My girlfriend has mono and now I'm feeling the same symptoms. I haven't seen
a doctor yet, but I'm wondering if I can still drink alcohol if I think I might have
mono. If I can't, why not? – Mark*
Drinking alcohol comes
with plenty of health risks as it is. But it's especially important for anyone who
has mono — or
thinks they might — not to drink. That's because mono and alcohol each affect
the liver. A person who has mono and drinks could end up with liver damage.
Because you're having symptoms, see a doctor or visit student health right away.
And skip the alcohol until you do. If you do have mono, you'll need to avoid alcohol
for a few months, even after you start feeling better.