PBC...definitely keep us updated and just do the research on GGT levels, etc. Don't stick with the most frequented information..dig deeper because there can always be ONE bit of information that could be the key.
UC Dude....I wouldn't think that you'd need a firm diagnosis for a disease that is 99% sure....besides, why would you want to assult your liver further. To me..leave well enough alone, unless you're exhibiting symptoms that have you under obvious distress.
But you already know my take on even ERCPs. And, you can refuse them in the future....a doctor doesn't have to suggest a test that you believe will be less invasive....request the MRCP. As well, if you get it...purchase the CD of it..very cool to see what's going on in there yourself, even if you don't understand it all..
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!