I HATE MY MOTHER I HATE HER! I just shown her ALL these FACTS about paracetamol overdose; Individuals who have overdosed on paracetamol generally have no specific symptoms for the first 24 hours. Although nausea, vomiting, and diaphoresis may occur initially, these symptoms generally resolve after several hours. After resolution of these symptoms, individuals tend to feel better, and may believe that the worst is over. If a toxic dose was absorbed, after this brief feeling of relative wellness, the individual develops overt hepatic failure. In massive overdoses, coma and metabolic acidosis may occur prior to hepatic failure. A paracetamol overdose can damage the liver (an effect termed hepatotoxicity), and takes effect more than 24 hours later. The harmful effects of large amounts of paracetamol on the liver are usually delayed so people may feel well for the first day after a paracetamol overdose but can become very sick after that. Symptoms of paracetamol overdosage in the first 24 hours include pallor, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and abdominal pain. Liver damage may become apparent 12 to 48 hours after ingestion as liver function tests become abnormal. Abnormalities of glucose metabolism and metabolic acidosis may occur. In severe cases, liver failure may lead to encephalopathy, coma and death. Acute renal failure with acute tubular necrosis may develop with or without severe liver damage. Cardiac arrhythmias and pancreatitis have also been reported. (I'm REALLY sorry if these are putting off as methods, I removed the ones with g's of the paracetamol) OK, mother, if I die, you'll not be saying to me then 'The doctors discharged you, so you must be fine'. Okay, so fine is experiencing episodes where I feel like I'm being pushed backwards, feeling so sick, so dizzy, and about to black out? Fine is experiencing HORRID pains all over my stomach and chest? FINE IS EXPERIENCING THE FEELING I'M ABOUT TO THROW UP MY GUT? I don't think so. Did you not read the whole damn thing mother? IN AN ADULT, AN ADULT, IF THEY'VE INDIGESTED MORE THAN A CERTAIN AMOUNT, IT IS LIKELY FOR LIVER DAMAGE, I'M A DAMN CHILD AND I TOOK WAY MORE THAN THAT AMOUNT! Sure proves how much YOU care. YOU don't give a damn about me. At all! You just want me gone as soon as possible. Well, if I survive this overdose, don't you fret, I'll do larger than this overdose I did, larger, SO MUCH LARGER! Damn it. I'm so angry! She doesn't even care. I went to hospital four damn hours after the overdose, no, they didn't give me no antidote, no, they didn't pump my stomach, no, they didn't do anything! They poked me with a friggin' needle six times to get my blood, and then said my levels were high, did another blood test, what, NINETEEN HOURS later, and said they were coming back to normal, WELL, according to websites, they should've kept me in for close observations and blood tests every so hours to check my levels. Well, I really do hope I die now. Not just because that was the plan in the first place, but because I know they are so wrong. So damned wrong. I'M FINE? I'M FINE? Oh yeah, and the sky is red? Damn it.