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I'm hoping someone can help and will not be annoyed with this post, I am fully aware of the seriousness of this condition but hopefully someone can relate to how it affects your social life, general lifestyle and happiness.
I have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, not sure whether acute or chronic. I am waiting to have my gallbladder removed due to gallstones. The cause is unknown as I am quite young and have always been healthy. I have not been given much advice, apart from absolutely no alcohol.
I have never been a consistent drinker, It is the occasional social event which I would drink, I suppose what a doctor would say is a binge but in social terms it's not excessive.
To sum up- I like drinking, I had a high tolerance for it and would never get so drunk but just the happy tipsy/ energetic feeling.
I have never taken drugs, illegal or even legal highs. However pretty much everyone I know has cocaine now. I'll admit I have never liked drugs and never been tempted.
I am hoping someone will understand where I am coming from. I am young, every social occasion involves drinking/ having a good time. I miss it and it is affecting me.
I will say that one of the doctors when stressing how important it was that I not drink. Did say there are other ways, as if to suggest drugs, at the time I was shocked, now I'm curious/ desperate to know what he meant!
What I would like to know is, are there any alternatives that is safe to my condition that would mimic the feeling of alcohol. I have googled but nothing has come up that suggests it would be safe with pancreas and gallstones problems.
Honestly I would be happy for anything that gives me just a bit of energy as I am physically and mentally exhausted from being in pain every day and not eating, I would just like to be able to go out, have a good time and forget for the rare occasion that I am able to. Its also Christmas soon so lots of socialising that I can't get out of!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.
Thank you again for all the help provided on this forum. It has helped me a great deal these last few months.
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