Severe Alcoholic - I think I am dieing

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Hi All,

I hope everyone is well. This is a serious topic and I honestly think I am dieing.

I have been drinking heavily for around 4.5 years now (anywhere between 60-100 units per week).

Stats - 5 foot 7 (170cm)

Weight - 56kg (normally 50kg)

Age - 32

Symptoms - Weight gain +6kg over the last 2 years( I am naturally very skinny) and Abdomen looks very bloated/large and unnatural compared to rest of the body and my ribs are showing. I even look skinnier at 56kg than I did at 50kg, except for my abdomen.

The reason I say very heavy drinking is because 60-100 units per week for a 50kg male I think is considered very heavy drinking.

In this time, I have visited my doctor and I have had 2 ultrasounds. First one was in July 2020 and second was in February 2022. Both times they said the scans came back normal, which is shocking. After reading many topics I was lead to believe that the ultrasound is the gold standard for testing any liver problems/fluid.

So does this mean I am perfectly fine even though 2 ultrasounds say everythings okay?

Thanks guys!

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    maybe by the time your 40 you wont be so lucky. AUD takes control of the brain. i have lost many family members to AUD. try AA or in house treatment . many ups and downs. it is not a weekness or a moral issue it is a alcohol controlling every thought, triggers and life is addiction a common problem. AUD destroys families,and lives. pharmaceutical sober treatment has helped many. see a alcohol counsellor.

    sending hugs and courage your way.

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

    courage to change the things I can,

    and wisdom to know the difference.

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    Not good and seek advice advice since 60 to 100 units weekly is a lot and you cannot carry on another 5 years without severe health problems. Your GP perhaps and medication is the way forward. Best of luck. Robin

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