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Effects - Coke and ADHD

Discussion in 'Cocaine & Crack' started by Robitussin, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Robitussin

    Robitussin Newbie

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    I recently heard from someone that a person with ADHD like myself, if consumed coke, could have an easy heart attack because of how the central nerve system is for someone who has ADHD.

    Anyone heard anything about this?
     
  2. IHrtHalucingens

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    This doesnt make any sense at all when you think about it. People with ADHD are treated with stimulants, so as i see it the only way that your ADHD could cause a heart attack in combination with cocaine is if your taking adderall or ritalin and your body cant handle both of the CNS stimulants.
     
  3. Forthesevenlakes

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    IHrtHalucingens has the right train of thought, I think. Ritalin, Adderall, and cocaine all work roughly the same way in the brain, just with different binding strengths and durations of action. When combining ADD meds with coke, one could probably induce a heart attack, but just the very fact of having ADD shouldnt make one more susceptible to a heart attack. In theory cocaine would probably help with the symptoms of ADD and improve concentration, at least for a short time. Hm..wonder if the same logic could be used to prescribe cocaine to people with Parkinson's, assuming they still have some of their substantia nigra left.
     
  4. bonghed

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    Well i never had any problems, and that really doesn't make any sense to me, just don't mix it with other uppers including your meds and i think you'd be fine. about 4 hours after last dose (ritalin) should do it.
     
  5. oz_steve

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    SWIM has ADD (seriously) and has hoovered significant cola over the years and has never had a heart att..............._________
     
  6. hazeinmybong2

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    If swim is distracted by shiny objects and bright lights does he have ADD?



    No he is rollin
     
  7. oz_steve

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    Bright lights

    SWIY is much more likely to have Aspergers based on that brief description. Aspergers is high-functioning autism, and it is related to ADD in that it is a cortical stimulus disorder.

    People with Aspergers typically combine high intelligence with autistic symptoms such as the shiny objects thing SWIY has just described.

    Aspergers and ADD are often (and wrongly) cross-diagnosed. I was diagnosed with Aspergers before I was diagnosed with ADD. The Aspergers diagnosis turned out to be wrong. The specialist who finally worked this out based his opinion (in part) on the shiny object and bright lights distraction thing (which I don't have). The other thing he based his opinion on was eye contact and other empathic behaviour. Aspergers people have difficulties with these.

    The current clinical view is that ADD and Aspedgers are mutually exclusive.
     
  8. luckyatl13

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    swim has adhd and hes done coke on the occation and used to do it habitual a year ago. he has adhd and it seems to calm him down and pay attention just as if he took his medicine.