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I Have Liver Disease

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    Not Lucky

    im 29 years old with advanced liver disease due to alcohol..i do not drink daily maybe my body just dont have the ability to eliminate it. im from a country that liver transplant is so expensive i don't have the money to buy medications so im not taking any,im still working even...
    walkingdeadman walkingdeadman 26-30, M 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Pain & Raised Enzymes Advised - Terrified

    Hi All, I am a long time user of co-codomaol and other migraine related medicines. I suffer from headaches daily and as such, to get through my day pop pills. When the migraines come, that intensifies, anyone who suffers will be all to aware you will do almost anything to...
    stevied553 stevied553 36-40 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Not Lucky

    im 29 years old with advanced liver disease due to alcohol..i do not drink daily maybe my body just dont have the ability to eliminate it. im from a country that liver transplant is so expensive i don't have the money to buy medications so im not taking any,im still working even...
    walkingdeadman walkingdeadman 26-30, M May 19, 2013

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    Chronic Hebatitis B

    Been dieagnoses two or three years ago not sure not sever enough for treat ment thank god my health is perfect they say to me tho they tell me not to drink tho i do at times go on binges but im careful to take breaks in between to give my liver a chance to repair itself i...
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Fighting With My Body

    Hi!  I am clearly new here and do not know exactly where to begin so here goes... About three years ago I as diagnoses with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-Stage 4 cirrhosis with secondary portal hypertension.  I am 35 years old.  The anomaly which is also the reason my...
    hopefultc hopefultc 31-35, F Oct 22, 2011

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    My Dad's Hope

    I want to share my Dad's story with the world, so his hope can spread. He was an heavy drinker for most of my life and quit over two years ago. A few months ago he was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He was on the transplant list and not doing well. His meld score reached...
    lakebaby lakebaby 31-35 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I Turned Down A Liver. Did I Make The Right Decision?

    I have been on the transplant list for 5 years. I have hepatitis "C" and my MELD score has been stable for about a year. It stays right around 16. My blood type is B+ and I am 3rd on the list of patients with B type blood. The 2 people ahead of me have both developed liver cancer...
    ArizonaSteve ArizonaSteve 51-55, M Sep 24, 2012

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    Just Diagnosed With Alcoholic Hepatitis And Terrified!

    Well, I drank for years due to depression, loneliness and going to New Orleans bars too often with my husband. I have always had an emotional and addictive personality. GI doc told me I had inflammed liver. I discovered that it was truly hepatitis by doing my own research and...
    AlabamaGirl56 AlabamaGirl56 56-60, F Oct 30, 2013

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    Lver Failure

    i was diagnosed with hep c in 1995 am currently in a great deal of pain, am currently on morphine contin 90 mg a day, this isn't working for the pain any sugestions, we don't have a pain clinic in the town i live in. not sleeping well up every 2 hours in pain. live with mom and...
    dennis3999 dennis3999 56-60, M Oct 4, 2013

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    I Have End Stage Liver Disease Secondary To Cirrhosis .

    I was a heavy drink and at the time I came down with a very bad kidney infection. Not realizing that my kidneys were shutting down and thus backing up my system to the point where I went into full renal failure. I was hospitalized for ovr 2 months and the Dr's did not expect me...
    enduser2941 enduser2941 36-40 3 Responses May 29, 2011

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    My Brother Has Alcohol Liver Disease

    i just wanted to share this story with people so others can have hope also... my brother who is just 32 has been a big drinker for many years but was alcohol dependant for the last 5years.. he has been told several times that he had an inflammed liver and had jaundice this was...
    jenny1981 jenny1981 26-30 3 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Non Alcoholic Liver Disease (nafld)

    Please let me first say that I respect and realise that many others here have more irrevocable conditions that the one I am facing- but I really am seeking a genuine place to talk with people about liver Disease- and I would love to hear your expereinces as well as share my own...
    Sekem Sekem 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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    To Others In The Same Boat...

    I'm 25yrs old and have liver disease caused by Porphyria (a hereditary disease). Liver disease isn't pleasant. The jaundice and ascites turns you into an oompaloompa (willy wonka reference). Just carrying that extra weight around is a strain alone. I once had 16L drained from my...
    MsMidnight MsMidnight 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    Scared...

    Well this is where it all started... I just had mine and my husband's second child on June 10th 2012. On the last day in the hospital my blood pressure shot up really high. We were able to leave the hospital with me on blood pressure meds. I went in to the doctor the next day for...
    Brittdaisy Brittdaisy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2007. My thyroid tests, T3 and T4 were only mildly high but my TSH was less than 0.01. My symptoms were rapid heart rate and dry and...
    purpleizzybee purpleizzybee 61-65 Apr 11

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    Don't know if it just happens to me .. But because I look ok everyone thinks nothing is wrong with me.. Autoimmune diseases you can't see them ... And having to explain to people...
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I'm 20 years old and about 10 months ago I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and later Graves' Disease. For a long time I just assumed that I was a lazy person and being really...
    emwisemannn emwisemannn 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with Graves' disease almost three years ago, and am still not back to normal. I was misdiagnosed for years going in and out of hospitals when I was 17. Since taking...
    brittnikae brittnikae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I found Vitacost.com a long time ago and really like it,it has a lot of gluten free foods and other products.Here is my referral link for $10 off an order of $30 or more.If you are...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hi, my name is Karla, I have been suffering with lymes chronic for the last 2 years. I need some advice on vitamins or foods that can help ease the pain and affects of lymes!!! I'm...
    karlaprince karlaprince 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I slept in the hotel. The night produced an air raid of sound and light. I slept for only a few hours. Hardly a surprise to anyone familiar with me. I dreamt of a giant snake...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M Mar 28

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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
    nanacquah nanacquah 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was diagnose with polycythemia vera last 2010 but before the doctors found out that I have the disease I already suffered a lot of pain and agony, I was 43 years old at that...
    edcachero edcachero 46-50, M Mar 27

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    I have Lyme disease (not LYMES as some people tend to call it). I was diagnosed in November 2011. My first symptom was severe vertigo. Also, I experienced painful arthritis, brain...
    merelymandolin merelymandolin 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Hello. My name is Channyn and here are 10 things that I've learned about myself since I've been diagnosed with Endometriosis that I would like to share with other Endo-sufferers...
    MrsHess MrsHess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Intramarine Isolation Syndrome. It is what I have, my disease. Cool. Quiet. Sometimes green, sometimes blue. Dark, or shining in the sun, but it always feels like no one ever...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    For those of you who have this disease, you know it's not an easy one to deal with. It's annoying, painful, and stressful. You have to change your whole life style and listen very...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    farouqali12 farouqali12 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    this is my story on how i managed to beat Lupus and the HOrrIBLE JOINT pain-- WOW!!!! Congratulations Crystal :) I'm so happy to receive your email and learn how much better you...
    heavenlygardens heavenlygardens 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    i would like to donate part of my liver for liver transplantation.Needy liver patients you may contact me on my email id kidneydonormumbaiatyahoo.in
    LIVERDONOR LIVERDONOR 36-40, M Apr 15

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    I guess I am lucky and it could be worse. Technically, I am awaiting the official report back from the biopsy but my last round of blood work was positive for autoimmune. My liver...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Ever since a very young age I have been a Liverpool fan. I suppose coming from the family background it was natural. I would love to hear from any Liverpool fans here on EP. Then...
    aussieguy01 aussieguy01 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    i KNOW i can help. I have had Vestibular Migraines for 4 years now and I have a step by step way to take back control of your life and go back to living. Now before i go any...
    SOPHDOG SOPHDOG 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I have been suffering from this skin condition for about 4-5 years. It sort of began slowly progressing as I was in high school and then further on. I used to think that this...
    Dianaangel Dianaangel 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I do not have Parkinson's disease but I added this experience because I plan to become a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and I love reading what you have to say...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I was just diagnosed with Forestier's Disease or DISH...Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosisin in my lower spine. I've had weakness in my legs, lower back for the past 4...
    halley888 halley888 46-50, F Mar 26

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    To the patients who have Lupus or other diseases, what diseases do you have? How long have you had it? Do you feel this diseases is going kill you? Got any "I almost died...
    heartbroken69 heartbroken69 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    As you know, this is a chronic disease with no known cure found in the Dermatology world. We are treating with Microcurrent and have had amazing results! The microcurrent is a very...
    drebertchiro14 drebertchiro14 56-60 6 days ago

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    My name is Tracy, I am 49 years old and have had HS since I was about 17, but this disease was only diagnosed with a name about 10 years ago. I honestly did not realize just how...
    pech0252 pech0252 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The next chapter of my life, after 14 years of being married to a alcoholic. The first of March this year my wife broke down, alcohol had gotten the best of her. She made the most...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love learning anatomy and physiology, as well a disease and its process in the human body. Death does not scare me, creep me out, or make me sad. It is the bodies natural aging...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't think people take anxiety seriously. It is a serious disease and i think it is a major symptom of depression and other psychological diseases. Experiencing a panic attack...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    Tooth Loss- Understanding Tooth Loss and Dental Implants What Causes Tooth Loss? There are numerous reasons as to why people lose some, most or all of their teeth. One of the...
    suncitydental suncitydental 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I think I might have Cushing's Disease. Looking for someone who can explain what they went through with this.
    Jackson2033 Jackson2033 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    TMI.... Or not enough? A week ago I had no idea what renal colic was. I knew it was bad and not something I wanted. A week ago a baby was still not entirely out of the question...
    owchimama owchimama 31-35, F Mar 25

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    i can feel it in my liver....haha
    meadlingkids meadlingkids 18-21 Mar 28

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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
    madi10 madi10 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
    madi10 madi10 26-30, M Mar 31

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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
    madi10 madi10 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Depression is not a disease, no you aren't "crazy" there is nothing "wrong" with you because you hate this life. Really? There is something wrong with you just because you don't...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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