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To think this Doesn't make someone a risk

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User700800 Mon 20-Nov-17 15:30:06

My ds took a very small overdose of 8 tablets six months ago. He's taken bigger ones in the past but these were over a year and a half ago. Aibu to think this sort of risk can significantly reduce in six months? Especially if the person is now medicationed.

Shoxfordian Mon 20-Nov-17 15:44:29

There's still some kind of risk if he's done it before.

Who is making the assessment of risk? A doctor?

Splinterz Mon 20-Nov-17 15:44:37

Ask his medical team.

User700800 Mon 20-Nov-17 16:02:49

Mh team say low risk

User700800 Mon 20-Nov-17 19:14:15


Calvinlookingforhobbs Mon 20-Nov-17 19:18:26

So he took an overdose 18 months ago and then a year later he did the same? Unless something has significantly changed in addition to the medication then I would say he is a risk. Hugs to you all.

RatRolyPoly Mon 20-Nov-17 19:19:04

In what context?

Ttbb Mon 20-Nov-17 19:21:53

Um, well surely he's more likely than your average person hence a small rush as the health team have said. They would know best don't you think?

User700800 Mon 20-Nov-17 19:32:53

Yes but what I mean is he's not a high risk

User700800 Mon 20-Nov-17 19:33:25

He's not done it for six months

QuiteLikely5 Mon 20-Nov-17 19:37:35

A risk to whom? A child or himself

Glumglowworm Mon 20-Nov-17 19:42:35

MN really isn't the place to ask this. None of us know any of the circumstances either of previous ODs, the latest OD or his current state of mind

It's really down to him and the professionals to make that judgement

RatRolyPoly Mon 20-Nov-17 19:54:38

He's a higher risk than most, OP!

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