Hello Apple Jacks and welcome to the forum!
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What type of hepatitis were you diagnosed with? The word "hepatitis" simply means inflammation of the liver. It's always best to specify as there are many types out there, viral and non-viral, most with different treatments...
Please don't take any OTC medications or herbal supplements without checking with your doctor. Also, you are seeing a GI doc...you should try to get a referral to a hepatologist (GI docs with specialty in liver disease). Also, do not drink any alcohol now that you have a liver disease.
Your life isn't ruined by it. If you read many of the posts here, you'll see that a lot of people still have perfectly normal, satisfying lives. It is scary to be diagnosed with a liver condition as it is a vital organ. Since your LFTs are normal, you are likely at an early stage (I'm guessing you have Hep C?). There are a lot of folks here with Hep C. So you'll get a lot of valuable information from them.
Positive thoughts truly do go a long way!
Co-Moderator - Hepatitis
AIH Jan 2007
CMV June 2008
Raynaud's February 2010
Meds: Azathioprine 100mg & Ursodiol 250mg BID