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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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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!

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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.