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Effects on the body post cocaine usage for 2 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your health query
User :   hello i am 36 years old and a XXX, i am in great health before a few months ago, lots of stress and a breakup. I used cocaine for the first time in 12 years and for 2 months it was on and off and now its daily which I know i am quitting tomorrow. I haven't felt chest pain but was wondering if I damaged my heart and if i did if it can repair itself, i know i screwed up big time, but i run alot and work out does that help
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed. please give me sometime
Doctor :   since you had good physical activities before, chances are that your heart would be in good condition.
Doctor :   so if you quit is immediately, you will regain good health
Doctor :   continue with the workouts and activities as usual
User :   i worry about the last month because i was doing it everyday with only a few days off, it seems that it would be just too much stress on the heart
User :   ru there
Doctor :   yes it would be too much stress when you go back to it
Doctor :   but when you get off it the stress also comes off
User :   so you build it up like a muscle
Doctor :   it is the functioning of heart that gets affected , not muscles, so once you are off it, the stress is off and heart can get back to normal.
Doctor :   followed up with good exercises and cardio workouts or physical activities help in getting back into normal rhythm.
User :   i also have a deviated septum but good looking nose, just on the inside its curved and i always touch it making sure i don't have a hole, i am paranoid of that and in places it feels irritated like indented a little or maybe it was like that before can i flush my nose with clean water and will it heal
Doctor :   you need a re-examination by ENT specialist to confirm it
Doctor :   usualy there are no 'holes' in the septum
User :   is it bad to touch it alot
Doctor :   yes, you have risk of introducing infection and cause irritation due to repeated friction.
User :   how should i clean the cocaine out of my nose
Doctor :   it will get cleaned itself, there are natural mechanism in the nose to get rid of foriegn stuff
Doctor :   by touching often you will disturb this natural phenomenon
User :   also it feels a little raw and it almost has like areas where it fees like there is no skin or inflamation, if i just don't touch it will the nose repair or does it not repair easy
Doctor :   it will not repair easily
User :   is salt water bad because my nose feels better after surfing
Doctor :   you might dislodge whatever recovery has already occurred.
User :   so what do i do
Doctor :   meet ENT specialist
Doctor :   for an examination
User :   also will the timy indentions go away
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