This is just a follow-up to the video I did a couple of days ago – what is alcoholic wet brain?
This is about the symptoms of alcoholic wet brain.
This is just another health warning.
When you’re drinking alcohol, you don’t notice the long term damage that’s being caused because it starts gradually.
It starts from very little.
You might first get a hangover, that kind of thing.
Then you might notice some aches and pains.
Then the aches and pains get a bit worse.
The deterioration is gradual.
It doesn’t just happen immediately.
You don’t drink a lot and you wake u the next morning and you’ve got a lot of problems.
I think we push through those earlier barriers in our lives when we first drink and we get sick, and we don’t like the feeling, we don’t like the taste, we don’t like anything about it except the psychological thing that it does for us, whatever we’re looking for.
It’s a weird one.
I think psychologically there must be some alarm bells ringing off in our heads but because of that one reason why we’re doing it…
You know a lot of people get turned off in the beginning and go ‘I don’t like that shit, I’m not doing it anymore, full stop.’’
I’ve done that with a few drugs I’ve tried, LSD for one.
I didn’t like that at all.
I’ll get on to the symptoms now.
But I just wanted to say whenever you drink alcohol, it gets into your brain stream straightaway.
It goes through the blood brain barrier which is the thing that’s protecting your brain.
Your brain is the control of everything, everything that you do is controlled through your brain.
All that control comes about through your neurotransmitters.
These are the things that send signals to each other and make things happen in your body.
They make your body move, make you talk, make you think and it’s all a very delicate chemical balance.
When somebody says to you that alcohol doesn’t do anything to your brain, just think about the interference of the chemicals that happens in your brain every time the alcohol gets in there.
This is not supposed to happen.
Your brain is supposed to be an enclosed, secure box inside your head.
It’s the nerve centre of everything.
And yet here we go putting this shit into our heads that we know is going to fuck us around.
As I’m going through these symptoms, just notice how close the symptoms are to being drunk.
This is brain damage.
When you get alcoholic wet brain, this can’t be cured.
In 20% of cases, it’s fatal, and basically you’re screwed.
And this is because we can’t stop putting that stuff into our body.
So what are the symptoms?
The first one is difficulty balancing, staggering, and you’ve got wide gait.
The wide gait means that your legs are sort of spread wide apart, wider than you would normally have that, and you would take small steps, sort of like a shuffling gait.
Second symptom is lack of muscle coordination, confabulation which is remembering things that never actually happened and you’re making a lot of things up as you go along.
The third one is confusion.
Basically it’s people who don’t really understand what’s going on around them and they don’t really give a shit.
They’re sort of apathetic to the whole thing.
The next one is difficulty forming new memories.
Next one is dementia, and I’ve already said in the last video that between 10 and 24% of all dementias are alcohol caused.
Hallucinations, and finally loss of control over eye movements.
Drooping eyelids or their eyeballs are going sort of a bit weird.
I hope you can see there that the first four of these: the staggering, the lack of muscular coordination, the confabulation, the confusion and even the difficulty forming new memories, hallucinations, drooping eyes…a lot of these you get when people are drunk.
Think about most of the conditions that you get while you’re drunk, they’re the same things that will happen to you if you get wet brain.
Except, now they’re permanent.
So you’ve basically got a permanent drunkenness.
That’s what wet brain looks like to me anyway, permanent drunkenness.
In the earlier days when I read about this, I thought: ‘’am I speaking with a slurred accent all the time’’ and I was a little worried that I wasn’t.
I think it all boils down to me being lazy.
I think I was used to speaking in that way, with a drunken twang to what I was saying.
But it was sort of unnerving.
Like I say, when you look at these things, when you look at all these symptoms…I’ve often said in the past that it’s the same symptoms that we experience when a person is going through a stroke.
A lot of similar stuff is happening when you’re drunk.
But this is a lot closer to the mark.
So, it just goes to prove that short-term drunkenness- the one that we like, the one that we’re aiming towards, the ones that we want to achieve, that bit of a stagger, that bit of a slur in the words, that bit of confusion, not being able to remember the last day – these are short term signs of the consequences on your brain, what’s happening inside your brain.
That can’t be good.
I mean, everyone knows that after you’ve been drinking and even when the hangover has worn off and you’ve gotten through the hangover, you still feel foggy.
You still feel like you’re not at your best.
Although you might not, because I didn’t.
I think towards the end when I was thinking ‘dear Jesus, I’m still feeling the hangover, I’m still feeling groggy’ but because this was such a long term effect thing, you don’t really notice the damage creeping up on you.
You don’t notice that your brain is slower than it used to be because it’s such a gradual thing.
It’s like aging because aging is such a gradual process you don’t really notice.
You notice when you get a pain when trying to do something that you used to be able to do, but in general as you go through your life, it’s not apparent that aging has happened.
That’s why plastic surgery is such a popular thing.
You go into an office, a plastic surgeon’s office in the morning and you come out in the afternoon looking 20 years younger because he’s taken away some of your wrinkles and age lines and all that kind of stuff.
So this basically all boils down to one thing: alcohol is a toxin.
Your body doesn’t like toxins.
When you put this alcohol into your body, it’s one of the few things that can get into your brain.
Your brain is the control centre of everything else that happens in your body, and there are very delicate chemical processes going on in your brain.
Neurotransmitters which rely on these delicate balances in order for you to move, to talk, to eat, whatever you’re doing in life.
Whatever activity, thinking, sleeping, all that kind of stuff relies on these neurotransmitters.
Alcohol interferes with these chemicals which interfere with the paths of the messaging from these neurotransmitters.
And, this is all your doing.
It’s all you putting the alcohol into your brain, into your body.
It’s another one of those self-caused diseases.
There’s enough fucking shit out there, there are enough problems out there without us doing this shit to ourselves.
There is a cure for this and that is to stop drinking before anything happens.
Prevention is better than a cure.
Stop doing this to yourself in the first place.
Don’t be waiting until something bad happens to you or the doctor gives you bad news.
Do something about this now.
Stop doing it.
Stop putting this stuff into your brain and you have no worries about this.
This is caused by a deficiency of a vitamin B1, thiamine.
Obviously you can get this without being a drinker if you don’t have enough B1 in your diet, but then as long as you’re eating a good, healthy diet, then there’s no reason for you to be deficient in this vitamin.
The reason why on a lot of occasions this happens with heavy drinkers is because the alcohol interrupts the thiamine from getting into your body, from being assimilated; or, because you’re drinking, you’re not eating properly.
So, it boils down to it.
It’s a self-caused thing.
Stop the drinking and you’re not going to be at risk of this.
I hate doing these videos.
I much prefer to do the positive videos.
But I think I have to try and inform people of the risks of this thing.
A lot of people don’t do anything until they see the stick.
Anyway that’s it for this video.
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Amazing & horrifying post. Thank you. Julie
Excellent information. Just heard on the radio yesterday about the effects of moderate drinking and the links to cancer. Some calling for a warning on bottles similar to cigarettes.
But then it was never mentioned again.
I wonder if it was shut down as the Government here is trying to introduce alcohol into grocery store shelves similar to the UK.
And people are delighted!!
I sincerely appreciate the creator of this video (although I chose to read the transcript). I will have 3 years clean from alcohol on Sept 27,2018. I drank like a disgusting slob for 7 years, mixing it with an outrageous dose of prescribed Methadone. Although the alcohol was legal, and the Methadone was prescribed, it’s not meant to be mixed, I simply didn’t care… Until I had to. It was like one day I woke up to the reality of this horrific situation that I had created and the thought of detox terrified me to the point that I wanted to jump off a cliff or maybe slit my wrists. Instead, I chose to quit the alcohol first and then deal with the methadone, so I chose a date that meant something to me, Lil Wayne’s birthday, and I quit alcohol cold turkey, for about 1 year I was deathly sick as I fought through the battle that comes after quitting this poison, your body throws itself into a horrific talespin of spewing bile and cramping stomache aches with burning shits. The cold sweats , I had every day, lying on the bathroom floor, praying for help from any GoD willing to listen, I would’ve bowed to Allah at that point, and my boyfriend is a Marine so that would’ve been a bloodbath haha jk guys but seriously the withdrawal is horrific, I actually started advocating for new inmates to receive treatment for their detox because I saw how bad it is at home, I nearly lost my life, no joke, because after I got off the alcohol, I was still only about 88 pounds and I’m 5’7 so that was a problem, the is when I decided that I must still be poisoning my body with the methadone, and at this point I started the long fucked up process of a wean. Let me tell you, getting up to 185 mgs at a methadone clinic back in 2008 was an easy thing to do, but coming off it in 2018 is eye opening, life changing and it’s actually made me stop advocating for this type of treatment because I feel my dose was WAY too high for a person with my drug experience and addiction. I think the Drs at methadone Clinics have just continued what Hitler started, oh yes the fever dreams of withdrawal led me to find some very funny things on the net. This drug that we are pushing into our cities was actually developed by orders from the Fueher himself. Disappointment set in when I realized that methadone was actually a sort of form of Mk ultra or mind control. High doses cause a frozen state, you can not progress in life, you can’t think about anything but getting your medicine and what would happen if you COULDNT get your dose for the day. These Methadone clinics are not helping people by putting them on high doses. They’re just numbing the patient to life, which mean numb to living a life, and having experiences. Methadone does exactly what it was created to do, it dulls the mind, reduces the need for nearly any other drug, and it creates complete loyalty. If you try to “defect” without the help of your “superior s” then you’ll basically be signing up to walk thru the gates of hell, or better yet you’ll be the one who contains the gates of hell, as your legs shake, you sweat, you’re freezing, you can’t think, your body experiencing hot bursts of pain in your guts, vision blurred, mind spinning, oh yes, after a short time you’ll be right back in the hands of your abuser because you can’t be on high doses and just jump off… They’re liquid handcuffs. As I write this I have made it down to 32 mgs a day and I’m hating life. The only thing that gives me satisfaction at times is hearing a safety pin slice through my skin as I carve “LIVE FREE” into my upper thigh as a reminder that I was not meant to be chained to a substance in life, I was meant to walk a path, and in order to be free again, I will carve that path out of this deep dark forest that I so innocently followed and then was plunged into.. Alice in PharmaLand. I hope I find my way out. The road is lonely and there is no path carved out for me to easily follow, this time I must make my own way. I hope anyone who is struggling with addiction chooses to fully research the history of Methadone, the Rockefeller Foundation and their motive behind making you “feel better” because it’s only temporary relief that will bring a lifetime of trauma. Do not pick up that drink, you are better than a substance, study the pineal Gland and look at the beautiful girft you’ve been given as a human, be thankful if you’re a sunstance free person, dare to use your own strength to reach into the darkness and pull another human out. Be your own hero.
So happy you wrote this. It was meant to be. I am becoming more aware to the dangers of alcohol. And this truly changed my perspective.