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i have a friend who takes zoloft and she called my house and told me she had taken 6 of her 50 mg at once, then a couple of days later she took 5 more, and a couple of days after that she took 10 of them. what should i do to help her?
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i have a friend who takes zoloft and she called my house and told me she had taken 6 of her 50 mg at once, then a couple of days later she took 5 more, and a couple of days after that she took 10 of them. what should i do to help her?


Why does she take so many? And why is she calling to tell you how many she is taking? Sounds like a plea for help if you ask me. The next time she calls you to tell you that she's taken more than the prescribed amount, call 911 and send an ambulance to her house. Tell them that she is overdosing on the medication and you are afraid that she will die. Once they have her in the hospital, they will more than likely get a psych consult and have her admitted for suicidal tendancies, and receive counselling.

She may hate you for awhile, but you know what? What's a little hate amongst friends if you can save a life. She'll eventually get over it, and even thank you for helping her. I know I did when a friend did that to me.
This is definitely a call for help. She's purposely pushing her boundaries with the intent to have someone save her. This is not something malicious to hurt you though. She's suffering from depression and she needs help. Luckily for her it is fairly difficult to kill yourself with Zoloft and most of the newer antidepressants but there is no doubt damage may occur. How old is your friend? If she's living with her parent's, they must be told or either a trusted family friend or school counsellor. If she's over 18, still seek the help of other's in her family and friend's. Again, these were not attempts at suicide, they were cries for help. That doesn't mean she won't go a step further and actually die the next time.
She does need to see her doctor or psychiatrist. I do believe she should be in the hospital if only for her protection. She may have to stay for a week or so. If she admits herself, she can usually decide when she can leave. (if she's eighteen). She's obviously turned to you for help and as hard as it is, you do need to do something. Do some research on the computer about depression and suicide. You'll learn a lot.
It has gone too far already honey. Talk to her, listen to her, and above all else, step in and stop her from doing this or like the previous caller said, call an ambulance.
This is so very difficult and I wish the best for you and your friend.
God Bless,
Meg
hopefully her mother will watch her more closely and not let her be in control of the drugs if they dont think she is suicidal they need a 2nd opinion and her mother needs to see that she get some outpatient counseling wh y is she on the zoloft is she on it for depression .hope her mom takes over the administration of her meds until she becomes more stable and responsible.