Took too much paracetomol

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hi,

this is really embarrassing but I'm sort of concerned but don't want to waste anyone's time. I'm awaiting surgery and I've been experiencing a lot of pain for a while now. however, last night I fell ill with a bug and have been very disoriented. it wasn't until this morning that I realised I had been taking the extra strength paracetamol and ibuprofen and have went over the limit for both. now I don't know if I'm still feeling unwell or if I'm having symptoms of taking too much medicine. along with being up and down to be sick I've been taking something every 4 hours, but forgetting my 24hour limit.

I've now got diahorrea, dizziness, sore tummy and extreme tiredness, but like I said, I don't know if this is due to my error or a bug. I think I've taken 4000mg+ but I honestly can't be sure.

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    Hi Emma,

    Don't be embarrassed, you've been poorly and probably not thinking straight. However, you definitely need to phone 111 for advice or go to an A&E dept straight away and speak to a Doctor.

    Good luck

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    i would definatly contact a/e. paracetamol OD TAKES a while to damage the liver. depending how much youve taken you might need to have a blood test and perhaps treatment to ensure no damage has been done.

    unfortunatly i know all this as i took a paracetamol overdose purposly and it was explained that i coukd still hsve been at risk 2 weeks later without treatment

    please get yourself checked x

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