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    Default Lesson Learnt - Always Read the label!

    Now I know why it says this on packs of medication...

    After jetting off on holiday to the snow and getting the flu... I come home after getting over it and get a blinking throat infection...! SO I rang the Doctors to see about getting something for it. I didnt even need to see him, he just spoke to me on the phone and said he'd leave a prescription at the reception. Bonus I thought...

    So I picked it up, and went to Boots and collected it... Some Antibiotic's...

    So I started taking them, as the Pharmacist said to. Then I started feeling worse! My body ached, Kidneys and back most of all and my "downstairs" department too!

    So I decided to read the instructions on the medication I was taking... This is were I had messed up...

    I was taking, every 4 hours...

    1x Penicillin 500mg - With 200mg Paracetamol
    2x Paracetamol - With Aspirin and Caffeine - 500mg each
    1x Cap of Benylin - With 150mg of Paracetamol + Other stuff etc.
    1x Sudafed (Behind the counter)

    Well, I only just clicked this morning why the Doctor and Pharmacist kept asking me if I was taking anything else... (Well at the time I wasnt!)

    After reading the information and advice on the leaflets inside, it turns out you shouldn't take anything else with any of the above and I was over dosing on Pain Killers!!!

    A safe amount is 8 x 500mg (4000mg) tablets in 24hrs. I was taking... 1350mg every 4hrs, so over 24hrs... 5400mg of just Paracetamol! So I'd hate to think what all the other bits and bobs added together came to in my stomach, mixing all these together... Opps...!

    So that was why I was feeling worse and my back and kidneys were hurting!

    ANYWAY... Lesson learnt by me! LOL

    Oh, and I fitted my new flat window wipers and TC Switch today LOL...

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    Paracetamol overdose causes your kidneys to fail and you die!!

    Can I have your stereo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC View Post
    Paracetamol overdose causes your kidneys to fail and you die!!

    Can I have your stereo
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC View Post
    Paracetamol overdose causes your kidneys to fail and you die!!

    Can I have your stereo
    ... and can i have you wheels!

    lol

    Bllomeck mate, you are lucky tho not to have kicked the bucket!
    bet ya feel worse now than you did with the man flu!

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    i'd get checked out, make sure you haven't done yourself some permanent damage..

    Nice 1 with the mods though

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    allways remember to R T F M ........

    get better soon matey
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    My auntie died of paracetamol poisioning

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    last week i had a bad ear infection and perforted ear drum absolute agony and was taking 2 paracetamol every 4 hrs and thru the night, so that was 5000 or 6000 mg/24 hrs. depending on how you count it over 24 hours and yes i know i was o/d ing but i took the risk for relief fortunatly i didnt feel any adverse side effects

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    Serious stuff here boys - the rule is, DON'T DO IT!!! A 'well' known gentleman' (ok, my better half, Drinky ) managed to do exactly this same thing ten years ago after suffering with glandular fever (and the Doc had told him he had 'a cold'!!!) After three weeks of taking both paracetamol and Lemsip/cold remedies, he eventually passed out and we had to rush him to the clinic, where he was told he'd overdosed and had damaged liver and kidneys beyond repair. He's now intolerant to paracetamol, and isn't supposed to drink either (because of the damage already done to his liver)

    So when it says 'read the leaflet', READ THE FRICKIN LEAFLET!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinky View Post
    last week i had a bad ear infection and perforted ear drum absolute agony and was taking 2 paracetamol every 4 hrs and thru the night, so that was 5000 or 6000 mg/24 hrs. depending on how you count it over 24 hours and yes i know i was o/d ing but i took the risk for relief fortunatly i didnt feel any adverse side effects
    You took the risk!!!! WTF some risk mate popping your clogs!!

    My good friend is a Pharmacist so I always go to him as I know I get sound advice.

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