I'm not a boozer, but lately since I've been feeling better (thanks to 1500 mg of potassium bicarbonate per day given my barely hypokalemic/low potassium blood levels, as well as 500 mg of phenylalanine, the amino acid that becomes dopamine and norepinephrine) I've been getting more social, and since I'm basically divorced and have lots of free time, I've drank basically more in the last week (two occasions) than I have in the past 4-5 years.
I don't plan on making this a habit. Nelson Vergel points out how chronic alcohol use can elevate estrogen levels, and I've seen studies to confirm this, such as one that points out
that women who consumed over 15 grams of alcohol per day had a 26% elevation in estradiol; other studies I've seen were animal studies and showed similar trends.
I know the answer is "stop drinking so much," and I plan on doing that if not cutting it out entirely. The other possibility is that since all the drinks have been beers that my likely sensitivity to gluten has been causing difficulties as well. I am planning on hanging out soon and will drastically reduce my alcohol intake and try clear liquor like vodka if the urge hits me to try and control for this confound.
Anyone have experience with this?