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has anyone taken an overdose before?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by bostricks, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. bostricks

    bostricks Member

    I'm sorry if this is inappropriate, so I apologise now.

    I just wanted to know if anyone had taken a lethal dose of pills before and survived. Wanted to know about the effects it may have had on your body and such.

    Many thanks.
    Peace :)
  2. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    Well hate to be pedantic and all that but if it had been lethal then we wouldn't be here to tell the tale. I have taken 2 overdoses of anti-depressants... quite big numbers and have had no long term ill-effects.
  3. Mem

    Mem Guest

    Would have to agree, lethal means we would not be posting. I have taken two serious overdoses of prescription sedatives/sleeping pills a few years back and was sick a few months. Had problems with memory and had a speech stutter for while. I have done small od's since then, none that landed me in the hospital like those and with the little ones, I just wake up tired for the most part. I suspect it would depend on the drug as to what effects may or may not linger on.
  4. impulse617

    impulse617 Well-Known Member

    i haven't been ive heard from people who have, the pain is indescribable. Its pain that u probably weren't even aware existed. Its about as painful as it gets, just google search it or look at some past threads.
  5. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    By all accounts, overdose of paracetemol is absolutely excruciating, and if left will definitely cause liver failure and probably death... supposed to be the most awful way to die! My gp actually begged me not to od on them...!
  6. bostricks

    bostricks Member

    Yeah, I guess if it was lethal you wouldn't be here to tell the tale.
    Liver damage is what I expected.
    I just thought if you were asleep while the liver was damaging then there would be no pain.
    Just peace at last.
  7. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    'fraid not... just long, excruciating pain!!! :sad:
  8. bostricks

    bostricks Member

    Thanks for that. I really thought I could sleep through the notion of liver failure if thought through in the correct manner.

    Thank you.
  9. darkwolf

    darkwolf New Member

    have lived thru a few od's. depending on what you take there are many side effects. pain meds and sleeping pills can cuase liver damage. some meds cuase breathing problems and other heart problems. trust me oding is not the way to go, for most like me you pass out before and then wake up later and have to deal with the pain of the od. also for me i had to live with the failer of it. so trust me you dont want to od. maybe find some help like a therapist and talk it out.

  10. MrDepressed

    MrDepressed Guest

    I overdosed when I was 17 on a mixture of meds, luckily my mother heard me taking them and confronted me right after... my step dad and her rushed me to the hospital, where they promptly flushed out my stomach... I lasted only about 30 minutes of consciousness and than passed out, woke up a day later in icu, I never had any long term effects that I know of..
    Not only can a overdose damage your liver, but also your heart...
  11. bostricks

    bostricks Member

    thanks for the replies :)
  12. wegs

    wegs Guest

    nice way to sneak pedantic in there shygirl, no one ever uses that word. but, to be nitpicky myself, lethal dose can mean capable of causing death. it's up to circumstances after intake whether or not someone keels over. guns are a lethal weapon, but if you shoot someone in the toe, they're not going to die just be reeeally unhappy :tongue:

    as for what can happen how and consciousness during, this is a pro-life site and i agree with the viewpoint. that said, i'm gonna button up.
    hope you all have a good day : )
  13. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    Hun we are not support to give out methods, 1. cuz there are none that a good methods 2. because this is a pro-life site and 3. life can be worth living if you get help 4. it's the illnesses making you think this way not you, it canm get better.... ect.

    big hugsss :hug:
  14. _emptyinside_

    _emptyinside_ New Member

    I took my first overdose when I was 13 and took them every few months after that, overdosing on painkillers, anti depressants and heart pills. Obviously none of the attempts were lethal but once taking them I was in excruciating pain, absolutely horrible... I'm guessing I probably have quite bad liver damage now cause of the number of times I've attempted.
  15. keren

    keren Member

    i have taken several and u do not want to do it. If you think that you will just fall a sleep and it will be over you are wrong you will be either sick or in a lot f pain as i was several times it iis not that easy. Please try and get some help rather than do this or talk on this forum. take care keren
  16. Style

    Style Well-Known Member

    I have. but I got sick and just threw it all back up. It kind of took effect though, I could hear my heartbeat slow down and echo throughout all of my body.
  17. goop

    goop Active Member

    my understanding is that most overdoses damage the person, but does not actually kill them. So you could die, or wind up in a wheel chair.

    Btw, best to avoid paracetamol and aspirin as that is apparently an agonising way to go.

    my 0.2
  18. gitana

    gitana SF Friend & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Yes, I have many times.. for whatever reason I am still here. I won't elaborate or go into details. No matter what I did. I thought the next time, I will really do it. My pdoc is surprised that I have made it through what I did with no liver problems or internal problems. Ended up in ICU several times.

    Then I found SF and ppl here really helped me and supported me. It hasn't always been easy to go on. Just the way I grew up, not knowing why I always felt self destructive and didn't want to live.

    Now, I have a good T, go to a group (1 1/2 yr) see my pdoc who I can talk to and helps me with samples of meds as they are very expensive like a lot of Rx are.. Can't say that I still don't have a hard time with going on sometimes with life but I know I can come here and talk to someone or help someone if I can.

    There is a book another good T I had that helped me understand more why I always wanted to die and first did what I did and never reached out to anybody..Called "Waking Up Alive" Excellent book and helped me understand a lot more.. Got caught up in budget cuts unfortunately..but that was a stepping stone for me, I realize, now to think it through first and reach out to someone first, before reacting..extremely suicidal at the time.. I didn't understand that concept and wasn't afraid to die but she determined maybe I was afraid to live.. not sure about that.. just didn't want to go on living anymore. So, many things. Now, I finally found a good T who is tough, and helping me understand more, it has taken me time to get this far and have seen her for a year now. It takes time and the road is painful but I am told after walking through the pain, healing comes and one must face their pain. Not very easy at all, of course.. I still get very depressed and dealing with alot of stuff right now that looks hopeless at the moment. So, I come here and can talk to ppl or help someone. This site has been a blessing to me when I "accidentally" stumbled up on it almost 2 years ago. I had another date set.. very determined, couldn't face another year of heartache and so much more..in my life. The people I have met here and talk to are awesome, caring, supportive. They helped me so much and yet I really just wanted to check out but I couldn't believe how many ppl here really reached out to me and sincerely cared.. It was end of April 2005, I found this T and it has taken time to build up a trust and to work on things that I wasn't aware of going on in my life.. I was always strong and could handle anything.. yeah.. other than.. always going to that dark space..

    I hope that you will find that support here and if you feel like doing something to yourself, reach out to someone here, anyone, or write here so that we can help walk you through it. The light at the end of the tunnel seems very dim. dark, or hopeless at times. I can tell you that but I come here first now. Even if it takes me awhile to write or respond lately because I need to take care of something in my life that is taking alot of my energy right now.

    There are alot of side effects and I am very lucky that I came through what I did without being paralyzed, etc. However, I do know some ppl who tried and are paralyzed, in a wheelchair or became a vegetable, or in a coma.. one can still hear but can't speak or move.. very sad. I meant business when I attempted and shocked that I came out okay.. that I have no internal problems from all I have taken according to the tests I have.. my pdoc was very concerned a few times.. still is..at times..I remember him coming into my room, forced to be there one time, on hold, mad that it didn't work, again, 2002, and he was relieved, I remember him saying everything checked out okay. Never thought about that.. He stayed up all night worried about me because I left and went somewhere.. he/nobody knew where I was.. Oooohhh... one very very very pissed off pdoc...never seen that side of him.. can't tell you the threats he made to me.. omg.. I was angry and then scared that he had control now.. not me.. and follow through with what he said..Even though I attempted many times before this, first time, I ended up in hospital.. I didn't realize how badly I scared him and since then we have worked on that. I never thought anybody cared about me.. but now after all this time, I have built up a trusting relationship with him and it is hard for me to trust and I have a hard time trusting easily anybody..

    Then like I said, I found SF here at the right time in my life and has helped me so very much... Ppl really understand.

    I don't know if I have helped any and I hope I have. Even though you don't know me, I am concerned and I hope that you will give us a chance here to be there for you. NO, oding or any other method is risky, as it doesn't mean that it will end your life..no matter how much you plan out the "correct" way, you think.. but you may end up suffering greatly as several ppl stated here. Just know that we are here for you anytime and keep talking to us or anyone.. here..you feel comfortable with. Are you receiving counseling? I am trying to catch up with everyone here as I had to take a break to take care of some things but I still check in here as I am up to it and hope to be back on more regularly.. Feel free to PM me anytime if you need someone to talk to also... Okay?? Thinking about you...or anybody... listen to those people who have learned from our experiences and other experiences... surprisingly, doesn't always mean a peaceful death like many may think.. and the depression makes us think that.. not realizing that we are depressed perhaps or a life situation that hurts/painfully deeply.. reach out first.. we only want to escape the pain/the deep hurt and don't really want to die, though it seems that is what one wants to do.. and seems like the only way out. Sorry, this is long and I hope I didn't ramble on too much.. I just want to help you understand, that this doesn't have to be an option but with good support and good counseling that you will make it through what you are dealing with and why you feel the way you do about living.


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  19. mike308

    mike308 Well-Known Member

    no methods,
    I would never tell you how or what to use.
    BUT Do Not do anthing that leave lasting side effects, BE sure and use a simple clean tool.
    If death if ever clean and simple.
    It isn't, better off just trying to deal with the reasons you want KILL yourself and work on them.
    I struggle ever day and have the scars to look at. Just like many here..
    I need to leave this forum, It makes me hurt.
    but I am drawn, because I find comfort here,
    Can you think too much????? Is that our collective problem???
    Mybe focus on the local sports team, or some other shallow shit. The yard needs work....
    don't do any thing stupid, don't take too many pills.
    be kind to yourself.
  20. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

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