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What Should Be Done For Pain And Numbness In The Legs After Using Heroin?

My boyfriend did heroin last night for the first time and ended up falling asleep crossed legged he woke up at 9am with numbness and pain in legs and feet it has been 9 hours and he still has little to no feeling in the feet and hasn t been able to walk all day. He is also cold and clammy what should I do?
Mon, 8 Oct 2018
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it's either nerve lack of circulation due to temporary blood loss and it comes back in minutes or it is a more serious condition that needs looking at. If it was loss of circulation and the nerves plain dying off, mostly, it comes back to near back to normal.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Matt Wachsman,
Addiction Medicine Specialist
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What Should Be Done For Pain And Numbness In The Legs After Using Heroin?

Hi, Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it s either nerve lack of circulation due to temporary blood loss and it comes back in minutes or it is a more serious condition that needs looking at. If it was loss of circulation and the nerves plain dying off, mostly, it comes back to near back to normal. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist