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Re: Exit, Dignitas....assisted suicide

I'd expect a seasoned user to use the search function, there is already at least one thread on this, it even had a post recently. Mods, can you maybe merge?
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Re: Exit, Dignitas....assisted suicide

What a badly written article from The Local, mixing up drinking the drug and injecting it.

To be clear, pentobarbital is swallowed, not injected.
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Old 02.12.2020, 16:00
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What a badly written article from The Local, mixing up drinking the drug and injecting it.

To be clear, pentobarbital is swallowed, not injected.

I thought they meant that it tastes bad so a drip is used?
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Old 02.12.2020, 17:16
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I thought they meant that it tastes bad so a drip is used?
So according to Exit it's one or the other:

"by drinking the barbiturate dissolved in water or by opening the tab of the infusion stopcock"
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So according to Exit it's one or the other:

"by drinking the barbiturate dissolved in water or by opening the tab of the infusion stopcock"

Which would you recommend? Which would be quicker? Infusion?


Edit- I thought you were a Doctor based on your avatar?
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Which would you recommend? Which would be quicker? Infusion?
I suspect Infusion would be quicker, but the preparation would be slower. I have small veins and the medics always have problems finding, and successfully inserting needles into them.

I think drinking would be for me. And I would ask them to add something tasty to the mix. Being a T1 diabetic for 45 plus years I'm certain I can break the rules just that one time.
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Re: EXIT would you consider being a member?

I'm sure a whiskey chaser would deal with the taste and be a more appropriate final drink!
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Re: EXIT would you consider being a member?

best single Malt without the 'chase' bit would be much better.
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best single Malt without the 'chase' bit would be much better.
Well yes, but to get the necessary "death" effect that's rather a lot of malt and probably not very reliable.
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No actual user reviews?
Well, if you want to watch it happen, to learn how the death takes place, there's the very brave Assisted Suicide of Peter Smedley, in which his actual last minutes are shown.
https://youtu.be/xXgkNxqYYQQ

More of Peter Smedley's thinking (and that of his wife) can be seen in Terry Pratchett's investigation(2011?) into assisted suicide as a possibility for himself, after his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
https://youtu.be/xsvwhuOSApI
Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
Unfortunately this is just a trailer... sorry, I couldn't find the full documentary. I hope someone else will link to it; it's impressive.

EDIT: This was in Switzerland, through Dignitas. Dignitas helps people from abroad, as well as those who live here.
For those who live in Switzerland, though, and for Swiss citizens who live abroad, assisted suicide is also available (after the thorough ethical checks) from EXIT, for considerably less money.
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Well yes, but to get the necessary "death" effect that's rather a lot of malt and probably not very reliable.

with the potion, not instead of , it should work, no?


I cultivate plants in the garden that will ensure a quick death in case I do develop Alzheimers before EXIT finds a solutions re acceptable directive.

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