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Does an overdose of dosulepin cause painful death?

Does an overdose of dosulepin cause painful death?

Why: Do you ask? These types of questions scare me. If you are asking for yourself, seek help because help is always a phone call away. Call 1-800-273-8255 national suicide prevention lifeline the pain caused by an overdose of this drug is mostly felt by the people who will miss the individual. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

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Would it be a painful death if i intook 2-5 times more alcohol into my body than the limit ?The legal limit being 80mg on 100ml of blood. Not anything personal,just wanted to know,so please be as detailed as possible,thank you very much for the help!

Would it be a painful death if i intook 2-5 times more alcohol into my body than the limit ?The legal limit being 80mg on 100ml of blood.
Not anything personal,just wanted to know,so please be as detailed as possible,thank you very much for the help!

Etoh & death: If you drink a sufficiently large amount of alcohol you will eventually become unconscious and "blank out". Of course, before you actually black out you may have engaged in some outrageous foolish activity which could lead to your demise. Alcohol is not a good anesthetic but it does screw up your thinking and memory. ...Read more

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Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read more

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Dementia pt. on DNR, only IV of morphin, no V/S, just palliative care, no nutrients. What is happening to body and is this a slow painful death? Time?

Dementia pt. on DNR, only IV of morphin, no V/S, just palliative care, no nutrients. What is happening to body and is this a slow painful death? Time?

Palliative care. : Palliative care is employed for relief of symptoms and optimization of quality of life for patients who have terminal or incurable illnesses. Their timelines vary. We would assume that with adequate palliative care that patients are kept comfortable and relatively free of pain. ...Read more

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My mother recently died of a pulmonary embolism. Was this likely a very painful death? Would she have had any moment of relief prior to dying? Thk u

My mother recently died of a pulmonary embolism. Was this likely a very painful death?  Would she have had any moment of relief prior to dying?  Thk u

Variable: I am sorry for your loss. It is not feasible to answer your question without knowing more about your mother's health history. Pulmonary emboli can cause sudden death, without warning and no suffering. At the other extreme, pulmonary emboli may be silent. In between there may be chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum and symptoms of heart failure. Consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/home/ovc-20234736 ...Read more

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How painful is death from respiratory failure?

It varies: If you see people who are drowning, they really struggle at the beginning. People who develop resp failure from sepsis or copd, they suffer initially, but as the co2 rises it serves as a narcotic and we see them gasping but probably not suffering once consciousness wanes. But acute resp failure from any cause makes someone struggle. So please don't do anything bad. ...Read more

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Do ALS patients suffer painful, suffocating death?

Do ALS patients suffer painful, suffocating death?

My view: Yes, many ALS patients suffer pain, but they rarely suffocate, as typically, when needed, a tracheostomy tube is placed. But demise can often be due to pneumonia. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is hanging a very painful method of death?

Shouldn't be: If done properly, there is a sudden fall on the rope and the neck breaks with rapid death. If not done properly, the death might be by asphyxiation which could take several minutes and that would not be pleasant. It is a different, and probably terrifying kind of death. The reflexes involved in hanging appear ghastly to the observers and so this form of execution has mostly been abandoned. ...Read more

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Could staying at home for last of my life could lead to painful illness n death? meaning without exercise

Could staying at home for last of my life could lead to painful illness n death? meaning without exercise

Possibly: 24 yo female asks if lifelong in-home reclusiveness absent exercise can invoke "illness & death". Deficits of sunlight-induced vitamin D have been noted in persons who suffer chronic pain. Soft tissue deconditioning from sedentariness appears to be a causal co-factor for fibromyalgia & cardiovascular disorders. Inactivity can beget obesity with consequences for tumors, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more

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How long until a person passes out after overdosing on 60 300 mg pills? How painful of a death would this be? Thanks all...

How long until a person passes out after overdosing on 60 300 mg pills? How painful of a death would this be? Thanks all...

Suicide?: Is someone planning on suicide? If so please call your local suicide prevention hotline. Here is another resource: http://www.Suicidepreventionlifeline.Org/. ...Read more

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Are cancer deaths always painful?

No: Cancer pain usually results from spread to bone or nerve, sometimes local measures can keep these under control. Some cancer deaths are agonizing and require a great deal of medication. Others are pain-free, as was my late mother's. In contrast to the barbaric policies of the past, today's politicians are more willing to allow physicians to manage end-stage cancer pain. ...Read more

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How painful is an insulin overdosed death?

How painful is an insulin overdosed death?

Not very, but...: Insulin shock was once a psych treatment that patients described as heavenly; muff your attempt & it's brain damage. If you are considering suicide, please talk with a few wise people first. Since i enjoy good health, I have no right to preach, but if the vast majority of people who have considered taking their lives, even if they are moderately disabled, have been glad afterwards that they failed. ...Read more

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Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

No: A therapeutic pulpotomy is not a painful procedure and generally is done to relieve pain in many situations. It is obviously something you need done. You will be in better health for having it done! ...Read more

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If one is to die from renal failure, is the death from that relatively painless or painful compared to other ways to go? Thank you.

If one is to die from renal failure, is the death from that relatively painless or painful compared to other ways to go?  Thank you.

Should be painless: Death by renal failure should be a smooth, painless death. One has to be sure his doctor and the nurses are courageous enough to use adequate doses of medications to prevent pain and distress during dying. The hospice can help. A website with a more complete description is: http://dying.About.Com/od/thedyingprocess/f/dying_of_kidney_failure.Htm. ...Read more

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Hi, dose overdose of sleeping pills cause to death. If yes please tell me how much time it take and is it painful. And what is the max overdose limit.

Concerned: If you are asking these questions for yourself or a friend suggest you seek help for whatever concerns you have that are leading you to ask this. ...Read more