I'm a 41 year old man. I'm worried about my liver health.
On three occasions over the past year I have experienced very strange and unpleasant symptoms after a bout of weekend drinking. These include mental fatigue, thirst, dry eyes, upset stomach, discomfort in my abdomen under my RHS ribs and pain in my right shoulder and arm. They last for about 8-9 days, far longer than any typical hangover I have previously experienced. They resolve so far.
I visited the doctor on the second occasion and all my blood test results were normal.
I'm completely aware that this is rather trivial compared to other people's problems on this site, but I am very anxious, as it makes me think perhaps I should give up drinking. (I do not drink more than three days a week, but I really enjoy binge drinking with my friends still. I drank more during my twenties and early thirties, above recommended limits. My friends who had a similar lifestyle do not experience my symptoms.)
I would like to find out via a fibroscan, but I don't know whether this is something he would do. His last advice was to say I was getting older and not to worry, drink less, but I feel my symptoms may indicate something more sinister.
I realise the advice might be 'stop drinking' and i have now madethe decision to stop binge drinking. However I don't want to stop having a glass of wine over dinner or a couple of pints from time to time.
Anyway, if anyone had any similar experience and thoughts I would be interested in your opinion.