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TheLordIsMyShepherd
  • By TheLordIsMyShepherd · Posted 6:00 am
  • In Hepatitis C · 2 replies
  • I have Hep C...geno type1a. Tried the interferion and ribiviron 7 years ago and was a non-responder. I found a new Dr. he prescribed a combo of Sovaldi and Olysio. Said it had a 90% sucess rate. I'm just ...

Advice on the TIPS procedure

decaturgirl
  • By decaturgirl · Posted yesterday at 11:13 am
  • In Living with a liver disease · 5 replies
  • Has anyone here had this done and if so what are your thoughts. My husband has been referred to have this procedure but it sound dangerous and truthfully I'm very afraid for him. I would love to hear ...

Need some guidance-Can someone help us?

decaturgirl
  • By decaturgirl · Posted yesterday at 9:22 am
  • In Living with a liver disease · 5 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 yesterday at 8:40 am
  • In Alcohol-induced liver disease · 3 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 yesterday at 8:39 am
  • In Alcohol-induced liver disease · 5 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 ...

Liver transplant and having a glass of wine for special occasions

LynnSB
  • By LynnSB · Posted April 19, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 11 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 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • In Family and caregivers · 9 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 ...

Olysio one time a day and Sovaldi

Guessgirlshell
  • By Guessgirlshell · Posted April 19, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 2 replies
  • I was excited I was going to start this medication that was approved! I have 1A, have failed Interferon?Riba...what a nightmare. I now have cirrhosis. I ALSO have Autoimmune hepatitis . I went to the ...

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

bajamama
  • By bajamama · Posted April 18, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 9 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 ...

Spasm and LD

turfdoc
  • By turfdoc · Posted April 18, 2014
  • In Living with a liver disease · 13 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 ...

Does having cirrhosis changed your taste buds?

jim23
  • By jim23 · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 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 ...

Patient Advocate Opportunity with the American Liver Foundation

ALF_David
  • By ALF_David · Posted April 18, 2014
  • In Liver cancer · 2 replies
  • 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 ...

Past stage. 4

Golfbhard
  • By Golfbhard · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 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 ...

miracles?

fretwobeme
  • By fretwobeme · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 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 ...

Drowning in self pity!

TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive)
  • By TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive) · Posted April 17, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 4 replies
  • As I look at all the posts and people so much sicker than I, I need to get over it!!! I need to find my gratitude. Yesterday I was dissapointed that I could not morally get a manicure and pedicure ...

I guess I get up too early

TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive)
  • By TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive) · Posted April 17, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 8 replies
  • I sleep 5 out of 7 days...I usually get up around 3am est. Anyone like me ...

platelets and white blood cells

april78
  • By april78 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 14 replies
  • My husband went to Dr. On Monday they called Tues said he has incredibly low platelets and white blood cell counts of course I know this isn't good his inr should be 2 it is 23! I don't really understand ...

platelets and white blood cells

april78
  • By april78 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 0 replies
  • My husband had went to the Dr. On Monday they did blood work and called on Tuesday to tell him that he has very very low counts on white blood cells and platelets and that his inr is 23 when it should ...

platelets and white blood cells

april78
  • By april78 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 2 replies
  • My husband had went to the Dr. On Monday they did blood work and called on Tuesday to tell him that he has very very low counts on white blood cells and platelets and that his inr is 23 when it should ...

Is anyone awake?

TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive)
  • By TiredOfBeingSickandT (Inactive) · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 8 replies
  • I have been approved for the, I guess newest treatments. Sovoldi and Oslyio??? Spell check. I have been through the interferion and ribivirion treaments several years ago. Yuk!!! I am a non responder ...

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