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The after effects of an overdose ( my account,my experience)

Discussion in 'After Effects' started by Petal, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I attempted last April using x + x + x drugs, I took the tablets and went to bed hoping to die(I have no idea why it didn't work, the combination was so lethal, I shouldn't be here today) 36 hours later , my ex boyfriend called an ambulance, I was taken into intensive care unit, I was in there for 2 days, they didn't think I was going to survive, they handed my mother all my belongings(jewellery I was wearing). My mother thought then that , that was it. But I woke up from unconsciousness 2 days later having severe hallucinations, I couldn't stand up without falling, I was a total mess.

    A week later I got severe pains in my stomach and it was blown up(looked like I was pregnant). I was sent into accident and emergency, I was diagnosed with distended bowel syndrome which was a result of the overdose. Now I have abdominal pain all the time and my stomach blows up and down daily.

    Take my word for it, taking an overdose isn't worth it. If you're thinking of taking one, get some help, reach out, tell someone how you're feeling. You are not alone. :hug:
  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    I could not side with you more Lynn. I took a lethal overdose when I was 15 and luckily for me I came out of it with minimal damage as I was found a couple of hours after. The docs were getting ready to send me to a specialist childrens liver unit about 60 miles away but I must have some tough liver because I have no damage at all. The attempt wasn't worth it in the long run. I got help and things did get better. So guys think twice, always remember help is out there!
  3. daisyhope

    daisyhope Active Member

    Hmmm, im currently in hosp (psych ward) cos of various overdoses this past month. Stupidly thou im still pretty determined to go home and do it. hence why im still in here :/
  4. pogosticker

    pogosticker Well-Known Member

    Great but also incredibly sad post. I OD'd Sunday, but ended up calling myself an ambulance. I suffered no damage, thankfully. The sad thing is most people end up regretting it - but it kills some before they get that chance! Or it damages them internally but they realise they want to live.

    Don't do it, guys. No matter how rational it may seem at the time, try to listen to the quiet voice at the back of your mind telling you not to. Depression makes people believe their thoughts are reasonable - but when you snap out of it you realise just how unreasonable they were.
  5. TinaMarie

    TinaMarie New Member

    I had a similar experience this past April as well. I had never been suicidal. Never had suicidal thoughts or actions. I'm in my mid-twenties and have always been anti-medications. I have Bipolar Disorder, OCD, ADD, and ODD. I had never taken any medications (I mean I refused. I wouldn't even take aspirin for a headache.) But between work and school and homesickness (I was living in a new state, with my girlfriend being the only person I knew) I couldn't take it anymore and had a nervous breakdown. I ended up being admitted and gave in. I started a set of medications ... The wrong set. For me anyway. And since I never took medications the dosage was way too high for me. My story after that is pretty much the same as Inmemoryofyou's. Except, I went to bed with a smile. I was excited because I had a brilliant idea that I should find out what happens after we die. It's been 7 months now and I'm worse than I've ever been. I still can't get a handle on what I was thinking. That was nothing like me. I would have never done something like that. But I'm so depressed now that I look back and regret that I didn't succeed. My girlfriend, by the way, of 8 years ... she left me after the attempt. She thinks that my blaming the medications is me passing the blame. I think I'm so depressed because I'm not sure if she's wrong. Everyone told me it was because of the meds but it seems like a cop-out. I just can't get over it and I don't know how to get better.
  6. dice

    dice Well-Known Member

    Good advice, I have found myself in this situation only later to wonder what I was thinking. It's always a good idea to give yourself time to come to your senses.
  7. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    Yes, overdoses are definitely not worth it.

    Glad you are still with us Lynn :hug:
  8. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Saddest case at work, was a young man who had oded over a break up with his girlfriend.
    I had to go do a heart test on him and we were chatting about the od and why he'd done it, he said he felt really stupid now and it was one of those things that seemed right at the time, but now he regretted it.
    As we talked i'm looking at his heart trace, there was huge damage.
    Talking to the doc later, doc told me the guy's liver was dead, heart not far behind and he had no chance of survival. :sad:
    This was on a minimal amount of an over the counter drug.
    Please people, think and think again!
    Reach out, and think what the consequences could be.
  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Thanks for all the replies x

    That's a very sad story Terry :(
  10. Tealc

    Tealc Banned Member

    i agree, i too OD'd a week ago and came thru after 2 days in hospital, 21 hours of that attached to an iv drip.

    glad i am still here
  11. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your overdose attempt Lynn, though I'm glad that you survived. I hope that your intestines get better eventually. :hug:
  12. catecholamine

    catecholamine Well-Known Member

    I've only OD'd on a med once, made me very, very ill and I spent some time in the hospital. The cops were called on me. I would think twice.
  13. Lizzy95

    Lizzy95 Member

    Thank you so much for sharing, you just changed my thoughts in a good way.
  14. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I'm so glad that I did :hug: thanks for reading too.
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