I was diagnosed with PBC a year ago! I've learned so much this past year, and I've gone through a lot of worry, too. All in all, I think I'm going to be fine. I am in the very early stages with no liver damage. I'm on Ursodiol.
ALP (normal 39-117), Last year: 49, Now: 46
Bilirubin (normal 0-1.2), Last year: .8, Now: 1.4
My Bilirubin is a little high. The good news is that my direct bilirubin is in the normal range. My indirect bilirubin is hanging out in the blood, waiting for my liver to attach a sugar to it so that it can enter the bile. This means my liver is a little slow. If it were the other way around and direct was high, it could mean trouble with the bile ducts. labtestsonline.org/understa...
I got my Fatty Liver Disease to reverse through diet and life style changes. My MRI showed up normal, but with some evidence of long term inflammation that still needs to heal.
AST (normal 0-40), Last year: 113, Now: 25
ALT (normal 0-32), Last year: 170, Now: 34
My cholesterol is a little high, but a few points less than it was last year. I don't know what I can do about this, other than keep watching my diet and try to get more exercise. If it gets too high, my doctor will put me on statins. I was worried about being on statins, but my Hepatologist said that it would help my liver so much to lower the lipids in the blood, if it comes to that.
Total Cholesterol (normal 100-199), Last year: 214, Now: 202
Triglycerides (normal under 149), Last year: 209, Now: 177
HDL Cholesterol (normal greater than 39), Last year: 38, Now: 53
LDL Cholesterol (normal under 99), Last year: 134, Now: 114
I still struggle getting my Vitamin D level up. It is in the normal range, but not the "optimal" range. It might be contributing to my fatigue as I feel very low when my Vitamin D is in the lower range. I have been taking 2,000 IU Vitamin D supplements, but I think I will try taking 3,000 IU, which is still considered a normal dosage.
Vitamin D (normal 30-100), Last year: 21.4, Now: 43.5