Hello. My name is AndLo. I'm new to the forum. I have been rescently told by my rheumatologist that I have Autoimmune Hepatitis and I am being referred to a specialist in the Bay Area in a couple weeks. I'm not very surprised to have an autoimmune issue due too all my symptoms but never thought my liver! Here is a little background on me. I'm a 36 yr old, married, mother of 3 girls. I am mildly obese and non active. I'm a full time employee in medical field.
Symptoms: chronic back pain for at least 10 months everyday; also hips now. Joints flare in hips, back (mild arthritis), hands, feed, arms, legs. Mild tingle in face. Lots of tingle in hands and feet; fall asleep. Fatigue everyday. Diarrhea everyday for at least three months, bloating, some edema to hands and feet. Itching. Restless legs.
Labs: CBC - normal, CMP- now normal ( my electrolytes go up and down due to diarrhea), PT/INR- normal, ESR- normal, u/s- wnl
WHY MD CONCERNED- actin sm igg 38 high and ANA 1:320; my CRP keeps rising and current test is 1.139
From reading my post , I'm looking for input on what may be going on??? My guess possibly colitis with autoimmune. What do you think will be the next step?? Why would CRP go up but not ESR?
Thank you in advance.