Female Officer dead on HMS Edinburgh!

#11
Amitriptyline is a pretty strong anti-depressant / mood-elevator for a young woman to be prescribed whilst at sea.
Bergen, I thought that initially too, but the whole background is yet to be clarified/made public ...

From whatever cause it's a sad loss of a young lass with tremendous potential - RIP.




(An Aside: Ampthill is a very pleasant place IIRC: I once lived between there & Bedford and our Bedford SCC Unit, TS VICTORIOUS, provided the regular G & B at the Ampthill November Ceremonies - way back in the '50's. It seems quite possible that she may have done so too ... Back in those days there were always a few WW1 original 'Old Contemptibles' on Parade and their presence was quite inspirational to us awestruck younkers.)
 
#12
Bergen, I thought that initially too, but the whole background is yet to be clarified/made public ...

From whatever cause it's a sad loss of a young lass with tremendous potential - RIP.




(An Aside: Ampthill is a very pleasant place IIRC: I once lived between there & Bedford and our Bedford SCC Unit, TS VICTORIOUS, provided the regular G & B at the Ampthill November Ceremonies - way back in the '50's. It seems quite possible that she may have done so too ... Back in those days there were always a few WW1 original 'Old Contemptibles' on Parade and their presence was quite inspirational to us awestruck younkers.)

Agreed absolutely. It's a very sad situation. Last year I ran a couple of projects out of West Africa and our HSE rules would not have allowed anyone diagnosed with clinical depression to have been given anti-depressants or to have remained on-board any of the project vessels. Too much risk. It will be informative to read the inquiry findings.

RM
 
#13
Amitriptyline is a pretty strong anti-depressant / mood-elevator for a young woman to be prescribed whilst at sea.
Had similar thoughts when read of the cause of death......apparently Ingestion of only 750 mg or more by an adult may result in severe toxicity.

So sad whatever the circumstances....RIP Ma'am
 
#15
Also used for pain relief........

Yes. For neuropathic pain and in considerably lower dosage than for depression. Whatever reason the lady was prescribed the drug, it is pretty powerful and has several contra-indications.

I'm interested because I have a friend who takes it for depression and he looks decidedly dodgy at times.

RM
 
#16
Yes. For neuropathic pain and in considerably lower dosage than for depression. Whatever reason the lady was prescribed the drug, it is pretty powerful and has several contra-indications.

I'm interested because I have a friend who takes it for depression and he looks decidedly dodgy at times.

RM
Also knew someone in that situation.
 

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