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Well, people felt |I was doing well and I'll say thai iwas doing OK,
But, an emotional trigger sent me a into a tail-spin last weekand I drank far too much. It was only for two days, but was a serious binge, and I am concerned that it has caused (hopefully temporary) health issues: in particular, serious 'toilet' issues and widespead body aches in the arms and legs (not numbness at all, but quite the reverse: bone and musclle pain.
I have not had a drink at all for three days, but the 'toliet' issues are still there to an extent, and so are the pains and aches.
I realkise that excessive (any?) alcohol often irritates the bowel, but what about widespread pains and aches? I thought that it was numbness and weakness that was a sign, and not after a two day binge? Any thoughts?
I knew that my drinking was getting out of control at times this year, and that's why I kncoked the serious stuff (and spirtits and most wine on the head for twomonths until last week, reverting largely to beer and cider with good food and vitamin intake). I'm being honest about my intake, but maybe I should just be honest with myself and admit that I can't/shouldn't drink at all for a prolonged period?
Incidentally, the UK Government has now introduced guidelines that say that both men and women shouldn't drink any more than 14 UK units per week, with at least two alcohol-free days per week. Is this really likely to be successful? I really don't know any drinking who only drinks 14 units per week - that's hardly six pints (less if it's strong lager/ale. How likely is such a health message likely to be if it is unrealistic, which I believe it is?
Hopefully my pains and aches will improve and are not due to alcohol intake or withdrawal.
By the way, still not managed to get Acomprosate, Naltrexon or Naalfeleme prescribed, despite engaging with Addictions services and psychiatry.
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