I am not the liver patient...my partner has had all that you describe...drugs.and alcohol. he has drug free for nearly 40 years. and alcohol free since Sept 2010. he was positive for hep c, Epstein barros, and cmv.
the local docs treated him like he deserved to be I'll, but when he got to a major liver doc, that all changed. he was very very ill...pain, weakness, mixed up sleeping schedule, edema in legs, terrible itching, AND he was,acting kinda,crazy/angry all the time. he had cirrhosis for sure. very advanced.
that was 2010. now he is sober, post liver transplant, cured of hep c, and back to his life.
it would be great if this has not gone too far for you...and that quitting drinking will be enough to slow down any liver damage.
let us hear from you.
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.