Hi All. This is my first post so I'll give you my experience. In late 2015 I was diagnosed Chronic Cholangiopathy which is similar to PBC. My first symptom was itch on palm of hands and feet which then spread to my entire body. After seeing several dermatologists with no results my GP did a full blood count. It was then discovered that my LFT's were raised. After monthly monitoring of these bloods for a year and them continuing to rise I was referred to Gastroenterology. After seeing 3 different Consultants, lengthy waiting and numerous tests & scans I finally got my diagnosis 6 years on from my initial visit to my GP. By this stage I was struggling to function on a daily basis, of working and looking after 2 children, due to fatigue, itch and interrupted sleep.
My consultant prescribed Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Rifampicin Tablets. I will continue to see the Consultant regularly and will need biopsies to observe the advancement of the disease.