Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
Hi Im Gary
Nice to meet you
what triggers your pain?
eating? drinking? movement?
There's no real trigger just a dull ache
how much do you drink and how often?
Varies but probably 10 to 12 units a day with one or two days off per week
okay that is a lot. over how long?
At that level probably past 2 yes
Well that could absolutely be your live
I recommend that you see a doctor of course
but to answer your question, yes the liver will heal
only 2 years is not very long so your liver should recover
How long roughly should I stop drinking for?
can you stop for good?
I'm basically trying to establish if I can get better myself or whether I need a bit of help
well, if you can stop completely it sounds likely
based on what you have told me
after that 2 drinks a couple times per week are okay but are you an alcoholic?
Would that be your recommendation, stop for good?
are you an alcoholi?
I don't think I'm alcoholic but definitely dependent
okay then the ability to limit your alcohol will be a challenge
I would say stop completely for a while and see what happens
Yes, would you say a minimum time period, say 2 weeks, 4 weeks?
at least 3 months
3 months sounds tough, and not so sure I could do that without help
You might need help then
ask your doctor Gary
nothing to be embarassed about. we actually respect is greatly when people ask for help
I'm just going to have to go to get the courage and speak with my doctor
yes. trust me, he will understand and respect your honesty
Ok thanks for the advice
you're welcome Gary
Any more questions for me?
Ok thanks again
Gary you still there?
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