I don't think I have a very healthy relationship with alcohol (does anyone?) but recently I have been drinking a lot more alone, and in secret which can't be good. It is basically every day, at least two or three cans of lager probably for the last 10 years or so. I really come into my own if I have the house to myself for the night, I just get trollied and listen to music.
Now all this is well and good, but things have been complicated by having a kid. Which on its own would be OK, but I have also been diagnosed with epilepsy and it has been getting worse. The medication does say "avoid" alcohol, but drinking never made it worse and I have been seizure (at least grand mal) free for several years. Recently I had been getting the odd brainfreeze / petit mal and I was actually considering stopping midweek boozing and just having the odd one when I was in pubs until I chickened out at the last minute and had a lovely few bevvies during the heatwave in my back garden. Unfortunately the next day I woke up knackered, then in work I had a massive seizure, then had a second one at home and I haven't had a drink (or a fit) since.
That was three weeks ago so I am kind of thinking of stopping drinking entirely, has anyone ever tried this? Not just for the purposes of being a dick, but for health / kinda having to reasons? Booze may not be the cause of my epilepsy and it may not even be making things worse, they have put me on some new extra medication which may be the key to sorting it all out. The problem is I fucking love drinking, so I am not sure I can stop even the midweek drinking and stick to just having the odd one. But then there is even a chance that the odd drink may cause me to have another fit and I am alone with my daughter somewhere, what could happen doesn't really bear thinking about. The days of going out and getting battered in a nightclub somewhere are over, booze costs far too much so I could just go for it and not drink again.