I haven't been on here for a while as nothing has progressed with my liver investigations other than the Consultant deciding not to put me on steroids( autoimmune is the thinking) as my LFT's have been reducing spontaneously. I did find this a bit frustrating but realise I shouldn't complain as it is a positive. I think it's more that I have early chirrosis and no idea why.
However, I have been having aches and pains and back in May my hands were very sore and have remained swollen and painful ever since, I also have had sore arms and shoulders and been struggling to lift anything heavy and when I drive it takes a while to 'unravel' from the stiffness I experience from sitting still.I went to an Osteopath who thought the shoulders and arms were a mechanical problem but couldn't explain the hands. When I queried this with the consultants they told me it isn't the liver causing it which is why I went to an Osteopath. I then decided to go to my GP again as had been before to be tested for rheumatism and arthritis both of which were negative but I know what I'm feeling isn't right.
My GP thinks it could be polymyalgia rheumatica and I must say having read up on the condition it fits my symptoms. I went for an xray on my shoulders and more blood tests yesterday so hopefully will find out soon.
This is an autoimmune disease and I now wonder if I have had it for some time and it is this that has caused the scarring on my liver and the consultants should maybe have listened closer to what I was saying about aches and pains.
Hope you are all as well as can be x