Wow!!! no medication for years?!!! That's extremely encouraging. Please visit the site inspire.com for AIH. YOU can be an inspiration and blessing for many people. Please check it out.
Also, I have had a biopsy. I have stage 1 fibrosis. im not sure what that means... do you? Did you have any scaring? Hows your liver today? How long did you take medication before it went into remission?View Thread
Remission....what a blessing. Does this mean you are not taking any mediation at all?
I found out about my elevated liver enzymes after a routine check up. I was floored when my doctor told me my alt an ast were 750 & 635 respectively. My liver biopsy determined it was auto immune. I was then put on 40mg prednisone and 50mg azathioprine. the numbers have come down quite a bit to 125 and 200 however, still not to what is considered normal.
LFT's are Liver function test. I think terms have changed a bit over the years.View Thread
You seem to have a wealthy of knowledge about AIH.. i would love to talk to you. I was diagnosed in Jan. 14 i am currently taking 30mg daily prednisone and 50mg azathioprine. My LFT are still elevated in the 150-200. What can i do to reduced my LFT levels? It has been 8 weeks of drug treatment. are you currently remission? if so, for how long have you been in remission? Thank you.View Thread
I discovered elevated liver enzymes during a routine doctor appt. my enzymes counts have increases to AST 634 ALT 845 and I am scared. My GI doctor suspects AIH. He is not willing to treat me without the biopsy results. However, every passing day I feel worse. The left knee is swollen, My body aches and urine is still very dark.
What is the quality of life with this disease ? Any information would be greatly appreciated.View Thread
Thanks geogirl. I have been out of touch as the information and websites can be a bit overwhelming. Well, I have been diagnosis with Autoimmune hep. I am currently taking prednisone and azathioprine. I have horrible side effect to the prednisone. My LFT counts are down to ast 167 alt 297. the doctor is tapering the prednoise now. I'm not if I have the right doctor for my condition. I am in the process of switching. I have a pretty bad cold/sinus infection and. my gi doctor is reluctant to prescribe antibiotics because of the damage it will do to my liver. HOw do I calculate the MELD score? Apparently, my biopsy did not show any liver damage.View Thread
I was diagnosed in January 2014 with AIH. I am very concerned about my life expectancy as i have two young children. There is no family history of auto immune diseases and I was completely healthy prior to Jan. My GI prescribed 40mg prednisone and 50mg azathioprine. My AST and ALT have started to come down. What is the quality of life with this disease? Is there anything I can do to get it in remission? Any suggestions or information would be appreciated. thank you.View Thread