I've been a binge drinker for 17 years. Not everyday, mostly just on weekends, where I would drink around 10 - 15 bottles of beer per day. I would drink more during Christmas time, and other major holidays. In the last few years, the hangovers had begun to be worse than before, and just to feel better, I began drinking about a 6 pack on Sundays and Mondays some times just to ease the hangover symptoms. Then during the first 3 weeks of covid lockdown, I drank about a 6 pack and about a 3rd to half of a 750 ml bottle of whiskey everyday. At the end I just needed to stop drinking because my blood pressure was through the roof, as well as my anxiety. Over the last few years I have also noticed that I get weird brain zaps when going to sleep or waking up after a night of drinking.
I haven't drank for over a year now, except for one 6 pack about 6 months ago, and on 2 occasions within the last 2 months. I've noticed that the hangovers are still bad, and the day after feels horrible, and I have a hard time falling asleep because of palpitations and brain zaps, which is basically my body waking me up anytime I'm about to doze off.
I had an US last year in October after not drinking for 4 months, and I was told that my liver was slightly fatty, and slightly enlarged. My blood results I had 4 in the past 2 years, have not shown anything to be concerned about. Ltfs normal... my albumin and mcv were a little higher than normal after my lockdown binge, and platelets have been at 200, 250, 240, and most recently 235, which is about a 100 above the minimal normal. Basically my question is, if I am already showing alcohol sensitivity with a fatty liver, then how do people continue drinking to the point of throwing up blood? And some people continue to drink even after being diagnosed with cirrhosis after they get out of the hospital? Do people with advanced alcoholic liver disease not have the same alcohol sensitivity as I seemed to have acquired?
The reason for my post is of course the fact that sometimes US doesn't pick up Cirrhosis, and I am just stumped as to why I seem to not be able to tolerate alcohol any more and I've read a lot of posts on this website and not too many people have mentioned alcohol sensitivity. Does anyone have similar experience?