Welcome to the forum. You posted twice, so we deleted the second post.
There are many members here, both patients and caregivers, who had intimate knowledge of difficult liver diseases...be it alcoholic cirrhosis, hep c, hemachromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, heptocellular carcinoma, etc.
The symptoms you describe are very typical of advanced liver disease. My partner, who has had Hep C for over 40 years, alcoholic cirrhosis, and liver cancer, quit drinking 2 years ago and got transplanted just over a year ago.
He had to be alcohol free 6 monthhs, with documentation from AA or a counseling program, and he did that. He was thin, sick, had mixed up sleep, his legs were full of fluids, he bleed forever even when the did the blood draws (it would squire across the room if they didn't put pressure on it right away, his urine was brown, he looked like a dead man walking, couldn't find the bathroom, threw up all the time, and could/couldnt sleep around the clock. He was pretty much out of his mind frm the ammonia, shouting at people, confused, angry, aggressive, etc. He was scratching himself til he bled. And got man boobs.
The put him on a good medicine regime for blood pressure, heptatic encephalopathy, edema, his digestion, etc etc. He got more stable, he got evaluated for transplant and went through that program.
He lost his insurance about 4 years ago. He qualified for Medicaid and they have been wonderful...though he no longer owns a car, has a savings account, or anything much....it was all spent on liver disease.
We have been together for a long time, but are not married.
Without Medicaid for docs, labs and surgeons, he would have died in teh spring of 2011.
So it is possible to get your life back.
Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant May 1, 2011, Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL