I'm James, I am 29 years old.
When I Was 16, maybe twice a week I'd go to a friends house and we'd hve 4 cane of lager each (4% fosters)
At 17, this turned into maybe 3-4 times a week.
At 18-19, it stopped, and I started drinking wine. 12% wine, often a bottle every other night.
between 20-26, I'd drink I reckon on average 4 cans a day, every day. Maybe 5 at weekends.
26-29, around three pints a day.
I've never needed alcohol and could stop drinking at any moment without issue
I've never had a single symptom (apart from bad guts after too much beer the next morning)
Recently, my stomach looks bloated, whereas i've always been really thin
I'm also worried I may have a couple of small brown patches on the whites of my eyes, which are otherwise white, albeint a bit bloodshot
The skin on the back of my hands is a dry but not itching or flaking
It's only since doing a bit of research, i've thought - God - all of these symptoms point to liver damage
Do you think I've damaged my liver? Can my GP help?
I was thinking of a roadshow for the love your liver campaign in January,I'd have to travel a long way though, I'm worried I will do that and then not be able to be seen...
I'm actually scared stiff, and can't decide if my skin looks jaundiced or not
My parents laughed when I Said it... but I'm seriously worrried I've done some really serious liver damage
I'm feeling to scared to go get checked..
My girlfriend tells me I'm obsessed and that I have nothing to worry about and probably most people drank that in their 20s, and just slow down to safe limits for my 30ss.
Hi James, I would advise you to go and get checked out, blood tests at least. Why live in fear of something which might be nothing to worry about? Go and get checked and put your mind at rest. If it does end up being something then you'll know and you'll be able to moderate your lifestyle in order to preserve your liver for the future. Go and see your GP, explain your worries and get some tests done.
All the best, let us know how you go on.