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Types of carbon monoxide poisoning

There are two "categories" of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  1. One-time carbon monoxide poisoning (acute CO poisoning)

  2. Multiple low level carbon monoxide poisonings over time (chronic CO poisoning)


There are two kinds of carbon monoxide poisoning victims:

  1. Accidental carbon monoxide poisonings

  2. Intentional carbon monoxide poisonings


After CO poisoning there are four kinds of survivors:

  1. Those that know they have been affected

  2. Those that come to know they have been affected

  3. Those that do not know they have been affected

  4. Those that have not been affected

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I have a 2008 Lexus 350. I want to slowly be put asleep but the CO poisoning. But I am worried that my vehicle is a 2008 and not older. I don't want to wake up and have side effects. I just want to die. Any thoughts?

a response to Terri from Wisconsin
Leo from Pleasant Valley, New york
I suspect you did not die from the CO poisoning because of the vehicle you used. Frankly, I tried to do the same thing years ago with a 1971 Ford Pinto, was not successful (quite obviously!) and have paid for it every day since. Vehicles built since 1975 are equipped with catalytic converters which produce only minimal amounts of carbon monoxide. I can't explain the problem with you having no feelings in your legs but I suspect that was from the xanax. Memory problems are the primary difficulty associated with the one time carbon monoxide afflictions, and I'm sorry to say it will be with you to some extent for the rest of your life. If you would like to chat online sometime let me know- my email address is leomuller22@hvc.rr.com. Take care, Leo

Why am I not dead?
Terri from Madison, WI
Recently I attempted suicide by sitting in my car in the garage with the car running. I had been planning this for a while, and made a very comfortable environment for me and my 4-1/2 # dog. I have an SUV and made the back like a luxury sleeping bag with my bedding and my dogs blankets to make us as comfortable as possible. I took some sleeping pills and xanax before the attempt, but only enough to make me relax and fall asleep before the carbon monoxide killed us. I was in my car for 7-1/2 hours, woke up, looked at the clock and thought I was in another hemisphere. In my attempt to get out of the car, I had no feelings in my legs and felt like a pin ball machine as I bounced around the garage. It's amazing I didn't break anything or kill myself then becaused I have enough bruises and sore bones. It took me almost two hours to get into my house and crawl a short distance to my living room. I didn't call 911, but waiting until my doctors office opened (about 20 minutes) to talk to my psychiatrist. He, of course, sent an ambulance and I was brought to the hospital. I am having residual effects with headaches, memory problems and slurring speech, but other than that, I survived. Does anyone have any explanation "why"

So true
George from US
I was poisoned years ago and although I thought I was somewhat effected from the poisoning, it took me a few years to see that the poisoning did a real number on me.

My life literally started blowing apart. I had troubles working as I was tired much of the time.

My relationship blew up but in our case that was very unexpected as we had been very happy and stable for our whole realtionship. It was only after the poisoning that things really went sideways.

Julia from NH
Kind of an interesting way to "slice and dice" different ways of looking at CO poisoning.

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