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   Posted 7/18/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a mom of 5 who suffers from low anxiety, I take 0.5 mg of klonopin and then a paxil a day.  I forget what the dosage of paxil is.   But this right now is not my trouble.
My daughter is 17 and has just learned that she is pregnant.  She found out on the 4th of July.  I went to my cabinet to get my medicine this evening and noticed that my klonopin was low, I asked all the kids about it, after a brief argument with them my daughter admitted she took 7 or 8 and put them in her soda about an hour ago.  She said she is having no side effects and will not let me take her to the hospital.  Is this dangerous for her?  Since she dissolved them, may it have "watered them down?"  Please, if any one knows of anything, or something I should watch for, PLEASE PLEASE let me know.
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
On gosh, taking that many she is obviously trying to overdose, please get medical attention for her now.
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would definately recommmend medical attention immediately. Especially with her being pregnant!!! I am sorry you are going through this. Please update us when you know more.

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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Call poison control immediately anytime something like this happens. I'd guess that 3.5 mg Klonopin would just knock her out for a good while, but you should obviously call poison control and ask them.

Dissolving them in soda won't make a difference if she drank the whole soda. This could potentially be bad for her fetus, and if you don't mind me speaking very frankly, she probably knows that.

In any event, I think something like this would warrant psychiatric care of some kind.
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, this needs immediate attention, especially since she is pregnant.  I would also keep your meds away from where the kids can access them in the future (when you get a chance).

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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey thanks peeps, for the other posts, I was passing through from the Crohn's list and saw it, I'm in New Zealand, it was lunchtime, so I didn't have a clue what time it was in the States, and wondered if it was the middle of the night and if anyone would see her post at all.. I'll be checking back to know how it all turns out. My thoughts are with you both,
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   Posted 7/19/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   

I agree with the good advice posted by all and I too believe your daughter needs to be seen by a physician re this "taking of the pills"

I am sorry this happened to you and I will be waiting to hear how all turns out.

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   Posted 7/19/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Dissolving them makes them go to bloodstream FASTER....just like if you put under tongue

PLEASE PLEASE keep us informed
My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope all is going to be okay

She does sound like she needs some help for sure ..........

God Bless.....N Protect that wee Babe and your daughter as well ........

Getting her to hospital and Professionals is PARAMOUNT ........DO not feel guilty this is NOT your fault ........




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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/19/2007 8:18:26 AM (GMT-6)

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