Doctors Lounge - Pharmacy Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Pharmacy Answers List

Forum Name: Pharmacy & Drug Topics

Question: Can drug use cause lack of feeling?


 sydcat - Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:55 pm

My friend has done A LOT of drugs and he claims that he hardly feels emotions or physical feelings. He's barely affected if he's injured, doesn't orgasm, etc. Is it possible, and if so how, that drugs have damaged parts of his brain in ways that no longer allow him to feel? Can this be reversed?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:46 am

User avatar Hello,Multiple substance abuse or poly drug abuse is now being recognized as a major problem.Most drug abuse center are not very familiar with this.Those affected are in comparison with street drug abusers seem to be from the educated and the settled lot but with problems.These present more often with liver, stomach problems or with psychatric problems resembling regular diseses patterns.Reactions to withdrawl may be more severe than single drug users and may need hospitalization.Do consult your health provider and best to get treated early before permanent damage is done.Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us