It has been amended since, but I once laughed at a section in the MS Society publication “What is MS?” which described potential problems when drinking alcohol.*
The problems highlighted included balance, bladder control, slurred speech and double-vision.
“So how do I know when I’m getting drunk then?” I thought.
Last week I had a few pints of lager at a wedding reception. I see two objects when my eyes look left anyway, but I found it difficult to straighten my vision out coming back to centre.
I guess this contributed to my drunken state, because it made everything swim earlier than it was meant to. A most unpleasant sensation and one that made me feel a bit maudlin for a while.
The boundary between sober and drunk is now very (‘scuse the pun..) blurred.
* The publication has since been amended to say that MS symptoms can become more acute when drunk.