Posted by: LABGIRL | 2009-01-27


Hi, My husband has always had quite a good temper and drinks about 2 to 4 double brandies each night. Lately I have noticed that he has terrible mood swings, when he drinks, either when he has had too little or too much. He is overweight, has high blood pressure, gout &  cholesterol, which is all under control, with med' s. I remember once reading that if you are a diabetic, the alcohol can " change"  your personality. Is that true or what do you think can be the problem?

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Hi there

Mood swings can have multiple causes. Poor blood sugar management is certainly one of the factors that needs to be considered as a possible cause, especially if he has a high sugar intake (? what does he have with the brandy).

You mention various conditions that he suffers with, but not diabetes. I would suggest having his blood sugar evaluated as this may provide the answer.



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