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I Took An Overdose

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    I Was In A Bad Place

    Two years ago during Christmas break, the weight of living in a house with a very difficult person after my parents divorce tolled pretty heavily on me. It was near the middle of the two weeks. Said difficult person is always especially so during the holidays.It was during my...
    TheBabeWithThePower TheBabeWithThePower 13-15, F Sep 27, 2011

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    Took 48 Paracetamols

    Last week I got really drunk, drank loads of Sambuca, Apple Sourz and WKD. I was with a couple of friends Ben and Laura and we really did have a good time, it was such a laugh. Problem is, I planned on committing suicide that night, before I met up with my friend, I bought 3...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Dec 26, 2012

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    Ok so everyday I take an overdose only small

    ones like 8/10 painkillers a time. My body is now used to it and doesn't react anymore. So a few weeks ago I took a bigger overdose of 27 painkillers. I was sick for a week. I continue to take my "daily overdose". I'm currently in therapy but its not working. No one knows about...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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    I took a minor overdose today.

    .. the first time in a while. I'm still not sure why I did it... but I don't regret it at all in fact I wish I took more.
    Taradactyl123 Taradactyl123 18-21, F Feb 19

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    babycakezzxxx babycakezzxxx 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    A Part I Left Out...

    I believe I mentioned overdosing in another story for another group...but here is the story: I am insomniac, so sleep is very difficult for me to come by. I also have bad allergies. I had to take some medicine for my allergies that also induced sleepiness. After some time, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Addiction

    I've overdosed more than five times this year, the most recent one was actually only a few days ago. I honestly don't know why I do it. Part of me is the purpose of suicide, but I know I'll need more pills then the amount I have. The other part....I think just likes the...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    My Experience

    IIt's difficult to write about one's experiences of mental distress, because as sure as I am now that I won't regress to the same problems I had before, with mental issues it's very hard to be certain. It's also hard to pretend like I don't care what other people will think of me...
    Truflow Truflow 21-25, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I have overdosed 2 times in the past year .

    -. The most recent time was last week .-. Took a handful of random pills out of random bottles. (I wasn't really trying to die.... I mean... .-. I guess I wasn't....)
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    An Overdose....well, Attempted

    This happened two and a half months ago.I have been struggling with bipolar disorder for years, but by 2008 or so I had put much of the suffering in my past. I had learned to ride out the mood swings and was on a good regiment of medications that kept me relatively stable. I...
    talia862 talia862 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    My Overdose...

    When I was a freshman in high school, I took 43 pain killer pills and went to bed. When I woke up puking I told my mom and she took me to the hospital. I spent two days in Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and then I spent 10 days in the psychiatric hospital Bethesda...
    harlii harlii 18-21, F Aug 15, 2010

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    What Have I Done

    i was in a mental health rehab centre which supports you into living by yourselfs. i have had lots of admissions into mental hospitals which led me to go into rehab. one or two admissions was under section. you might wonder why so many but i was raped when iwas 12 and couldnt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    I am currently 17 and have battling depression

    and anxiety for over 3 years. I've taken multiple overdoses, ranging from different pills and different amounts. I've never taken enough to kill myself and I'm not even sure if my intention is to die. I like the feeling of overdosing and I plan to do it again soon. I've been...
    Taradactyl123 Taradactyl123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    No More Patience

    Recently started to see a psychiatrist, upgrade from a physiologist. First prescription, bone of my issues went away, my depleted energy levels decreased somehow and I constantly felt sedated, like my brain was squeezed int a tight cage. He told me it was normal, that I need to...
    Hethyx Hethyx 22-25, M Sep 23, 2013

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    I've taken multiple overdoses.

    I'd guess I'm up to about 10 now. The one in August last year was only 15 paracetamol and I ended up sick for 4 days afterwards (it surprised me as this was nowhere near my biggest overdose). Today I took 20 paracetamol and 5 aspirin and some of my antidepressants all at...
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Close To Doing It Again

    i have had more than enough i really want to die i am thinking about my family and what it will do to them i really don't want to hurt them but i don't know how much more of this i can take............
    daone1 daone1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    .....

    some to block out pain, some to make me sleep, some to feel that gut wrenching pain so i wouldnt feel anything else. some to die.   the one that stuck with me was 5 years ago.   my mums lithium my step dads insulin and other diabetes meds my anti depressents and...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    Overdosing....repeat Offender

    Most of my emotional mental issues started after April 2002 when I was raped, and double sodomized by 2 men who were extended members of family. I decided to press charges so that meant going through court, lie detector tests and taking the stand. Through the process it became to...
    misunderstoodnva misunderstoodnva 31-35 3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    Last Week :(

    Last Thursday, me and my boyfriend were arguing which we have been doing a lot lately and I realised just how awful the relationship was going during that time. We were arguing all the time and we would barely spend time together as he was mostly interested in his video games. I...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    One Night

    i was 16 and had an abusive boyfriend...but a brilliant family and brilliant friends......... he broke up with me and i felt utterly useless and worthless.... the night i overdosed i just felt numb, he was still on the phone telling me how useless i was when i swallowed packtets...
    minialice minialice 18-21 2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Heroin

    i overdosed 2 times in my life.. the first one i was 13 years old.. my mom used to shoot me up with heroin when i was just 11 years old. she used me as a *****.. sold me to older guys for her own heroin. i just couldnt take it anymore. i wanted more and more so i wouldnt feel...
    Woesh Woesh 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    When I Was 16........

    When I was 16 I was in my lowest point. i was depressed as hell, feeling totally alone and ashamed of being alive. I TOTALLY believed I was a waste of skin. Anyways, I was at some party with a couple of mates (this was at the time when I took ALOT of drugs and...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 6 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Scary It Was

    If you ever took triple C's the coming down feels like your dying. it sucks but passes. but if you accidentally smoke laced weed (pcp) and don't know then come down. it's the scariest thing in your life. I swore i was gonna die.
    ConnorRobinson ConnorRobinson 16-17, M Sep 10, 2013

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    I Made a Mistake. It Was Weak Stupidity!

    On Saturday night after going out I took an overdose. I took as much pills as I could and then went to bed. I didn't sleep and less than an hour later I was sick. My mum then realized what I had done and rang the NHS and they sent an ambulance. I left Hospital...
    Achilles1989 Achilles1989 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    11 Zoloft

    In October last year I developed Schizophrenia and the voices were driving me nuts. I wasn't on meds for them then like I am now. I have depression and anxiety too so that plus the voices and you can see why my head felt messed up. I was also having suicidal thoughts and looked...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Pills and Thrills

    My story is going to be as eloquent as TruFlow, but mainly I just wanted to say I'm really glad there's this community.  I've ODed something like 4 times.  I'm so bad that my mother has to keep all the pills in the house, even OTC ones, locked in her car and she wears...
    brandnew brandnew 21-25, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I've been binge drinking ever

    since I came back home. Everyone hates me here. I just want to die. I thought a handful of pills was enough, i guess not.
    oaklandman oaklandman 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    A Drug Cocktail

    Don't fall into peer pressure. I was 14 and not really into drugs. but one night was a party and I took a bar of Xanax, 10mg perk, 10 mg of muscle relaxer, a bunch of alcohol and Adderall at once. I don't understand how but I basically drugged myself sober . I was high but acted...
    ConnorRobinson ConnorRobinson 16-17, M Sep 10, 2013

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    I always overdose on weight loss pills.

    The directions say to take two but I take give of them daily. I basically misuse laxatives and medication to do with weight and that help rev my metabolism but I can't help it. I just feel less guilty if I eat. I enjoy it but I hate the migraines and pains they cause.
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    At my worst point I swallowed a packet of no-doz

    and a bunch of my meds with a bottle of wine. It was an incredibly stupid idea in hindsight but I guess you don't think about that when you do it! I know it seems really tough and an easy way out but trust me, it's way harder and more painful than you think! Seek help if you are...
    jimjammat jimjammat 22-25, F Jul 26

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    About a year ago I took 90 x antidepressants

    and 90 x sleeping pills. I wanted to die. I left a not asking not to be resuscitated. I locked myself inside and went to bed. I should've died but 12 hours later someone at work got worried. The police had to break in. I woke up 3 days later in ICU. I had been intubated, etc and...
    msoptimist msoptimist 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    The Beginning Of The Worst Time In My Life

    When I was fifteen years old, I could be considered...to be in the very weird/crazy stage. I had a multicolored mohawk and always wore mismatched knee-high socks. I tried out so many different things, so many different types of music. One especially intrigued me. Nirvana. I saw...
    skinned skinned 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2011

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    Twice

    overdose of coke when I was 17 overdose of xanax 2 months ago and been given a chances to live again
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    So apparently I've been overdosing on melatonin.

    I didn't really know this was such a big ordeal. When I had 10mg tablets I was taking like 2 a day, and with 3mg tablets I went 6 a day. After experiencing some light headedness recently, I did some research and found that most people recommend only about 1 3mg tablet for adults...
    AresTheAwesome AresTheAwesome 16-17, M Aug 22

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    I Tried and It Didnt Work

    When all the stuff that I'm dealing with right now went down, I took what I thought was a large amount of pills. Turns out I was taking so many anyway as a result of my stupidity that it did nothing but put me to sleep for about 4 hours and upset my stomach for a whole day. Dark...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    It Almost Killed Me

    On Friday 12th October, the police came round to my house to tell me that my dad had completely gotten away with the child abuse. The judge at the high court in London fell for his tricks that he was ill and squashed all his convictions and let him go completely free, he's not...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I Was 16

    Ya 16 i think and my boyfreind had left he wasnt alowed into limerick for a while cuz he had been doin sum stuuf he shudint a been and needed to stay low anyway i hadnt seen him for ages i was on drugs and deprest so i took an overdose but my sister called up to my house and i...
    Elldots Elldots 18-21, F Jan 2, 2013

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    There Is Hope

    No one should ever have to feel bad enough to take an overdose or make an attempt on their life in any way but, unfortunatley, it happens. This is the story of the closest I came to suceeding in suicide and if even one person is stopped from attempting suicide then I will be...
    LarissaMM LarissaMM 18-21 1 Response Oct 31, 2009

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    Hopefully Never Again

    I have only ever told one person- my ex (who is now a fading friend- bitter about the breakup). He was suprised but ultimately uncomfortable by my confession, saying he did not "believe" in suicide, saying it was merely selfish. Partly true, but not the words of...
    eternallylonely eternallylonely 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2009

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    She Keeps Coming Back... And I Don Else To Do.

    I was 19, and I took an overdose. I was in a depression, hit rock bottom, I didn´t know what to do, my girlfriend had died, left me with a girl I didn´t want, my mother didn´t make my life easier... I felt so stupid at the time, I had been through hell, to live with my...
    SeakayBloo SeakayBloo 22-25, M Nov 10, 2013

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    Overdose

    I have taken 7 overdoses in the past . The last to where pretty near fatal but alas I survived. My liver and kidneys slightly damaged but am here. I REALLY thought I had worked it all out just that my body can take afair amount of poison. My friend took just 15 paracetomol ...
    angel7 angel7 41-45 7 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Sick

    I didn't think it would hurt this bad. My stomach feels like it's burning. I'm so dizzy. Never thought I'd want the physical pain to stop too. My head too. Just waiting for them all to kick in. Then I can get rid of the physical and mental pain. I honestly don't know how much...
    bryannax bryannax 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    See, What Happend Was...

    When I was 16 I took a keen liking to one o' mum's pills imparticular when started hiding the good pain killers. It was Lyrica, a medicine for fibromyalgia. I found out that if I took enough, I could get a high similar to being drunk without the alcohol odor, and hallucinations...
    skorhsa skorhsa 18-21, F Aug 3, 2012

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    36 Wellbutrin.

    Thought that would do the trick, but i was sadly mistaken. Death didn't come from that, but three days in the hospital and a week in a psych ward did. I guess i had it coming..i mean who wouldn't put a teenager like me in a mental hospital? I had been cutting for a year and my...
    chelsbels105 chelsbels105 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    I Am An Idiot.

    I overdosed and I am not sure why. I did not take a huge amount, but I still should not have done it. I just mechanically walked to the medicine cabinet and took a big handful. I am so frustrated with myself. It is like I always have to do something stupid to get a fix.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2012

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    Pain

    My whole body hurts. My arms are on fire and I can't focus. Feel like I've blacked out but can't tell. Starting to regret taking so many.
    bryannax bryannax 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I took a hand full of random pills with tylonal

    pm last month or so needless to say I was found unconcious on the floor and woke up in the hospital then when I was released from it I got home and was beaten and choked out by parents
    Sarahsworldofpain Sarahsworldofpain 18-21, F Jan 12

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