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possible overdose

(61 Posts)
SammyFirstBaby Tue 01-Jan-13 12:17:28

Ok, iv done something so stupid.
I don't really take painkillers and me being the clumbsy pregnant woman I am, I read the back and I'm sure it said take 4 every 2 hours. So iv done that.. For the last 6 hours... That's a total of 24 tabs in 6 hours Iv had such a bad back ache?
Should I go to the hospital? I'm 22 weeks pregnant.

I feel like such a poopy mother already.

AnyaKnowIt Germany Tue 01-Jan-13 12:19:52

I think you should go and get checked out

lovemybabyboy Tue 01-Jan-13 12:20:11

What was it that you were taking? I would go to the hospital to be checked out, chances are you might be fine but rather be safe than sorry, and please do let us know how you are.

Meringue33 Tue 01-Jan-13 12:20:25

What kind of painkillers??
Bump!

Mulledandmerry Tue 01-Jan-13 12:21:28

Assume this is paracetamol? Yes, pop off to hospital now please.

lovemybabyboy Tue 01-Jan-13 12:22:47

Have you got anyone with you Sammy?

SammyFirstBaby Tue 01-Jan-13 12:23:42

Yeah they where cheap superdrug paracetamol!
I'm now having belly ache, iv had it for the last few days, but I think its worse now, I don't know if I'm just being paronoid or..

Mulledandmerry Tue 01-Jan-13 12:24:21

Ok love, ring hospital and get straight in.

SammyFirstBaby Tue 01-Jan-13 12:25:25

My boyfriends on his way down now, but not for the next 30mins ish

Skiffen Tue 01-Jan-13 12:26:05

Yep, a&e - 12g paracetamol will need treatment.

Go to a and e, 12g in 8 hours is a big dose.

Don't wait for boyfriend. Needs treating asap. Ambulance if necessary.

crunchingicicles Tue 01-Jan-13 12:34:39

Take the pack with you too so they're certain of the quantity of paracetamol.

lovemybabyboy Tue 01-Jan-13 12:35:38

Yes hun, call ambulance, get your boyfriend to meet you at a&e. Let us know how you get on.

SirBoobAlot Tue 01-Jan-13 12:37:38

Wouldn't wait for your boyfriend, call an ambulance if you haven't got enough money for a taxi, get boyfriend to meet you there.

BasicallySFB Tue 01-Jan-13 12:38:04

Straight to hospital - treated early you'll be ok, later can be fatal liver damage at that dose. Hospital. Now.

DozyDuck Tue 01-Jan-13 12:38:18

Definitely go to the hospital as soon as you can

BasicallySFB Tue 01-Jan-13 12:39:34

Via ambulance as they may be able to give you charcoal instead of IV treatment.

BasicallySFB Tue 01-Jan-13 12:42:50

4 every 2 hours for 6 hours is 12 tablets not 24? Still an OD, still needs hospital treatment and blood tests ASAP.

Yes A&E straight away. Don't panic they will be able to give you the treatment you need but you need to get there fast to give the treatments plenty of time to work.

Potentially 16 tablets? 4 at time 0, 4 at 2hrs, 4 at 4hrs and 4 at 6hrs.

nicki1978 Tue 01-Jan-13 12:54:14

Just telling DH and as with the others you need to get to a&e straightaway.

Hope you are already there or on your way. Let us know how you get on xx

BasicallySFB Tue 01-Jan-13 12:56:05

Ah yes I see! Either way, 2 x 500mg every 4-6 hours with a max of 8 in 24 hours is the only safe dose. Paracetamol is very dangerous at any more than that, either in 24 hours or shorter. 12 / 16 / 24 in 6 hours is potentially very risky. Hopefully OP in ambulance receiving treatment.

DozyDuck Tue 01-Jan-13 14:45:58

Hope you're ok!!

lovemybabyboy Tue 01-Jan-13 15:49:46

Please let us know if you are ok when you can, thinking of you.

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