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post #21 of 158
thinking of you and your little one.
post #22 of 158
ER.

Now.

Go.

Prayers and good thoughts going your way until we hear the update from you that all is well.
post #23 of 158
I'd call 911 immediately.
post #24 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
Where did you get this information? I don't think it's true. I was always told the information they took was purely for keeping track of what sort of calls they get.


I suppose it might not be true everywhere. My Aunt works for poison control in NC and I know it is also true in Texas because it happened to a mama I know from another board.

Regardless this is obvioulsy a case where they needed to go to the ER.
post #25 of 158
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I didn't yet.
I'm afraid what they will do to her for unnecessary measure.
Is there anything I can do to dilute this thing in her body? Like feeding her certain things?
AHHHHHHHH
THIS IS WHAT THE POISON CONTROL CENTER & ER ARE FOR. I really hope you've gone already.
post #26 of 158
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I suppose it might not be true everywhere. My Aunt works for poison control in NC and I know it is also true in Texas because it happened to a mama I know from another board.

Regardless this is obvioulsy a case where they needed to go to the ER.
I agree about the ER. I don't think it's all that helpful to throw the threat of CPS into the mix though.

Also, the poison control hotline is a national center, not a regional or state one.

National Poison Control Center
1-800-222-1222
post #27 of 158
Goodness!! I hope you are long gone to the ER by now!!!

I would not really take the risk by waiting to see what a bunch of people on a website say. Accidental poisoning, especially with a strong drug like cymbalta, can have ramifications we are not qualified to diagnose online. And honestly, your baby's safety is paramount here!

Good luck!!

And FWIW, I've had to use PC several times, and nobody's ever followed up, let alone called CPS to make sure I followed the ER recommendation.
post #28 of 158
I really want to emphasize that Poison Control doesn't just say go to the ER lightly. I called them freaked out one time and they said, "Honey, you don't worry until we tell you to worry." They know what they are talking about. I've called probably 8 times in the last 5 years and they've never told me to go to the ER.


Look, my 3 yo had a convulsion after hitting her head, and we didn't take her to the ER (Dh was in EMS and we know what to look for AFA head trauma) ... the point of sharing that is that we really do NOT go to the hospital unless we are sure we have to. I would call an ambulance if Poison Control said to get to the ER.
post #29 of 158
OH my god, I just re-read this post & realize the OP has ALREADY spoken to poison control & they recommended the ER.

MODERATOR: Please, can there be some kind of common-sense warning on this site indicating & reminding ALL that what is posted here is OPINION of STRANGERS, not medical professionals? I really shudder to think that anyone, would hesitate calling 9-1-1 after being advised by the PCC to go to the ER, in favor of or in order to get MDC opinions.

This is so unbelievably frightening. It's one thing when we're talking about whether to give Hylands teething tabs over Tylenol, but when a child has ingested an adult medication, there shouldn't even be hesitation.

Doctors, nurses, medical professionals, in spite of what some fringe folks might say, here to HELP, not hurt. And in this instance, in particular, is a perfect example of just WHY there are emergency services - 9-1-1 & PCC & ER. As much as I love this site, I do wonder that the culture here often can cause people to hesitate in their blink instinct decisions (which are usually right - they are built in, hard wired protection for ourselves & our children) in favor of getting a broader "natural family" opinion from complete strangers who don't know the whole story before action. It's just plain frightening.


PLEASE, OP if you're still around, GO TO THE ER. Call 9-1-1.

Thinking of you.
post #30 of 158
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I'm afraid what they will do to her for unnecessary measure.
I'd be more afraid of what the drug would do to her, than anything the doctors may do. Please let us know how she's doing.
post #31 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I agree about the ER. I don't think it's all that helpful to throw the threat of CPS into the mix though.

Also, the poison control hotline is a national center, not a regional or state one.

National Poison Control Center
1-800-222-1222
Yes, but there are regional offices. There's one here in Charlotte.
post #32 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I agree about the ER. I don't think it's all that helpful to throw the threat of CPS into the mix though.

Also, the poison control hotline is a national center, not a regional or state one.

National Poison Control Center
1-800-222-1222
The hotline is national but the systems are regional. My aunt works for the Charolette, NC regional office.
post #33 of 158
Yes, I would. And I'm terrified of ER's due to our non-vax status. BUT, I called Poison control immediately myself a few months ago when my daughter ingested a doggie pill, they looked it up, and turned out to be ibuprofen for dogs. They told me I did NOT need to go to the ER and that considering the dosage amount she would be fine. That means to me that they tell you to go only if it is truly indicated. Hugs, mama. I know firsthand how scary it is!
post #34 of 158
I'm sure posion control would have told her to call 911 if it was such an emergancy that she couldn't make it to the ER on her own.
post #35 of 158
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The hotline is national but the systems are regional. My aunt works for the Charolette, NC regional office.
So, you call a national number and are somehow routed to a regional office? Interesting.

I actually just called the 800 number (the website says you can call for info as well as for poisoning emergencies). She said people are not obligated to give their info and that many people don't, and the only way they'd call CPS is if the person calling (a) gave identifying information and (b) admitted to either purposely poisoning their child or admitted to something illegal ("My daughter got into my cocaine stash..."). FWIW.
post #36 of 158
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I'm sure posion control would have told her to call 911 if it was such an emergancy that she couldn't make it to the ER on her own.
Right, but they were likely assuming she was going to go ASAP, so if she IS still around (and I sure hope she is already on her way to the ER), 911 could be a smart move as treatment has been delayed.
post #37 of 158
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Originally Posted by TechnoGranola View Post
Right, but they were likely assuming she was going to go ASAP, so if she IS still around (and I sure hope she is already on her way to the ER), 911 could be a smart move as treatment has been delayed.

good point
post #38 of 158
My oldest ate a Prozac when he was about 18 months old and poison control sent us to the ER. I hope you are there already.
post #39 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I agree about the ER. I don't think it's all that helpful to throw the threat of CPS into the mix though.

Also, the poison control hotline is a national center, not a regional or state one.

National Poison Control Center
1-800-222-1222
Geez, I think nannymom was just trying to be helpful... this seems snarky.
post #40 of 158
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So, you call a national number and are somehow routed to a regional office? Interesting.
Yep. Which is why if you have Lingo or Vonage you have to register your location, so you get routed to the right place. When we first had to call PCC when we moved to NH, I ended up talking to a very nice man from the office in Beckley WV since Lingo still had that area as our area for 911 service.
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