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This is kind of urgent

I took 8 crushed 20 mg methylphenidate pills. So that is 160mg. I'm 17, female, 5 foot and 3 inches tall, and 260 pounds. I am shaking, jittery, my heart rate is 180, my breathing has increased, and my temperature is 99.1. These pills are precribed to me for ADHD. I am well aware that i shouldn't have taken 4 times the amount, it was very dumb.  I need recommendations on what I should do, or rensurence on if I'm going to be okay.
Tags: Heart, pills, overdose, help, heart rate, Exceeded amount, breathing problems
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You need to go to your local ER & explain what you've taken. Your heartrate is too high & lord only knows what your blood pressure is doing! Please seek treatment now. This is nothing to play around with!
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Call a poison control center right away 1800-222-1222. Although u don't exactly have symptoms of overdose u better be safe than sorry
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Sweetie, I agree! Get yourself to the ER as soon as possible! Please let us know how you are doing, after you get back from the ER!
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Please get to the ER and tell them what you have told us.  This is nothing to mess with.  Let us know how you are when you can.
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Overdose can cause vomiting, agitation, tremors, muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions), confusion, hallucinations, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, blurred vision, dry mouth and nose, and fainting. GET HELP ASAP
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I know its been 4 hours since you posted but like the others said I hope you went to the ER or called 911. While 180 heartrate for someone your age may not necessarily be a huge cause for concern,(assuming your otherwise healthy) the breathing issues definitely are! I hope your at the ER now! Let us know how your doing.
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I hope you were able to seek help. I do hope you come back and let us know how you are
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Thank you guys for your help. I did call the poison control center, and then I went to the ER. There was nothing they could do because it already had been absorbed. I sat there for a few hours while they ran blood tests, and kept checking my blood pressure until it was low enough to know I was going to be okay. They gave me a sleeping pill and sent me home. I am fine now, but much is changing for my life now:/. Thank you guys for your help, and concern.
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I'm so glad you are ok and made the right decision to seek help. I hope this was an eye opener and that you won't be abusing or doing anything like that again!
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Im really happy that you went to the ER and got checled out. Brings alot of realief to us! I agree with here4support 100%! Time to make   those though  choices and get your life back !  We're all here for you honey!
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Thank you for letting us know you are okay.  We are a great support system so i hope you will talk to us~
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