Hi, my name is Dana and I am an alcoholic. I drank for 20 years before starting my sobriety. I started as an everyday drinker then went to binge drinking. I do everything assbackwards. My blogs if you have read any of them are usually rambling and start out ok then get off topic and end I don’t even know where.
Hangovers were never really that bad for me. I could handle them. It wasn’t until the last 3 or 4 years of my drinking that they were horrendous. They lasted up to 5 days and at times I would vomit blood. My anxiety was out of control I had butterflies in my stomach constantly and had developed an ulcer. I also had gallbladder attacks and stones. I didn’t know I had Celiac Disease and was basically poisoning myself. I was depleting my brain of important vitamins and minerals it needed to work properly. This caused damage that could not be undone. I also have Bipolar Disorder and even the top doctors can’t tell me which is caused by the Celiac or the Bipolar. My stutter is under the symptoms of Celiac so are my tremors. They are both found in patients with Bipolar or Conversion Disorder. The problem I have with memory and word pulling/grasping are under both also. All the cognitive issues I have are found in both Celiac and Bipolar patients except maybe the swelling in one are of my brain. None of the doctors had an answer for that one except one who said it was from an in utero infection when I was in my mother’s womb and not to worry about it. I have a twin wouldn’t she have gotten the infection also? He got rid of me really fast when I asked that. So blame it on the alcohol. It works for me.