Hi Denise, I am so very sorry your post got lost here somehow. I can"t immagine how that may have happenned but obviously & unfortunately it did. I"m sorry I can immagine how confused you must have been.But we found you now hon! We are here for you Denise.You may want to ask your Hepatologist or family Dr. about
nadolol for your Portal Hypertension to help reduce the blood pressure , also have you been checked for esophagal & or intestinal verices? of course we can also get verices in the portal vein & other places. Avoid too much stress & get plenty of rest. Your hepatologist may also advice you to decrease activity levels to decrease blood flow. Sweetie if you are taking pain pills this will disqualify you from becoming a transplant candidate as you have to be completely abstinate of all narcotics, benzos, amphitimines & alcohol for a minimum of 6 months before transplant will be considered. Ostreoarthritis is typical in liver patients,very common in deed. If the meds you take cause it as well then this will be a double whammy for you. my heart goes out to you for it is not easy living with pain but there are things you can try to elevate the pain without drugs. Hope some of this helps.As for your fatigue the liver disease will worsen this too. Try to make sure you get adaquate rest whenever possible although this is not easy to do either sometimes.Take care. My thoughts & prayers are with you. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.