Cirrhosis Support Group

Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease, most commonly caused by alcoholism and hepatitis C. Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis and is associated with a poor quality of life, increased risk of infections, and a poor long term outcome. Liver damage from cirrhosis cannot be reversed, but treatment can stop or delay further progression and reduce complications.

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  • CBBristol

    early Cirrhosis and pain

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    HelloMy dad was recently diagnosed with early [alcoholic] Cirrhosis. he is 68, does not smoke.he does not have all the symptoms though - no ascites, no jaundice.his early complaints was inability to walk due to pain in leg muscles. he described his pain as "wandering pain" - it moved from legs to his back, then his arms/shoulders now his legs again. he is scared to take painkillers because of...
  • flowerchick

    Liver education

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    i have been diagnosed with cirrosis about a year ago. Finally educating myself on the subject. Getting very scared
  • VioletOwens

    Support

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    Hello, I just need some support right now. I'm now 20 and have cirrhosis. I recently had labs done because I was put on new medicine and they told me this medicine was really good, but the only problem is, my levels aren't going back down like the should be and the medicine isn't working very well. I really don't know what to do at this point or what to expect 
  • MLTTexas

    Hi to old friends.

    Been missing you all, so thought I better check in. Many of you know my history - Hep C for many years, led to early Cirrhosis and cancer in 2010, received transplant in July, 2010 which got rid of the cancer and Cirrhosis but not the Hep C which moved into my second liver. Then in 2014 took Hep C treatments and now it is undetected. It's possible that before the Hep C treatments I had...
  • akacountrygirl

    Complications

    I have advanced Cirrohsis of the Liver and am starting to have complications from it.  I need support and friends.I don't have a positive outlook on recovery of any type due to living where there is poor medical care.  And the fact that I am going through this with very little support.Please, I am reaching out because I need a reason to live.
  • levoo

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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    Again, waiting to the last minute to do everything I need to do.Dear who ever, please bring DS a new web designer.  If you build it, they will come.
  • shelleyekg

    More bad days than good days

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    Hi Group.  My name is Shelley I am a 61 yr old disabled woman, wife, mother of 3  I was diagnosed with Hep C in 97 and did Interferon (Nightmare).  I did Harvoni and have been "cured" a year ago April.  I developed cirrhosis over the years,  I am stage 4 but still compensated.  I have Primary Billiary Cholangitis. PBC.  I have REALLY bad RUQ pain.  No one listens. I had a recent CT scan...
  • Padukxa20

    Could I have cirrhosis

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    First I would like to apologize if I offend anyone here for asking for your opinions and guidance, I know you all have your own struggles and hope my asking does not seem rude.I have been drinking for about three years, for the last two I was a very heavy drinker, drinking about 6 shots a night on average. In late July I got bad cold and coughed alot and violently for about 4 weeks, at this time...
  • Todd.Bee

    Our story. Questions remain.

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    Hello everyone.It has been awhile since I've visited these boards, had to make a new account and everything.  I came here today to share my mom and I's experience with cirrhosis and liver disease.  This story does not end very merrily.  And I hope it doesn't run super long.  This is the first time I've looked for some help and experience from others, and the first time I will detail how...
  • saltavar

    New to group

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    I had hep-c for just about 50 years. Was treated for it in 2014 successfully. I have cirrhosis though and starting to feel a little tired and weak in the left arm and hand. All my labs are good except platelets. They are about 110-112. I can eat ok and have a healthy life style. How long can I expect to be around if I continue to eat right and keep a positve attitude? I am 70 years old and...
  • BobbyZsMama

    Husband has cirrhosis and continues to drink.

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    My husband (56) has cirrhosis and just had 5 liters of ascities fluid drawn on Friday. His MELD is 16. I've learned a lot on my own, most of which is not good. He has active HepC but will start treatment soon if we are approved. He has sporadic bouts of HE and does not take his Lactulose properly. Still drinks beer and wine; about 6-8 beers a day and a big bottle of wine a day. ☹️He is skin...
  • deleted_user

    Tips Procedure

    I have enstage liver disease and my only problem with it is the ascitis. Few people have mentioned the TIPS procedure which they put a shunt(stent) in liver to direct the fluid elsewhere. I am consideration this since it will soon be my 6th draining since October. Any suggestions or information would be great!
  • bullet16

    NASH related cirrhosis

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    Hi, new to this and a support group. I was wondering what lies ahead for me. I have alot of symptoms and things going wrong. But i would like to know on a personel level what to expect. Mental,emoional,and spiriitual. I am glad to be here. Where ican get some info and give some as well. And hopefully find a few friends that understand what i am going through. Not alot of people know what NASH is...
  • Farmergirl

    Fibroscan reliability

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    Dear People, I am new to this group and I would like advice about two Fibroscan tests which I had recently, six months apart.  Both tests gave about the same result.  How reliable are fibroscans for predicting the presence or absence of cirrhosis?  My doctor prescribed the tests, but won't discuss the results, which is why I could use some input.Thank you!
  • mwr59

    chia seeds

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    Hi all, I have had good labs with most numbers normal.  Platelets still low but INR okay.  We backed off the diuretics some and notice a bit more water retention.  Have been on a ketogenic diet to try get blood sugar and metabolic syndrome under control (blood sugar levels are improving).  Due to not eating processed foods and being on the keto diet I have been adding sea salt, maybe need to...