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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for shortness of breath and dizziness

For the last few hours I've been experiencing shortness of breath, dizzyness, tingling in my extremities,and feel like I can't take a deep breath or finish a yawn, I assume I should go to the ER but I'm concerned that they will do a drug test and I have used cocaine today, I don't think its an overdose I have been sick/allergies not sure wich but I don't want the drugs to be discovered, will they test for that
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
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Hi welcome to HCM...

You should not hide to tell fact about habit of cocaine use ...

Cocaine can lead side effects like hypertension , respiratory failure , heart affection , brain affection etc...

It also depend on you are smoking it or taking injection.....

If needed oxygen might given if blood analysis show saturation of oxygen less because of respi failure .

Investigation should be done with chest x ray and spirometry ....

Hope your concern solved .

Advise : pulmonologist consultation immediately.
Take care
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