I recently recovered from abnormal liver function with extremely high ALT and inflammation markers. I was very ill for approx 8 months but am now back at work and feeling better. My specialist could find no underlying reasons for illness, after various scans, complete blood tests etc and suggested it may have been a viral infection that attacked my liver? My problem now seems a small one but I appear to be showing symptoms of alcohol allergy - within 15 mins of drinking alcohol I develop extreme flushing on the face and chest, my sinus gets congested and I get a severe headache. I know the simple thing would be not to drink again but wondered whether anyone had any experience of this? I suppose the next step should be back to the docs for more blood tests but don't know if I could face all that again!