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Long term effects of crack

A family member has survived after 9 months of severe crack abuse.  The battle to stay clean started about a months ago and we are concerned on the long term effects on his body.  His entire body is convered with a fine sand type of film no matter how often he showers.  Areas of the body appear red and dry as if burned by a chemical.  Is this chemical coming out of his body?  What can we expect in the future as far as his major organs are concerned.  Thank you.
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Get thee to a doctor. If your body is covered in a sandy film, you should probably seek IN PERSON medical attention. I'm not trying to sound harsh - I'm glad you're reaching out for a loved one in their time of need - but nothing said here is going replace him/her seeing a doctor. If someone here says - "Oh, my brother did crack too and had the same thing, don't worry about it." - will that relieve your worries? It shouldn't. Even a qualified M.D. can only guess at a diagnosis over the net. If this one symptom is occurring, you can bet that there are other things going on too. Waiting to go to a doctor will only prolong symptoms and jeopardize his/her health even more.
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Need new drug to fix me from cocain
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sounds like complications from heart trouble. I was a regular crack user for about 2 months; quitting was easier than I thought it would be, just a lot of depression & sleep for a couple weeks; but my feet especially were swelled up, red * scaley
Your family member should get cardio-vascular tests done
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Thanks for the comments - we will check more into tests regarding the heart.  We have seen a doctor and although he is aware of the symptoms no comments were made regarding the skin.
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I woke up a while back and realized that,"Yes ...I am letting this ******* drug take over my mind.  I have not yet got paranoid or and thing weird like that.  But,  I am so "not myself".  I am not behaving like the happy jackie.  I WAS full of life and i am somebody else now... And i have to come to terms with these new disappointments and just come out with it.  I am getting sores on my scalp. When something bothers me,  I pick at them.  Even when i am not HIGH .  But I always perform major surgery when I am high.  I hate to take a shower.  But when I HAVE to I love it when I get in.  When I am through I come right out and do a hit...{:(  I am coughing this aweful smokers cough.  Coke was never a drug of my chose.  NEVER ! But i am addicted now.  I don't know when it happend.  So much time has gone by.  i need to get scared straight.  I am <was> so cautious of my appearence and health.  WHAT HAPPENED.???????
Well, please tell me everything you can on what other changes to look forward to.  I always check my teeth.  I heard something about teeth. That it can possible make your teeth fall out?  And skin problems.  I smoke cooked coke /.  soda powder and cocaine. I get high everyday.  my boyfriend/enemy (LOL) sells it so its at my finger tips.  :(
Thank God for people like you guys.  :)
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I woke up a while back and realized that,"Yes ...I am letting this ******* drug take over my mind.  I have not yet got paranoid or and thing weird like that.  But,  I am so "not myself".  I am not behaving like the happy jackie.  I WAS full of life and i am somebody else now... And i have to come to terms with these new disappointments and just come out with it.  I am getting sores on my scalp. When something bothers me,  I pick at them.  Even when i am not HIGH .  But I always perform major surgery when I am high.  I hate to take a shower.  But when I HAVE to I love it when I get in.  When I am through I come right out and do a hit...{:(  I am coughing this aweful smokers cough.  Coke was never a drug of my chose.  NEVER ! But i am addicted now.  I don't know when it happend.  So much time has gone by.  i need to get scared straight.  I am <was> so cautious of my appearence and health.  WHAT HAPPENED.???????
Well, please tell me everything you can on what other changes to look forward to.  I always check my teeth.  I heard something about teeth. That it can possible make your teeth fall out?  And skin problems.  I smoke cooked coke /.  soda powder and cocaine. I get high everyday.  my boyfriend/enemy (LOL) sells it so its at my finger tips.  :(
Thank God for people like you guys.  :)
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kuready,
if you consciously want to quit, you can. THAT is what you need to believe in and hold onto at this point. Get yourself some help, even if it means seeking help from those who don't know of your problem. And STAY AWAY from your boy/friend. While coke is right at your fingertips, it's too easy to give in. Don't even give yourself the chance to. Believe that you can do it, WANT IT, and you will find yourself again. :)
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CRACK KILLS........my son is dead as a result of crack....get of the stuff NOW!!!!! BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE FOLKS
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I just  wanted you to know that this can happen it happened to me my skin became red and dry and I developed crystal like stuff that was in my ears, around my eye sockets and I believe it was the poison coming out of my system.  I also started coughing up blood from hemorrhage in the blood vessels of my lungs.  When I was admitted to treatment the blood stopped but the skin condition kept up for years, approximately 6 that's how long I've been clean.  My now fiancee mom worked at a department store where there is a line of products called  C L I N U Q E, I hope you can make that out but they have a cream that has a small amount of  H Y D R 0 C 0 R T I S 0 N E.  In it and I have been to many doctors about this condition and have been prescribed the same medication that is in this cream.  It is fairly expensive $31.00 for a small jar and the people there can help you find the right product.  I got mine at a department store in a mall called D a Y T 0 N S.  I'm sorry about the spelling my computer is causing me grief today.  But you can find this product in any department store that carries the above product line.  It has helped me immensely and I am 40 so to have my skin come back was a relief.  I hope you can find this product and have the same results.  Good luck and stay off that poison its killing every race.
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my boyfriend has been on crack for 2 years we have a daughter together and now he is rehab i hope he will get better because i am so afraid he will die if he dont. does rehab really work???
he has lied to many too many times to count but why does someone want to get high and risk losing everyone they love? I heard it is almost impossible to get off crack??
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If i may , I would like to share a story with you, Im a 40 yearold mother of 2 daughters, both are grown and 1 is still at home with me , i have been single for most of there up bringing, i left there father when they were 5 and 3 and now they are 22 and 20, while they were growing up i had a very good job making 20 dollers a hour plus benifits. I had this job for 11 years, and got fired from it because of attendence they said but that was not true so i filed on them and took them to cort, and I won my job back, during the time i was with out work i let my brothers son come stay with me and was going to try to put him on the right track. My nephew was cooking meth, he showed me how you could take a $300.00 investment and turn it into a 3500.00 profit in about 3 hours time useing efedren, my spelling is bad i know ,Well guess who fell in to pit of hell ? To this day i have never cooked meth but i did sell it for about a year and made around maybe 75thousand dollers, but i had my new truck , my 100thousand doller home, every rockie jean they make, was well thought of in the town , but most of all felt good about my self, now im looking at a 20 to life sentencing, i am looked at as a drug dealer, i have lost everthing i have to my name, everything that drugs did not buy, 2 farms that i had since my mother passed away 20 years ago, I have no friends to speak of, and Im being made out to be the king pin of the county just to make the local police look like there doing ther job, not to mention a drug habit that i cant afford nor can get anyone to deal with me because they are afraid i will get them in trouble with the law. Which i would never do . You know it does not matter what they do to me or how much time they will give me non of that will hurt me as bad as i hurt when i had to look my lovely daughter in the face and tell her what her mother had done. her role model, the one that she was pattering her life as, the one that had all the answers to all her problems, the one she trusted most of all. I let my girls down so much i will never forgive myself for any of this as long as i live. I have failed them. I made some bad choices and It was because of the drug, and not being able to stay focused on what was relley the most important thing inn my life and that is my family.Please get away from it before you end up like me , and your 40 years old and going to the state pen for 20 years. It hasen't been that long ago since i can remember people saying that I had it going on, and I had my life together. and they looked up to me instead of looking down.
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My personal feeling is that all junkies should overdose as soon as possible so the say no messege can appeal to the younger generation.  An addict is a lost cause and a rehabilitated one can't be trusted to do right.
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Has anyone out there heard of someone having seizures after coming off of crack cocaine? My brother is a recovering addict and has been off the junk for at least 18 months but he keeps having these strange blackouts. He throws up and has small amounts of blood on his shirt but has no memory of biting his tongue or a nose bleed. During one of these episodes he even urinated on himself and fell and cracked his tooth. He has been to several different doctors including a neurosurgeon but they cannot seem to find out what is causing these symptoms. I would appreciate any information that anyone may have on why this could be happening to him.

Thanks, Dana
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I think like you, about they need to overdose, but when it's your husband and high school sweet heart it's hard to turn your back, but sometimes I do wish he would go away or something scarey, like the police will catch him making a purchase or speeding and put in jail.I wish he would stop using crack.
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I am afraid my husband will end up like one of our school mates, she was a crack addictic and died of AIDS, due to the life style of a crack "hoe", they all hang out together cause they have that one thing in common a lil white rock, they love that more than us. How can such a small thing cause so many big things, negative big things.  Why is this drug so deadly and it's so unfair, why?
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What can I do to help my husband? or should I just walk away?
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Welcome to the forum. You have posted to a very old question from 2000. Please try starting a new question so that more people will see it and respond. (Checkout the blue buttons out at the top of the forum page)

Have you talked to your husband about his drug use? Does he talk openly about it? Do you know if he wants help?

Opening up a dialog with someone on drugs about their drug use is the first step.

Hang in there. You are not alone. There are many, many people here that are willing to talk and help and even just listen.
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I tried crack once, I remember the day. Aug 16 1996. I hated it, i hated the high I hated everything about it. how can 1 person instantly hate it and millions become instantly addicted to it. I just found out recently, like in the past couple of days, that the man I have been with for 11 years and married to for the past 10 has been smoking crack for the past 4. well I was devastasted. I thought he was just popping pills as if that wasn't bad enough. but I also have a couple other problems to throw in this mess there is a mental illness and he is diabetic. every doctor I talk to wants to "pussyfoot" around the subject of drugs and I need and aggressive doctor am I wrong? don't I need to address the drug issue as well as the other issues, aren't they all as equally important.
please help in desperate need
T Jennings
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TJEN..

This is a very old thread and will get buried. Please..go to the top of this page, and hit the post a question button. Start your own post. Hope to see you out there.
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**** you. I have been clean for eleven years.
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That is totally untrue.I ,after several attempts,have been clean for 3 years.The Lord,instead of taking the craving away,started out by removing my source.One ended up in prison for 18 years,and the other quit talking to me because my ex-husband talked her into fronting us the last we ever did,without planning to ever pay her back.After that,came the frustration,at first,of never having anymore,but as time went by,it became a little easier.So,it CAN BE DONE~!!! I am now far away,in another state,where I don't know ANYONE who uses or sells it and don't plan on searching,either.
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