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Alcohol and Acetaminophen

Hello-

22 year old healthy male. I went out partying 5 nights (Not last night, the 5 days before that). Each day i took between 500 and 1000 Milligrams of Acetaminophen via Excedrin and then the last night, took another dosage via NyQuil.

Yesterday I had a nasty hang over as anyone would expect- but I didn't take any more. I slept very poorly last night, tossing and turning for hours. When I'd wake up I was sweating heavily. I feel considerably better today- but still tired and groggy. I have had diarrhea once but haven't been sick to my stomach. I have been less hungry than usual, but when I try to eat- I can just fine. I don't feel well but at work, drove no problem.

I need to know if I am having liver failure. I've been drinking gallons of water today and a bottle of Pedialyte. I feel like my mental capabilities are the same. I am not having trouble talking to anyone. I've had 2 day hang overs, and I don't even feel that terrible today.

I know now that you CAN'T DO what I did (and I had no idea before), but I just can't find online anywhere how severe the symptoms are at this point.  

Thanks for the help.
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Hi Hon, In my opinion, it could be because of the NyQuil. The medicine in it doesn't mix well with alcohol, and i don't just mean the Tylenol that's in it. In my opinion, I think it would take much more to put you in liver failure. I won't lecture you on the drinking but if you do go out and drink, don't take Tylenol or NyQuil. A lot of times if you drink too much, it can lead to alcohol poisoning. If you were taking it because of the next day hangover - don't, it won't really help all that much, I personally would drink, not just water, but also Gatorade, it has electrolytes that your body needs. I hope you're feeling better.
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