Several times a day I think that people might think that I am drunk. Although I might feel drunk most of the time, I am not drunk. It may seem strange to feel drunk all the time and it is strange. I used to say I am feeling a bit lightheaded to try and explain why I may be a bit off balance. I am not sure if it is a brain injury thing or a problem with my heart that is making me feel this way. I have been trying to find out what the cause of it is but no one seems to be able to give me an answer. It is not just the balance thing that makes me look drunk. Sometimes when I talk, my speech is slurred. My tongue feels to big for my mouth. Even I have problems understanding what I am saying. It is definitely worse when I am tired or in the evening. I am surprised that I haven’t fallen down and broke something. When I have been sitting down and get up I wobble from side to side so anyone who doesn’t know me would think that she must be drunk and keep away from me. I am not really a drinker so when I do drink I usually get a bit drunk. I went out with family recently and had one pint of beer and got really drunk, I guess now when I do get drunk now I get really drunk which is not a good thing. It is probably a good thing that I don’t drink. I just hope that people don’t look at me and think ‘is she drunk’.

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