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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Overdose On Cocaine

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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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How do I cope with withdraw symptoms of cocaine ?

Supportive treatment: Strictly speaking, it isn't a withdrawal syndrome or more cocaine would help it, and it DOESN'T. It is really a discontinuation syndrome due to dopamine depletion, with excessive sleeping, eating, depression, anxiety and irritability, initially with little or no cocaine craving (and even distaste for cocaine) and later increasing craving. GET HELP TO NOT RE-START from an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of some one on cocaine.?

What are some of the symptoms of some one on cocaine.?

Behavior changes: Someone might be using if they show some of the following: they seem more energetic, loud, funny and excited when they are normally more reserved. They may have a runny nose, they touch their nose often and excuse themselves to go to the restroom frequently. Cocaine is a very "selfish" drug, and users need to "top up" a lot, leading to frequent "disappearances" in social settings. ...Read more

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Is there a way to avoid cocaine withdrawl symptoms?

Two ways.: Keep using it and die young or never use it again so you can't suffer withdrawal. ...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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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

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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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