Alcohol liver failure

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Hey I have always wanted to know can you experience liver failure and liver pain in two months of drinking or does it take years to develop it. Because today I am experiencing some small pains near my liver area do you think that could be dehydration

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    It all depends on your physique - in some it takes months and in some it takes years. If you are feeling bad signs, then go get yourself checked or just cut down.  Two months will not make it an unbreakable habit unless it has become a social way of life in which case beware - don't make it such a frequent habit that it becomes a matter of physical and mental dependency as that is a slippery slope, a downward spiral.

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    No, you cannot get liver failure with two months of drinking, unless you mean you have been drinking for a long time (years) and then have drunk really hard for two months.

    Anyone who has only drunk for two months will not have liver failure. If that has not answered your question then you have asked the wrong question or not given half the information. If you have to ask again, please give ALL the information.

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      I have been drinking on and off for 2 years but the last 2 and half months I have been drinking everyday I barely eat at all do you think that is a bad sign or should I slow down.
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      It is a bad sign. Drinking heavily progressively makes your liver and body worse. The longer you go down that route the more difficult it will be to stop.

      Alcohol has lots of calories, easy calories and the body will always go for them first, which is why you don't have an appetite. One of the nicest things when you stop drinking, is to start craving food and water again. You probably don't drink much (non alcoholic fluids) and your body will be dehydrated. The calories you get from alcohol contain no nutrients and vitamins. Long term this will take a huge toll on your body.

      Over time, alcohol changes your brain and it can't function properly without it, which is why even people who work, can get through the day without alcohol, always have to have some in the evening. If you can't stop and please don't take this the wrong way (I think you are US based) god nor the AA won't help much. There is medication that will help and stop your brain craving alcohol. There are some sticky posts at the top explaining the TSM method and if you are in the States, naltrexone is fairly readily available on prescription.

      As for your liver pain, this could be because of an enlarged liver (through heavy drinking) and it rubs against other organs in your body, but it won't be because of liver failure. You are probably young (20s) and your body will let you get away with it for a few years and then it will hit you. Take time out to sort it before the damage is done.

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      Yes, of course it will. But the issue is not, will your body recover, but when will you be able to stop drinking. Concentrate on the latter and the former will look after itself.
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      For now yes. It will recover well over the next six months If you stop drinking and give it a chance.

      However, I suspect your posting tonight, seeking reassurance means that you are currently drinking.

      It is not so much, how much you have been drinking or even how much you are drinking. It is your ability to stop drinking and give your liver a rest, that counts.

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    Great reply from RHGB as usual. Robin
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