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How long do you have to wait after mono before you can drink?

How long do you have to wait after mono before you can drink?

It is recommended: That you abstain from alcohol use for at least 4 weeks if you have mononucleosis (longer if you have continued symptoms or elevated liver function tests). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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How long after I get over mono should I wait until I drink?

You decide: Your liver is important to you. It breaks down toxic byproducts of your metabolism and directly influences things like your ability to clot.Mono and several other viral diseased cause liver inflammation, which impairs its ability to function at the cellular level. Most have outward symptoms of mono for about 3 weeks, but the liver inflammation can last for 3 months or more.Alcohol is a toxin.... ...Read more

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How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How much alcohol?: And was your liver affected? If you had mono hepatitis, you need to talk to your doctor and make sure your enzyme levels are completely normal. Truly social drinking (less than 2 drinks, a couple times a week at most) should not be a problem, but regular or heavier drinking may well be. Your own physician is the best person to answer this question, but my? Is if alcohol is problem for you? ...Read more

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Yawning all day long, feeling tired. Been going on for 6 months. Mono came back negative. I drink lots of water, active, and eats fairly heathy. Help!

Chronic fatigue: This is one of the most frequent complaints doctors hear. The first thing to exclude is depression, but you may have some form of sleep disturbance like apnea, may have a mononucleosis-like syndrome (Toxoplasmosis, CMV, etc.). You indicate that you are HIV infected but do not give your CD4 count or viral load. You should discuss this at length with your treating doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to smoke/drink after mono/strep/tonsillitis?

How long should I wait to smoke/drink after mono/strep/tonsillitis?

For ever.: You have no need to smoke, ever. It's bad for you before, during, or after mono/strep/tonsillitis. If you have stopped for more than three days because of your illness, the physical addiction is already broken and any cravings you feel are just habit. Stay a non-smoker, for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How long after mono symptoms go away can you drink alcohol and be sexually active?

How long after mono symptoms go away can you drink alcohol and be sexually active?

Hard to say: Mono has a variable effect on patients with some quite impaired and some with a light case. It has the tendency in most to cause inflammation of the liver, which will self heal over time but to your question. The liver must detoxify the alcohol you consume. In some patients it takes months before their liver heals. You might want to try it slow for a while. ...Read more

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A friend was tested positive for mono this today after I accidentally took 1 sip of her drink I have never had it is there a good chance I have it now?

Maybe: Usually it's transmitted by much more intense exposure to saliva -- "kissing of more than filial intensity." The risk is low in the household setting where this kind of sharing is common. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink alcohal when you have mono?

Why can't you drink alcohal when you have mono?

Liver toxicity: Since mono causes a mild inflamation of your liver, it is not able to efficiently deal with some of your toxic ingestions, ie.Alcohol, without incurring some additional liver injury. A single drink once in a while would not kill you, but you need to treat your liver with kindness during that illness. ...Read more

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Had mono and my ALT is 85. Can I drink alcohol?

Had mono and my ALT is 85. Can I drink alcohol?

Avoid alcohol use: For a minimum of 4 weeks with mononucleosis - longer if you remain symptomatic. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Could I drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Yes: This should not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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I have mono is it ok for me to have 1 drink a week?

I have mono is it ok for me to have 1 drink a week?

Liver issues: You need to ask your own physician about this, because s/he knows the state of your mono and liver condition, etc. Alcohol is a toxin to the liver (and other organs too). If your liver enzymes are elevated it would not be a good idea to use any known liver toxins. ...Read more

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My roommate who has mono drank from my drink thinking it was hers and I drank after her. What should I do?

My roommate who has mono drank from my drink thinking it was hers and I drank after her. What should I do?

Not much you can: Many people have mono in childhood and will be immune thereafter. If you were exposed and did not, it may not be enough to pass it on or it may be several weeks before you develop symptoms. There is no preventative treatment. ...Read more

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So the bf shared a drink with someone who has mono and then I got with him afterwards does this mean I will have mono?

So the bf shared a drink with someone who has mono and then I got with him afterwards does this mean I will have mono?

Not necessarily.: If your boyfriend has been infected with the epstein barr virus then activities such as kissing could transmit the virus to you. He may or may not have contracted it. ...Read more

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Can I die from drinking 3 beers if my liver is sick from mono?

Can I die from drinking 3 beers if my liver is sick from mono?

Alcohol: Drinking more than 2 drinks in men and 1 drink in women per day is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after having mono?

? timing issue?: Since mono often produces liver inflammation it is wise to avoid alcohol consumption while symptomatic. Since alcohol is broken down by the liver, the illness can intensify the risk of liver injury by alcohol. Most adults are symptomatic for 3-4 wks, while a few remain so for 3 months. Avoiding alcohol until you are well past the symptomatic stage is recommended. ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

Hard to say: Mono often causes liver inflammation and that is where the toxins in alcohol must be broken down. If you drink while the liver is already compromised, you increase the chance of liver injury. Light drinking might not stir up a big problem, but keeping that in mind could help you avoid some harsh consequences. ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

How can drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

Mono: Mono causes you to feel weak all by itself. It tends to make people tired and fatigued. Alcohol is a suppressant and causes drowsiness, slowed responses. Together, the effects will likely be exacerbated or made worse. I wouldn't recommend mixing the two, it could result in a very long rip van winkle-like nap. ...Read more

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If I kiss someone with mono, then drink liquor, could it kill the germs?

If I kiss someone with mono, then drink liquor, could it kill the germs?

Unlikely prevention: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv). The trouble with killing ebv is that it is not alive to begin with. The virus takes over cells, reproduces and infects others. Ebv is spread by saliva or blood. If anything, alcohol consumption might lower your immune response and allow ebv to have a greater chance to spread. To avoid mono, don't kiss people suspected of having it. ...Read more

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How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

Mono causes: inflammation of the liver and elevation of your liver enzymes. Your liver is not working as well while you have mono. Since alcohol is metabolized in the liver, you should not drink any alcohol if you have mono. ...Read more

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I have read some things that say don't drink alcohol while you have mono. Why?

Liver issues: It is common for mono sufferers to have a mild hepatitis during the illness. This reduces the livers ability to clear and detoxify alcohol in a routine way, & increases the possibility of liver toxicity with alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Would avoid: Alcohol and Macrobid are broken down by the same protein in the liver so the alcohol may cause the Macrobid not to work as well or even cause it to be too much in the system depending if u drink in short spurts or daily. ...Read more

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How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

Mono: Can affect your liver and cause inflammation of that organ as well as the other glands that are affected. alcohol also can cause liver irritation so it should be restarted carefully
if you didn't experience any abdominal pain or have blood tests showing your liver was irritated, would wait until you feel perfectly normal for at least 2 weeks. May want to check with your doctor Moderation is key ...Read more

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I have mono and it came with cold sores. I can't eat or drink anything, what can I do?

I have mono and it came with cold sores. I can't eat or drink anything, what can I do?

Avoid acidic foods: Alleviate the pain by avoiding spicy or acidic foods, applying ice, and using over-the-counter remedies that contain numbing agents such as phenol and menthol to reduce cracking and soften scabs. Abreva helps speed healing and minimize pain. Your doctor may prescribe zovirax, Famvir or valtrex (valacyclovir). These medications are more effective when started within the first 48 hours of the outbreak. ...Read more

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I Had mono roughly Two Months Ago, is IT safe drinking a couple of Beers? Or will IT be harmful?

I Had mono roughly Two Months Ago, is IT safe drinking a couple of Beers? Or will IT be harmful?

Probably okay: Mono often causes some liver inflammation that impairs its ability to breakdown alcohol. However, that is most active in the first 3 weeks or so of the illness. By 2 months out you are likely back to your baseline in liver function. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink dietary tea (slim-mate) while I have mono?

Teas: Tea is mainly water, and has very little nutritional value. Infectious mononucleosis can cause a hepatitis which can cause all sorts of problems. As long as there is no evidence of liver damage by the virus then the tea shouldn't be harmful, but remember that you still need nourishment and tea isn't that nourishing to a sick person. ...Read more