Hi Everyone. I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis over three years ago. What a shock!!! Didn't even realise Iwas ill. Was informed that it was caused by alcohol. I immediately quit drinking and my health has been ok. Varices were 'barely visible', so the Doctors decided no treatment was required. Then in June of this year, an endoscopy revealed that the varices were now a grade 1/2, therefore recommended medication. I was prescribed Carvedilol and have put on weight very quickly all over. Plus am having terrible loose bowel movements, hair loss, getting out of breath etc etc. I have spoken to my GP who has written to St James in Leeds where I attend as an outpatient. They have suggested that the only other Beta Blocker I can try is Propranolol. This was always decided that would not be suitable for me, because it can cause extreme fatigue and I suffer from this anyway. Just wondered if any other Members are prescribed any of these drugs and suffer from any side effects. Thanks
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