This is my first post so I'll explain my situation to start with. I've been a heavy drinker for around 20 years. (Bottle of wine almost every night, bar two periods of complete abstinence during pregnancy) Around six months ago I began to notice an itchy/tingling feeling in my skin so I went to the gp. They did several blood tests including liver function, all of which came back normal. I told the GP about my drinking history and the advice was for me to cut back to normal drinking levels (i.e. 14 units) for a couple of months and see if things improved. (Just in case it was fatty liver.)
I cut back as advised but was still feeling uncomfortable so I went back again and was told perhaps I'm reacting to something I'm eating or to histamines in the wine so now I'm keeping an eye on what I eat and drink. (No alcohol.) I've also taken antihistamine but to no avail. I'm still concerned it could be my liver as I'm aware that tests aren't always accurate. I asked my GP for a scan but this was refused on the basis of my blood tests, however they did agree to do one further test blood test which was the GGT test. This also came back normal.
I started to feel reassured but am concerned again now due to feeling quite nauseous over the last couple of weeks. Unsure what to do next as my GP was really unhelpful last time I saw her. (They also previously misdiagnosed my thyroid disease as just a need for diet and exercise) Can anyone advice me as to the reliability of the liver function tests and advise the best place to go for a private scan or to see a private consultant.
Thanks in advance for any replies.