I attended Hepatology last week and my consultant has informed me that he thinks I may have PBC AIH overlap as my Bilirubin has been rising steadily for few months now. So I am now wondering if I do in fact have AIHand if I have had it all along as the symptoms are very similar to PBC in that it lists itch, joint pain and fatigue which I had all of when I was diagnosed. However I didnt have weight loss or jaundice at that point. Only other time was jaundiced apart from now was when I was pregnant back in 2006-7 when my liver went into a degree of failure and I lost lot of weight during the pregnancy but when I was put back on the Urso( a drug for PBC) as far as I know the Bilirubin settled again and once I had my little boy I did manage to put weight on again. So I am wondering if I do have AIH would the Bilirubin be high all the time if not on treatment for AIH? I am hoping that the consultants other theory is the right one in that the rising Bilirubin could just be a progression of the PBC. I am getting married next yr and have just recently bought my wedding dress so would hate to have to go on steroids and possibly put on lot of weight. Equally though do not want to be walking down the isle the colour of a banana!!! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Hope you are all keeping well.
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