Can I ask what brought this on? Why are you starting to question if your drinking too much?
My point is, just because your liver has been fine so far doesn't meant that you'll be as lucky in the future. The fact that you're asking the question and you do have a family history of alcoholism is a concern. Maybe just try and cut back and find other ways to cope with stress.
I don't think so but it sounds like you could easily cross that line. My mum is a terrible alcoholic. She doesn't sound anything like you!
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I agree with staying off alcohol for a week to really gauge whether you have a dependency on it.
I do think if you're drinking more than two drinks a night then that's a lot of alcohol you're consuming.
As for being questioned about your weight by a PP- that did come across as slightly rude. Most people would never ask a heavier women whether there is a reason they are carrying extra weight. I was a similar height and weight (44kg) to OP prior to having DD, and that was my normal weight. Never been on a diet in my life - for some people that is their "normal".
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It's a matter of dependency. If you can go without and not feel any kind of withdrawal then no. Otherwise yes. It doesn't necessarily matter how much you drink.
And yes alcoholism is contagious. It's an addictive personality trait. So it's the personality trait that gets passed on rather than specifically alcholism.
Yes you are an alcoholic.
4 glasses a night, thats at least a bottle of wine a night.
You shouldn't need alcohol to "make everything okay again".
Haven't read all the replies but any addiction is basically definable as something that you do/consume that negatively impacts on your every day life be it family, work, financial etc.
Yes there are statements that so many drinks per day makes you an alcoholic but is it having a profound negative impact on your daily life? If not I would think you're not an alcoholic.
That being said I think you have the predisposition to become one due to the fact that you said you turn to a drink when stressed etc, plus having alcohol biological parents doubles your risk of becoming an alcoholic (believe me, I have two alcoholic parents, a deceased alcoholic uncle & grandfather).
Are people reading the OP? She didn't say she drinks 4 drinks every night, she said 1-4 every night. If it's 4 drinks MOST nights then yes I agree it's a problem but my dad has 1-2 glasses of wine every nights and SOME nights a couple more. Huge difference IMO, and I think some pp are making some big assumptions or misreading the OP. OP could you clarify what you usually drink? Closer to 1 or 4 on average?
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