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flybird

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Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« on: February 27, 2020, 06:50:18 PM »
Hey all,
I hope you are doing well.
Well the subject says it all.
I went to the doctor for a check up.
Through out the check up I was getting questioned on drinking and smoking.
Well I told the guy no to smoking and sure I have a beer every now and than.
Instantly I am a alcoholic...... but I am not.
He than asked if I have ever been to treatment/meetings for my drinking..... why would I go to treatment for having a beer when I finish doing yard work?
Next up
His nurse calls to tell me the results of my blood test.
The test shows I have a fat liver.
She goes on to tell me to cut back on my drinking habits...... ummm lady maybe I have a fat liver because I am fat??

Well my yearly check up has come back around.
To redeem myself what can I do to prove to the guy I am not a alcoholic??

Thanks

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 07:29:34 PM »
Ask him out for a few beers



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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 07:30:55 PM »
Say no, I switch to coke.....lol

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 07:40:15 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 08:29:25 PM »
Change Doctors
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 07:10:25 AM »
Ask him how many drinks he has a week. I have at least one a night. I don't think I'm an alcoholic.  I have a brother who is if they need an example.
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2020, 08:18:46 AM »
I was gonna say change doctors but was beat to the punch.
Personally I have not had a drink for over 5 years now. I never had a problem, would drink maybe 1 or 2 beers a month, and a mixed drink out to dinner. My son had some issues and demons to deal with so I went dry with him to offer a bit of support and solidarity, He too has been dry for the same amount of time and is doing great. My wife whom was dealing with stress at many levels started to drink a bit too much, she too has been dry since last May. I have to say that it has only had a very positive effect on my family and home life.
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2020, 09:53:57 AM »
Ask him how many drinks he has a week. I have at least one a night. I don't think I'm an alcoholic.  I have a brother who is if they need an example.

So you say throw the question right back in his face?

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 10:58:51 AM »
That would have been my response. I don't see an issue with one drink a day. It's not like you get drunk or need it to function.  Maybe try to track your consumption and then get a second opinion.

Maybe I'm wrong...
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 01:35:18 PM »
I think perception, understanding, science and information on this and other addictions has changed greatly over the years.

In particular what a high functioning alcoholic is and how wide the range can be.

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2020, 03:31:24 PM »
I would change Drs too because you don't want something on your medical record that isn't accurate.

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2020, 03:35:48 PM »
i would not ask him how many drinks he has
as he is probably a non drinker, which is why he considers more than one drink per week an alcoholic
i too, recommend finding a more realistic doctor
although a good doctor is becoming hard to find
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2020, 03:37:03 PM »
just had a lol moment
you have posted this in hobbies
as in one of my hobbies is drinking
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2020, 04:11:40 PM »
That's funny my doctor tells me it's good to have few drinks a week and he sucks as a doctor... been meaning to change doctors for years but I don't see him that often. I would also recommend that you change doctors but not before you ask him the technical diffention of alcoholism and put that in your records.




Regards, Jack

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2020, 05:15:05 PM »
Show up with a drink in hand and tell him your bar tender prescribed two stiff ones before visiting your Physician who was causing stress in your life :P.

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2020, 07:45:37 AM »
If he put down some BS notes on my profile and I change doctors
do those notes show up at the new docs or is it a fresh start?

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2020, 09:33:16 PM »
Move to Okinawa Japan

Nobody there will think you are an alcoholic as they have the ability to drink copious amounts of alcohol every night.

Or at least that's been my experience every time I go there.


on the serious side, I would be getting a second opinion from someone else.
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2020, 02:07:15 AM »
I also have fatty liver disease, whatever. Dr assumed I was also a massively heavy drinker. No, I don't drink at all and never have. Just looks at you as if lying, I didn't return.

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2020, 05:15:23 AM »
If he put down some BS notes on my profile and I change doctors
do those notes show up at the new docs or is it a fresh start?

They will transfer your records but hopefully the new doctor is better and changes the records.




Regards, Jack

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2020, 05:58:37 AM »
Arm yourself with wisdom...

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. As the name implies, the main characteristic of NAFLD is too much fat stored in liver cells.

NAFLD is increasingly common around the world, especially in Western nations. In the United States, it is the most common form of chronic liver disease, affecting about one-quarter of the population.

Some individuals with NAFLD can develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive form of fatty liver disease, which is marked by liver inflammation and may progress to advanced scarring (cirrhosis) and liver failure. This damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use.

Experts don't know exactly why some people accumulate fat in the liver while others do not. Similarly, there is limited understanding of why some fatty livers develop inflammation that progresses to cirrhosis.

NAFLD and NASH are both linked to the following:

    Overweight or obesity
    Insulin resistance, in which your cells don't take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin
    High blood sugar (hyperglycemia), indicating prediabetes or type 2 diabetes
    High levels of fats, particularly triglycerides, in the blood

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354567

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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2020, 07:58:02 AM »
Interesting and beneficial post there Rich!
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Re: Doctor thinks I am alcoholic
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2020, 01:26:10 PM »
That's pretty interesting

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