Hi all. I was seen by a gastroenterologist in July following a 'hepatic episode' of deranged LFT's, mild jaundice and a significantly positive ANA. This episode had settled by the time i was seen but the consultant said she was almost certain that this was an indicator of autoimmune hepatitis. She did not want to do a liver biopsy at the time as my bloods by then were normal so she suggested we wait until i have another 'flicker'. I have been having monthly LFT's which are currently normal. However over the last 12 weeks i have had red, sore, puffy eyes - which sounds like an inconvenience but is in fact having a huge impact on my life. The redness spreads from my upper eyelids to the top of my cheeks and almost looks like i have been burned. The eyes are sometimes so swollen i can barely open them and they are getting worse everyday. I have been referred to dermatology and i see them later this week but i really feel that this could be autoimmune. The symptoms responded well to a 5 day course of high dose steroids but within 48 hours of completing the course, the symptoms were back. I get the impression my GP is sick of me and just wondered if this is something anyone else has encountered or if i really am barking up the wrong tree?! I have the fatigue, headaches and foggy head that i also had when i had my hepatic episode. Any advice greatly appreciated!!
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