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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 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.

Isitme1 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:00:07

Hope everything goes well
Let us know how you are x

Nicky1306 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:57:10

Hope the OP is ok, please come back and let us know how you got on x x

Mylittlepuds Tue 01-Jan-13 17:19:13

Oh God please let us know how you are OP. Hope all is okay.

nicki1978 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:26:52

Sammy, have been thinking about you, hope you are okay. Xx

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Tue 01-Jan-13 18:29:28

Hope everything is ok and that you got checked out thanks

looneytune Tue 01-Jan-13 18:57:45

Just seen this, really hope you are ok OP, let us know how you get on x

mynameis Tue 01-Jan-13 22:08:01

Was hoping there would be an update. Hope all is well op x

lunar1 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:15:55

Hope you are ok op. I'm guessing you have been kept in.

Rockchick1984 Tue 01-Jan-13 23:54:09

Hope you are ok <<hugs>>

midori1999 Wed 02-Jan-13 01:31:03

I hope you are ok. Will be thinking of you and your baby.

MalibuStac Wed 02-Jan-13 01:39:15

Hope alls ok OP

Hope you're ok, op

Piemistress Wed 02-Jan-13 01:52:54

Hope all is ok op and you have been checked out

DozyDuck Wed 02-Jan-13 10:55:50

Hope you're ok

looneytune Wed 02-Jan-13 17:32:13

Hope you're ok OP x

MyLittleAprilSunshine Wed 02-Jan-13 19:15:17

Hope everything went ok. It's always good to get checked out. While your at it, ask them up there the appropriate amount to take so you know for future.

lunar1 Wed 02-Jan-13 22:07:22

Hope you are ok.

looneytune Thu 03-Jan-13 13:05:34

Really worried about OP sad Hope you're ok x

mynameis Thu 03-Jan-13 13:20:38

I keep checking back. Still thinking of you OP x

Isitme1 Thu 03-Jan-13 15:17:45

Me too, keep checking back.
Hope everything is fine x

lunar1 Thu 03-Jan-13 15:26:31

Every time this is bumped I hope it's the op coming to tell us all is well.

Piemistress Thu 03-Jan-13 15:32:55

Me too, really hoping you are ok OP

DozyDuck Thu 03-Jan-13 16:39:47

Me too sad hope she's just forgotten and it's nothing bad

looneytune Thu 03-Jan-13 17:36:17

That's what I'm hoping

SammyFirstBaby Thu 03-Jan-13 18:17:05

Hi guys, sorry! I was kept in over night on observation!
Everythings fine thank god
Thank you for all your support
Me and little man are A ok smile

DozyDuck Thu 03-Jan-13 18:17:48

Oh good smile glad you're ok! Bet it was scary though

MalibuStac Thu 03-Jan-13 18:19:20

Glad to hear it :D

lunar1 Thu 03-Jan-13 18:19:20

So glad you are ok, and thank you so much for updating. I would have always been wondering!

Piemistress Thu 03-Jan-13 18:26:30

Great news!

looneytune Thu 03-Jan-13 18:29:50

Oh I'm so pleased, I was really worried about you! Thanks for coming back and updating us smile xx

Nicky1306 Thu 03-Jan-13 19:17:20

So glad you and bump are ok sammy, thanks for coming back and updating us x x

mynameis Thu 03-Jan-13 19:19:56

So glad everything is ok smile

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Thu 03-Jan-13 19:36:31

smileSo glad you are both okay x

SirBoobAlot Thu 03-Jan-13 19:40:49

Glad everything is okay.

Mylittlepuds Thu 03-Jan-13 19:49:37

Thank goodness!

tinkletinklestar Thu 03-Jan-13 23:11:01

Pregnancy brain eh? i honestly believe that as soon as we are pregnant our brain switches off..

I put butter in my tea & milk on my toast a few months back!

Glad ur ok x

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