• 8 months ago

    Stroke, motor, brain-related question

    Hi MD’s,

    I have wanted to ask this question for a long time. About 3 years ago, I snorted a small bump of cocaine. Around 20 seconds later, I became very dizzy, and nearly lost motor and bowel control for a duration of around 10 seconds. I have a history of generalized anxiety/OCD disorder and I assumed it was an anxiety attack (about taking the drug) that combined with the drug to give me that reaction, however I would like to hear a professional opinion on the symptoms.

    Fast forward to the present. One thing I have noticed within this past year is that I have slightly less feeling on the left side of my body. I have had a CAT scan that has shown nothing. The only thing I could attribute this imbalance to was that one incident a long time ago. I have had no other issues other than a bout of vertigo last year, which was cured by an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor and has not recurred. I would like some professional insight on all of this, what are your thoughts? Can a small dose of cocaine produce catastrophic long-term effects?