I Took An Overdose

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 433 People

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 29, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2011

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 31, 2009


    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
    7 Responses Mar 29, 2008


    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 10, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    Why do I love it, just the feeling of being

    high just the sensation of the feeling is addicting. Why can't I live on drugs the way people live by being happy. My happiness is the drugs.
    ASadGirl123 ASadGirl123
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014


    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

    I dont understand why its not working I took 16

    yesterday and 22 last night...ibprophen
    sarah267032 sarah267032
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    Aug 22, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    okay so I overdosed again on Tuesday.

    It didn't make me as ill as I thought it would have but it made me feel in control. I really wanted to die. It didn't work and again I kept it all a secrete from everyone. I don't know how much more I can take of this unbearable sadness but it needs to stop soon:(
    sademptynothing sademptynothing
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014
    ToriSama ToriSama
    18-21, M
    Mar 27, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2011

    Just got home from the hospital.

    Thankfully they didn't form me. The first nurse I had was a total a**hole and just shoved the bottle of charcoal in my face and told me to drink but I told him only way charcoal was getting into me was if they tubed me (which I've had done the past 4 times) and he told me he...
    lostinpurgatoryy lostinpurgatoryy
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Sep 10, 2013
    babycakezzxxx babycakezzxxx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    It 1:06 my body is reacting odd.

    I'm still in the hall, my eyes are foggy, and now I feel a pain in gut, cold flashes and odd numb sensations running through my lower limbs. It must be working, it's almost comforting to feel this happen faster than I imagined. Starting to think of why I didn't do this earlier...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    Maybe this xanax, thyroxin,

    Paracletmol combination isn't enough to do the job. Having half a bottle of wine may help, starting to feel other parts of my throat swell up, maybe it'll cut off the oxygen well enough for me to completely end in sleep from oxygen deprivation? or maybe just drinkit cus it...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    I took more than 30 pills

    and spent two days at the hospital. Those two days were my worst and painful days ever. I know that this was a stupid thing to do ,however , At some point I wished if it worked. What makes me really sad that I have made my mom go through such a thing.
    unknown159231 unknown159231
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2015


    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
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    Many times - every time I've ended up collapsing

    and in hospital.. 😞 It's impulsive for me though, I don't do it half as much as I think about doing it, but often my emotions have got the better of me and I can't cope so I take an OD of my meds usually to either pass out and forget everything for a short amount of time or...
    rhiamia rhiamia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015


    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
    1 Response Nov 26, 2013

    Help! I just took way too many concerta tablets.

    I am only meant to have 1, 54mg tablet a day but I was being stupid thinking that taking more would help me calm down from a really big stress, and I took 6. What do I do?
    phoebefeld173 phoebefeld173
    16-17, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    Sep 10, 2013


    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2012

    I remember I took lots of pills

    and no one was in the house and just me everyone was somewhere I don't know and I took the pills and went to the bathroom and locked the door and I took all the pills and then everything went black then I was at the hospital and the only one that was there was my cousin she said...
    winterblood winterblood
    16-17, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jan 6, 2014

    It wasn't a big overdose (12 500mg

    paracetamols), but I was still in hospital overnight.
    hmlmm hmlmm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2009
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