Posted 3/1/2015 6:17 PM (GMT -6)
I was just diagnosed w/ AIH a few weeks ago (I also have Graves disease.)
My doctor said my ALT and AST values were too high (around 160) -- tho I see from what some of you report that many people have MUCH higher values.
He put me on UCERIS, saying that this was easier to take than prednisone. That sounded fine, since I am very senstive to meds. But after 4 days I had to stop. I felt like I was going crazy, I couldn't do simple tasks, I couldn't sleep, and I spent the last day on this med vomiting all day. My stomach was so bad that I went to my gastroent. who was worried about what was going on and did an endoscopy -- still waiting for results.
And I was on a very low dose, only 3 mg.
So - my question. I have an acupuncturist who has done wonders for my lower back problems -- better than I could imagine. He says he can give me herbs as well as acupuncture to fix my liver.
Has anyone tried acupuncture for AIH. I really do not want to go on those horrible meds again tho I am cautious about taking Chinese herbs.
Thanks, everyone, for your help.