A month ago I went for a routine blood test which found my liver functioning was abnormal. My GP and hepatologist confirmed it is not any form of hepatitis or glandular fever, which they originally thought it would be.
Given that my mother has rheumatoid arthritis, they are now testing from auto-immune hepatitis. My consultant thinks it's a 50/50 chance it could be this which worries me.
I'm going to be completely honest that I'm very frightened about the prospect of having this for the rest of my life. I'm 28 and worried about my life expectancy. My consultant has been fantastic, thorough and has told me even if it is this that it will simply be a case of managing it, but I'm still very worried.
However, if anyone out there has any experiences to share that would be appreciated. I'm having a liver biopsy in a couple of weeks to confirm if it is auto-immune.