Hi, I have a question. Sometimes I casually contemplate suicide--not very seriously, but more as a curiosity. Yesterday I decided to experiment with what it would be like to take a lot of pills. All I had on hand was ibuprofen, so I took 10,000 mg. It wasn't a suicide attempt, but more of a way to satisfy my curiosity about suicide by OD. However, after doing a little research online, some people seem to think that 10,000 mg can be dangerous. It's been 18 hours, and I feel fine except for a little nausea and queasiness. That means I'll be okay, right? I'm not having any serious side effects. I'm a 23-year-old female, 5'6", 115 pounds. Thanks for any advice!
The problem with ibuprofen or tylenol is that you can cause liver damage that doesn't manifest immediately. An amount like 10,000 is too much for the liver to absorb at one time, and there can be considerable damage that you don't realize at this time. I think you should go to a physician, relate what you have told us, and get appropriate testing. Also,maybe some therapy.....that's helpful usuallly to everyone. Keep me posted. Good luck and God bless.
Thanks for the tip! Is there a certain amount of time I should wait, like if I still feel queasy after another day goes by, then I should make a doctor's appointment? Or should I just make an appointment regardless of my symptoms? The queasiness is so mild. I did errands today and even exercised lightly with no problems.
And I appreciate your suggestion to try therapy. I've gone to therapy before and I take antidepressants, but I actually just found a new therapist who I'm hoping will be better than my previous experiences, so I'm going to ask if she's taking new patients. Thanks!
If you have found a good therapist, terrific! Yes, make an appointment. It is so important to have a good relationship with your therapist and your physician. Also, you really have to make an appointment with your regular physician and get some tests drawn (probably blood, to test the levels). This is so important, I cannot emphasize it enough. Keep me posted, Good luck and God bless.
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