I Have Auto-immune Hepatitis (aih), Struggling To Cope

Hi there,

I'm 19, and I've been diagnosed with (AIH) for nearly a year now, and to be quite honest I'm struggling to cope.
I was diagnosed at 16 with Ulcerative Colitis, and 17 with Coeliac Disease, so lucky me at 18 I got diagnosed with AIH. And because of it, obviously means no drinking alcohol with friends. To be honest, I was much of a drinker anyway, but not being able to go out and have a few with friends has really affected me, and has changed my whole perspective of going out.
I got diagnosed half-way through my first year at university. Soon after diagnosis, I stopped going out as much. Going out when everyone's drunk and you're stone cold sober is not fun at all, it actually made me quite miserable, hence why I stopped going out. This made me unpopular, not for not drinking, but not socialising, but then they didn't understand that when they were drunk, they didn't pay me any attention and often said "you're not drinking, you can't play drinking games," deliberately leaving me out, and it's horrible.
I've since broken up with my girlfriend after 15 months and I think this has affected it.
I have great friends at home, but at university I have no social life because of my conditions. The colitis and coeliac makes it an issue going for a meal too! (Joy).
Sorry if I sound like I'm having a moan, but I was currently getting ready for the last night out at uni before christmas and decided to bunk it, because I didn't want to face the embarassment of telling a joint social I can't drink.
I genuinely feel depressed, I constantly want to cry, I don't know what to do. I don't go out, I stay in, but watching a film or listening to music just doesn't give me the same buzz as going out with friends properly. And like hell am I going to do work, because that just makes me more miserable.
I don't know if anyone can make any suggestions but I'm running out of ideas and I just keep feeling worse.
I'm so miserable and alone now and I don't know what to do.
JCrowley51 JCrowley51
18-21, M
Dec 12, 2012