have had pins and needles in my hands and feet for over 3 years now. I thought it might be alcohol related and have been to my Dr's at least 7 times over the past 3 years and had blood tests which all came back ok I also I had an xray to look at my liver, the results came back fine on that as well. The Doctor referred me to a neurologist all results are fine
I am still convinced its my liver, I am a 38 year old female and have drank alot over the past 20 years. I drink approx 3 bottles of wine a week now. but as i said have drank alot more over the past 20 years. I have had about 4 lots of blood tests all of which have come back negative. When i got the results back on the xray which were ok I said to the doctor that I had heard that these tests are not full proof and the only way to know for sure was a liver biospy. The doctor said they would not do that due to the other results being ok . Could I still have liver diesase and these tests be wrong as I have read the only real way of telling is the Biopsy.
My most recent symptoms have been itchy hands and feet and sometimes a sharp pain under my ribs. My doctor has felt my stomach area and liver and could not find a problem. She recommended that I give up drinking for 2 months to see what happened which i did, well my symptoms did ease so she has said my body must have beome sensitive to alcohol. I really am now at a loss. Am thinking of having another break for a few months but want to know how long to stop drinking for to stop these symptoms for good. I would not want to give up for say 4 months and then start drinking again to find if I would have given up for a few months longer it may have "cured" my problem it that makes sense!?
Any suggestions most appreciated thanks.