I'm new to all this and was wondering if anyone had any advice to try and ease my mind. I have been quite ill for a few months (bouts of diarrhoea, sickness, stomach pain and bloating and generally feeling crappy and lethargic). 3 weeks ago I ended up in excruciating pain just under my ribs all the way through to my back (which hasn't gone away, just controlled with strong tramadol). I have had umpteen bloods done and my ALT came back at 191 and my GGT 145. My stomach is constantly extended, I'm tired all the time, still have the pain, loss of appetite (when I do eat it's very little) and itchy skin all over (with a rash). I dont drink, I dont smoke, since july I have been on a low carb high protein diet and weight lifting which has made me go from a size 18 in clothes to a 12 and for the past month I have been on a vegan diet. I cant eat any healthier than I do and I dont drink anyways so no alcohol to cut out and was just worried about the health/state of my liver. I'm still waiting on a scan and endoscopy to see what's what. Is this something I should be concerned about?
I'm so sorry you are feeling so rough. Could you get in touch with your consultant's secretary to see if she can bring any appointments forward as you can't go on like this. Have you had a fibroscan cos maybe that should be your next port of call. Make an emergency appointment with your GP tomorrow or go to a and e. I'm not trying to scare you but I do think your GP could push things for you. It's so hard when you feel like this isn't it? I'm in pain 24/7 due to this and many other conditions as well. Are you sleeping, u get an hr or less. You can pm me anytime day or night. Please let me know how you get on. Lots and lots of love and hugs Lynne
Thank you so much for replying to me and giving me your advice and sharing your experience with me. I am going to call doctors and hospital today to see if I can get things moved on a little as all the pain flared up last night and is raging this morning. It is horrible feeling like this all day every day and with no end in sight it gets quite depressing. I suffer from fibromyalgia too, which is always a daily struggle at the best of times, so to add all this on is taking its toll. I'm not sleeping as good anymore as I'm constantly up for the toilet (4 times last night) or the pain wakes me but I do try and get decent sleep as I need that to help tackle the fibromyalgia.
Thank you for your offer of PM you, I will defo keep that in mind. I am defo going to push for things to come a little quicker as I am starting to get a little worried the longer this all goes on for.
Love and hugs right back at you. Alison.
How did you get in today re appointments? How are you feeling tonight,? Love and hugs Lynne xxxx
Hi Lynn, I tried doctor and hospital yesterday with regards to pushing my scan forward but no joy. Had to go back to docs today and saw my usual doctor who says she will call hospital and try to get it in sooner, so fingers crossed she manages to get it sooner for me. I got some more results today which were all clear so it looks like it's just my liver that's playing up at the moment (still waiting on endoscope to see if theres anything with my stomach).
Thank you very much for messaging me and asking me how things went (sorry I'm late in replying but I was out cold early last night and busy with the kids today). Hope all is well with you today. Love and hugs back at you. Alison xx