I found out about 10 mo. ago that I have Cirrhosis of the Liver. I am seeing a Liver Specialist. I have my days where I do not feel well at all but other health issues may be part of that. I am taking 1 med. especially for the Cirrhosis and she wants me to take another but I am trying to get assistance from the drug Mfg. because it would be 2,400.00 a month for me and I do not get that much a month even. I do not have the jaundice so far. When I was in the hospital I had a tap done to drain fluid out of my abdomen due to my Liver not working right. There was a lot too but I have not had to do that again. My Dr. said NO ALCOHOL ever including non-alcohol beer because it does have some in it. No mouth wash or medicine like cough syrup that might have some. She wants me to get 2,000 mg of Protein every day which is supposed to help the liver. Also to cut way down on the Sodium no salt substitutes either. I recently had an MRI and an Ultra Sound both came back that no new stuff in there. I know some people do not want the diagnosis on their medical record but Alcohol is not the only thing that can lead to Cirrhosis but it is the most common. Mine probably is. 4 years ago my GP said I had a fatty liver but nothing else. Since I have found out that is a symptom in itself to get checked out. Reading up on some of the things I did find out that women are usually more pron to get it than men and those who have a fatty liver are twice likely to get it. So many people that hear you have it automatic think Alcoholic but there are some that get this that have never taken a drink. I am at a point where a number of friends and my family know. I was ashamed too but realized hey it is a disease and people get all kinds of diseases no matter if they helped them along by the way they live. It is sort of scary but my belief is that you are put on this earth for a reason and when that is done so are you and God will take you home. It doesn't hurt to pray though. I am trying to have a positive look at this and sometimes it is hard but I know negative thinking does not help. I am so glad that I found this site because there are people out there that have the same thing and they do not judge you. Most of my friends and family are very supportive except for my older sister who told me she had no sympathy for Alcoholics. I did not consider my self a real Alcoholic because when I quit I had no problem with any withdrawal at all. Do I miss it, yes I do. Especially wine at night. But I cannot do that anymore. One of my biggest problems is being able to get a decent nights sleep. Hope I may have helped someone by this post.