Six years ago found a 30 + year case of HCV w/ stage 2 cirrhosis stage 4 swelling. Ribs busted, face rashes gastric umbilical hernia blew out six times, etc. On this forum people warned about not getting those fixed and I wish that I had taken that advice.
Partied my ass off until 2 years ago, took the 12 week Harvoni and was cleared of HCV. I still drink beer daily when I can.
Question: My stages are rapidly changing from a 3 to near 4, everything but the coma and yellow skin; skin is grey n splotchy and the splitting face rash is back. Kidneys showed chronic kidney disease last May, plus I have two tumors within my urinary tract that i’ve opted to not treat (docs didn’t ask if I had my CHF, Cirrhosis, even with massively elevated ammonia levels, etc).
BP always super low until I fell extremely ill a week ago. Can’t see, tinnitus, feeling like am gonna pass out, arms go numb, extreme liver, kidney, bladder and chest pain. Confusion to the point they shoved me in a psych ward last month, personality and mood changes to the hilt, never mentioned my Cirrhosis cause I rarely think about it. They couldn’t figure out what my issue was, gee nobody asked if I had liver/kidney/heart impairments (I’m sure my ammonia was skyrocketed again)...
Finally looked up the SX of the aforementioned, never been this sick. Turned out Google is like check your BP. It’s 188/114 and keeps rising. Sweating for over three months but profusely this past week. Arms turning splotchy, etc.
When I read about some of the horrifying procedures the docs use to control some of those big veins from bleeding, I realized that there’s no way I’ll subject myself to that unless not by choice (losing consciousness).
Is this ESLD? Will my BP ever go back down without medical attention? Does anyone have any suggestions regarding to treat or better off without (I’m no liver transplant candidate obviously)?