Posted 7/2/2016 6:04 PM (GMT -7)
I used to have an occassional 3-6 beers through the week/weekend.
Then in 2014-2015 I upped that to include 2-3 days of the week and drank on the 3 day weekend I had(6-9)on each those days.
In Nov 2015 I took Ill with respiratory system issues (pleurisy they think) and laid off of any beer totally, then in Jan & Feb had a couple weekend beer binges (3-6) and one night had 1/2 bottle red wine and it made my arms itch...scared the crap out me, due to my fears that I compromised my liver. Since that time, I may have had a total of 6 beers in the following 3 months (no itching with beer just wine). Then during Memorial Day weekend, I splurged with greasy wings and 2 beers, that evening I started experiencing some discomfort at my sternum and a little to the right, sometimes the pain would go into my back. So, I went to my doctor and she said my GERD was acting up and told me to go back on my Omeprasile for a month. I told her about my past drinking and that it concerned me. I had a CBC and Comp Panel done and my Alt, Ast, Bilirubin etc. came out fine and the doctor said I didn't have what I expected, which was Cirrhosis By the blood test results. She sent me for a ct scan which revealed a small amount of air and turns out that I had a perforated ulcer that they think sealed itself back off.
I've been on Naproxen off and on for two years, took it up to 3 times a week, but went off it and went on a daily aspirin, which they think caused the ulcer to begin with. Been on antibiotics twice a day for two weeks now and Prilosec 2x a day. The ongoing pain has greatly diminished.I just have a hard time believing all those pains can come from an ulcer or two.
Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, GERD, Epilepsy, Spinal Stenosis, DDD,
Depression/Anxiety, Myalgia, Sliding Hiatal Hernia Diverticula
~Naproxen, Keppra, Gabapentin, Bupropion~