DOES COCAINE CAUSE FATIGUE?
- March 26, 2020
The usual effects of cocaine are excessive energy, agitation, and the desire to keep going. Sleeping is the opposite of what is normally expected after using cocaine; however, it is possible to feel tired after using cocaine instead!
Reasons to crash after using cocaine include:
- Physical exhaustion
- Mixing drugs
Cocaine could make you tired because you’re experiencing:
- The “crash”: When you use cocaine, it’s common to feel a need to overdo everything and keep going beyond your body’s ability. That kind of physical work leads to exhaustion once you’re not under the influence anymore.
- Withdrawal: In many cases, withdrawing from drugs can cause fatigue and brain fog. This can make you feel tired, especially if you’re withdrawing from a drug that normally causes agitation.
You can fix a crash by taking care of your body! Get adequate sleep, drink enough water, and eat plenty of nutritious food. Be sure not to use cocaine or other drugs during recovery.
Stimulant withdrawal is more complex, and can take days or weeks; in this instance it is strongly recommended that you consider getting treatment.
Cocaine and Sleepiness
There are two reasons cocaine makes you sleepy:
- The “rebound” effect: After you use cocaine, you can experience the rebound effect. When the stimulant leaves your body, sometimes you’re left feeling more tired than before. This is normal and it’s not the same as withdrawal because it happens whether you’re dependent on cocaine or not.
- Mixing substances: Taking multiple drugs at the same time makes their effects unpredictable. For instance, taking benzos, opioids, or alcohol with cocaine can make you sleepy. Avoid mixing cocaine with other substances; this can be life threatening.
There’s not much you can do to avoid the rebound effect. It happens because cocaine affects levels of neurotransmitters—chemicals in your brain that help your body function. When levels of neurotransmitters change, it can cause changes in cognition, including sleepiness. If you experience sleepiness due to mixing substances, seek prompt medical attention. Combining drugs is dangerous, and can even lead to death.
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