I am a 43 year old female who drank very heavily for the last 3 years, all day, everyday. I am now 110 days sober and relearning how to deal with my emotions all over again without the help of alcohol to keep me numb. I am short with my family, I find myself very irritable and I want to sleep my life away. I know some of this is also depression, but I am wondering if I am suffering from "Dry Drunk" and if I am how long does it last? I am starting to workout, eat better and meditate, I don't take ANY medications (don't plan on it either). This scares me because I have read some info on it and these people sound just terrible and intolerable to the people around them.View Thread
Your story is very similar to mine. I am a 43 year old woman who drank very heavily for about 4 years, the last 3 were the worst, everyday, all day. I have been sober for about 110 days and while I was in treatment they did do blood work. Some things were a little abnormal but returned to normal readings very quickly. I was also very worried, but with a simple blood test, my concerns were put to rest. I do know some people who had serious medical issues, but that was while they were still drinking, pancreatitis for example. It's not very expensive and worry every penny. Hope this helps and good luck to you!View Thread
I am sure you have not damaged your brain or body with 10 beers. You need not worry, I am sure you are fine. You are young and strong. I drank much more than that over the last 4 years everyday, as I am a recovering alcoholic. It took some time for the fog to clear in my head, but I am back 100% mentally and physically. I am lucky to not have damaged my body or my brain in that amount of time, which could have easily happened, especially at my age and that I am female.
I am glad to hear that you are going to wait until you are older and more responsible. Drinking young can easily become a much bigger problem in the long run~ as one in 16 people in America are dealing with an alcohol problem.