does anyone have any experience with an alcoholic family member or themselves developing liver disease from a heavy drinking lifestyle? my husband who has only recently admitted to "maybe having an issue" with alcohol but is really a high functioning alcoholic is afraid he may be having issues with his liver...
BUT he not only refuses AA, rehab and counseling but also refuses to go to the dr. so this is all internet search paranoia... however it is quite possible i think. he's only 30 but has been drinking for 18 years, heavily for about 15. i realize a lot of these are just how alcoholics act, but just in case somebody has some knowledge on the subject here are the....
extremely itchy (burning) hands but no dry skin
pain under his rib cage on the right
also shooting pains in his chest (both sides) that he says is gas?
over 10 fatty deposits all over his body some the size of golf balls (ew)
hemorrhoids: enough that he complains constantly (and i was the one who had 3 10lb babies!)
horrible mood swings
random vomiting that he refuses to equate with drinking too much but doesn't coincide with the number of beers
i can't tell if he's yellow or not... but i'm not a doctor!
and i repeat: he refuses the dr or help in anyway, he's trying to detox himself (again) with what he read online (i know i know, eye rolling inserted here)
Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Mar. 27, 2011 in Health
My mom died from cirrhosis of the liver. From drinking. He is having the same symptoms that my mom did. You can force him to go to the hospital. Call an ambulance. You can also get power of attorney.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:45 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Is his stomach swollen?
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
It depends on your state. In Indiana, my dad was able to get power of attorney because my mom refused to go to the hospital and/or Dr. and her stomach looked like she was pregnant with twins. She threw a tantrum also, lol. Honestly, I would just tell him period point blank, go to the hospital or get out. Don't enable him. I called an ambulance to get my mom, they forced her to go to the hospital. Maybe wait until he's crocked and then call? Then when the ambulance gets there tell them that you've discovered the fatty deposits. You might be able to easily prove that he is unfit mentally to handle his own healthcare.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:57 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by RubyinPA at 9:58 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:20 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by dancer at 10:23 AM on Mar. 27, 2011