Hi guys, have recently been hospitalised for what was thought to be biliary colic- stones in my bile duct (gallbladder removed 2002) and the pain was excruciating. After a bunch of invasive tests, it turns out I do not have stones or sludge in the bile duct, but rather my liver was failing. They must have been concerned as I was on 15min obs. Apparently my liver was 'toxic' in the words of one of the doctors and in turn it gave me pancreatitis. The whole ordeal has been painful and tiring.
I went to my specialist yesterday who told me my liver function was really bad and that its still not improving. I am 29 and I am a tee-totaller. I do not drink at all. I asked him if all my pain meds and years of anti-depressants could have stuffed my liver- this is when it got interesting. He told me that people who are immuno suppressed can develop cirrhosis of the liver without being a drinker etc. He said the Fibro and my poorly behaved liver are mucking up together. He has referred me to a heptologist (liver specialist) for biopsy and more bloods. I also have post-cholycystecomy syndrome where the bile duct twists and gets blocked and mimics the pain I used to get when I still had a gall bladder.
Has anyone else here ever had this type of problem? They checked me for all of the hepatitis's which were negative, my bile duct still spasms causing tremendous pain and I feel like crap cos my latest scans also show that abnormally large lymph nodes are fighting off a massive infection. Separate from the fibro, i feel like ive been repeatedly kicked in the guts, abdomen swollen, and Im very lethargic, dizzy, hanging by a thread.
Any advice would be super- thanks fibro friends,
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" Why does society view illness as weakness?" (Montell Jordan)
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
-DX:Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Seasonal Depression, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ, Endometriosis,PCOS, Reactive Arthritis, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania,
OCD, GERD, IBS.
-Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Prescription pain meds/anti inflammatories.
-Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
-Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14.