What are the symptoms of opioid overdose?

Opioid Overdose Symptoms

It can be difficult to tell if someone is simply very high or is suffering from an opioid overdose. The next sections will explain how to distinguish between the two. If you’re having trouble distinguishing between the two, consider the situation as an overdose — it could save someone’s life. If you’re incredibly high and utilizing depressants like heroin or pills, you should: Muscles are limp and droopy. Pupils constrict and appear small. It’s possible that they’ll “nod out.” Because of itching skin, you scratch a lot. Slurred speech is possible. They may seem out of it, but they will react to external stimuli such as a loud noise or a little shaking from a worried friend. It’s critical not to leave someone alone if you’re concerned they’re becoming too high. If the person is still awake, guide them and keep an eye on their respiration.

 Opioid Overdose Symptoms:  

  • Unconscious not responding to external stimuli  
  • Awake but unable to speak 
  • Breathing very slow,  shallow,  
  • Unstable or stopped  
  • People with light skin tones have a bluish-purple skin tone. 
  • For people with dark skin, it will be grayish or grayish.  
  • Choking or snoring-like gargling (sometimes called “death rattle”) 
  • Vomiting Body is very supple 
  • The face is very pale or clumsy  
  • Finger claws and lips are blue or purple 
  • Turns black If someone makes an unusual noise when the pulse (heartbeat) is slow
  • Irregular, or none “sleeping”, it is worth waking up.  

Many of the user’s relatives believe they snorted, even though they actually overdosed. These situations have lost the opportunity to intervene and save lives. Overdose rarely causes anyone to die immediately. If people survive, it’s because someone was there to answer.