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    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 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    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 18-21, F Oct 2, 2013

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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Husband With End-stage Cirrhosis

    my husband has been diagnosed with end-stage cirrhosis two months ago. he was vomiting blood, a lot. he wound up in icu on a ventilator because his lungs shut down. they band his varices with 7 bands and he had the tips procedure. his lungs got better and he was about to be...
    goreygirl75 goreygirl75 36-40 2 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    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 31-35 Jul 11, 2013

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    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 36-40 3 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Liver

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

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    I Think I've Got It

    ok. i think i may have cirrhosis. in 2003 i was diansoed with chronic hep B and in 2009 fatty liver. blood tests show normal liver function and very low to non existent viral load re hep B. but ive been feeling sick off and on for four years now with nausea,headaches,flulike...
    cirrhosispatient cirrhosispatient 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Recently Diagnosed With Cirrhosis.

      I am a 50 year old Male who contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion in 1986. I was considered a "carrier" until a blood panel in 2008 indicated my levels were high enough to start the Hepatitis treatments. After a very long 49 weeks of treatments, my new tests...
    romeodt romeodt 46-50, M 1 Response May 16, 2011

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    My Mother Has A Liver Cirrhosis

    My mother is 61 years old. She is hard worker . She suffered all her life from her work and our demands. We are in an Islamic country where  children stayed in their parent's home till they get married. She waited her retirement age to start her life without stress. but suddenly...
    amira2freedom amira2freedom 31-35 4 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Recently Diagnosed

    HI I AM A 42 YEAR OLD FEMALE RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER IN OCTOBER 2010.  HOW I FOUND OUT WAS AFTER A GALLBLADDER SURGERY IN THE SUMMER (2010).  I FEEL GREAT BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM EXTREMELY SCARED.  I HAVE A SMALL CHILD THAT I WORRY ABOUT.  I HAVE MANY...
    terelias terelias 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    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

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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    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 36-40, F Oct 18, 2013

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    How Could This Happen To Me!

    Hi I am a 41 yr old that has been recently diagnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I began having pain under my right rib cage and was found to have an enlarged spleen. I had a recent colonoscopy and egd which showed portal hypertension and variceles. I am really...
    cook01laur cook01laur 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    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

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    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 56-60 5 Responses Sep 24, 2010

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    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 46-50 4 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    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

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    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Feb 6

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    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 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Liver

    go to liver transplant orientation program tomorro any thing i should know thank you
    dewey1963 dewey1963 51-55, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    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 46-50 23 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Anyone Out There?????

    Hello, I need some guidance from anyone out there. I live in Canada and my family is from Mexico, my mom has been diagnosed with Hep C and Cirrhosis (from a blood transfusion when I was a kid). She is the straightest person I know, she never drink, or smoke or had any bad habits...
    Calcameso Calcameso 26-30 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    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 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    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 56-60 5 Responses May 12, 2011

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    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

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    I Have Hep C And Cirrhosis

    I am at the "end" of trying to pretend I feel Ok because I DON'T. I am married to a great guy who saids "my mind makes it worse for me" but he doesn't have the pain or the weakness I have. I was a beer drinker and messed with dope and I always felt lucky cause so many of the...
    bcat6745 bcat6745 56-60 2 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    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 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    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 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    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

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    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 56-60 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Liver Problems

    I was told I have HEP C with cirrhosis of the Liver in november 2005, it has been a long haul my score is 18 but wont put me on the list till I loose another 30lbs. I lost 41lbs of fluid but still have a way to go. The worst thing I experance is fatuge I am tired all the time. I...
    Jerry888 Jerry888 46-50 6 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    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

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    Liver Disease

    Okay so back in the days before their was no hep c I was diagnosed with hep ab. I was 18 then. At 44 I was told I had hep c and went on a trial of interferon and riboviron. I was told at that point I had bridging fibrosis. I chose the trial because I could not afford the meds...
    galpal1224 galpal1224 51-55 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    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 18-21 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    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 66-70, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    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 41-45 5 Responses May 24, 2008

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    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

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    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 7 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Hello To Everyone

    Diagnosed with cirrhosis 5 yrs ago. Haven't been on TP list b/c have no one to go with me to evaluation. People have promised to go but never show up. Family & friends REALLY don't understand how one changes emotionally & physically. They think since you're up & about there's...
    kayleigh3 kayleigh3 56-60, F 2 Responses May 10, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I was recently married and working at a full time job at a medical clinic. We were having our yearly wellness exam for our insurance. Not even 2 days later, I received my results...
    Ilovetosing626 Ilovetosing626 26-30, F Aug 22

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