I also have AIH, for the past two years or so. I was on prednisone 40 mg for a whole year, and I'm on other meds now (cellcept). I have "early" cirrhosis, which was found on the liver biopsy they took when I was getting the diagnostic tests. I have been mostly under control, but when meds were lowered "too far", the enzymes went up. I feel good most of the time, but have some nausea as a side effect.
I also agree--try not to worry about transplants. Your future is not that predictable, and some people can stop meds entirely without a recurrence. (in other words, cured). Most don't, but it is not impossible. It is important to find a doctor who you trust, and then just live, following the doctor's orders. I am the type who will drive myself crazy with options---should I eat this? should I take that? I have found that good general nutrition with rest and exercise are most important, then just go and do your thing in life!!!! Let the doctor do the worrying!!!!
Please ask all the questions you want, and if you have a specific question for me, I will be glad to answer it.