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05 Apr 2006

Cocaine OD
I OD on cocaine. Was out for about 5 min. Friend gave me CPR. No medical help. Was lame on one side of my body, almost like having a stroke. After 2 hours, I was fine. This was the final wake call. Done with this stuff. What is the short term effects on my body and heart and in the long run, have I damaged my heart. I have no after affects now. Been a month. Was dizzy for about 2 weeks after insident. Now nothing wrong. Was a once off insident. Have I damaged maybe part of my brain as well. Do battle with short term memory from time to time. What also happens exactly when you OD. Does your heart pump to fast and go out of rethym. He said I have blurry speach for a while as well.
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi So over this,
I am so glad you are over this!! What happens is that your body goes into overdrive. coke OD can cause heart attacks, heart rythm abnormalities, stroke and Psychosis ( going mad)

Short-term cocaine effects include:
Increased blood pressure
Constricted blood vessels
Dilated pupils
Mental alertness
Increased energy
Increased heart rate
Decreased appetite
Increased temperature

Long term effects:
heart disease, heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, seizures, and gastrointestinal problems. Other physical symptoms include convulsions, nausea, blurred vision, chest pain, fever, muscle spasms, and coma. Psychological effects include:
Addiction
Paranoia
Irritability
Restlessness
Auditory hallucinations
Mood disturbances
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