I'm just after some advice - I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in November 2016 my liver was decompensated upon admission, i had spider novei on my chest (apologies if i've spelt that incorrectly), jaundiced eyes and portal hypertension I did not have ascites but I was put on spirolactone (100mg initially now I take none), lactulose and rifaximin. I still take rifaximin, thiamine, ranitidine, propranalol, ferrous sulfate and pre-gablin (i was on gabapentin but aftet discussing with my GP switched to pregablin as the gabapentin was causing acne and weight gain).
My liver consultant is excellent, I am lucky that I am under his care he is really happy with my progress and my liver is now compensated. Initially I was put on the liver transplant list as a precautionary measure but I have been taken off after assessment at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.
I don't know if I'm overreacting but in the past 2 weeks I have felt really nauseaus, im itching a lot (which i didn't experience as one of the symptoms of cirrhosis), my abdomen is bloated and i get exhausted walking up the stairs to the point where I am nearly out of breath.
I didn't think everything was going to be rosy now my liver is compensated (i know the scarring won't heal), i don't drink alcohol (this was the cause of cirrhosis) and watch my salt intake - i have never smoked.
I was eating a satisfactory amount up until a fortnight ago and my diet incorporated fruit, vegetables, some carbs, dairy, fish, chicken and occasionally red meat (I struggled eating this prior to cirrhosis).
I know fatigue is something that people with liver disease experience (I certainly have), I also have a rare neurological condition (which isn't liver related) that also makes me extremely tired. Is it possible that at this stage people experience more of an onslaught of things as a result of cirrhosis - the breathlessness and swollen stomach (which isn't hard), lack of appetite, insomnia and itching are all starting to concern me now and I wondered if anyone else has suffered from these despite liver compensation?