I drank heavily for the past 2-3 years increasing in volume to roughly 8-12 beers a day over the last two. I had my labs done two weeks after quitting and everything came back normal. AST-18, ALT-14, Billirubin-1.5mg/dl, Albumin 5.2g/dl, Globulin 2.4g/d, Protein 7.6 g/dL, Alkaline Phosphatase 46 U/L, and GGT 23 U/L.
Having said that I have developed an itch about a week after quitting that is all over my arms legs and face mostly but with no rash and pins and needles feelings at times. Also have been having yellow stools.
My doctor says that it's not liver disease as all of my labs came back normal. My question is has anyone else had a similar experience and ended up with cirrhosis? I find it hard to believe my labs would have gone down this much after only two weeks of abstinence and I have signs of liver disease. Red hands, upper right quadrant pain, yellow stools (used to get blackish ones occasionally when drinking), urine used to be dark when drinking, possible terry's nails, cramping muscles in hands and feet.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.