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Cocaine / Fever. Any Relation?

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  • Posted By: Tony721
  • January 16, 2009
  • 07:56 AM

(A bit of reading... I know, but I will appreciate your time more than you will ever know.)


I will get straight to the point as best as I can.
I am a 26 year old male, who recreationally has used cocaine since Oct/Nov of '08. Mostly on the weekends, perhaps 0.5 grams at a time.

I burn Marijuana (occasionally 1-3 times/week) also.

I am NOT addicted to it, cocaine that is, and KNOW so because I can go without it and not feel any urge to use it whatsoever in any way. That is, at least I am not addicted to it now as I type this...

I have had a fever going on 4 days that reached a 102 degree high last night that won't seem to go away. Also, my fever came about the exact day a serious and drastic weather change was experienced here in Southern California. We went from our normal Winter highs of 70+ or so, to 92+ in a matter of 24-36 hours.

The last time I did a line was about a week ago.

I usually get sick whenever there is a change in weather, but never have I had a fever last more than 2 solid days. When I wake up tomorrow morning it will mark the 4th day.
I understand everyone's body reacts differently to every drug, but would any of you reading this who might have any insight feel there is an association between my core temperature and occasional drug use? Is the weather responsible for my fever or can any of you say for sure there is a relation to my social drug use?

Is there anything informational that I left out that would support your response?

Thank you. I await any or all responses. :o

Tony

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  • I know of no correlation between cocaine usage and fever unless you're using some of it IV.Are you?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 02:49 PM
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  • I know of no correlation between cocaine usage and fever unless you're using some of it IV.Are you?Thanks Richard for taking the time. :)IV?As in needles?If that's what you're asking no. I hate and loathe needles.
    Tony721 3 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 06:00 PM
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  • Sorry to disagree, but yes, cocaine use can, sometime dangerously, raise body and brain temperature. Try here: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/136/11/I20
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 07:19 PM
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  • Aquila,I stand corrected.Thank you,but where do get so many sites?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 07:27 PM
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  • Sorry to disagree, but yes, cocaine use can, sometime dangerously, raise body and brain temperature. Try here: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/136/11/I20Taking a stimulant of any kind would surely raise your blood pressure, and as a result, your temperature directly after use, but the question I asked was if it could still manipulate extreme body temperatures days, or even weeks after the cocaine has been ingested.
    Tony721 3 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 07:50 PM
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  • That's what I was thinking when I first answered,but I saw the article referenced by aquila and changed my opinion.However,after reading the article I don;t see how cocaine usage could have longterm effects on thermoregulation.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 00:41 AM
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  • The last time I did a line was about a week ago. ...... When I wake up tomorrow morning it will mark the 4th day. So you did cocaine a week ago and your fevers started 4 days ago so thats 3 days after you used cocaine, which then would indicate that the fever is not a thermoregulation problem directly due to the cocaine but more so a result from being rundown. I actually have a thermoregulation problem that turns into hyperthermia everytime I try any psycoactive substance and the reaction is immediate, it starts soon as the drug begines to work and it subsides when the drugs starts to wear off....and the temperature problems and daily fevers I've developed for the past 9 years after my overdose occured right after the overdose not 3 days later so I dont think a delayed response of that magnitude is likely to persist a chronic condition like the one I have. Before I dvelopeded this illness I used to take all sorts of recreational drugs for about 5 years everyweekend at rave party's and in my experience what I think you have is just a comedown effect. I always used to get sick a few days after using because it simply runs your body down, your immune sysytem runs down and becomes weaker which in turn leaves you open to becoming ill easier and making your recovery times longer, because coke does highten all your senses and increase your endurance through its stimualting effect which ultimately is a stressor for the body especially if your partying hard by pushing yourself to the limit, staying awake longer than usual as a result of the stimulant effect and not eating well as a result of the appetite supressant effect of cocaine. What you describe sounds very familiar, what you can do is next time if you decide to take cocaine make sure you eat healthy, plenty of fruit and vegetables, a glass of orange juice before sleep, and try to get to bed on time if you cant sleep try a sleeping aid or muscle relexant but make sure you take it long after youve had the line on the comedown. I think you should still see a doctor if your fever persists just incase because you could have a viral or bacterial infection, flue, or any other illness responsible for fevers but if you hadnt taken the coke perhaps your body may have been more resiliant and overcome whatever illness you have right now a lot quicker. Personally Im against the use of drugs now after suffering neurological damage and becoming disabled from them but its not my place to tell you what to do but if your going to use you can take some precautions to stay safe.
    Unlucky 15 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 00:53 PM
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  • Thank you Unlucky for your suggestions and sharing your firsthand experience to me. :) I will consider everything you mentioned. I would also like to thank each and every one of you for your inclination to provide feedback to my problem.I'm am happy to announce, that as of last night, my fever has subsided to a "normal" 98-99 degree range. What also put a new and interesting perspective into the mix is that a couple of my co-workers that I met up with yesterday described the same exact illness and symptoms that I have been experiencing:*High and persistent fever*Weakness*Lack of appetite*Dizziness From the likes of it all, I'd like to conclude that what I experienced was a common viral infection such as the flu. I still feel a bit weak at the moment, which I blame on not eating much throughout the week. While I don't feel entirely 100% just yet, I'm about 90% and should be just fine inevitably soon.If in fact my health swings in another direction anytime soon, I will keep you all informed and updated. Thank you all again for your contributions and attention. Tony :)
    Tony721 3 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 10:21 PM
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  • I have no idea if there is any connection between cocaine and the fever you had experienced, but you should consider quitting it anyways. You said you've got the fever after the temperature shift, so i think this was the main reason for your sickness, but i also think the cocaine you have used contributed to your state by not allowing your body to heal in time. Just get over drug consumption before the addiction will catch you, it would be very difficult to quit then, you wouldn't be able to succeed without the help of some of the best drug rehabilitation facilities.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 7, 2010
    • 04:30 PM
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  • Yes, there is a correlation between cocaine and a fever. What is happening is that your core body (basically the internal core organs, heart, brain)is rising and it may be fatal if not treated right away. You feel a high fever. Take acetaminophen to lower the fever. If it keeps going dangerously up, get yourself to a hospital right way where they will use a cooler blanket or just special bed filled with ice. You have to get your core body temperature down. You're cooking yousef from the inside.
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