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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 09:28 AM   1
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Accidently took 800 mg ibuprofen last night!


I fell asleep on the couch watching tv, woke up realized I missed a dose of antibiotic, searched high and low, finally found the bottle in the console of my car, downed the med, looked at the bottle and my heart sank. It wasn't my antibiotic, it was my ibuprofen. Immediately began trying to gag myself, called 911 in a panic, ambulance arrived, they really didn't see what the big deal was, they called the ER dr, who said it's probably okay since at precisely the time I took the med I was starting week 16. Not satisfied, I continued to try to gag myself, the ambulance crew convinced me to go the ER. Went and was reassured by the dr (different ER than they called), that she really felt that a single dose at this point in the pregnancy wasn't going to harm my little one. Ugh. I don't know if I did things this dumb before I was pregnant, or if I did them, they just weren't really that big of a deal. Of course, when I left the house this AM I found the antibiotics in my jacket pocket. Not sure what responses I am looking for, no one can undo it, just needing to talk about it, I guess.



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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 10:41 AM   2
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Not sure what to say, just didnt want to read and run.
If Dr in ER wasnt that concerned I would say that things should be ok.
Just take it easy and relax. Hope alls ok

rach x



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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 10:41 AM   3
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Oh no, I probably would have freaked out and done the same thing!!!! Glad to hear everything is ok... hang in there *hugs*



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 10:50 AM   4
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I did a similar thing at about 12 weeks when i took my antihistamine then realised that i had already taken one that morning. Of course i went into a panic and called the NHS direct who didnt seem that bothered unless i was having palpitations or feeling ill. That was after me getting asked if i had purposely taken the extra dose to top myself!!!

In the end I worried about it endlessly but they said the same thing, that it was a one off and it would be fine, got checked at the doctors and all was good.

My bubs is totally ok, still kicking around as he should be. But I do understand your worry, i think we would all react the same.x



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 12:56 PM   5
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i dont think now and again is going to matter in the books on the net it says dont take codiene my doc prescribed this and said dont take it unless u really need to so i didnt think if its now and again it wont do no damage but all day everyday may do...



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 19:42 PM   6
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Thank you all for the kind words. The ER dr was talking about the drug users that roll through using while pregnant and how God still protects their babies. It's crazy. I've been praying from the beginning for God's protection over my lil' one from anything dumb I may do to harm it. It's just frustrating when you are so careful about following all of the rules and then when you do mess up it is so much worse than having that cup of coffee or turkey sandwich.



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