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What can cocaine feel like?
Like other stimulants, cocaine can speed up your body functions and can cause euphoria, excessive energy, and a racing heart. Depending on how you use cocaine (i.e.. orally or snorting), the effects can start from just a few minutes and can last from about 10 to 90 minutes. People who use cocaine report that the after-effects can last for up to 4 hours.
How it makes you feel depends on how much you take, how often you take it, whether it is mixed with other fillers (like creatine or caffeine) and your individual body. Remember, a low dose for one person can be a high dose for another as people’s bodies process drugs differently.
Keep in mind that, when mixed with alcohol or other drugs, cocaine can have different effects to those listed below.
Talkative (or talking very quickly)
Sense of increased concentration or productivity
Anxious or nervous
Feeling like you need to poo
Increased heart rate
Hot or sweaty
Increased social confidence
Increased teeth grinding causing pain in jaw and face
Panic or panic attacks
Becoming confused or disoriented
Engaging in risky behaviour
Agitated or aggressive
Severe nausea or vomiting
Feeling very hot or sweating excessively
Very High Dose
Severe panic attacks
Engaging in dangerous behaviour
Very fast or irregular heartrate
High fever or feeling extremely hot and sweaty
A Reddit user discusses their experience of chasing a cocaine high:
“The first blow of some coke was amazing, then you just spend the rest of the night trying to maintain, and by the end of the night you're blowing a rail every 15 minutes trying to keep that high, but it just gets less and less each time.”
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