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Paracetamol overdose

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    I dunno what to do =[
    i've just took an overdose on paracetamol and realiised what a stupid **** i was =[
    i dont wanna tell anyone like my mum because i feel stupid for doing it now..
    i feel fine atm though will it do anything to me?

    i know i sound like an immature ****** whos looking for sympathy but im honestly not im just scared now =[[
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    How much have you taken?
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    Please tell your Mum!. Was it a deliberate OD or an accidental one?. I think you need to go to A and E and tell them.Hope you are ok.
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    Go to A and E... seriously dont try and hide it from your mum
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    it was deliberate i went to the shop and bought them knowing what i was gonna do =[[
    i bought two packs which is 32 and i had 5 already in the house so ive took 37 altogether
    i still feel pretty drunk from last night too will that make it worse??
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    GO to A&E NOW.
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    (Original post by ~chickydee~)
    it was deliberate i went to the shop and bought them knowing what i was gonna do =[[
    i bought two packs which is 32 and i had 5 already in the house so ive took 37 altogether
    i still feel pretty drunk from last night too will that make it worse??
    Get an ambulance now, please.
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    i dont want to go a+e cause i agree its wasting their time
    if i am only going to be sick then thats fine i will have to deal with that
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    This is paracetemol we are talking about not cocaine or crack, there is no need for A&E unless you took about 47836945 doses.

    Tell your mum and don't drink alcohol after.
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    Different people react in different ways. Also, doesn't it take like week to kill you, ie it does it slowly?

    OP your Mum will only be worried - imagine how she'd feel if you died, she may end up blaming herself. Tell her and go to A&E
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    (Original post by ßlαcksωαn)
    Why is life precious?:s:
    Because you only get one you can't jump out of a window at 40ft and live and if you go round trying to kill yourself because your life is sucking right now then you just wasted your life and it should of gone to somebody else who would have respected it. Plus in time things will pick up everybody goes through a rough patch and if it wasn't for times like this in life we would be missing a big part of who we are as people.
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    (Original post by RTC)
    Yes if you gave it to a 2 year old it maybe could.
    Its like drink. Some people are wrecked after a pint, others are still fine after 10, its how your system reacts.
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    "Research shows that the common threshold for liver damage to occur from a single paracetamol overdose is 15 gms (30 tablets) although standard hospital guidelines allow an extra safety margin and assume liver damage could occur at a single overdose of 24 standard tablets or 150 mg/kg body weight, whichever is the smaller."
    Go to A&E now
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    Please let me quote from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (6th ed, p832):
    "12g in adults may be fatal. However, prompt treatment can prevent liver failure and death."

    OP, you have taken 18.5g, and should go straight to hospital. Ignore people telling you that paracetamol is not dangerous - it is one of the easiest drugs to overdose on. The earlier you receive treatment the less likely you are to suffer permanent liver damage.
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    (Original post by ~chickydee~)
    it was deliberate i went to the shop and bought them knowing what i was gonna do =[[
    i bought two packs which is 32 and i had 5 already in the house so ive took 37 altogether
    i still feel pretty drunk from last night too will that make it worse??
    go to A and E because your liver may fail in about 2 days (not sure exactly how much you have to take for this to happen but i know paracetamol overdoses have a delayed effect)

    also don't mean to scare you but it is a fact that paracetamol will damage you liver slowly and that is why you feel alright after taking an overdose but can deteriorate rapidly later on
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    Suicide is never the answer to a problem, no matter how tough they are. There are many people that would miss you if you were to kill yourself.
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    (Original post by http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1113277)
    Case 1. —A 16 year old girl presented to her accident and emergency department four hours after ingesting 20 paracetamol tablets (10 g)......she was discharged after receiving 50 g of a proprietary formulation of activated charcoal. Over the next two days her family noted that she was becoming progressively confused and drowsy. [She went to A&E] She continued to deteriorate with rising intracranial pressure, and underwent a total hepatectomy. A liver transplant was carried out 36 hours later but as there was no recovery of brain stem function by 10 days after the overdose ventilatory support was withdrawn.
    Please OP, go to A&E NOW!
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    If you are not going to A&E then atleast help yourself.

    Drink lots of fluids and make sure there is food in your stomach. The more you do this the more it will dilute it within your system and get it out quicker.
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    You should go to A&E instead of sitting posting on TSR!
    Even if you do feel fine and even if they aren't that strong, its better to be safe than sorry...
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    I remember reading a story on the random acts of reality london paramedic blog about paracetamol overdose and someone who thought that a couple of packs would be a safe overdose but started to show the signs of liver damage after a couple of days because they didn't get help as they presumed when they didn't die that the overdose had no effect and they would be fine. Don't wait and see and hope you will be fine. Be sensible, grow up and get some medical advice. Even if its just calling NHS direct or something.
Updated: November 30, 2008
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