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Old 08-11-2014, 04:09 PM #1
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Hey everyone,

I have a question to people having the same problem or maybe had the same problem and can give me some advice on what to do.

I've been drinking heavily since I was 16, mostly during the weekends but when I entered college it became a daily habit to go out and drink heavily. I'm talking 15+ drinks every night. Of course I didn't drink everyday but still it was too much. I also didn't eat healthy.. you know the drill, get up drunk get a quick bite from that pizza shop accross the street and off I went.

I'm 24 now, so you can say I've been drinking and living that life for 7 to 8 years. Never felt I was dependent since I could easily give it up for a month or so, when I had to work during the summer.

But I started walking strange, feeling very foggy, it got difficult for me to think clearly, shaking hands and I also started having trouble talking normal, erectile disfunction etc. I felt something was off so I went to visit a neurologist. She told me I probably had neurological damage, had tested my reserves and my small brains got, well, a bit smaller. (size does matter!) She gave me thiamine and vitamin B supplements. But I didn't quit drinking.

After 4 months of taking my supplements, getting physical exercise, eating healthy and drinking less she saw some improvments. But there was still some damage left.

To cut my story short, I'm still taking these supplements for another 6 months and I'm trying not to drink. I'm at 2 weeks now, but I know I will still get drunk from time to time..

Now my question to you guys: At my age and with my record of drinking, can neurological damage completely vanish when I stick to my diet, don't drink and take my supplements. Will I find my stability again when I walk, will I regain some of my brain capacity that was lost and so on?

Share your story or comfort me with your advice
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Now my question to you guys: At my age and with my record of drinking, can neurological damage completely vanish when I stick to my diet, don't drink and take my supplements. Will I find my stability again when I walk, will I regain some of my brain capacity that was lost and so on?

Share your story or comfort me with your advice
Worked for me. Well, not 100% completely but enough to justify no more booze for me. Read the other thread (the long one) and it will give you a LOT of insight into a bunch of our stories.

No need to rehash it here
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I wondered the same and asked my Doctor who suspected that was not how I developed my condition. Since this and Dystonia are so rare, it wouldn't surprise me if down the road they find more connections.

I did quit drinking 2 months ago and feel great, regardless!
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