I don’t drink any alcohol at all these day, not for at least 15 years. I use to be a limited social drinker and I enjoyed wine, mainly noble reds and s few decent whites and the odd pint. My decision wasn’t because of a problem with alcohol, it was due to me having to take warfrin and statins. Even a half a pint of decent cider or a single glass of a good red would give me a hangover for days, worse than that, I really felt ill. I only had a few sips at social events or celebrations. I steered clear of the stuff.
I was, and am, pretty fit for my age and we live mainly on a mediterranean-style diet, and also have crazy Collie who needs regular walks.
The reason for my first set of blood clots is a mystery as I was a regular gym “goer” and I was training for a London marathon when I had my first.
However, I have recently stopped taking the statins as I firmly believe that this is the reason why I had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (March 2017). Since then I have doing the BSD diet. I didn’t need to loose much weight and as I’m doing well with the diet my doctor has halved my medication and it looks like I’ll be able to stop altogether, if everything goes according to plan.
Since stopping the statins I had the occasion to have a glass of wine on our anniversary. I was surprised that I had no side effects the next day. Another reason to stop taking statins.
Plus a few days ago there was an announcement on Radio 4’s Today programme of some studies into alcohol and type 2 diabetes. Apparently a few drinks spread over a week is beneficial to ones health and actually holds type 2 diabetes at bay. This contradicts the advice that alcohol is not advisable.
Here are 2 links, there are others if you “google” them: