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Re: Newbie needs help (heart/panic related questions) [Re: Sparklehorse]
    #677715 - 06/14/02 05:01 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Hearts do not burst, go bust or explode, but too rapid a heart beat can result in cardiac arrhythmia - an irregular heartbeat that you can feel. This is not immediately dangerous, and I've had them from a traumatic emotional experience as well as a reaction to substances. It is not pleasant, and is not normal, but is not necessarily dangerous unless it continues into the next level of pathology (which is unlikely unless you've overdosed on stimulants like coke, or crank or X), and that is fibrillation, which is indeed a heart attack. The heart looks like a writhing mass of worms as the muscle spazzes out, and cannot pump blood in that state so one loses consciousness. If you feel irregular heart beat, lay down and chill out. Of course, if pain in your chest occurs, or radiating pain down your left arm, then it's time to get immediate medical attention.

What is your baseline blood pressure. Spend twenty bucks at Walgreens and buy yourself a sphignomanometer (a BP cuff. Get one with the stethescope attached to the cuff) - it's easy to use. This can allay a lot of unnecessary fear if you find yourself within the normal BP limits. Take your pulse too, before and after you take a substance. A pulse rate of 72 beats per minute is considered to be perfect. Perfect BP is 120/70. Psilocybin does raise BP (but then, so does a beer). Do you have mitral valve prolapse - a form of 'heart murmer?' It's very common, and many times asymptomatic until one takes something stimulating, and then head lightness is a common symptom, but when intoxicated it is difficult to tell the source of the head feelings. Check with your physician to see if you happen to have any cardiac abnormalities at all. Do these things to help allay psychological anxiety, which as you know can become a full-fledged panic attack.

As an addiction counselor, I've lost kids to crack and coke, and last year in Miami, 13 kids died from X, or what they thought was X, but I've never heard of anyone having a heart attack or stroke from mushrooms in 20 years of experience - if that helps.

γνῶθι σαὐτόν - Gnothi Seauton - Know Thyself

Edited by MarkostheGnostic (06/14/02 05:03 AM)

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