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Nose getting worse AFTER stopping Cocaine

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I had only used coke for like 7 months tops, but then I decided it was no good and stopped because I could feel my nasal passages had gotten wider and it scared me. Told myself that I would never do that again. That was in 2012. And even with damage I had done, as long as was not snorting my nose stayed the same. Don't know why I didn't listen to myself, or I guess over the course of two years I forgot how serious the situation was because with a little peer pressure I snorted 2 more times in July of 2014. That was last time I touched the stuff. And now April of 2015 I can feel that my nose has gotten worse. No hole(yet) and no bleeding, but I can tell my inner nose is just dissolving/deteriorating. Less and less with every passing month even though I don't touch the stuff. Went to two Dr's who told me nothing was wrong. I'm sure that had to do with the fact that I had no insurance & no way to pay anything. I just got some decent insurance but lately too broke to pay the co pay to see a specialist and don't really know what type of specialist to look for. Nothing is left in there except the middle part that separates but that has gotten so thin. On the outside my nose looks normal but I dont know how long that will last. I keep putting carmex in my nose on the daily to avoid it being dry. Scared as hell though. Anyone know someone else that has had a similar situation? Any advice?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So no advice from anyone?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Hey there untitled,

    Can I just ask, are you based in the USA?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why would u ask that?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    untitled wrote: »
    Why would u ask that?

    Because TheSite is a UK based service, So over here we don't need insurance to receive medical help, So knowing that you're from USA helps us to be able to give you help/advice suited to your country...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Must be nice. Any advice?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    untitled wrote: »
    Must be nice. Any advice?

    It does sound to me that you may just be paranoid, I find it strange that doctors would violate their own ethics code and tell you there's nothing wrong when there is. It seems illogical for your nose to be deteriorating after you've stopped taking cocaine. Perhaps the best people to speak to would actually be a counselling service about why you feel your nose is getting thinner? Obviously I can't help much since based in the UK but I'm sure a quick google search could help find the relevant resources for your area?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shit I am the same though still sniffing just mkat though. I thought to myself yesterday I'd book an appointment with a private doctor???? I was once in a&be and that doctor said alternate nostrils but both of them are fucked to the point people ask why it's dripping!
  • MikeMike 🎮 LondonPosts: 3,817 Community Manager
    Hey @Acat,

    As with this thread, I'm going to also close this one. Again, please do create your own threads around these topics. :)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.

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