Accidentally Taken Too Much Dihydrocodeine

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Hi, need some advice. Yesterday I accidentally took 4x120mg of Dihydrocodeine. I woke up with a blinder of a headache and intended to take some paracetamol. I went to the medicine cabinet and, in my half awake state, picked up a bottle of pills which I assumed were paracetamol (they were in the spot where the paracetamol normally are). After pouring some water and knocking back the pills, I went back to bed. About an hour or so later my body was extremely warm and I felt disoriented - this was when I realised my mistake. I went back to the cabinet and confirmed it certainly wasn't paracetamol I'd taken.

I spent the rest of the day completely out of it, I was dosing in and out of sleep all day. Last night I was vomiting and my head was completely all over the place.

I thought if I slept through this I'd be fine in the morning.

Got up today after a night of disturbed sleep and serious itching and feel slightly better but still a little sketchy - the worst thing is, I've not been able to pee and I'm constipated. I feel like I need to pee, but after 20 mins or so minutes of trying, I get no more than a dribble. In fact there is no movement downstairs at all, if that makes any sense without going in to too much detail

Will this sort itself out or should I get medical advice?

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  • Posted

    Dont worry about it. You are still alive obviously as indeed one would expect. Just drink plenty of water and forget about it.

    • Posted

      It will pass. You definitely do not to see a Doctor.

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