Post Edited (mommaduck) : 11/20/2009 9:04:10 PM (GMT-7)
I've heard of asparagus and cabbage as detoxifiers. None of those veggies can hurt and are good for you, so go for it.
Let us know how you make out with a hepatologist.
I have Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH). Mine wasn't caused by anything in particular but there are some medications that can trigger it. When you do get in to see a hepatologist (Connie is right, you need to see a hepatologist not just a GI), you should bring that up as a possibility. Bili at 7.2 isn't a good thing no matter what is wrong. I know someone who is on hydroxyzine too for her itching that's associated with her AIH. Liver disease in general can cause itching but since your bili is high, I would think that's it. As for AIH, blood tests followed by a biopsy are needed for diagnosis. So don't be afraid if the hepatologists suggests a biopsy. It really isn't that bad!
Please let us know if you see a specialist!
Some of your symptoms could indicate PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis). For your itching you might consider Ursofalk.
Where are the figures for your P-Alanine aminotransferase and especially your P-alkaline phosphatase?