I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in September 13. I became acutely unwell and was admitted to hospital. I had varices banded, blood transfusions and ascites drained and packed off home. The problems were all alcohol related and I haven't touched a drop since. Since then I have had many ups and downs. I'm not sure how badly damaged my liver is. There was talk of a liver transplant but I'm told that I am not ill enough. I currently struggle with a variety of symptoms but I'm never sure whether I should be contacting my GP or my clinical nurse specialist. I tend to just plod on.
I wondered if any-one has been prescribed lactulose due to dis-orientation and 'vague episodes' ? It apparently binds excessive amounts of ammonia which cause this toxicity. My world is small anyway but if I take the lactulose I worry about leaving the house ( I now know every toilet in my local area). I'm quite happy within my vagueness, it just worries everyone else !