My DD has just O/Ded on iron tablets ***FURTHER UPDATE***

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Posted: 10/2/2012 12:57:59 PM
UPDATE 2
I brought my DD back home this afternoon. She seems to have caused no lasting physical damage, althought we have to monitor her carefully over the next few days. She wants to go back to school tomorrow as she doesn't want to miss too much work...(!) It's this strange duality that confuses the hell out of me. One minute she is actively taking steps to end her life, and the next she is talking about future events, school, etc. I spoke to her psychiatrist this afternoon, who is as frustrated as I am. She is going to come and visit her at home at 8a.m. tomorrow before deciding whether she should go to school. (Lots of people in the UK knock the NHS, but we have had an overwhelmingly wonderful, prompt and expert response everywhere over the last two years. I thank God for it every day.)
DS is understandably furious; his sister causes all this upset and then thinks everything can proceed as normal - until the next time. I think it's harder on him than anyone. He is 14, and until DD became unwell, they were very very close. Unfortunately, she is unable to process how her actions impact on him. :cry:

I wanted to answer a few specific points that people have raised.
Gina: Thanks for your apology and your peamail, I appreciate it.
Marcal: Given that this is only your second post after 5 years here, I reckon you must be a pretty nasty person to choose my post for such an unhelpful response.
PMK1977: Yes, I am in Lanarkshire, but I'm not sure if we have spoken before! Maybe on a different board (like the Dibb?)I'll try to peamail you later.
Beautiful Morning: Yes, I know that we say A&E in Scotland rather than the ER, but I was aware of my audience!

To all of those who have shown me compassion and shared your own experiences, thank you so much. You have no idea how comforting it is to know that people are thinking of you. As Susan (57suzi) says, you don't always want to involve family and friends - for many reasons, so having an outlet like this is wonderful.



UPDATE 1
DD was admitted to the Emergency Care Ward last night. I went down to the hospital about 9.30pm and stayed with her for a couple of hours. She was in a lot of pain, and was very nauseous. As always, she was tearful and repentant, and no matter how angry I get with her for acting on her impulses, that anger disappears when I see her. DH has taken the morning off work so that he can be with her. I only work on Wednesday mornings and I have to go - I teach papercrafts to a group of women with poor mental health, and I know how important routine is to them.
I'm overwhelmed with the love and sympathy I've been shown here. It really does help to know that so many people are sending P&PT. I'll check in later to address various different points that have been made, as I need to get DS up for school 20 minutes ago!






Dd17 has severe mental health problems the reasons for which I don't want to go into here atm. She receives excellent care from her psychiatrist, psychologist and social work team.
I had to leave her for an hour today while I took her brother to judo. All the medication is locked away, but there were iron tablets on my desk. While I was out she got into a binge/purge cycle and then took the iron. DH has just taken her to the ER.
I've been trying to work out how toxic the dose was, but my brain isn't working properly. Are there any pharmacists/medics who can advise me? She took 25 x 210mg of ferrous fumarate, approx 2hrs ago.
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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:00:15 PM
((hugs)) I can't help with yuor specific question but I hope she's back home safely soon.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:01:13 PM
call the poison control hotline
and get the hell off the internet

this is the LAST place you need to be

after i hung up with poison control
i'd find an inpatient treatment center
and i'd be on the phone with her doctors

then i'd get my own ass to the hospital

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:04:51 PM

DH has just taken her to the ER.


Her dh is at the ER with her dd. Read the entire post before submitting a handslap!

ETA: I'm sure they'll pump her stomach. I also wouldn't be surprised if they gave her some sort of chelating agent.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:05:12 PM
My DD has mental health issues so I know what you're going through so from one mom to another {{hug}}.

As for your question - not a doc or pharm or anything but I do know that iron is very, very toxic in high doses.

Please go be with your DD at the hospital - she's scared out of her mind even if she won't admit it.

Hang in there momma.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:08:44 PM
((((((((Hugs)))))))) to you, your daughter, and your whole family.
What a terrifying time it must be for you, while your DH is taking her to the ER.
Someone is sure to come here giving you a hard time about something - take no notice of them. Concentrate on getting through this immediate crisis as best you can.
It sounds to me as though you have been through a lot already, with taking her to psychiatrists, pschologists etc - it seems to me that you are an ordinary Mom trying to do her best for her sick daughter.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:10:22 PM
I have no advice, but I'm so sorry. Please let us know how she's doing if you're able.

And Gina, really? was that really necessary especially when you didn't read it fully?? You owe the OP an apology.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:10:49 PM
Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your daughter.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:13:49 PM
i owe no one an apology
and i read the entire post

her daughter tried to commit suicide and she's on 2peas asking for help with toxic doses?

i stand by my statement

get off your favorite message board

and get on the phone with someone that can do some good

and then get to the hospital with your daughter


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:16:07 PM
Although I am sympathetic to the OP, I agree with Gina. This is not the time to be posting at Two Peas.

OP, I hope your daughter gets the help she needs. Take care.






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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:16:26 PM
what good would calling poison control do if her DD is already at the hospital?

I don't presume to know what I would do in a critical situation such as that and its not my place to say what others would do.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:18:36 PM
((HUGS)) to you OP. I have no idea of toxic doses. I hope your DD is getting the care she needs. ((HUGS))

To the rude people on the thread: You have no idea why this op is currently at home. Perhaps there are other reasons she can not go to the hospital right now, and she is here to occupy her mind and help her cope with the current situation.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:19:20 PM
Lesley, no answers or judgement here. Just {{{hugs}}} and prayers. I hope your daughter is okay.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:19:57 PM
she wanted help with toxic doses

call the poison control and ask what you are asking the peas

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:20:08 PM
I don't know the answers to your questions, but I wanted to offer you a (((HUG))) and prayers for your family. She has gone to the ER now and they will know what to do to help her. Hang in there Mom.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:22:37 PM
(((hugs))) OP. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.

OP did post from her mobile, so she may have been on her way to the ER. In any case, when my DS tried to hurt himself, I surely wasn't thinking clearly and in the midst of the chaos, the Peas were a soft place to land from beginning to end. I still so appreciate their support through that time.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:23:59 PM
Positive thoughts and prayers that your daughter will be ok.







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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:26:10 PM
Sending you and your family positive thoughts. Don't let rude responses here add to the stress you are feeling right now. {{{Hugs}}}



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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:32:07 PM
You're right Luckywife, I am here trying to distract myself.
I need to stay with my DS; he doesn't yet know what his sister has done. This will be approximately DD's 30th suicide attempt in the last two years. Some have been more serious than others, but she has overdosed on anti-depressants, painkillers, jumped in front of cars, tried to hang herself, tied ligatures around her neck. She has spent over a year in a psychiatric ward. She also has Aspergers so is very impulsive. My poor DS has had to grow up very quickly and I want to protect him as long as I can.
It's not that I'm hardened to my sweet DD's actions, but we've been here before and I need to pace myself. It's only in the past month that I'd started allowing DD to be home alone. She's been getting much more positive recently, has started back at school and has tentatively begun to make some new friends. Looks like I got it wrong again.

So thanks for your opinion Gina, but if you don't mind, I'm going to ignore it.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:41:33 PM
I have no information for you, but (((hugs))) to you and your family, lesleymark. I can't imagine the pain of dealing with all that you've been through. Healing thoughts for your DD and your whole family.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:49:15 PM
She took 5,250 mg of iron, that's a little over 5 grams. A toxic dosing is really determined based on her weight and the type of iron supplement it was. Toxic dosages begin at 50mg/kg of elemental iron. If the pills were ferrous sulfate the percentage of elemental iron for a 325mg tablet is 20%. If they're unable to clear her system with a drug used to treat iron overdoses then she will have to have dialysis. If that doesn't work the result can be fatal.

I really hope your DD can get the help she needs

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:51:44 PM
I'm so sorry for this very serious situation with your daughter. I hope you can find some peace.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:52:26 PM
my apologies for sounding like a bitch when you are dealing with this shit
it was just beyond my comprehension that you could be at home while she was at the ER

after hearing the backstory - i can understand where you may be coming from

the only advice i needed to give you was calling a poison control hotline for the info you were looking for

i hope she recovers physically and mentally

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:58:41 PM
Here is what to expect from an iron overdose.

There is no mention of dosages. But, what to expect at the hospital, symptoms and the like.

Hope this is helpful.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 1:59:49 PM
My heart is breaking for your family. I hope she gets the help she needs and you have some good support, too. ((hugs))

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:07:06 PM
You all are in my thoughts!

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What an emotional rollercoaster you must be on! I'm so sorry! I'm no help with your question, but hang in there. I'm so sorry you are going through this!! (((HUGS)))

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:17:39 PM
{{{{ OP & family }}}}


my apologies for sounding like a bitch when you are dealing with this shit
it was just beyond my comprehension that you could be at home while she was at the ER

after hearing the backstory - i can understand where you may be coming from

the only advice i needed to give you was calling a poison control hotline for the info you were looking for

i hope she recovers physically and mentally

gina


More people on this board need to understand that MOST OF THE TIME there is back story and that back story would explain a lot. And by jumping on the aggressive hand slap wagon to make yourself feel superior, or whatever it gets you, is generally a bad plan. You could have much more calmly gotten the same message across.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:22:24 PM
Sounds like she is not able to be home alone and needs a better psychiatric hospitalization. One of these times she will succeed and die.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:27:16 PM
Hey, Marcal, maybe your handlers should have crated you before they left for the day. If you have no understanding of a situation and no empathy for those going through it, sometimes, it's better to keep your ignorant opinions to yourself.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:29:07 PM
{{hugs}} lesleymark!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:29:32 PM
I don't think we have a 'poison control hotline' here in the UK, have never heard of one anyway.

OP I really hope your daughter gets the help she needs.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:32:03 PM

More people on this board need to understand that MOST OF THE TIME there is back story and that back story would explain a lot. And by jumping on the aggressive hand slap wagon to make yourself feel superior, or whatever it gets you, is generally a bad plan. You could have much more calmly gotten the same message across.

The ER will do the math on the iron and tell her dh how toxic it is, so it is a rather strange question to ask us. Either way I am sorry the OP is dealing with this.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:34:10 PM
(((((hugs)))) Lesley. I don't know the answer as it would depend on her weight etc to the level of the amount she's taken. I know it can be fatal in a young child.
She's in the right place though so hang on in there. Hoping that all will be well and that she'll be OK.
I don't think there's anyone you can ring in the UK though to get any info but I'm sure your hubby will ring you as soon as he finds anything out at the hospital.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:43:02 PM
OP,

I hope the current crisis has a positive outcome. I don't know anything about iron overdose, and I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through.

I hope your DD gets the help that she needs. I can understand wanting to get more information, but not wanting to tie up a phone line during an emergency. Many of the peas have a lot of information, and I have read answers from pharmacists and doctors on here before.

I also know that sometimes in an emergency, people can't remember "poison control", or like a neighbor when I was a child, the number for "911".

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your family.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:43:28 PM
Lesley, I am so sorry you are going through this. Hugs and prayers for you all. I don't know if there is a uk poisons centre but you could always try NHS direct or your doctor or an after hours surgery? Just a thought. I guess you cant get through to your DH right now. Thinking of you
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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:44:49 PM
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
This must be so hard on you and everybody involved.
Wishing you energy and humor and perseverance to deal with all of this and wisdom to do the right things.
Hope you are able to take care of you also.
Big hugs for you! Please let us know how she is doing later on.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:47:03 PM
Offering my prayers that your daughter will get both the physical and mental help she needs to become healthy and happy.


i owe no one an apology
and i read the entire post

her daughter tried to commit suicide and she's on 2peas asking for help with toxic doses?

i stand by my statement

get off your favorite message board

and get on the phone with someone that can do some good

and then get to the hospital with your daughter


I understand the OP completely. I remember years ago getting a call from the hospital telling me my mother was coding and that I needed to get there right away, but I was a half hour away with 2 infants napping. I got on an internet board I frequented and posted about it. Why? Because I was felling totally helpless and I needed to do something with myself...anything. I needed to talk to someone, but I didn't really want to have a conversation with anyone. I had so much nervous energy and no idea what to do with it.

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(((hugs))) and prayers for you all!


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Hoping and praying she is okay. I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. My sincere sympathies and well wishes.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:05:51 PM
No judgement here either. I am sure you and DH are doing the best you can. Sending {{{hugs}}} and prayers. I hope your daughter is okay.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:06:49 PM
Hugs & prayers to you & your family.

Way to be sensitive, Marcal.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:29:49 PM
i hope your daughter is doing better now that she is at the hospital.


i owe no one an apology
and i read the entire post
her daughter tried to commit suicide and she's on 2peas asking for help with toxic doses?
i stand by my statement
get off your favorite message board
and get on the phone with someone that can do some good
and then get to the hospital with your daughter




Although I am sympathetic to the OP, I agree with Gina. This is not the time to be posting at Two Peas.


i have to agree a little bit here. i always read urgent situation posts like the OP's and i often wonder why the posters are on 2peas instead of at the hospital, on the phone seeking help, etc. i realize there are some very helpful people here on 2peas but i can't imagine a message board replacing being at the hospital and tending to the situation at hand instead of sharing it online while the situation unfolds. i know the OP's husband is with the daughter at the hospital but why is wrong with having both parents there. and if you have to Pea so bad, couldn't you do it on your cell phone while AT the hospital? if it were me, i would be too panicked to be peaing.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:33:31 PM
i know the OP's husband is with the daughter at the hospital but why is wrong with having both parents there

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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:41:21 PM
Hugs and I understand. For petes sake people her DH is @ the hospital and she has another child.

I'd hate to see what comments I'd get. When one of our kids needs to go to the hospital one stays and one goes.





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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:42:26 PM

i know the OP's husband is with the daughter at the hospital but why is wrong with having both parents there. and if you have to Pea so bad, couldn't you do it on your cell phone while AT the hospital?


Probably the same reason I'm reading this while my mother is having a health crisis. She was admitted to a hospital an hour away. They are transferring her to a hospital closer to me. I can't do a darn thing until I know she is here. I'm waiting on a call from my sister who is with her. Sometimes the situation is not what you (general you) think it is.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:46:38 PM
Sending prayers and positive thoughts for your daughter and your family.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:47:22 PM
Hugs and prayers for you and your family. May the Lord give you peace, comfort and patience through this.

I can totally understand the desire and need to come to a friendly place to post, vent and share worries when there is nothing else you can do in a stressful situation. Sometimes the waiting, when there is nothing you can do to help, is the worst part.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 3:49:14 PM
In Scotland the first port of call for information like this is NHS 24. They link to the National Poisons Information Service for the required info. You can't contact the NPIS directly.

OP, so sorry to hear that in such a short time your daughter was able to do this - what a huge strain this must put on your family. I hope she gets good care and is home with you soon.

ETA: As a complete aside, have I spoken to you online before? Your username rings a bell and I'm wondering if you live quite near where we are (Lanarkshire). Please feel free to pmail - even if you are the other end of the country and my brain is thinking of someone else!
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