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What are the signs of heroin overdose?

I have a question I have been taking Xanax for 15 years 1 mg a day never abused it also just started taking heroin about 3 months now trying to get off but what would be the signs if you were overdosing ? and what would be the signs also what kind of physical damage it do to your body
Wed, 1 Oct 2014
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If you notice that you are not feeling well on the days you don't take heroin, it is a sign that your body has become addicted to heroin. Body aches, diarrhea, running nose and dilated pupils are common in withdrawal. In overdose, common symptoms are pin-point pupils, slow breathing, altered sensorium, dry mouth.

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