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Comment from: Sunshine, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I was 50 years old and I just thought the reason for my weight gain in my stomach and confusion I was feeling was the beginning of menopause. My stomach did burn a couple times but I thought that was acid reflux. I went camping and had my normal drinks with my friends when I had to go vomit. I started vomiting blood. My husband packed up camp and took me to a hospital where I was admitted to ICU. The doctors didn't know if I would survive. I did receive blood transfusions and it was a horrible experience. I had to get rubber banding treatments. If you drink often and notice symptoms like I've mentioned get yourself to a doctor and be honest about your alcohol consumption so they can properly diagnosis you and provide you with treatment. I started drinking in my thirties. I wish now I would have known what I was doing to myself. I have been completely alcohol free for over a year. I still deal with a lot of digestive problems.

Comment from: grandad, 45-54 Male Published: October 04

My husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He was told he had at best two years. He has not drunk since. He was told this upsetting news but he receives constant care from his consultant through regular checkups. At the moment he is having pain in his legs and losing his balance. He is convinced that his body is beginning to give in. He has been told my one of his doctors to look into liver transplant waiting list.

Comment from: NYkat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

The most effective treatment I received was in the way I found out about cirrhosis. After 25 years as bar manager I reached the point where I drank daily and often, which continued after I stopped the position. I started feeling tired and nauseated with no appetite, my eyes were red and sore. One morning I got up to use the bathroom; well I knew if I tried to stand up my legs would not work, so I crawled to the kitchen and got a drink. Hours passed and I knew I could not continue this so I knocked the phone off the table and called 911. I managed to unlock the front door so the medics could come in. After reaching the hospital I remember signing forms, that's it for about two weeks. I awoke when the doctor started asking me my name, etc. From there I went into a rehabilitation center for patients with all kinds of health problems. That was seven years ago now, I have had a glass of wine at a restaurant once or twice, that's it, none at home or for any occasions. However I am starting to see other symptoms like confusion with some memory loss, fatigue, weakness. Every day I regret being so foolish for over 25 years. This is no joke it is a killer disease, with alcohol as its sidekick.

Comment from: naveen, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 18

MysDad is 53 and found that he had alcoholic liver disease and continued to drink. He started losing strength in his arms. He has developed jaundice, with very dark yellow eyes and skin. The doctor ordered a CAT scan, which revealed cirrhosis, and the doctor said my dad had liver cirrhosis. He started having seizures and couldn't stand or walk without having them. He was admitted to ICU and was told that his blood pressure was terribly low and ended up getting a blood transfusion. We're still waiting for him to get better.

Comment from: Ayub, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

I was diagnosed with alcoholic liver cirrhosis 7 months ago. Admitted to hospital, ascites, bleeding verices, vomiting, a cirrhosis child's score c. After taking diuretics, prapanalol, lactulose, vit b and thiamine, my liver function results are normal. Positive thinking also helped a great deal. Doctors were even talking about a transplant. No need, there is hope. Healthier than I've ever been.

Comment from: lwinu55, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 08

I treated my cirrhosis with a low protein diet, low dose of diuretics and antioxidants.

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