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decaturgirl
  • By decaturgirl · Posted 9:22 am
  • Discussion in Living with a liver disease · 0 replies
  • My husband is dealing with what started as Hep B and became chronic. He now has end stage cirrhosis and is miserably sick with refractory ascites. He started receiving parasentesis procedures a couple ...

ACITES

kie
  • By kie · Posted 8:40 am
  • Discussion in Alcohol-induced liver disease · 0 replies
  • Hi just wondering would anyone have an answer to this question, I recently heard from someone that everyone with cirrhosis of the liver will without a doubt get ACITES, I have had massive GI bleed last ...

ACITES

kie
  • By kie · Posted 8:39 am
  • Discussion in Alcohol-induced liver disease · 0 replies
  • Hi just wondering would anyone have an answer to this question, I recently heard from someone that everyone with cirrhosis of the liver will without a doubt get ACITES, I have had massive GI bleed last ...

Sovaldi, ledipasvir and Ribavirin trial completed

Strider100
  • By Strider100 · New reply 8:19 am
  • Discussion in Hepatitis C · 8 replies
  • I wanted to share my husband's experience with the drugs so far. He completed the trial of the above Gilead drugs two weeks ago and is feeling much better, although he is still dealing with cirrhosis ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply 8:14 am
  • Journal · 309 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

Happy Resurrection Day!

Faithfullyfitdp
  • By Faithfullyfitdp · Posted 7:41 am
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Happy Resurrection Day to all my friends on iInspire. He is risen! May you find HOPE in the message of the gospel of our living LORD, And Savior, Jesus Christ. In their fright the women bowed down with ...

Spasm and LD

turfdoc
  • By turfdoc · New reply 7:37 am
  • Discussion in Living with a liver disease · 7 replies
  • Hello all, hope someone can help here. My wife wants to know if anyone has experienced spasms in the liver. She describes it as almost like a baby kicking. It has been happening a couple of times a day ...

Liver transplant and having a glass of wine for special occasions

LynnSB
  • By LynnSB · New reply 7:34 am
  • Discussion in Hepatitis C · 9 replies
  • I received a double transplant liver/ kidney on December 3, 2013. Doing great. Went back to work march 18th. I was wondering if anyone that has had liver transplant has had a very occasional glass of ...

Drug (Meth) Problem

kitty293
  • By kitty293 · New reply 6:59 am
  • Discussion in Family and caregivers · 4 replies
  • I thought is was his liver acting up. A couple of day's he is up and moving around and then all of the sudden he is back in bed for day's on end. One night I rolled over and he was just laying in bed ...

Self Pity

ama55
  • By ama55 · New reply 5:46 am
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Just looking to vent for a moment, hope nobody minds....husband with Nash & cirrhosis. Too tired most days to do much, we went grocery shopping yesterday-it's usually too much for him to walk out to the ...

Luvin-Livin life with my second chance!

dar0163
  • By dar0163 · New reply 3:27 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Today marks 12 weeks since I received my liver transplant. I joined this site in 2008, never was very active but I'm so excited that I just hope that I can help others, by telling my story and answering ...

miracles?

fretwobeme
  • By fretwobeme · New reply 12:58 am
  • Discussion in Hepatitis C · 8 replies
  • My doctor says my hep c is gone. I've had it for 12 yrs & have never treated it. Has anyone ever heard of this ...

My brother, Rick.....

BarbaraGaudet
  • By BarbaraGaudet · New reply 12:55 am
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • My name is Barbara.....this is difficult for me as this is the first time I have reached out to anyone via the computer...I am cry ing as I feel helpless and I can't help my brother because he won't let ...

Does having cirrhosis changed your taste buds?

jim23
  • By jim23 · New reply 12:46 am
  • Discussion in Living with a liver disease · 4 replies
  • Hi I would like to ask the members if having liver cirrhosis affects your taste buds? My Dad who has NASH has not much appetite he said that his taste bud affects his appetite . He always ask for variety ...

im so frustrated

kbostonia
  • By kbostonia · New reply 12:44 am
  • Discussion in Living with a liver disease · 65 replies
  • my youngest daughter is so demanding, im trying to tell her im not myself anymore and she can only think ME ME ME am i selfish to want to be left alone if you dont bring peace, im getting remindd of things ...

need information please

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply 12:37 am
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • So dad got his tube put in. We are up to the 5 cans a day. And more than enough water a day. But when you only eat by tube. How often is a bm? Sound gross but it has been awhile and the tube is the only ...

Patient Advocate Opportunity with the American Liver Foundation

ALF_David
  • By ALF_David · New reply yesterday at 11:39 pm
  • Discussion in Liver cancer · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone, we are looking for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or their caregivers to participate in a focus group aimed at learning about your varied experiences living with the disease ...

Red Palms......What next???

bajamama
  • By bajamama · New reply yesterday at 9:09 pm
  • Discussion in Hepatitis C · 8 replies
  • Hi All..... I finally went to a Hepatologist after learning about them on this site. He's a wonderful man who spends the time making sure I understand and all of my questions are answered. I like that ...

Lactulose

LittleTimeHere
  • By LittleTimeHere · New reply yesterday at 8:05 pm
  • Discussion in Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) · 12 replies
  • I have been taking Lactulose for almost a year. The doctor has me on 2 tbsp. for 3 times a day. It got were it was not working so I went up to 4 tbsp. for 3 times a day. Well that is not working so I ...

Past stage. 4

Golfbhard
  • By Golfbhard · New reply yesterday at 2:21 pm
  • Discussion in Alcohol-induced liver disease · 9 replies
  • My good friend has cirrhosis and has refused to go to the doctor, until she fell and was bruised everywhere for over a month. They told her there's four stages of cirrhosis and she was way past stage ...

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