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I am glad you stopped drinking alcohol. how much did you drink before? alot?
I am sorry you are having such swelling and numbness in your hands and arms.
long term alcohol use can damage the liver which can cause decreased liver protein production and low blood albumin levels which can cause swelling and edema in the legs and arms.
long term alcohol use can also cause low folate and vitamin B12 levels in the body which can affect nerve function and cause neuropathy nerve damage.
you need to see a doctor who can do blood test to check on your liver and your folate and B12 and iron and check on kidney function to see why you may have swelling in your arms and hands.
do you have insurance to be able to see a doctor for blood testing?