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On methadone, smoking, numbness, pounding in chest. Was it a stroke?

hi, I am on methadone and I have been unfortunately smoking crack but the thing is the last time i did it I experienced how I only could describe it as a vale of chills overwhelm my face and then body leaving my head feeling a a duel sort pulsating numbing feeling, with my heart pounding out of my chest and trouble maintaining a normal breathing regiment. I eventually slowed my breathing down and it subsided. I know this sounds like that I m just high but it s very different then usually. Please, please someone tell me whats going on in my body. Did I have a mini stroke?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

A stroke leaves permanent residue.
If not, it is called TIA - transient Ischemic attack - but this is generally recurrent.

The description is rather suggestive of a disorder of heart rhythm. It is difficult to document at times. X-ray chest, ECHOcardiogram, EKGs (routine, ambulatory and exercise) - will be necessary, for favour of further assessment and assistance.

A psychiatric evaluation could also help - to exclude the role of anxiety. They can also help in de-addiction. You need counselling.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Johann Christopher's  Response
YES IT IS POSSIBLE .you need to immediately stop methadone and get a cardiovascular exam including 2decho and TMT.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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