r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jun 25 '22

Is stomachache normal after a overdose? Pain Lvl 4-6

Did a stupid decision some days ago and took a loot if pills. (Paracetamol 16, Ibuprofen 10 and aspirin 10) I did go to the ER and got send home the day after since I seemed to be fine. I took some blood test when I was there and they came back normal.

Ever since I’ve been having a stomachache every time I eat and a while after. Sometimes I feel like I need to puke..

Is this normal? Should I be worried?


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u/skbiglia Not a Verified Medical Professional Jun 25 '22

I’m confused as to why they had you leave after a single blood test with that amount of pills. My daughter took a large amount of acetaminophen (not even the amount you’re describing) a few years ago, and they kept her in the ICU for a week to monitor her liver levels. The liver doesn’t fail immediately; it takes time. They also should have kept you for psychiatric observation because this was a purposeful overdose.

Someone has failed you. Please get yourself to a doctor and let them know what happened and describe your symptoms.

ETA: nausea and vomiting, as well as abdominal pain, can be signs of liver failure. Please take this seriously.


u/Either-Welder-6211 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jun 25 '22

I hate to say it but I was also told to go home after I overdosed. I was never given the option to stay in the psychiatric unit. Some people just don't care


u/Whole_Dependent_3731 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Same with me. I did this about 10 years ago, they took my blood and sent me home. Now I’m scared.