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Hi. I’m a 41 yr old chap from the U.K. I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not dependent on the stuff. I just like a drink like most other people. I’ve just abused it over the past 5 years. Ive been drinking since I was 18 but I wouldn’t say excessively. Just the past 5 years.
I’ve just been told yesterday that what looks to be liver disease caused by alcohol. I’m shocked to say the least. I’ve to have more blood tests next week and an ultrasound as the stage of my condition is not known. The thing is, I don’t have any illness or symptoms to say I’ve liver disease. I first took myself to the doctor complaining of abdominal discomfort and high bilirubin in my urine test stick.
I’ve NO swelling, jaundice, sickness or any of the other late stage symptoms just diarrhoea (but not for the past 24hrs)
I’ve not had a drink in the past 7 days and I’ve been told by my doctor to stop drinking permanently (for her to say that surely means it’s cirrhosis)
I’m just wondering if any of you guys have any reassurance if there is any to be had. I’ve got intense anxiety which is really crippling me. Thanks in advance. Chris.
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