Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. As I have said before, I know little about this site and sometimes do not get on the computer for periods of time because of health issues.
I am glad to hear you didn't wait to go to the doctor. That was important. And I understand about the apprehension you have about this problem. But listen to me,... STRESS can be worse for you than drinking at this time so be easy my friend. You MUST do something to help your stress level, OK?
As you alluded to, you must improve your diet. Unfortunately, there are many ideas in this area. I myself, just watch my salt.
I know nothing about Holistic treatments,... sorry. But, there is the Internet. I look things up that doctors and other people suggest, and take from it what I think is worthwhile.
I also was told that Interferon was not the way to go in my case. Sometimes it is not working,... may not be necessary at the time, ... there could be numerous reasons to stop or not start at all.
Try to be easy on yourself my friend.
Remember: Life is a meatball.
-Respect few, fear none.