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I Have Liver Disease

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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 not been diagnosed

    as of yet, I am 47 and use to be a fairly healthy drinker, all tests are normal,but I can tell something is very wrong. Dull pain under right rib cage, unexplained weight loss (20pounds) extreme sensitivity to even a sip of alcohol or red meat, weak legs, and occasional anxiety...
    skyriter88 skyriter88 46-50 Sep 10

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 30, 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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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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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    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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    AIH

    Hey guys I'm a 23 year old with auto-immune hepatitis. I was diagnosed with it at 14, and been fighting it ever since. Like most of you on here, it affects my life in the usual ways. I don't drink, and I try to eat as little fatty foods as possible. If anyone wants to chat...
    homecoming1 homecoming1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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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 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    Hi... I am new to this

    so trying to understand how this has all happened. In January this year I opened some boxes ... got really sick and as a result my body started to shut down. As the weeks went on I didnt get better... I had blood in my urine and was sent to a specialist ... they thought I had a...
    Suem01 Suem01 46-50, F 1 Response May 30

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    Can someone here explain to me the kind of pain

    and location they had/have during issues with their liver? And any other symptoms? I have been having mild but persistent acking, burning pain that kind of feels like cramping in my upper abdomen. There is also one tiny spot that hurts when I putt pressure on it. Also a slight...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Hi I was just diagnosed with AIH

    or autoimmune hepatitis. I'm 17 and hopeful. I started taking budesonide and after my next round of blood tests i will start taking Imuran. I'm still experiencing fatigue and chronic joint pain but I'm trying to stay active. There's a quote that says "Things turn out best for...
    Ahall96 Ahall96 16-17 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 18th birthday through an ultrasound taken after contracting a very nasty kidney infection. At my age I have no real noticeable changes, just...
    theinevitablechange theinevitablechange 18-21, F Oct 11

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    So yesterday, I almost made it through the day without realizing what day it was. Almost. Then when I was watching the nightly local news there was a segment talking about an early...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I'll tell you who's fult it is government science it's them messing with there damn tubes trying to fined cures they end up making worst diseases
    Wolf267 Wolf267 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    And she tries to make me feel bad about the fact that I haven't made an effort to talk to her in four years (I had an awful childhood because of her). She has apparently been...
    haroni haroni 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    polycystic kidney disease runs through my dads side of the family. I was diagnosed 4 months ago when my menstrual cycle was not right I had a ultra sound and they found cysts not...
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I've always suffered from anxiety and thoughts and worries that would pop into my head at random. They used to revolve around disease or paranormal/religious thoughts, and even...
    Patronusmagic Patronusmagic 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I was diagnosed with Crohn's in June of 2014. I am having one of those days where I feel like the disease is leading me around by the nose. I try to keep my optimism but I...
    craftymom24 craftymom24 41-45, F Oct 12

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    I was diagnosed with mild carpal tunnel 5 years ago. I've been able to cope fairly well with braces and pain medicines up until the last few months. I changed departments and I'm...
    sewingmojo sewingmojo 41-45, F Oct 16

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    Today I stopped by an saw my mother who has Alzheimer's disease and my father has dementia. I have been trying to find them an assisted living center that they can move into...
    ColumbiaTiger ColumbiaTiger 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 17

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    I go through phases with Parkinson's disease. At times I feel lucky that I have this and not something that will outright kill me. Then there are other times, like now, where I...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M a week ago

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    I've had HS for 11 years now, got it when I was seven and am going on 18 now. I'm in college, away from my family, and i have never allowed HS to control my life more than it...
    bel1196 bel1196 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey ! I have had this disease since I was 9 years old. I am 22 now. I was sick for a large amount of my childhood. I been in remission for 7 years. I have been experiencing this...
    evermoreme evermoreme 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    So I've started drinking animal blood. Squeezing it out of packaged meat from the shops obviously. I'm going to taste different animal though as the pork liver was rather bitter...
    notimportantsbc notimportantsbc 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    One that lives in Alaska and the other half an hour away from where I live. I don't like calling them half brothers since I feel like they are just my brother. They look completely...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I was diagnosed about three years ago. The pain and stiffness started years before that though. About a year after I was diagnosed the pain and stiffness got so bad that I could no...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 13

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    So we have a house guest who is only a yr or two older then me, let's just call his Chris. So a few months back he helped us move into the new house and when he had found a moment...
    CookE114 CookE114 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I am 27 years old I was diagnosed when I was 14, I have never been drunk in my life lol how sad, I also have ulcers colitis. I am on on the liver transplant list as well. I live in...
    ed510 ed510 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    So my mum is an alcoholic and has been for most of my life, it never really started to worry me until a few years ago when my stepdad left her, and then it became a living...
    ajb91 ajb91 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had a dream that all diseases were cured in a week. Population skyrocketed.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Due to an Autoimmune disease and constant swelling of legs and feet and all over I've gone Gluten free. It's only been 5 days and 600 bucks later but no more swelling. The...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    When I was born Around 10 times as a toddler because of unhealthy weight and some kinda blood disease When my brother pushed me down the stairs When I broke something in my arm...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F Oct 17

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    CONFESSIONAL A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years In the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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