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So... The last few times I've drank my throat all the way to my stomach has been feeling dry and sore and my stool has been black and like tar. I've been drinking less each time and feeling worse after... Not drunk at all but the above feelings. I only drink whiskey and cokes when I go out and just Dr. Pepper when I'm not drinking. I probably get a gallon of water every two weeks...

Have I completely screwed up my system?

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your crap is pale because your liver is no longer producing bile to properly breakdown and digest food. it's probably black because either you have blood in your stool ((stomcaj ulcers or gird) or you are taking in so much sugar. without getting into a discussion about your lifestyle, try not drinking any alcohol for two weeks and see what happens. if these are your worst symptoms, just lay off the booze for a little while and you'll be fine. two weeks of healthy living to reset your system.

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Heres some questions for you, in my experience as a recovering Alcoholic and addict Normal drinkers dont drink like you describe, you might want to take a look at it. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

20 Questions

The Twenty Questions that helped me

decide that I was alcoholic.

The 20 Questions

Take this 20 question test to help you decide whether or not you are an alcoholic.

Answer YES or NO to the following questions.

1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?

YES __ NO __

2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

YES __ NO __

3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

YES __ NO __

4. Is your drinking affecting your reputation?

YES __ NO __

5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

YES __ NO __

6. Have you ever got into financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

YES __ NO __

7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?

YES __ NO __

8. Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?

YES __ NO __

9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

YES __ NO __

10. Do you crave a drink at a definite time?

YES __ NO __

11. Do you want a drink the next morning?

YES __ NO __

12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

YES __ NO __

13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

YES __ NO __

14. Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?

YES __ NO __

15. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

YES __ NO __

16. Do you drink alone?

YES __ NO __

17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

YES __ NO __

18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?

YES __ NO __

19. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?

YES __ NO __

20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking?

YES __ NO __

What's your score?

If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to any two, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.

If you answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

(The test questions are used at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, in deciding whether or not a patient is an alcoholic).

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So... The last few times I've drank my throat all the way to my stomach has been feeling dry and sore and my stool has been black and like tar. I've been drinking less each time and feeling worse after... Not drunk at all but the above feelings. I only drink whiskey and cokes when I go out and just Dr. Pepper when I'm not drinking. I probably get a gallon of water every two weeks...

Have I completely screwed up my system?

Maybe cool it on the booze and soda for a while, and up your water intake?

I used to drink (as in alcohol) very frequently. I didn't necessarily get drunk, but my tolerance for alcohol was becoming very high.

I cut out about 95% of that and never felt better. Just sayin...

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Black stool that is thick like tar is blood!!!! Go to the doctor and don't delay!

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How strong do you mix your drinks? i had the same problem when i mixed mine half and half...lay of for a couple days, and dont mix the drink so strong, and youll be fine.

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Black tarry crap is an upper GI bleed until proven otherwise. Go see you your doctor, and stop drinking.--aj

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1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?

YES __ NO x

2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

YES __ NO x

3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

YES x NO __

4. Is your drinking affecting your reputation?

YES __ NO x

5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

YES __ NO x

6. Have you ever got into financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

YES __ NO x

7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?

YES __ NO x

8. Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?

YES __ NO x

9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

YES __ NO x

10. Do you crave a drink at a definite time?

YES __ NO x

11. Do you want a drink the next morning?

YES __ NO x

12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

YES __ NO x

13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

YES __ NO x

14. Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?

YES __ NO x

15. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

YES x NO __

16. Do you drink alone?

YES __ NO x

17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

YES __ NO x

18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?

YES __ NO x

19. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?

YES x NO __

20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking?

YES __ NO x

Well thats 3... 👍

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How strong do you mix your drinks? i had the same problem when i mixed mine half and half...lay of for a couple days, and dont mix the drink so strong, and youll be fine.

about half and half... maybe a little more. The bar I go to is awesome and you get your moneys worth... Saturday night is the last time i've drank and it was only 4 drinks but i'm still not feeling all that great, my stools cleared up though so thats good.

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I used to drink quite a bit and as a result I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and GERD. Before I went to the Gastrointerologist I would take Pepto Bismol to try and fix it which caused my tongue to get rough and discolored. It was hard to swallow for a while.

After I stopped, everything cleared up. The doc said it all had to do with my diet.

It sounds like you are binge drinking. I see you are 24 and I know lots of young adults who like to party. Do yourself a favor and go easy on the liquor for a bit. If you adjust your diet to get good foods and liquids in your system, I am pretty sure you will see improvements in your health.

If you are going to continue drinking a lot, I would steer clear of Tylenol and Advil. Tylenol will probably damage your liver more and Advil will continue to tear up your stomach.

Good luck

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Yeah and the fact that I used to be on a test booster, weight loss pills, and drinking a pre and post workout shake probably tore up a bunch of stuff... I still drink protein shakes every now and again when I don't have time for a good meal but the others I've been off of for a while.

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