I found out in emergency. This may be TMl. I went there because I had severe stomach cramps and hadn’t shat for over a week, I thought I may have had a blockage. Also had fluid retention in my legs. Bloods and more bloods and an MRI with contrast. No blockage found, however suspicious shadow in the bowel (had to have an endoscopy for that later, turned out clear) He gives me thiamine pills and feels my abdomen. Comes back and says I have cirrhosis. I was jaundice, had ascites and edema and my bloods were all over the place. Gives me a letter for my doctor and lets me go. I gained 10kg of fluid in a week.
Went home and thought about it over a few glasses of wine ( as you do) Quit drinking.
That was October last year. Have had ultrasounds and an ecg. Lucky for me all my other organs are fine. Liver is fairly scarred. Within 2 months of no drinking and eating right I went from decompendated to compensated. No fluid retention and bloods all back to normal.
I can’t fix the damage that has been done, but i can stop more occurring and stop side effects.
Just sometimes the demons come calling and i feel so good ( a few won’t hurt, they whisper ) I believe them. And so far a few have been ok, even my Dr knew i was having a few and said it was ok if i could control it)
They just won this round. I even cancelled my hepatology check up to play with them.
I hope that was not too long winded and I hope it makes sense ( only have a little screen on my phone to type in )
My suggestion to you is to try and take a decent break from drinking, eat well. Get a hep screen done if you haven’t.