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If you stay off alcohol for a couple weeks that should be fine.
Hi Dr Phil.
There is no good evidence that these vitamins will help you but they probably won't hurt
If you stay off alcohol, drink lots of water, eat a healthy diet and exercise, that would be fine.
your liver tests will come back to normal and you will pass the medical test
just give it a couple weeks
I would avoid the liver tablets and the milk thistle
Your liver is quite capable of healing itself. The liver is like the garbage cleaner of the body
It is very resilient
thanks for chatting with me i'venn off the road for a year now and in a forum of a drink and driving web page i've read that some people were off alcohol fro 3 moths and fail the medical… so i got worried that mine is in a moth and i can really fail, can you please suggest anything else for me to eat/take/drink?, many thanks
There is really nothing proven to "heal the liver"
Just eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink water and exercise. Live clean and healthy
It will come back to normal in a month for sure
I suspect these people that failed their tests were not eating properly or were doing other unhealthy things
If you are living healthy, you will be ok
I can assure you of that.
If have to step away for about 5 minutes. If you have more questions, I'm happy to help when I get back. I'm very sorry.
ok doctor i will do what you suggest, i do eat very healthy any way and exercise due to my job very regularly i will include lots of water, stop the tablets and hopefully will be all right, many thanks for your help!
you're welcome :)
As a medical review officer - with specialized training in drug testing, I would like to offer some additional information.The current DVLA testing protocol uses the CDT test. While in most cases, the CDT test will decline below the positive threshold within several weeks of stopping all alcohol, this test can remain elevated for longer periods of time as indicated in this study;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22032939I believe the suggestion that you will be fine in "several weeks" or even 1 month may be misleading. The reference study had some tests in people for 6 weeks or more. There is really nothing to suggest that "eating properly" or "living healthy" will change the detection period for CDT. The only thing that we know that will reduce the CDT is complete abstinence from alcohol.
I'm really sorry- i've meant to press excellent service and just realised i've pressed the poor service one..many thanks for your answer!