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Old 03-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone early on experience fairly intense liver pain... At night it's keeping me awake worse then the shakes and anxiety. Over the years I've tried quitting before and got the normal withdrawal symptoms, however never pain like this.

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Old 03-18-2015, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My advice would be see a professional for the pain and the drinking.

In my drinking days I would have ignored this advice because I didn't want to quit drinking and I didn't want to know how sick I was.

Today in sobriety my various ailments have vanished and I'm happier than I've ever been
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Definatly see a dr
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How do you know for sure it's your liver?
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Like others see a Doctor.

Do you have a plan to stay quit? Some of the damage might be reversed, if you stay sober.

During my active days, after a binge I once had terrible liver pain. I know how painful it can be.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Generally, liver doesn't feel pain even if it is severely damaged. That's the tricky thing because it can be extensively destroyed before you know it (and usually it is too late).
In my opinion it is a gallbladder stone especially if the pain is excrutiating. Is the pain located on the right side just before the ribcage? Radiating to the back?
However, it can also be caused by something else like pancreatitis (in this case the pain concentrates on the left side of the abdomen, but there are no strict rules). There can be other causes as well.
Anyway, my advice is that you should contact your doctor asap. Do not wait.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think so, spent a bunch of time researching and didn't find much in regards to liver pain and withdrawal. The only thing I can think of is it's a "fatty liver"
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Go right to the doctor. My husband had severe pain in his stomach area and it turned out to be his pancreas. Had to be treated in the hospital.
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Thanks everyone for the advice, I'm going to go see my doctor on Friday.
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I think so, spent a bunch of time researching and didn't find much in regards to liver pain and withdrawal. The only thing I can think of is it's a "fatty liver"

I'm in Canada, so for me to see my GP DR would probably take a week, trying to decide if I should just deal with the pain.
I don't think it is a good idea researching on your own (especially in the internet). It requires additional testing like blood test, ultrasound etc.
My doctor says that pain located in the abdominal cavity should not be ignored. Especially in people drinking excessively.
Seek professional help, my advice.
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Could be a multitude of reasons, check in with a Dr to be safe!!
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