I Have Cirrhosis, Liver

Cirrhosis, Liver anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Cirrhosis, Liver. You're not alone. 178 People

    40 Years Old And Diagnosed On March 12, 2011

    Hi there. I have Cirrhosis of the liver and the past year and 7 months have been the worst time of my life. I had no clue what drinking was doing to my body until I woke up at 3:00 am one morning and threw up several pints of blood. It looked like a massacre. The...
    lowplt lowplt
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    My Dad's Liver

    Hello, my father has cirrhosis caused by alcoholism. Two plus years ago he quit drinking. Around January he was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He got on the transplant list and we started to try and find a way to get to a hospital that would take my liver and give it to...
    lakebaby lakebaby
    Jul 11, 2013

    Staying Positive With Cirrhosis

    I posted living with alot of questions 7 months ago.Things were pretty bleak for me then.Just want everyone to know that things can improve with time and commitment.If you read my other story life was not good at all getting tapped every 4 weeks,sleepy,no energy and basically...
    fjroop fjroop
    5 Responses May 12, 2011

    Cirrhotic Father

    Hey everyone, On 4/28 my dad had been bleeding very badly, what we later learned were bleeding varices.  He arrived at the ER that morning with a BP of 70/43. we did not know he had cirrhosis so the event was a surprise to me and others in my family. Years ago he was...
    xetem xetem
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 24, 2010

    My Dad Has Liver Cirrhosis....

    Im looking for some help. To cut a very long story short my dad has an alcohol addiction,and has recently been diagnosed with alcoholic liver cirrohsis. The specialist say his liver is functioning at 10-20% right now,and he is jaundice. However he has picked up in the last few...
    Littlelady87 Littlelady87
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    My grandmother is suffering form liver

    cirrhosis. We just found this out a week ago. Although a few months back, she seemed to be in a good condition. There were no signs of illness except for the fact that her feet and stomach swells. We brought her to the doctor and she was told that she has a fatty liver. She was...
    cmc21 cmc21
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    2012 Cirrhosis Found

    In January 2012 i found out I have cirrhosis of the liver.First told it was fatty liver then alcoholic liver. My liver is not inflammed. I am tired a lot but also have MS so am tired from this all the time too. This liver stuff is new and I want to fight it just as I have done...
    Ginraye Ginraye
    2 Responses May 8, 2012

    The Silent Killer - Living With a Closet Alcoholic

    8 years ago, when I was 12 years old, I found a bottle of vodka in a shoe box, tucked away in my mothers closet. Only 12 years old, I knew that this was not normal. I told my older sister and my father what I had found. They confronted my mother about it, but she denied the fact...
    MissAllisonRose MissAllisonRose
    2 Responses May 19, 2013
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Feb 6, 2014

    Stopped Progression Of Cirrhosis For The Time Being

    First I must start with the cause of my cirrhosis : I went into a hospital to get some blood tests and then after some time I realized I suffered from hepatitis c and soon cirrhosis came. I tried conventional treatments and had gotten rid of hepatitits c but cirrhosis progressed...
    janinevelfrow janinevelfrow
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2013
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    I Should Of Listened

    I'm a 44 years old Female diagnosed with end stage Cirrhosis , I have also developed Hepatic Encephalopathy. Looking for others to share with, trade story's. Mine was do to drinking alcohol. Been sober 6 years now, but have had some recent side effects from lack of taking my meds...
    Bkrsfldsuzie Bkrsfldsuzie
    41-45, F
    19 Responses Jun 30, 2011

    So Far Success

    I got sick March 2nd 2013. I had liver hepatitus, been drinking since age 12, I'm 54. My liver was failing, I stopped that day, so I caught it in time, so I thought. Even without alcohol, my disease progressed to end stage cirrohsis. By June, I was dying, the pain was more than...
    2013syd 2013syd
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    Wine And Ty Pm

    at 37 I was diagnosed with cirrhosis 6 months ago but probably had it for around 2 years, the Dr.s said. The concoction was a combination of too much wine and a nightly dose of TY PM for sleep. Not good. I have followed the Dr.s instructions to the tee. They took me off the...
    jennatlanta1 jennatlanta1
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013

    Living With Alot Of Questions

    I am a 59 year old male who was diagnosed with cirrhossis 6 months ago.Dull pain in right side of abdomin for years and water retension in feet and legs and abdomin (ascities) started about 8 months ago.C.T. Scan and ultrasound verified cirhossis.Had bleeding varicies in June and...
    fjroop fjroop
    5 Responses Sep 24, 2010

    my name is lye i was diag.

    with cirrhosis last year.i have been a heavy drinker for going on 5 years. i do not have health insurance right at this moment but i am scared cause i look different in the mirror and i think and i feel different. i am a mom of three my only girl is 4 and i dont know what stage...
    babylye babylye
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    My friend who is a diabetic was diagnosed with

    cirrhosis a couple of years ago... According to the doctor it's because of the synthetic medicines that she's taking... thank God because someone introduced to her Lifestyles product.. after taking the product, her stage 1 cirrhosis was gone and her diabetes was controlled...
    nhkz178 nhkz178
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014

    My Mom

    Hi my mom found out she has Cirhosiss( january this year)( she stopped drinking ) of the liver from years of Alcohol she is 67 years old.. Here Stomach started filling up and they kept putting her on meds to help.. well May 23 2013 she ended up in ER and ICU and was put in a...
    Tricia5 Tricia5
    46-50, F
    Jul 13, 2013

    Regretfull Years Of Alcohol Abuse And Denial

    I am a 48 year old mom of a 19 year old son with Asperger's Syndrome. He was diagnosed at age 3. I was married at the time and this was very hard on the marriage. That was when the drinking started. My marriage ended in divorce. This is when I started drinking. I was a closet...
    1ndamiracle 1ndamiracle
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    Trying To Know What It's Like

    Hi there, I have a close friend diagnosed with cirrhosis and I just wanted to get an insight of what it's like. I don't have the disease myself but I want to try to put myself in her shoes because I know how difficult it is and I want to know how I can help. Thank you, I...
    yas14 yas14
    22-25, F
    Oct 2, 2013

    I Have Cirrohosis,liver

    i am a 57 yr old female and i was diagnosed with cirrohis of the liver 3 months ago.i am totally in the dark and dont know what to expect.i am already having ankle sweeling and feeling very tired all the time.my platlets are low and all my liver panels are high.my dr. is not to...
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    After 24 weeks of Sovaldi/Ribavirin treatment

    and another 6 months post-treatment, I was given a "cured" letter from my GI doc. I'm at the beginnings of stage 4 fibrosis (classified as 5/6 by the institute that treated me), with bridging fibrosis/beginning stages of cirrhosis. A combination of a high fiber diet, juicing...
    ExHepCinTX ExHepCinTX
    51-55, M
    Apr 12, 2015

    My Bad Luck My Bad Liver I was in 24

    when I discovered an infected liver cirrhosis I was working too much I love my job ...I was very handsome ....But everything was over and my face became pale like the old man began to suffer from ascites and esophageal varices ...Can not find a reason for this disease, I do not...
    farouqali12 farouqali12
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    47 yr old female. Stage 4 Cirrhosis of the

    Liver (3+ yrs), veracies (getting more), portal hyper tension, enlarged spleen, etc. and the doctors are telling me I shouldn't have the constant pain (at times stabbing) in my abd and sometimes in my back. Anyone out there having pain and what does your doctor do to help you?
    BigRedKS BigRedKS
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    Surprise Of My Life

    I have had cholesterol problems since I was 40 I am 66 now . Last tests showed non alcoholic cirrhosis . My dr says I can't eat any animal protein. I would like to know about the diet eaten by people with my disease
    Medcalf7 Medcalf7
    70+, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    I,Too Have Cirrhosis Of The Liver

    hi. I,m a 60 year old woman with cirrhosis. i found out about a year ago. my stomach sweld so much i couldn,t eat and it was hard to breathe. i went to the emergency room and after many hours i was told what it was. my world fell apart. i didn,t know how to tell my children. i...
    larryandlaurie larryandlaurie
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    AIH Cirrhosis

    I was just diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis last month, which had already progressed to cirrhosis as found on liver biopsy. I am currently on 7.5 mg Prednisone and 100 mg. Azathioprine a day and my liver enzymes are doing really well at this point with the meds. However, I had...
    Psalm40 Psalm40
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    The Ugly, Naughty Word Called Cirrhosis

    Hello, I am a 47 year old man who has had hep c which led to cirrhosis. I am now at a stage 4, with of course all the complications of this ugly disease. I have esophageal varicies, hepatic encephalopathy, varicose veins, ascites, etc. But all in all I am doing relatively well. I...
    valcast valcast
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Apr 11, 2012

    My Mom Regained Her Life

    My mom is 65, she got the late stage liver cirrhosis several years ago. She was in hospital waiting to die in 2009 as she was too weak to receive the transplant surgery. We were lucky that the miracle happened on her after we found a doctor who mainly used Chinese Herb to treat...
    healit healit
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Sep 9, 2013

    28 Years Young Just Found Out I Have Cirrhosis...after 2 And A Half Years Of Elevated Liver Test...and Not Knowing Why

    Due to no insurance ive been back and forth to the er and income based gi doctors for almost three years trying to figure out why my liver enzymes test were so high and why i felt so tired all the time. It began after i had a sexual encounter with a female who sent me a weird...
    red1821 red1821
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    I am a 53 year old Male,

    I have been diagnosed with cirrhosis about 9 years ago. I also haven't drank in 9 years. About 6 years ago my doctor at that time put me on tramadol, 4 pills a day, they help me through the day, now a couple months ago my family doctor cut me down to three a day, and...
    mot007us mot007us
    51-55, M
    Mar 25, 2016

    I don't but, I'm looking

    for stories of people who have and to be an encouragement if I can. My dad passed away from it and brain cancer when I was young... Trying to get some closure...
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I Have Cirrhosis Of Liver.

    Hi my name is Samantha. I am 31 years old and have a 8 year old daughter and hubby. I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of liver march of 2012. The doctors found it when he was taking my gallbladder out. He called me and told me the results and told me that the gallbladder was the...
    ctowngirl81 ctowngirl81
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Oct 12, 2012

    Hi everyone, I am just in the process of

    finding out if I have Cirrhosis, had scan, blood results showing liver is functioning extremely badly, and awaiting my liver biopsy. I have constant pain in my liver, have the spider veins on my chest and coming onto my face. I have a dry mouth and dry eyes, and suffer with...
    SarahJaneElizabeth SarahJaneElizabeth
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    My Biopsy Results!

    I got the results of my biopsy results on wednesday from my Doctor. She told me I have cirrhotic liver damage but the hospital wont say if it was caused by my hepititis or from my alcoholic drinking. Not sure what difference it makes as to what caused it. I cant see a liver...
    MayBee MayBee
    5 Responses May 24, 2008

    My daughter just past away from cirrhosis of

    the liver she was 31. She had been a pedestrian and was hit by an f150 pickup truck 3 years ago. How she survived I don't know. She had numerous injuries traumatic brain injury broken ribs back surgies ankle surgeries list vision in one eye etc. Her eyes stared to show yellow as...
    Cindim Cindim
    Aug 7, 2015

    Milk Thistle’s therapeutic benefits have been

    known since ancient times, in fact, as far back as the 4th Century B.C! Generations relied on this gentle, natural, but most effective treatment for liver disorders for 2000 years, so it’s no surprise that modern clinical research has brought the miraculous benefits of this...
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    I Have Autoimmune Hepatitis

    i was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis when i was 16 so i never really drank, this is where the immune system turns on you, and it turned against my liver attacking it. i was very frightened cos i was so young but i got on with it as you do. i was put on steroids to get it...
    heln2k9 heln2k9
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    Kind of Lonely Out There

    I went into the emergency room in June of 2006.  I was bleeding internally and had lost 8 pints of blood.  I was placed in intensive care (no one told me what happened to the bleeding) and given 8 pints.  During that time a GI doc. did a colonoscpy and an endoscopy...
    Bluti Bluti
    56-60, M
    9 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    I'm So Scared

    Hello, my name is Leigh , I'm 38 years old from Alabama. The man I've been married to for 14 years was told he had cirrhosis 3 years ago, and is now on the transplant list. Over the past year we have gone through so much, and at times I feel like I can't take much more but I also...
    Draetina Draetina
    41-45, F
    Oct 18, 2013

    Hep C

    Ten years ago I found out I had hep c.I don't know where it came from.I was and a alcholic.I went to my doctor and gave me the drugs too see if it will get rid of hep c.It didn't work.I wen't to a hospital for a liver transplant.I started to have internal bleeding.I was in the...
    alanrm alanrm
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2008


    kinda makes it hard to plan things
    dewey1963 dewey1963
    51-55, M
    May 6, 2013

    It All Happened So Fast!

    Hi, my name is Heidi.  On March 19th of this year my 46 year old husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol.  November of last year he was admitted to the hospital for seizures due to alcohol withdrawls.  At that time the doctor told me that if he...
    evangelist55112 evangelist55112
    23 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    Cirrhosis And Traveling??

    so i live in ireland i have my story on already!! but was wondering what would a person do if there were in my shoes? so my sister moved to america a year ago and she bought me a ticket to visit her for 10 days but no insuraance will cover me :/ would you take the chance?? having...
    heln2k9 heln2k9
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2013

    Liver Failure

    Hi.god bless everyone of us.i was 39 when i was diagnosed w/ my disease. Actually ive had hep c for like 10 yrs so i knew my liver was damaged but i was so ignorant that i would think " i'll b fine because im young. I became an alcoholic and everything went downhill quick. Raped...
    candelarias candelarias
    41-45, F
    Jul 29, 2013

    Living, Not Dying, With Cirrhosis

    It all came to an end on March 6, 2010 when I was diagnosed with end stage liver cirrhosis. My ascites had been so bad for 2 months and I had no clue what it was. All I did know was that I was in some kind of indescribable pain. One hospital sent me home to die for 2 reasons: I...
    cunbafpow cunbafpow
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2012

    My Bad Luck My Bad Liver

    I was in 24 when I discovered an infected liver cirrhosis I was working too much I love my job ...I was very handsome ....But everything was over and my face became pale like the old man began to suffer from ascites and esophageal varices ...Can not find a reason for this...
    farouqAli farouqAli
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2013

    My Story On Col So Far

     Found out I had Hep C about three years ago from a blood test. Was sent for a liver Biopsy and have stage 4 Cirrhosis of the liver.I had not really had any problems till this year. I started sleeping almost 24 hours a day. Always felt exhausted. Had absolutely noappetite , lost...
    angeelryder angeelryder
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2011
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