So my Dr called today and said that I do have the PBC/AIH overlap. The biopsy/labs confirmed what she was thinking.
Apparently it is that AIH that's driving this train. She said that my liver issues during my last pregnancy probably spurred it on, making AIH come on aggressively, but she is very encouraged by my latest labs that I'm responding so well to that Urso. My bilirubin is higher than ever though all my other labs are going down.
I'm starting a 20mg dose of prednisone in the morning with labs in the next 2 weeks to see how it's responding. She went over the prednisone side effects and I get that it is a nasty drug, but the effects of not taking it are worse so here we go. 🤞She was clear to say the benefits of taking it outweighed the possible side effects but to be sure to call with any concerns.
So anyway, I'm quite relieved the PBC is still fairly early in the game. Apparently it is not the real concern here at this time. I'm a bit afraid of the prednisone though. I've heard so many horror stories about it.