Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical

I had a foolish experience overloading my liver two days ago

Customer Question
and experienced one hell of...
I had a foolish experience overloading my liver two days ago and experienced one hell of a hangover which I'm sure borders, or was, alcohol poisoning. I also took some medication prior to drinking that is considered a heavy load to my liver but didn't think much of it as it was over 3 hours since I had taken. I'm no doctor though. Skip forward to now, two and a half days after the experience and I'm left with little to no appetite throughout the day, feelings of heavy fatigue, and am taking trips to the bathroom every 20 minutes or so to have small spurts of clay-colored diarrhea. My question is, how concerned should I be and what should I do now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Answered in 2 minutes by:
8/21/2016
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 11,441
Experience: 20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC
Verified

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

So. What should you do now?

1. Learn a lesson....and don't do this again.

2. Eat boiled hamburger with rice and drink a lot of water.

3. Take some imodium for the diarrhea

4. See your MD if you are not better by Tuesday or so.

5. Mash the excellent feedback button ;)

Make sense to you?

It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I honestly will you give you an excellent rating once I'm sure I've gotten my money's worth. I absolutely love that you've gotten back to me as quick as you have, but I'm still hesitant. I don't mean to be rude, but I looked online for the Imodium solution. I'm looking for security. How severe is this? At 23, I've had a problem with alcohol in my few years of living. By problem, I mean that I drink pretty regularly to the extreme and am hoping that this isn't my liver's or my intestinal tracts final straw. I'm taking some TUDCA (if you're aware of the compound) to counteract the damage the alcohol would've done but I'm not sure if its futile at this point. So - to reiterate - clay colored diarrhea (which the Internet has scared me into believing is a very bad sign), fatigue, slight nausea persisting, and slight "wrongness" feeling to everything. You could call it confusion, I suppose. What should I look out for as far as worsening symptoms or what should I see improving if it's not a problem?? Sorry if I sound a bit frantic - it's because I am. I'm an otherwise fantastically healthy individual with no health-care. Frantic mode engaged. Please respond in kind and I'll MASH THAT BUTTON TO PIECES!!!
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago

It depends on what "medication" you took before your binge......

But, on the positive side? Millions of 20 year olds have done worse things to their bodies and livers over the centuries and they all lived, and so you will too.....

It is time to deal with your alcohol problem......

You do not need to take TUDA....it is a scam.

Clay colored diarrhea is not a sign of your impending death by liver failure......

If you are worried that all the signs you are experiencing are a sign of fatal liver damage -- which they are not -- then you should go to the ER.

So. What to do?

1. Follow my previous advice.

2. Sounds like it is time to hit an AA meeting....

3. Stop freaking out, but use this fear to motivate you to change your hard drinking ways.

4. Mash that excellent feedback button to pieces and leave a huge tip.

Make sense to you?

I am happy to be able to help you today. If you would be so kind, please help me get credit for my efforts in answering your questions and press the excellent feedback button for this encounter. And, don’t forget, I work for tips. I would also be happy to continue to answer any more questions you have until we have resolved your concern.

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Your answer yields good answers but with a few more questions.This medication would be called Tianeptine. Obviously not prescribed but used as an anti-depressant. Known to be a heavy load to the liver. On this day, I took around 80mgs, which is 8x the recommended dose. On accident, first time using both the supplement and my weight scale. Stupid mistake. So, knowing that, does that put me at even greater risk for something like cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, ulcers, etc?Also, last question because I buy this stuff specifically for it touted to have "liver damage reversing" possibilities, why would you say it's a scam?You're absolutely right. After that "hell of hangover" I mentioned, I dramatically (and seriously) vowed like Scarlet O'Hara to never drink again. Probably not a reality but definitely not to the degree to which I was. It's scary and very painful to go through something like that. Literally on the bathroom floor for 13 hours in between heaving and trying not to heave.I'll get help. I don't need to be doing this to my body. You're awesome.Thanks for your help. Once I get a response from you, I'll be ready to tip you and leave you an excellent rating. Thanks Rick.
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago

You are freaking out and there is no need....trust me. I am a Doctor. :)

Your liver is fine -- Tianeptine use or not.

Just because the advertising department puts "liver damage reversing" on the ads does not mean it does it.....it is a scam.

I will let my wife know that I have independent conformation that I am awesome. Thank you ;)

Time to mash....

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you can please give me the top rating in all areas. It has been a pleasure to assist you today.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Dr. Rick, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD
Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 11,441
11,441 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+ years as a doctor. Internal Medicine Internship in NYC

Dr. Rick, MD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,160 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,734 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,064 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

13,486 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I suffer from really bad fatigue, can exposing myself to
I suffer from really bad fatigue, can exposing myself to cold showers help me combat it. I do feel very alert when exposing myself to 1 minute of freezing water. But I become fatigued again in 2 hours… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,658 satisfied customers
For the past month my right arm and shoulder feel fatigue. I
For the past month my right arm and shoulder feel fatigue. I have strength and feeling. It's really bothering me and I can't see a neurologist till the 27th. I'm starting to get anxiety over this so I… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
I have been having symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, hot
Hello I have been having symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes with temperature since August, I have been to my Doctor twice now and had Pathology completed which showed my B12 was borderline lo… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,367 satisfied customers
My family dr. did a CBC count for extreme fatigue. He found
Hi. My family dr. did a CBC count for extreme fatigue . He found my RDW count was 25 when it had been 12,5 in July. Other than a slightly lower than normal MCHC count, I have a good appetite, am not l… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
91 satisfied customers
My 14-year-old daughter has been complaining of fatigue and
My 14-year-old daughter has been complaining of fatigue and muscular pain and weakness for the past couple of weeks. She had a CBC done which indicated low white blood count (2.0), low hematocrit (35.… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,367 satisfied customers
In the past week I have had tonsilitis with fatigue no
Second opinion] In the past week I have had tonsilitis with fatigue no fever. started a week ago after having unprotected sex fellatio with a new partner. Assumed it was strep so went to dr and strep … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
In the past week I have had tonsilitis with fatigue no
In the past week I have had tonsilitis with fatigue no fever. started a week ago after having unprotected sex fellatio with a new partner. Assumed it was strep so went to dr and strep test came back n… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,804 satisfied customers
What cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue
Second opinion] what cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue and pain/weakness in upper thigh joints, slight spotting at end of urinating, also feeling strained… read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,247 satisfied customers
What cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue
Second opinion] what cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue and pain/weakness in upper thigh joints, slight spotting at end of urinating, also feeling strained… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Staff Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,215 satisfied customers
What cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue
Second opinion] what cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue and pain/weakness in upper thigh joints, slight spotting at end of urinating, also feeling strained… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,035 satisfied customers
What cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue
what cause pain across entire lower back, extreme fatigue and pain/weakness in upper thigh joints, slight spotting at end of urinating, also feeling strained … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,367 satisfied customers
I have lately suffered with extreme fatigue and severe pain
Second opinion] I have lately suffered with extreme fatigue and severe pain (constant) just above my right hip. I also have red blood every bowel movement regardless of the consistency of the stool. (… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
I have lately suffered with extreme fatigue and severe pain
I have lately suffered with extreme fatigue and severe pain (constant) just above my right hip. I also have red blood every bowel movement regardless of the consistency of the stool. (Usually very loo… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,658 satisfied customers
I have lower left back pain, urine urgency, sweats, fatigue
I have lower left back pain, urine urgency, sweats, fatigue and occasionally sharp pain in my vaginitis. Been told that there is blood in my urine… read more
Dr. Juran
Dr. Juran
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
179 satisfied customers
I have Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
I have Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. About 8 months ago my breathing altered, I couldn't do anything much without gasping for breath. It is really bothering me as I am breathles… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,367 satisfied customers
I've been throwing up everything, feel fatigued, no
I've been throwing up everything, feel fatigued, no appetite, bowel issues, chills … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,712 satisfied customers
My symptoms are fatigue and chills. I'm recuperating from
my symptoms are fatigue and chills. I'm recuperating from back surgery 6 weeks ago. … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
I've been feeling fatigue dizzy and overall malice for
I've been feeling fatigue dizzy and overall malice for months. Finally a very good doctor diagnosed me with vitamin D deficiency my levels were under 20. He prescribed me one pill a week 50,000 Units.… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x