I don't post much here because I've been diagnosed with NASH and autoimmune disease, but finally disgusted with my health and being faced with taking strong immunosuppressants that could be hard on my liver and potentially kill me or reactivate liver disease, I went to Mayo hepatology. They worked with rheumatology to run very specific state of the art and sensitive tests for antibodies and other markers and it's looking like autoimmune hepatitis. The sad part for me was that, I'm now told, I test either false positive for HCV antibodies or somehow fought it off long ago, and went through interferon probably with autoimmune hepatitis, according to my pretreatment biopsy. Because I went through interferon therapy before they had a test for the virus, they looked at lfts and HCV antibodies.
I now realize it is very important to get a really good diagnosis and make sure they are running the right tests and the best of hepatologists that were outside Mayo did not run the stuff they ran here and did not get the sensitivity in results that they did at Mayo. They did a really good job.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn