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Throughout my early and mid-twenties I had a very serious drink problem that resulted in having an extremely high liver count, being advised to reduce, then give up alcohol for a prolonged period, which I did, and it recovered. Since then, I have had to manage my alcohol issues, with intermittent abstainence and more invigorating ways of leading life, in an attempt to distract my mind from what may be considered emotional/mental issues.
For the last 7 months I've been in China (speaking only English, this presents some issues seeking medical advice) and apart from semi regular binges lasting a day or two, a couple lasting up to a week, I generally stay completely sober for 2 to 3 weeks at a time. With the sensations I am experiencing around my liver, it is causing some concern, it almost feels like a 'minty' pins and needles sensation around it at times, concertrating in the area behind the lower rightside of my chest, I sometimes have the typical aches and the indication of swelling and or process of reduction of swelling around the liver.
My main inquiry is, every morning I drink 2 whole lemons squeezed into 550ml of water (then do not eat anything for up to 2 hours) follwed by taking two milk thistle tablets after breakfast, in the evening I take 2 large cloves of fresh garlic and 1 or 2 more milk thistle tablets, (on Saturday and Sunday I skip the lemons in the morning) throughout the day I mainly drink water pr yasmin tea, though I have about 4 cans of coke a week and about 5 coffees. Anyone with experience of what I call 'flushing the liver' could this be causing more harm than good or is it just a little too much and needs to be reduced?
My food diet is a mix of fruit, veg meat and rice, with about 1 or 2 fast food meals a week. Also, I am aware that my occasional binges are a bigger issue than the actual question I'm asking, I understand that aspect very much.
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