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    Before I begin, I know I should probably go to the hospital and be better off safe than sorry but I wanted to get some opinions beforehand...

    Let me go ahead and start by giving some possible key details of my last week and about my self. I am 25, male, I drink, don't smoke. I have had problems in the past as far as taking pills (nothing to extreme, one time was close to overdose, like 9 years ago) Usually when I drink I drink about 4 drinks. I started drinking when I was 16, and until I was 21 I didn't control myself with it. But the last few years I usually keep it under 4 drinks in a day, and 13 in a week. Holidays and special events I would drink more. I started getting a better (but still somewhat bad diet) a few years ago...

    Anyway, so in the last week, I had 5 15mg morphine at different times. 45mg was the most I had at once in this past week. We also had 2 parties at my house. One was mainly chill and we just had a couple drinks. The other one I drank a good bit, probably twice as much as I can drink, and maybe more...not really sure. I lost count and blacked out at some point. Also in the last week I started lifting weights (actually the same day as the party where I blacked out) Now I am not in any shape as far as muscular So I started with a smaller weight, but I lifted slowly, and I may have went to far on my left arm. I also am in physical therapy for my foot so I have to do 4 different types of stretches to strengthen my foot. So here is the problem,

    The day after the black out party, I woke up and suprisingly had no hangover, but I felt really out of it most of the day. First thing when I got up was made a glass of green tea. That always helps me after a night of drinking. Well the rest of day the went alright, but at night around 10pm my right shoulder started hurting. The pain area was on top of my shoulder, and also in the shoulder blade. This pain started when I would take deep breaths. I have had this before but not this bad. (Still have it as I am typing) The pain which is more dull than sharp would get worse when I lay or sit. When I stand it is almost unnoticeable. I moved my arm up in the air and bent it slightly and I heard a loud pop, some pain happened with the popping noise. Later last night when I took a deep breath I would get a dull pain right below my right rib (I get this a LOT on my left side and the doctors told me it was just chest wall pain) So now I am having pain in my shoulder blade, on top of my shoulder and below my right rib cage. I am urinating normal and my bowel movements have stayed the same, no blood or anything like that. Today same exact thing although the pain at the top of my shoulder is gone. I am having pain in my back, sort of near the middle and still below my right rib cage. I also had a few pains below my left rib cage but that was normal I believe. I have no clue what to do or what could be wrong. Seeking advice and hoping someone had this happen to them in the past and can guide me in the right direction. At first I thought maybe it was my liver from all of the drinking, but the pain happened about 10 hours after I woke up, and I have no symptoms of live failure. Possibly I damaged something or a number of things from lifting weights? Like I said, I should probably get this checked out, but I always go online before that and 90% of the time either myself or someone else can diagnose the problem. I don't have a doctor and hospital visits are so much money, and if its something like a pulled muscle or strain or something then I wasted a lot of time and money. Ugggh whats wrong with me!
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    First thing's first, if you are concerned about your current health get your ass to the ER pronto! If you're hurting like you describe, I'd be pretty scared. If you're scared, you need medical attention. If not an ER, go to an Urgent Care center, a local clinic or your doctor's office. But the point it, you need to get this checked out by medical professionals IRL ASAP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toothpastedog View Post
    First thing's first, if you are concerned about your current health get your ass to the ER pronto! If you're hurting like you describe, I'd be pretty scared. If you're scared, you need medical attention. If not an ER, go to an Urgent Care center, a local clinic or your doctor's office. But the point it, you need to get this checked out by medical professionals IRL ASAP!
    I know I know :/

    I'm not sure that I can get there this weekend (Unless it gets worse) I have to work every day this weekend. I'm a bit scared as I heard it could be anything from a Collapsed Lung, Liver Disease all the way to a strain on some muscles/nerves, rotator cuff, gall stones etc. But the weird thing is I don't have any major symptoms, no nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, blood, fatigue, weakness or numbness etc. Other than the painful areas I feel perfectly fine. I probably will go to the ER after work tomorrow or the next day. Hopefully its nothing and just goes away
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    Well I hope to have an update soon. I took some tylenol to see if any pain goes away. I was reading up on different diseases and SO far I don't have any symptoms of any life threatening diseases.
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    I'm sorry you don't have a specialist, general practitioner or family doctor you can make a regular appointment with to see about this. They ideally would be the best person to see about this, assuming you're not in the kind of danger that requires immediate attention (although if you are, seek it out!). ERs are great when needed, they can just be (like family doctors too I guess) hit or miss.

    Apologies if I have heckled you a bit. What you are describing sounds like it should get checked out, but (from reading about it from what you've described) it doesn't necessarily sound like something you will die of right away. I don't mean to be overly morose about it either though.

    Keep you head up and get it checked out. And try and lay off the drink (or try drinking less) until you do
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    Quote Originally Posted by toothpastedog View Post
    I'm sorry you don't have a specialist, general practitioner or family doctor you can make a regular appointment with to see about this. They ideally would be the best person to see about this, assuming you're not in the kind of danger that requires immediate attention (although if you are, seek it out!). ERs are great when needed, they can just be (like family doctors too I guess) hit or miss.

    Apologies if I have heckled you a bit. What you are describing sounds like it should get checked out, but (from reading about it from what you've described) it doesn't necessarily sound like something you will die of right away. I don't mean to be overly morose about it either though.

    Keep you head up and get it checked out. And try and lay off the drink (or try drinking less) until you do


    I know! I mean I do have insurance until my birthday, my mom was able to put me on hers, but I still don't have a doctor. lol
    And no problem! Thank you for the concern
    As of right now I am going to possibly ride it out for a day or two and see what happens. I might update this every so often in case someone else has this type of problem, maybe It can help someone else.

    The tylenol did help last night! I still had some slight pain but most of it went away, I skipped my exercise last night as well. SO far today I have no pain at all
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    Honestly, I don't think you have anything liver related at all. Don't Google! I think the chances are you've pulled a muscle, or you may have some postural issues or a slight bulge in one of your cervical or thoracic discs, impinging on a nerve a little, again all potentially caused by working out. Make sure you're careful when you perform exercises and don't overstretch when performing reps.

    FYI this is probably more a Healthy Living type thread than life advice really. Although life advice-wise, definitely try to cut down on the drinking!
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    Per awesome suggestion, moved from LAVA -> HL

    Hopefully you get some more responses here OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFC View Post
    Honestly, I don't think you have anything liver related at all. Don't Google! I think the chances are you've pulled a muscle, or you may have some postural issues or a slight bulge in one of your cervical or thoracic discs, impinging on a nerve a little, again all potentially caused by working out. Make sure you're careful when you perform exercises and don't overstretch when performing reps.

    FYI this is probably more a Healthy Living type thread than life advice really. Although life advice-wise, definitely try to cut down on the drinking!

    Oh but I always good! lol Yeah I think you might be right. I missed 2 days of excersise and had to double up my stretching reps (stretching the calfs, hamstrings, feet and ankles) Maybe I just pushed myself to far. As far as the strectching it seems like its a light workout. 3 reps on each side for a hold of 30 seconds each.

    And yeah I thought it might have been better to post there, but I couldn't decide what was better lol. At least I did get some advice, I think I'm going to replace alcohol with special brownies. lol Thanks for your help and anyone else's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toothpastedog View Post
    Per awesome suggestion, moved from LAVA -> HL

    Hopefully you get some more responses here OP.

    Thank you! My bad about posting in the wrong section, I thought it might have went in the other forum section. But thanks for moving it!
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