I registered here over a year ago as I was probably suffering from a depression due to the fears and anxiety after having being diagnosed Hep B with cirrhosis. Many thanks for many kind words, I have been feeling reasonably well. Here is my update:
Initially, my fiberscan reading was pretty bad: 47. The consultant tried to comfort me by saying it was not the highest score she had seen.
After 3 years of treatment, I was recently told to have a fiberscan and the reading was 7.9. I asked if I could ever get it below 5, which is the threshold to determine whether a liver is healthy or not in terms of stiffness. The consultant could not rule out the possibility. I was very happy to say the least.
If you also suffer from cirrhosis caused by Hep B. Healthy life style is very important. Don't stop doing exercises all together I was told by my consultant. I also take Milk Thistle tablets. Two capsules with the medicine I am on and two in the evening. I hope it helps. The biggest challenge so far has been the emotional burden caused by the condition and I hope I will eventually deal with it.
Thanks for reading!