Have I overdosed on paracetamol?

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Tonight I was feeling really depressed and accidentally took 16 (500mg) paracetamol tablets. Should I contact anyone or will it just pass, please don't answer rude answers I never intended to take so many.

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    Emilia29, I don't want to cause you alarm but I would strongly advise you to phone for help or get yourself to a hospital emergency room as soon as you can. You could be at risk of liver failure, especially if you took all 16 in a short space of time.

    Please don't wait. Get help now.

    Let me know how you get on please. xx

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    It's a really bad moment in life right now for everybody who's suffering with this evil desease, but really i don't think you should panic because what's done is done but if you feel like you did a bad thing dont be afraid to tell anyone because we all do dumb things... that's what makes us human, try and see how you feel in the next hour or so before you begin to to make the situation look worse.

    Hope i helped...

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    hi emilia

    ​i would call hospital for advice, i wouldn't wait if you have taken 16 , get proffesional advice now

    take care

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    Hi honey

    You need to seek medical attention right away. Please do not wait just pick up your phone and call the emergency services xx

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      Hi Emilia

      Relieved to hear you are okay xx please reach out here if ever you need advice or help. Be extra careful with your medication. If you feel you are at risk of taking too many tabs...reach out and ask for help before doing so. If you feel your unable to tell a family member/doctor or friend how your feeling...promise you will contact us here before doing anything that may harm you.

      So delighted you are okay

      Keep in touch

      Blessings and a big hug to you xxxx

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    I would take yourself off the nearest accident and emergency or call NHS . That quantity of paracetamol could do a lot of damage. Having thought you really didn't want to kill yourself, be kind to yourself and act now. Maggie
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    I have experience of paracetamol overdosing as i have done it a few times when my local cmht who i am under has not got back to me when i have told them i am not coping , the only way i knew i would get help is take too many paracetamol and i got sent to A&E where they would always be kind , understanding , caring and more importantly non-judgemental - i understand that some hospitals may not be the same in other areas of the Uk , take yourself to your local A&E , tell them it was a accident , they will do a blood test , you may have to stay overnight but please do not worry - you should be fine but a blood test will give you  a peace of mind , take care , thinking of you x 
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