Cocaine usage and heart health

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Hi, I was wondering (for my own sanity)... does cocaine use damage the heart if its a one off? Is it repairable, as in does the heart repair itself? and If so how long does it take?

I'm super paranoid about my heart health, I;m convinced somehting could be wrong but doctors tell me otherwise, what tests can I ask them to do on me?

It would really put my mind at ease but I don't know what to ask them to do, my blood pressure and heart rate are perfect apparently, and my chest sounds fine...

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    Hi,

    Actually, Yes cocaine use can actually give you a condition called Prinzmetal Angina, which is spasms of the coronary arteries, they call this unstable angina and it can be very painful, As for damaging the rest of your heart I have heard and read lots about movie stars and sports people dying from heart attacks due to their habit, I can't comment on whether it really does or not but going on news stories it appears it does, I haven't actually read any research papers on cocaine use and heart disease / failure, One would have to assume it's bad for your heart  because it's not the natural thing to do is it.

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      If you only used it once, you did not damage your heart, dear Beth...no way. In my younger days, I used it about ten times...no heart problems. I have a few friends that actually used for a few years...no heart problems with any of them. Years later, they are fine.

      It sounds like you are dealing with anxiety. Ask your doctor about that, Honey. Anxiety can be handled and you will feel so much better knowing what yo are dealing with.

      The people on this forum are all familiar with what you are experiencing, and are a caring, compassionate, lovely group of people.

      Your doctor has told you your heart is fine. Trust me when I tell you they do not take heart problems lightly. They would not clear you if they were not sure. Fear of heart problems is the most common fear of people with anxiety.

      I'm sure you will hear from others who will encourage you, Beth. Hugs

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    Definitly anxiety there's no way you could damage your heart from one use..... But wait I'm so curious how do u guys have the guts to try it? Like idk how anyone can try any hard drugs! I would be so scared to like over dose

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    hi honey - one-off use won't cause any damage.

    The heart doesn't repair itself in the way other organs can, so don't take coke again!

    I think you are worrying about this and are feeling anxious that your doctor has missed something. If you've had your chest listened to, your heart should be fine. it's also good that your pulse and BP are normal.

    The only other test you could ask for is an ECG (EKG) but honestly I don't think you need one. your doctor would have ordered one or got his nurse to do one if s/he was worried.

    I took coke ONCE about twenty years ago.

    I confess I was more worried about getting addicted to it than damaging my heart. Anyway, as things have turned out, i didn't damage my heart, nor did I get addicted to coke.

    I hope these replies have helped you to calm down, Beth. If not please tell us how you're doing. xxxx

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    As long as this drug has not been taken over a long period and especially if it was only once you should be ok

    Cocaine is used in medicine, and if it was given as a medicine do not worry

    The problem of taking this drug frequently may cause problems especially i it has been tainted

    BOB

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