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High BP, pulse rate due to drug addiction. Which drug will help counteract the effects?

hi there, i am an addict (clean 2 years) and was wondering something. The last time that i used was a 400 mg(+) overdose on methylphenidate , a CNS stimulant. At the ER my BP was 220/148 and pulse was 140 (I think), I was wondering what they gave me to counteract the effects of the drug. I am very lucky to be alive, and very happy to be in a 12 step recovery program that works.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. The high blood pressure as well as the pulse rate is probably due to having had a history of drug addiction. I also believe that you are using history has a lot to do with your deteriorating medical condition. It may be helpful to consult a local doctor for the symptoms you are experiencing. I also believe that you are doing a good job by going off of the drug addiction, however getting your medical health under control is your current priority.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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