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Athlete, having arthritis, taken cocaine, swollen and painful finger. Side effects of cocaine?

I can't determine if I am suffering from a mild form of arthritis or a cocaine-related side effect. I am 33 years old and an avid runner who has been diagnosed with arthritis in my feet. I use cocaine occasionally ( perhaps once a month for 2 years? ). However the past two times I have used cocaine, I have woken up with a swollen middle finger, and it is rather painful. The pain lasts a few days. This just occurred again. Does this sound like arthritis or a cocaine side effect? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Friend,
Why give room to Doubts. Cacaine is not a good thing to associate with and it is possible, you may be caught un-awares and make you an ADDICT to Cocaine. I pray, you forget Cocaine. It can ruin your life.
For your arthritis you can try Diclofenac Sodium tablets, prescribed by a doctor. That should set you Right..........................Dr. S
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General & Family Physician Dr. Prabhakar 's  Response
Thanks for your query. Definitely it is not a side effect of cocaine. It could be arthritis due to an injury. I suggest to avoid cocaine, as it is not a good anti-inflammatory drug. Go for simple NSAIDS which are preferred in inflammation. With the medication you also need rest then only the swelling and pain will subside.
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