me if there are drug rehabilitation centers for cocaine abuse?

Yes: Depends what state you live there are rehab center also get assessed if you can benefit from medication off label use topamax (topiramate) has some good results also out patient rehab. ...Read more

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I want to go to my therapist once a month. Can I tell her that I am a kleptomaniac and that I tried cocaine?

I want to go to my therapist once a month. Can I tell her that I am a kleptomaniac and that I tried cocaine?

Once a month is: Pretty ineffective for any kind of therapy. Generally, if there are significant psychological/emotional problems, the MINIMUM would be once weekly, and even more may be warranted. Unless you are feeling cravings for using Cocaine again, am not sure that the fact you "tried" Cocaine is all that relevant, but kleptomania certainly is. A therapist can't help if you don't tell them the truth. ...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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What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...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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Could you tell me what are active chemicals in cocaine?

Cocaine: Benzoylmethylecgonine. It is a crystalline tropane alkaloid derived from the leaves of the coca plant. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are positive alternatives to cocaine?

Could you tell me what are positive alternatives to cocaine?

Live healthy.: First, if you have never tried cocaine... Don't.
This is one of the most powerful "feel good" drug known. If you are addicted to it get professional help right away. There is no well accepted, safe "positive alternative" available. Addiction is treatable but relapse with Cocaine is all too common. Avoid having a miserable lifetime for seeking a few minutes of drug induced false happiness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a small line of cocaine was snorted early sunday morning, will it show up positive on a urine test thursday morning?

Probably not: But I would be more concerned that you are snorting cocaine, and worrying more about the consequences of getting caught than you are about the consequences of using cocaine, particularly at your age. Cocaine is a dangerous drug at ANY age, but with age over 40, the cardiovascular effects (heart attacks, heart arrhythmias, sudden death) and cerebral effects (stroke) become far more common. ...Read more