Welcome...sorry for my delay. Life...gets in the way of the things I want to do. I agree with Ann, everyone is different in their med mixtures. When I was first diagnosed (not staged either but with amount of damage they probably would've put it at 3 since I didn't have cirrhosis just a bunch of fibrosis), they started me on Pred and CellCept (mycophenolate). It has a faster onset of action. So once numbers were stabilizing a bit, they added azathioprine (Imuran). I piggy-backed the two for the two months it takes for the Imuran to kick in. They'll sort you out and you'll be on the road to recovery, in no time! Don't hold on too much to those numbers....I've known folks who were on a transplant list and came off it with the meds. The numbers make it sound scarier. The liver is an amazing organ and regenerates quite well.
The Hashi/AIH combo isn't uncommon either...so there are a few of you out there
You are not alone!
Most AIHers live fairly normal lives. It is good to keep a bit active. It also helps keep your mind from wigging out. That's an easy thing to do and is completely understandable. Don't stay in the woe is me for too long. Your body will be grateful for a shake it off attitude. That being said....listen to it. If you're too tired or an activity drained you...rest. I don't practice what I preach. I go, go, go and live off coffee but that works for me
Co-Moderator - Hepatitis
AIH Jan 2007
CMV June 2008
Raynaud's February 2010
Meds: Azathioprine 100mg & Ursodiol 250mg BID