Following a CT scan and some more blood tests, I went to see a Gastroenterologist, He told me I have NAFLD and Cirhhosis with some Ascites and peripheral pitting Oedema. changed me from Furosemide to a large dose of Spironolactone (200mg) to reduce the ascites and oedema. got to have an endoscopy of the stomach and some more blood tests.
Does anyone know of a genetic component of NAFLD? The specialist seemed interested when I mentioned that my younger sister also has it (something I only found out once I thought I had it) and my father, he died two years ago, had it listed as primary cause of death. None of us have been drinkers, I haven't touched alchohol for many years, neither has my little sister.
I am hoping the Spironolactone will make breathing and eating easier but I found the Furosemide had a much more immediate effect on the peripheral oedema whereas the Spironolactone doesnt seem to have any effect. it has only been a few days, does spironolactone take a while to take effect?
I also want to thank everyone for their positive support when I first posted. My family has a tradition of answering all queries about health with "I'm fine" so I didn't want to worry them until i knew more. This site has helped immensely with info and just knowing others feel the same.