Palpitations triggered by cocaine

Posted by daxrrr @daxrrr, Aug 10, 2018

Hi to all, I explain my problem. I’m a 24 year old male and I had a very occasional use of cocaine for the past two years (I used it every 4-6 months). But the last time I used it (a month ago) I had chest pain and a sensation of tingling/electric shock in the arms. From that episode I already performed 3 EKGs that resulted normal but I started suffering of heart palpitations: now I can feel my pulse in parts of my body where I didn’t feel it before. For example if I join my thumb and my index, I can feel the pulse between the two fingers, or I can feel it in the fingers if I cross my hands, or I can feel it between my feet if I touch them with each other. Obviously I don’t want to touch that stuff again! I just wanna know if I will have these sensations for the rest of my life or if they will go away sooner or later. Does anybody had a similar experience? Thanks in advance for your replies and sorry for my bad english.

@ailo

Sounds alot like myself , I now suffer from panic disorder from a bad turn I took while taken coke . My heart was beating for hours on end and I just kept getting sick it triggered so much adrenaline that now any time my heart races just a tiny bit I triggers that feeling again which sets into a panic attack. I just notice my heart so much more now it's crazy I think it's just my brain on high alert

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I feel Like I'm experiencing some panic disorders too. how long been passed since the day you used cocaine? Do you know if panic disorder can cause heart palpitations, heart racing, weak pulse? is there any treatment for them?

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@ronn3

I feel Like I'm experiencing some panic disorders too. how long been passed since the day you used cocaine? Do you know if panic disorder can cause heart palpitations, heart racing, weak pulse? is there any treatment for them?

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The last time I used was August last year, yeah can cause all them symptoms. I always felt like I was going to die. I am now coming out of it I still have panic attacks but not as bad. The best treatment is to start of trying to get on medication like beta blockers these will help with physical symptoms then think about doing a course in CBT , doing that is the reason I know have this under control

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hi my names Caden, and i’m gonna throw myself under the bust for something i should never have done at my age, but i’m 16 and back in december (4 1/2 months ago) i was as doing cocaine with some friends, and i wasn’t addicted, although i did do it almost every other weekend, but it was only on that basis for about a month or 2, with some of those weekends me not doing it, but point is i was doing it often, infact i was doing other drugs in between which didn’t help the situation i might be in now, those drugs being MDMA, acid, mushrooms, ketamine, xanax, hydros, just occasionally smoking weed, and being addicted to nicotine. but anyhow, that night in december i was really stupid and told myself to just full send and plow through as much coke as i could cause i was told that it’s borderline impossible to overdose from powder cocaine, i mean i went through a lot, but i was just straight up doing enough to make me die, like i was being kinda smart with how much i was doing, but nevertheless the night obviously ended up with me thinking i was gonna have a heart attack and i got to this point where i was trying incredibly hard to keep myself from passing out, i was going in and out of being dizzy and it was just all bad, my chest was hurting and all i could hear was my heart going a million miles per hour, i made it through the night without passing out, i mean after my hour long death scare i fell asleep from just being tired, but later in the day after that happened, i started having random spurts if palpitations with my heart going crazy fast for no reason, i could be laying in bed or just be walking, and it would happen, and it would be like that for the next 2 months, slowly getting kinda better, and right now i’m in a boat that sucks, because it’s difficult for me to play sports without my chest hurting or me hearing my heart or feeling dizzy, and that’s taken a toll on my life cause i revolves around soccer, was on the varsity soccer team, had the biggest passion for it ever, and now my life’s fucked, i can’t play long amount at a time of soccer, i can’t run much endurance like, and even when i’m in my room i’ll just feel my chest kinda hurting or my heart beating, i can even feel/hear my pulse in my arms and hands slightly most of the time, i don’t really have palpitations anymore, but it’s almost like this permanent feeling and hearing of my heart, and slight to bad chest pain at times, really hoping i’ll get better and life turns around for me, one thing that situation has taught me was to never take things i can do in life for granted, cause to be unable to do them is the worst pain i have felt, i’ve obviously stopped doing all drugs since this situation to avoid any point of death, i occasionally drunk being around the influences i’m around, but that’s basically it. have you gotten and better @daxrrr ? just wanna know if i should keep my hopes up or not that this will get better

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OMG…what a horror story! First of all, thank God you have learned your lesson, albeit the very hard way, not to do drugs and that you are not invincible. Drugs are dangerous and can mess people up for life…or kill them. It makes me wonder what was going on in your head to take you to that point where you would engage in such risky and suicidal behaviour. There has to be a reason that you feel that 'life' and living it in a healthy way is not good enough.
You have not mentioned anywhere that you have seen a doctor or been to the hospital…or spoken to your parents. You have pushed your heart to the edge and you are lucky to still be alive. Your heart needs to recover from this assault. You may need to be on a medication (possibly a beta blocker) to stabilize your heart and give it a chance to heal. You need tests. Never mind soccer, friends, school…STOP everything and get yourself to the hospital and be seen by a cardiologist….TODAY before it's too late.
You need to also see a psychologist to see why life is not good enough without drugs. Maybe now with this scare, you will learn to appreciate good health, the beauty of nature, living in a free society, the educational opportunities that you have in front of you etc.. A psychologist will help you get your head screwed on properly. Ask your parents to help you find a psychologist who specializes in dealing with teens suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. GOOD LUCK, Caden!

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@caden

hi my names Caden, and i’m gonna throw myself under the bust for something i should never have done at my age, but i’m 16 and back in december (4 1/2 months ago) i was as doing cocaine with some friends, and i wasn’t addicted, although i did do it almost every other weekend, but it was only on that basis for about a month or 2, with some of those weekends me not doing it, but point is i was doing it often, infact i was doing other drugs in between which didn’t help the situation i might be in now, those drugs being MDMA, acid, mushrooms, ketamine, xanax, hydros, just occasionally smoking weed, and being addicted to nicotine. but anyhow, that night in december i was really stupid and told myself to just full send and plow through as much coke as i could cause i was told that it’s borderline impossible to overdose from powder cocaine, i mean i went through a lot, but i was just straight up doing enough to make me die, like i was being kinda smart with how much i was doing, but nevertheless the night obviously ended up with me thinking i was gonna have a heart attack and i got to this point where i was trying incredibly hard to keep myself from passing out, i was going in and out of being dizzy and it was just all bad, my chest was hurting and all i could hear was my heart going a million miles per hour, i made it through the night without passing out, i mean after my hour long death scare i fell asleep from just being tired, but later in the day after that happened, i started having random spurts if palpitations with my heart going crazy fast for no reason, i could be laying in bed or just be walking, and it would happen, and it would be like that for the next 2 months, slowly getting kinda better, and right now i’m in a boat that sucks, because it’s difficult for me to play sports without my chest hurting or me hearing my heart or feeling dizzy, and that’s taken a toll on my life cause i revolves around soccer, was on the varsity soccer team, had the biggest passion for it ever, and now my life’s fucked, i can’t play long amount at a time of soccer, i can’t run much endurance like, and even when i’m in my room i’ll just feel my chest kinda hurting or my heart beating, i can even feel/hear my pulse in my arms and hands slightly most of the time, i don’t really have palpitations anymore, but it’s almost like this permanent feeling and hearing of my heart, and slight to bad chest pain at times, really hoping i’ll get better and life turns around for me, one thing that situation has taught me was to never take things i can do in life for granted, cause to be unable to do them is the worst pain i have felt, i’ve obviously stopped doing all drugs since this situation to avoid any point of death, i occasionally drunk being around the influences i’m around, but that’s basically it. have you gotten and better @daxrrr ? just wanna know if i should keep my hopes up or not that this will get better

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@caden Hello Caden,

I am sorry to hear about your drug use and the health problems that have resulted. How frightening that must be!

You don't mention seeing a doctor, but you really must do so as soon as possible. It is important that you be evaluated for the possibility of heart damage. This heart damage could be temporary or permanent, but you need to find out. It also might be that the doctor can give you meds to help with some of your current symptoms. Since you are just 16 and involved in sports you need to be evaluated soon.

Please be honest with your parents and let them know that you need to see a physician. Will you do that?

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@caden – I'm so glad you trusted the community with this information. We want to support you. I echo the advice that @hopeful33250 gave you, that it really is vital that you have a doctor evaluate you for the symptoms you are having. I would also recommend that you talk to your parents about what you are experiencing. I would definitely want my son to trust me enough to tell me (and I have had that difficult conversation with my son at age 14). If you don’t feel it is safe for you to talk to your parents, know that at age 16 your doctor cannot share any medical information with your parents unless you give him/her permission to do so.

If you want to talk to someone, you can also call TeenTalk at 203-661-1911 or Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine) 1 (800) 999-9999. They have a 24 Hour Helpline and counselors are specifically trained to talk about teen substance use struggles and stress.

Can you write back to us and let us know how you are doing and whether you are able to see or call a physician?

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@deannaconstans

@caden – I'm so glad you trusted the community with this information. We want to support you. I echo the advice that @hopeful33250 gave you, that it really is vital that you have a doctor evaluate you for the symptoms you are having. I would also recommend that you talk to your parents about what you are experiencing. I would definitely want my son to trust me enough to tell me (and I have had that difficult conversation with my son at age 14). If you don’t feel it is safe for you to talk to your parents, know that at age 16 your doctor cannot share any medical information with your parents unless you give him/her permission to do so.

If you want to talk to someone, you can also call TeenTalk at 203-661-1911 or Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine) 1 (800) 999-9999. They have a 24 Hour Helpline and counselors are specifically trained to talk about teen substance use struggles and stress.

Can you write back to us and let us know how you are doing and whether you are able to see or call a physician?

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of course, and i unknowingly left out the the part that i did actually talk to my mom about going to the doctor, but being literally so frightened to tell her it was resulted from cocaine, i just told her i woke up in my sleep having heart palpitations and problems, but 2 days after the incident actually happened i went to the ER, and they gave me an EKG and said everything was fine, a day later i had a bunch of symptoms again and went back and they put me on an EKG for longer but unfortunately i had no palpitation attacks during any of the EKG’s they gave me. they told me it was most likely just me having anxiety attacks, which i am 99 percent sure it wasn’t because i never really get anxiety for my health, and the attacks would just happen randomly, when i was sleeping, or just watching TV. anyways, about a month later i went to a cardiologist because everything was still just as bad then, and they gave me an EKG which turned out fine, gave my heart an X-ray, basically did some basic tests and determined my heart was okay from those, but they said to be sure, they gave me this heart monitor to wear on my chest for a month to detect any attacks, i would wear the monitor at times, and i did actually press the buttons on it when i had a few attacks, and they never called back saying they saw anything unusual (the device gave them feedback immediately). which really got me confused about the situation at hand for me, there was some faults i had for this, and one being that i might have not worn the monitor enough, and another being that i haven’t told a single person that’s able to aid me that the cause of my problems is cocaine, i’ve been trying to build up enough confidence to tell my mom, i honestly am not scared about her getting mad or disappointed, because my older brother who’s 26 made my mom go through hell with what he was doing at my age, he was a heroin addict and did twice the things i’ve done, he’s basically clean now and runs a great life as a father. and another thing is my mother actually knew i’ve been abusing substances for months before my incident happened, she would drug test me and tell me it would come up positive for cocaine or anything other then weed, but i would convince her to let me get away with it because of how good i was at soccer at the time and my future in it, which i was foolish for doing because i stopped my mom from being a good mom, and sounded like an ignorant kid who just wanted to party and take drugs, which is what cocaine turned me into at the time, i’m honestly so glad i don’t do anything anymore, and don’t have the will to relapse or anything since i wasn’t addicted to cocaine ever, i just did it because it made me get my mind off things while enjoying time partying or being with friends on it, as was the reason i did all the drugs i’ve done, and the reason i did so much that night and have always been the idiotic person to go all out on drugs is because at the times i didn’t care if died, but i think half of the suicidal thoughts or depression was coming from me constantly doing some sort of drug, because being sober now i rarely get depressed in any ways, but either way, i’m really happy with the person i am now being 4 months sober from all hard drugs, just ingesting marijuana very occasionally, maybe once or twice a month, and same for drinking, but i almost have my life 100 percent back on track. i just need to get to the bottom of my heart problem and try everything i can to resolve it so i can play sports and live a normal life again, i’ll try and talk to my mom about it soon, thank you for the responses 🙂

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@caden

of course, and i unknowingly left out the the part that i did actually talk to my mom about going to the doctor, but being literally so frightened to tell her it was resulted from cocaine, i just told her i woke up in my sleep having heart palpitations and problems, but 2 days after the incident actually happened i went to the ER, and they gave me an EKG and said everything was fine, a day later i had a bunch of symptoms again and went back and they put me on an EKG for longer but unfortunately i had no palpitation attacks during any of the EKG’s they gave me. they told me it was most likely just me having anxiety attacks, which i am 99 percent sure it wasn’t because i never really get anxiety for my health, and the attacks would just happen randomly, when i was sleeping, or just watching TV. anyways, about a month later i went to a cardiologist because everything was still just as bad then, and they gave me an EKG which turned out fine, gave my heart an X-ray, basically did some basic tests and determined my heart was okay from those, but they said to be sure, they gave me this heart monitor to wear on my chest for a month to detect any attacks, i would wear the monitor at times, and i did actually press the buttons on it when i had a few attacks, and they never called back saying they saw anything unusual (the device gave them feedback immediately). which really got me confused about the situation at hand for me, there was some faults i had for this, and one being that i might have not worn the monitor enough, and another being that i haven’t told a single person that’s able to aid me that the cause of my problems is cocaine, i’ve been trying to build up enough confidence to tell my mom, i honestly am not scared about her getting mad or disappointed, because my older brother who’s 26 made my mom go through hell with what he was doing at my age, he was a heroin addict and did twice the things i’ve done, he’s basically clean now and runs a great life as a father. and another thing is my mother actually knew i’ve been abusing substances for months before my incident happened, she would drug test me and tell me it would come up positive for cocaine or anything other then weed, but i would convince her to let me get away with it because of how good i was at soccer at the time and my future in it, which i was foolish for doing because i stopped my mom from being a good mom, and sounded like an ignorant kid who just wanted to party and take drugs, which is what cocaine turned me into at the time, i’m honestly so glad i don’t do anything anymore, and don’t have the will to relapse or anything since i wasn’t addicted to cocaine ever, i just did it because it made me get my mind off things while enjoying time partying or being with friends on it, as was the reason i did all the drugs i’ve done, and the reason i did so much that night and have always been the idiotic person to go all out on drugs is because at the times i didn’t care if died, but i think half of the suicidal thoughts or depression was coming from me constantly doing some sort of drug, because being sober now i rarely get depressed in any ways, but either way, i’m really happy with the person i am now being 4 months sober from all hard drugs, just ingesting marijuana very occasionally, maybe once or twice a month, and same for drinking, but i almost have my life 100 percent back on track. i just need to get to the bottom of my heart problem and try everything i can to resolve it so i can play sports and live a normal life again, i’ll try and talk to my mom about it soon, thank you for the responses 🙂

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It sounds like this has been an experience that has made you grow up and mature very fast. Congratulations on being 4 months clean…except for the marijuana. I think now your mother would be relieved to know that although you were on hard drugs (like your brother), you are 4 months past that and have learned your lesson the hard way…and that you will never go that route again. That would be the best news ever!
You must come clean with the doctors so they know what they are looking for and dealing with.
My neighbour's daughter got into the same scene as you and consequently damaged her heart. She had 3 heart attacks. She died 6 months ago and left her family heartbroken…
You got a big scare and you have learned from it unlike my neighbour's kid. Why not continue in the direction you are on and adopt a very healthy lifestyle with excellent eating habits, clean living, fitness routines, responsible conduct etc.. Dr Phil says that young people don't have the ability to see around corners. But I think this experience has made you mature to be able to see around corners and predict what future you will have as you become a straight arrow.
All the best to you, Caden!

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@caden

of course, and i unknowingly left out the the part that i did actually talk to my mom about going to the doctor, but being literally so frightened to tell her it was resulted from cocaine, i just told her i woke up in my sleep having heart palpitations and problems, but 2 days after the incident actually happened i went to the ER, and they gave me an EKG and said everything was fine, a day later i had a bunch of symptoms again and went back and they put me on an EKG for longer but unfortunately i had no palpitation attacks during any of the EKG’s they gave me. they told me it was most likely just me having anxiety attacks, which i am 99 percent sure it wasn’t because i never really get anxiety for my health, and the attacks would just happen randomly, when i was sleeping, or just watching TV. anyways, about a month later i went to a cardiologist because everything was still just as bad then, and they gave me an EKG which turned out fine, gave my heart an X-ray, basically did some basic tests and determined my heart was okay from those, but they said to be sure, they gave me this heart monitor to wear on my chest for a month to detect any attacks, i would wear the monitor at times, and i did actually press the buttons on it when i had a few attacks, and they never called back saying they saw anything unusual (the device gave them feedback immediately). which really got me confused about the situation at hand for me, there was some faults i had for this, and one being that i might have not worn the monitor enough, and another being that i haven’t told a single person that’s able to aid me that the cause of my problems is cocaine, i’ve been trying to build up enough confidence to tell my mom, i honestly am not scared about her getting mad or disappointed, because my older brother who’s 26 made my mom go through hell with what he was doing at my age, he was a heroin addict and did twice the things i’ve done, he’s basically clean now and runs a great life as a father. and another thing is my mother actually knew i’ve been abusing substances for months before my incident happened, she would drug test me and tell me it would come up positive for cocaine or anything other then weed, but i would convince her to let me get away with it because of how good i was at soccer at the time and my future in it, which i was foolish for doing because i stopped my mom from being a good mom, and sounded like an ignorant kid who just wanted to party and take drugs, which is what cocaine turned me into at the time, i’m honestly so glad i don’t do anything anymore, and don’t have the will to relapse or anything since i wasn’t addicted to cocaine ever, i just did it because it made me get my mind off things while enjoying time partying or being with friends on it, as was the reason i did all the drugs i’ve done, and the reason i did so much that night and have always been the idiotic person to go all out on drugs is because at the times i didn’t care if died, but i think half of the suicidal thoughts or depression was coming from me constantly doing some sort of drug, because being sober now i rarely get depressed in any ways, but either way, i’m really happy with the person i am now being 4 months sober from all hard drugs, just ingesting marijuana very occasionally, maybe once or twice a month, and same for drinking, but i almost have my life 100 percent back on track. i just need to get to the bottom of my heart problem and try everything i can to resolve it so i can play sports and live a normal life again, i’ll try and talk to my mom about it soon, thank you for the responses 🙂

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Hi @caden, I’m relieved to hear that you have seen doctors and are taking this seriously. Congrats on being clean for 4 months and being happy.

You’re smart and you’re right. You need to get to the bottom of your health issues. And I know you know you have to not only come clean from drug use but also be honest with your mom and with the doctors. They can only help if you tell them about the past hard drug use and your current occasional use of alcohol and marijuana. Be sure to also share that things like sports are important and that you want your health so you can reach your goals.

I, for one, am grateful that you posted today again. I look forward to your next message saying that you’ve talked to your mom. Do you think you can do that today?

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@caden

of course, and i unknowingly left out the the part that i did actually talk to my mom about going to the doctor, but being literally so frightened to tell her it was resulted from cocaine, i just told her i woke up in my sleep having heart palpitations and problems, but 2 days after the incident actually happened i went to the ER, and they gave me an EKG and said everything was fine, a day later i had a bunch of symptoms again and went back and they put me on an EKG for longer but unfortunately i had no palpitation attacks during any of the EKG’s they gave me. they told me it was most likely just me having anxiety attacks, which i am 99 percent sure it wasn’t because i never really get anxiety for my health, and the attacks would just happen randomly, when i was sleeping, or just watching TV. anyways, about a month later i went to a cardiologist because everything was still just as bad then, and they gave me an EKG which turned out fine, gave my heart an X-ray, basically did some basic tests and determined my heart was okay from those, but they said to be sure, they gave me this heart monitor to wear on my chest for a month to detect any attacks, i would wear the monitor at times, and i did actually press the buttons on it when i had a few attacks, and they never called back saying they saw anything unusual (the device gave them feedback immediately). which really got me confused about the situation at hand for me, there was some faults i had for this, and one being that i might have not worn the monitor enough, and another being that i haven’t told a single person that’s able to aid me that the cause of my problems is cocaine, i’ve been trying to build up enough confidence to tell my mom, i honestly am not scared about her getting mad or disappointed, because my older brother who’s 26 made my mom go through hell with what he was doing at my age, he was a heroin addict and did twice the things i’ve done, he’s basically clean now and runs a great life as a father. and another thing is my mother actually knew i’ve been abusing substances for months before my incident happened, she would drug test me and tell me it would come up positive for cocaine or anything other then weed, but i would convince her to let me get away with it because of how good i was at soccer at the time and my future in it, which i was foolish for doing because i stopped my mom from being a good mom, and sounded like an ignorant kid who just wanted to party and take drugs, which is what cocaine turned me into at the time, i’m honestly so glad i don’t do anything anymore, and don’t have the will to relapse or anything since i wasn’t addicted to cocaine ever, i just did it because it made me get my mind off things while enjoying time partying or being with friends on it, as was the reason i did all the drugs i’ve done, and the reason i did so much that night and have always been the idiotic person to go all out on drugs is because at the times i didn’t care if died, but i think half of the suicidal thoughts or depression was coming from me constantly doing some sort of drug, because being sober now i rarely get depressed in any ways, but either way, i’m really happy with the person i am now being 4 months sober from all hard drugs, just ingesting marijuana very occasionally, maybe once or twice a month, and same for drinking, but i almost have my life 100 percent back on track. i just need to get to the bottom of my heart problem and try everything i can to resolve it so i can play sports and live a normal life again, i’ll try and talk to my mom about it soon, thank you for the responses 🙂

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@caden, I'm really glad you have taken steps to see a physician. As @afrobin and @colleenyoung mentioned, it is still important to stay on top of the symptoms. Early intervention is the best thing you can do for your heart, and you've started down that road. Please continue to keep us updated.

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@caden

of course, and i unknowingly left out the the part that i did actually talk to my mom about going to the doctor, but being literally so frightened to tell her it was resulted from cocaine, i just told her i woke up in my sleep having heart palpitations and problems, but 2 days after the incident actually happened i went to the ER, and they gave me an EKG and said everything was fine, a day later i had a bunch of symptoms again and went back and they put me on an EKG for longer but unfortunately i had no palpitation attacks during any of the EKG’s they gave me. they told me it was most likely just me having anxiety attacks, which i am 99 percent sure it wasn’t because i never really get anxiety for my health, and the attacks would just happen randomly, when i was sleeping, or just watching TV. anyways, about a month later i went to a cardiologist because everything was still just as bad then, and they gave me an EKG which turned out fine, gave my heart an X-ray, basically did some basic tests and determined my heart was okay from those, but they said to be sure, they gave me this heart monitor to wear on my chest for a month to detect any attacks, i would wear the monitor at times, and i did actually press the buttons on it when i had a few attacks, and they never called back saying they saw anything unusual (the device gave them feedback immediately). which really got me confused about the situation at hand for me, there was some faults i had for this, and one being that i might have not worn the monitor enough, and another being that i haven’t told a single person that’s able to aid me that the cause of my problems is cocaine, i’ve been trying to build up enough confidence to tell my mom, i honestly am not scared about her getting mad or disappointed, because my older brother who’s 26 made my mom go through hell with what he was doing at my age, he was a heroin addict and did twice the things i’ve done, he’s basically clean now and runs a great life as a father. and another thing is my mother actually knew i’ve been abusing substances for months before my incident happened, she would drug test me and tell me it would come up positive for cocaine or anything other then weed, but i would convince her to let me get away with it because of how good i was at soccer at the time and my future in it, which i was foolish for doing because i stopped my mom from being a good mom, and sounded like an ignorant kid who just wanted to party and take drugs, which is what cocaine turned me into at the time, i’m honestly so glad i don’t do anything anymore, and don’t have the will to relapse or anything since i wasn’t addicted to cocaine ever, i just did it because it made me get my mind off things while enjoying time partying or being with friends on it, as was the reason i did all the drugs i’ve done, and the reason i did so much that night and have always been the idiotic person to go all out on drugs is because at the times i didn’t care if died, but i think half of the suicidal thoughts or depression was coming from me constantly doing some sort of drug, because being sober now i rarely get depressed in any ways, but either way, i’m really happy with the person i am now being 4 months sober from all hard drugs, just ingesting marijuana very occasionally, maybe once or twice a month, and same for drinking, but i almost have my life 100 percent back on track. i just need to get to the bottom of my heart problem and try everything i can to resolve it so i can play sports and live a normal life again, i’ll try and talk to my mom about it soon, thank you for the responses 🙂

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Hi @caden,

I'm also glad to hear that you have been checked out in the ER as well as with a cardiologist. The reports sound good so far. It is important, however, for these physicians to understand the history of your problems as it relates to drug use. They might want to look further if they understand the origin of the problem.

Can you inform your doctors about this?

Here is some information on the use of illegal drugs and their effect on the heart. This is from the American Heart Association. As you will read, cocaine is considered the "perfect heart attack drug." I'm glad that you are now drug-free for several months. Keep up the good work!
https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/what-is-cardiovascular-disease/illegal-drugs-and-heart-disease

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