I was diagnosed with PBC approx 5 yrs ago but I've suffered with fatigue for many yrs so it's more than likely I've had it a lot longer , I never used to itch but went into the menopause approx 2 yrs ago , I'm 52 next month and that's when the itching began , there is definitely a pattern to it as when I'm hormonal the itching becomes so intense to a point that I sleep very little and wearing clothes is unbearable! , over the last couple of wks my hands and feet burn so much they make me cry when I can't take anymore , my consultant keeps trying different things but so far nothing has worked ! At present I still work 2 full days a wks but leaves me so exhausted it takes me 3 to recover , finishing my job is not an option we need the money but because I'm on my feet all day and I wear a uniform I know I will pay big time those nights with the itching especially in my feet and worse even still if I'm hormonal , I now feel PBC has taken over my life and I was determined it wouldn't but I'm so exhausted with it all apart from going to work I've become a bit of a recluse . I'm so fed up with it all I just cry all the time .
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