i am new to this forum, but wa just diagnosed (although waiting for biopsy confirmation). My LFTs were about 11 times what they should have been and Billiruben through the roof. I too was a golden yellow with all the other great affects. I thought I was sick from my gall bladder, and although it till does have to come out ASAP, it was not at all the root of my illness. Autoimmune disposition is in my family. My GM died of sarcoid, and my 19 year old daughter has had all 11 signes of Lupus, with no blood test consistancies to firmly conclude, so she just continues in and out of illness.
After 12 days in the hospital, a positive ANA a P-ANCA, the docs put me on IV solumedrol. THe 40 mg of Pred for 7 days, 30 for 7 and I am now on 20. It is hard to tell the difference in symptoms betwen the AIH and the meds. I ws very confused before the med, and still I am forgetful and have issues finding words. My joint pain had subsided, but is back even though my numbers reflect about a 5X out of range at this point. My ankle is swollen as if there is an injury, and it aches and burns, but there hs been no injury to it. the plan is to do the biopsy once my numbers are safe enough, and take the GB at the same time. They did recently advise that they may have to do the biopsy sooner than the GB can come out. I am 50, have hypothyroid (which I now think my be AI), osteopenia, lupus anticoagulatn and anticardiolipid. Maybe through my final diagnosis, my daughter will find an answer as well.
Can someone tell me if the pain is associated with the meds and the illness?