I need help here. I moved into cirrhosis last year. I started with a MELD score of 7. Now my MELD score is 11 and I am itching something terrible. I mean deep DEEP itching. I am scratching so hard I've got bruises and sores all over me. I've tried Gold Bond Lotion and Benedryl Spray but neither will do the trick. Once I start itching, I can't stop. Is there anyone out there who can give me some advice to stop or even ease this terrible itching? Old Tiff? Anyone?
Hi everyone! I have a question. I thought after 13 yrs of researching I'd know just about everything I needed to know about HepC and my liver. Well, now I'm in cirrhosis and I find I don't know diddly.
Can anyone tell me WHY my LFT's are elevating like crazy? (ALT is over 260 now, Was 200 in July) So is my AFP. (AFP is 36 - double what it was in July of this yr). I've had a CT scan - shows nothing. I've had an Endoscopy - clear. I've had my 5th liver biopsy and it shows cirrhosis. My MELD score is only 8.
WHAT could be making my LFT's and my AFP go up? No, I'm not drinking and haven't for 14 yrs.
Any help on this??
Thanks, LeighAnn (previously known as: MYDODGE)View Thread
So far I just talked to my GP. I wish I knew what the reason for the elevation is. My platelets are dropping like a stone too (117) and my Alk Phos is elevated to 236. I'm not eating any differently either. I don't know if this is what cirrhosis does or not.
I haven't been here in ages but my screen name used to be mydodge. I have a question about platelet therapy. Is there a website that will tell me about it in easy to understand language? Is anyone here on platelet therapy who can tell me more about it? I appreciate the help!!
I've been coming to this website since it's inception! (I was mydodge back then!) I've also been a non responder and have done every drug out there. None of them worked. Your viral load will fluctuate naturally. Mine has been as high as 25,000,000 and as low as 475,000. It's just a number. Most people don't even look at the AST because so many other issues will cause a rise in it. The ALT is the one most Dr's check, and it can be deceiving as well. If I were you, I would not consider treatment at all again until I had another biopsy. If you are still in Stage 2, I'd wait. More new drugs are coming out by the handfuls and maybe there is something better on the horizon. The biopsy is the gold standard and if you haven't progressed to stage 3, why put yourself through treatment again. Most of us Genotype 1's remain non responders. My liver specialist @ USC told me that an AFP of 13.7 is not high. She said when it gets up into the 100's and higher THEN she worries.View Thread