We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1 2 3 

Liver Biopsy by Spursfan on 22 November 2009 10:31am
 
Got the results from my (second) liver biopsy yesterday.

Mild fibrosis and inflammation.

My consultant says it is ok to carry on with the meds (which have caused it) but he wants to speak to experts in the field of this illness to see where to go next.

I am ok with this, as I know its not too bad - but this morning I woke up worrying about it. I don't drink much, (just the odd Baileys, or Baileys in coffee (and I mean 'odd' - probably one every 6 months or more!!) but I am giving it up totally.

We have about a dozen unopened bottles of Baileys (and all the new flavours including the Coffee one) - damn!!!

:(
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by peripatetically on 22 November 2009 12:55pm
 

Do everything you can to keep yourself healthy, anne. And get those blood tests as often as necessary. They are the first indicator of problems, even before jaundice. Lucky you know where you stand right now so you can take care of yourself.
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by kazzzz on 22 November 2009 1:00pm
 
Absolutely. Take care!
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by johnnythemonkey on 22 November 2009 1:46pm
 
Yes Annie, look after yourself and send any unwanted Bailey's to me ! Actually, I don't like the stuff but the wee yin likes the very occassional one.
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by ev on 22 November 2009 2:40pm
 
I heard that green tea is good for the liver. Maybe you could read up about it.

 
Re: Liver Biopsy by johnnythemonkey on 22 November 2009 2:48pm
 
Ev, I believe that it's the meds that Anne has to take for her illness that causes possible liver damage. So it's a case of striking a balance.
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by ev on 22 November 2009 2:54pm
 
Green tea's nice in any case.
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by TERRY S on 22 November 2009 7:28pm
 
If the meds are doing the damage, why does the Doc insist on you taking them? That doesn't make sense! Take care okay?
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by Spursfan on 22 November 2009 8:36pm
 
Thank you everyone for your support!!!

Pats I have blood tests every 6 weeks.

Terry - I have to take immune suppressant medication - hence the methotrexate. I have taken 2 other types but this one suits (or should I say suited) me best.

As I said, my Consultant is checking out alternatives but in the meantime its a case of 'keep taking the tablets'!!

And he isn't really insisting I take them. He's just saying that concensus is that with mild fibrosis it is ok to take them still. I have an appointment with him in January but he says I can discuss it with him before that if I want to (I see him 12-weekly anyway).

I may phone him in the week.
 
Re: Liver Biopsy by peripatetically on 22 November 2009 11:46pm
 
Yes, Anne, I'm sure you do. Anyone who takes medicines that could affect the liver is told to get blood work done . Anyone on statins for high cholesterol is an example in point. There are myriads of medicines that need monitoring.
 
Messages 1 2 3 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.