I had some questions on my medications and I thought before I called my doctor I would ask the experts. The results of my liver biopsy from Miami showed Chronic hepatitis with servere inflammatory activity (grade 4) and mild portal fibrosis (Stage 2) finding were compatatible with autoimmune hepatitis and superimpsed drug effect from Lipair. It also said I probably had underlying disease so the drug triggered the current situation. Is it possible to have live disease and not have elevated ASTs and ALTs I have been having them checked for years and nothing ever showed up until August?
The medication is prednsione and Imuran I started with 30mg of prednisone and 50mg of Imuran last week and everything was ok hard time sleeping but nothing else. Today I lowered the prednsione to 20mg with the Imuran and have pain in my liver on the right side and a burning like heartburn. I did have some wine yesterday for Easter which I know was not smart but the doctor told me they are really not sure if alcohol affects the liver with autoimmune hepatitis but did not recommend drinking. I also have only been on the prednsione 1 week and already putting on weight and getting the round face back. Has anyone successfully just taken the Imuran without prednsione? I do not go for another blood test until next Monday and leaving for Texas on Wednesday not sure if I should call the doctor or is this just normal.