Hello and thanks for replying with your follow up questions.
Was the two week vacation within the 4 week period before the test will be done?
If so it will likely show some elevation, but not as much as it would if your were still continuing to drink that much. I am sorry i can't be more specific than that - but from what I have read, the CDT will show a period of heavy drinking for anywhere for 2 to 4 weeks - so you may be lucky and not show the effects, but then again, you may very well show some elevation if it was during the last 4 weeks that you were drinking this amount.
I think it best to take out a calendar and mark the days with the drinking and simply show it to your doctor and try to be as upfront and honest as possible, as you have been with me.
The Advil should not effect the test from what I understand.
Tylenol is a medication that can elevate liver enzymes, but this test is not checking for elevated liver enzymes.
Also, for your future well being, I should let you know some information, that unfortunately many people do not know, but I worked for 7 years on a long term study of women, children and alcohol, and was made well aware of these details.
This is not related to the upcoming CDT, but just info. that I am giving you so that you will be aware of the amounts of alcohol that are now considered safe, especially for women, to drink. Damage to women's livers in general occurs at a much lower level than what it does for men. This is because women process alcohol via a different enzyme processing pathway than men. In fact, 1 drink for a women is equivalent to 2 drinks for men, as far as the amount of damage it causes the liver physiologically. Thus, the recommendations for amount of alcohol that can be drunk safely, is much lower for women than men. Drinking more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day for women can lead to damage, whereas for men, drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day can lead to damage. Thus it takes much less alcohol to create some long term damage than many people realize. The manufacturers of alcohol certainly don't make this fact apparent, and neither does our television or film industry, as they often show people drinking alcohol all day long without any consequences at all.
Again, I hope I am not confusing the issue, but I have found so many people unaware of the parameters for 'safe' drinking as far as the long term physical effects. Some of the effects of the alcohol on the liver can be partially remedied by making sure to eat protein (helps rebuild the liver) the day after drinking, as well as supplementing with the B vitamin Thiamine (prevents alcoholic dementia - as alcohol depletes the brain of Thiamine).
I think health care providers need to do a better job of getting the facts out about alcohol and how damaging it can be, because there are many people such as yourself that think 5 drinks a day on vacation or weekend is not a problem, when indeed it can be quite harmful to the system, especially in women.
Let me know if you have more questions.