Hi everyone, I am new here. I have autoimmune disease and I recently have been diagnosed with AIH. I was on prednisone and due to the awful side effects, my doctor switched me to Budesonide--yet I'm still experiencing horrible side effects along with Imuran. These drugs are literally sucking the life outta me--although they have decreased my liver enzymes by just a little. What's your take on ALA (alpha lipoic acid), along with selenium, and milk thistle (which are beneficial in regenerating the liver)? I'm still reading more up on the ALA and purchased "Curing Courtney." Blessings to you all, this autoimmune is tough and I'm still in shock as to how I got this ill. This is just horrible.