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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  • KMurr

    Fluid Restricted Diet

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    Hi, wondering if anyone who's ever been on a fluid restricted diet knows if it's OK if you go over your daily limit if you're under your total limit for the week? Thanks! 
  • deleted_user

    Coughing

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    My father was diagnosed with cirrhosis in March 2010. Since then, he is being drained every 2 weeks, has no appetite(and when he does, cheats and eats too much sodium). He doesn't drink at all anymore, but he has the worst cough. Is this caused from the fluid buildup? Even after he is drained (yesterday), he is coughing away, and sucking down cough drops like they are candy. I told him to...
  • Jimpocock

    6 months after cirrhosis diagnosis

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    Hello everyone, just a quick story of my 6 months that I hope will help. I was hospitalized January 27 2017 with cirrhosis, AKI Stage 1, bleeding oesophagal varicies, ascites, oedema, jaundice, breathing difficulties and all the other symptoms that come with it. I've had 45 litres of fluid drained from my abdomen over 5 six hour procedures. I left hospital after 2 weeks but the drainings last 2...
  • Trissa01

    Aug 2017 Welcomes Us

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    Hello members & visitors!  Hope everyone is doing well or geting better, or getting help & support.My cirrhosis is probably maintaining if  not improving.I'm not on any meds. I follow a liver friendly diet. I get some exercise every day.  It's possible that some other condition will get me in the end.Hope to hear from you soon!
  • jeanycenalley

    Cirrhosis of the liver

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    I'm new to the sight and am looking for individuals to talk to since talking with my husband & son is difficult. I can talk to my daughter about it but she lives in another state & has discoid lupus that may be changing to systemic lupus so I don't want to burden her. I let her talk to me about her situation and support her as much as possible. I was diagnosed in January of this year and spent...
  • nikkiirose

    Hi, I am looking for support for liver cirrhosis..

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    I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I am 57 years old and have never had a drink in my life, so needless to say i was quite surprised and sadened when i was told I have cirrhosis of the liver. I have been reading about it online and some of the stuff i have read seems frighting. It would be nice to hear from people who are going through the same thing for knowledge and support. I am...
  • Helpwithbf

    Help please

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    Hello everyone, my boyfriend was diagnosed with cirrhosis about two years ago, he is now 29 years old, he never stopped drinking vodka and now wakes up every morning throwing up with the sweats and shakes bad, not sure what to do now, please help me out with some advice, thanks
  • Trissa01

    It's July 2017

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    Just checking for new posts, new members, old members, new issues, old issues.Hope everyone is maintaining  and others are managing their loved ones issues.Enjoy your Fourth holiday (USA)  and have a safe summer.
  • Dort1234

    cirrhosis

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    As someone already said and I will agree are tired of no action on this site. I suppose he meant support. I have posted beforebut I would like to know the only thing that is holding me back from this disease is the wobbling (!staggering ) just wont go. It's been six months since on lactalose and still. It's embarrising. And please could someone explain the stiffness is legs and my knees are...
  • Sammy566

    Things I experienced surviving Cirrhosis.

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    Things I experienced while having Cirrhosis,Pain in liver areaLow plateletsHigh INRDiabetesPortal pressureHemorrhoidsVarices in esophagusFluid in lungsFluid in belly and body (Ascites)Hepatic EncephalopathyLoss of appetiteSevere anemiaSevere fatigueSleep reversalLow immunityEDLack of concentrationLoss of driving privilegesForgetfulnessDepressionTooth and gum decayLow hemoglobinMood changesPain...
  • jody

    Help needed

    my mum was told about 5 months ago that she has cirrhosis of the liver. She found out as her stomach was full of fluid. She looked 6 months pregnant. Since then she has quickly deterated. She has dropped about 30 kgs. She is in pain in the stomach and just lies in bed. You can see she has no muscle in her body. Her eyes are yellow but have been yellow for as long as I can rember. She was told...
  • avmom

    scared to know

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    My husband recently died from liver failure. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis last year. He was a heavy drinker and I later found out was addicted to vicodin. I also drink, mostly wine and I don't take pills not even asprin. Right after his death I started drinking more but a few weeks ago stopped. I started having pain in my side. Now I am deathly afraid I have liver issures. I don't have any of...
  • MercedesPR

    Non alcoholic cirrhosis

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    Hi everyone my name is Mercedes Rivera, I am 52 years old, and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I have recently been diagnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis. The thing is I am pretty confused. My gastro made some tests and told me that although in the fibroscan he made  I appear to have F4 cirrhosis, that the liver is kind of like a wonder organ that given the proper treatment ( diet and...
  • Trailbreaker

    Cirrhosis Noob.

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    Hello all. In this day and age I don't think people are greeted the proper way anymore,so let me start off with...greetings and hello. I always try to be positive and so, I hope you all are doing well or finding ways to deal. This is my first support group posting ever, so I'm not really sure what to say. I guess I can start off with, I'm a 40 year old guy, live in Tennessee, married for 22...
  • akacountrygirl

    How to deal

    I wish I could learn to deal with cirrohisis.  Between that and Hep C, I am slowly dying.  No sense in trying to get a transplant.  Facilities are too far away.  I did TX for hep c and it didn't help.I had made up my mind that these diseases would not rob me of happiness; however, the depression is making that difficult.  Why can't I get straightened out?  I know the answers but have no...