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UnbornMortificado Sat 14-Jan-17 01:21:47

Titled I've taken 30 beta blockers.

Can mn do anything?

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 01:24:31

Unfortunately not. I doubt MNHQ could but there's no one on at this time of night.

BitOfFun Sat 14-Jan-17 01:27:55

I think the protocol is to close the thread after directing the OP to appropriate sources of help.

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 01:32:45

It will be removed but I'm thinking leaving it a little while might mean the OP sees the replies. From their post they don't seem to realise how serious it is.

UnbornMortificado Sat 14-Jan-17 01:34:28

Anigh that's what I was thinking. I'm generalising but not many people know the overdose risks with beta blockers.

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 14-Jan-17 01:38:44

Just came here to say the same thing!

sumsumsum Sat 14-Jan-17 01:41:29

What are the overdose risks of beta blockers please? I've only just been prescribed them.

UnbornMortificado Sat 14-Jan-17 01:44:33

Sumsum it depends which one. Proproponol which is what doctors first choice is, is heart attack, fits or a coma.

It's more dangerous then people realise.

Ginkypig Sat 14-Jan-17 01:44:35

Just came here to report too.

Sum did you get a leaflet in the box? It should tell you everything you need to know but remember the side effects list has to list everything so don't panic if you read that bit!

sumsumsum Sat 14-Jan-17 01:48:34

Thanks - that's why I don't pay too much attention to the side effects list. But I;ll have a proper read now. Thanks for letting me know there's a serious risk if you take too many - the GP was very casual about it. People need to know!

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 02:00:53

I Googled propanalol overdose and there's a frightening number of articles to people dying from cardiac arrest after taking them.

If the OP genuinely has taken 30 I don't think she realises the risks. Propanalol comes in various doses too from 10 to 40mg.

UnbornMortificado Sat 14-Jan-17 02:06:27

ANight she hasn't specified which one but the fact it's most regularly issued and doesn't affect her usual medication would suggest it.

It's bloody dangerous. I worked alongside a mental health team years ago. I don't think the risks are adequately explained when prescribing them.

heppi Sat 14-Jan-17 02:08:39

If the OP genuinely has taken 30 I don't think she realises the risks.

I think she probably does realise the risks and that is probably why she has taken them. Taking 30 tablets of anything is a deliberate act, surely?

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 02:16:56

I'm removing the other thread now. Clearly the OP isn't coming back. Hopefully she's sought help

Tootickyandsnufkin Sat 14-Jan-17 02:18:57

Oh dear, can you not put the same message on that mnhq would?

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 02:25:45

Unfortunately not

Valentine2 Sat 14-Jan-17 02:27:34

I hope MNHQ give us some kind of feed back on her safety. Life is crap sometimes sad

Tootickyandsnufkin Sat 14-Jan-17 02:30:20

Obviously or you would have. Stupid question.

Broken11Girl Sat 14-Jan-17 03:20:52

Did you put any message or let the op know you were deleting her thread, with other sources of support eg Samaritans? It's not beyond you to write a similar message is it? I'm concerned op will return to just find a deleted thread...

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 04:28:05

Brokengirl I don't have the option that MNHQ has when deleting a thread to put a personal message

Night watchers have very very limited options. All we can do is hide threads or posts. When we click the hide button a generic message appears - the one you see - there's nothing else we can do or post

ANightWatcher Sat 14-Jan-17 04:29:39

So in answer to your question yes actually it is beyond me or any other Night Watch members to write messages

Broken11Girl Sat 14-Jan-17 05:51:46

Oh ok. I didn't know that. You said you had deleted it (02.16) not hidden it. Anyway, fair enough t

Broken11Girl Sat 14-Jan-17 05:52:46

Oops pressed post by accident. Faid enough then. I wasn't criticising.

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 14-Jan-17 11:12:49

Hello everyone
It's correct that our lovely night watchers can't post on behalf of MNHQ and rather than remove threads, hide them so we can review them first thing in the morning. The NWers are invaluable to us but the responsibility of how to deal with threads ultimately lies with MNHQ. Hope that clears things up.

WatcherOfTheNight Sat 14-Jan-17 11:22:43

Hi @YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet
Nearly every time on a post such as the one mentioned , the question is asked about contacting the police on behalf of Op.
I never quite know how to reply to this,although I do remember reading that it's not possible for a few reasons.
Can you help?
<waves @*ANightWatcher*>

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