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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Highly variable: It depends on what that particular hospital charges for emergency services, whether you are admitted, whether you require specialized services. I have seen people just observed in an urgent care center for several hours, with a bill of a few hundred bucks, and have seen people requiring treatment for seizures and intubated with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. If this is you, get help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I overdosed on cocaine and got sent to the emergency room. There i found out i was one month pregnant.Will cps take my baby?
Sobriety: It will be important to show that you are responsible. The first steps include getting regular prenatal care. Depending on your Cocaine use, your physician may assist with a detoxificant plan. Recommend involvement in narcotics anonymous right away. Your doctor may recommend some form of rehab & mental health care. I think if you kick the habit, it will show cps that you can be responsible. ...Read more
I think i might have overdosed on cocaine. I've felt this way before, after I have used, but less intense. My head feels like someone is squeezing it. I am 18 and i don't know if I should go to the hospital and wake my mom up and tell her . I am scared an
Go to ER/urgent care: If you are concerned, get some help. If you need to tell your family, do so. Cocaine can cause heart rhythm problems and even cause heart damage and stroke. First make sure you are safe, then (and really most importantly) you need to get help from an addiction treatment program for your Cocaine problems before it really does more harm. There are many kinds of treatment available, please get some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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