Autoimmune Hepatitis

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by braintrust, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. braintrust

    braintrust New Member

    I was just diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis, anyone have this condition, or know someone with it. I am in the dark about it, still in disbelief!!

    any comments welcome.
  2. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    All I know is it is an attack by your immune system on your liver.Some doc's say they think it could be caused by having hep c and then getting over it. I guess that weakens immune system and of course the liver.

    The damage is from T-cells and autoantibodies, instead of a virus. But it can be caused by a virus( as stated above w/Hep C). Epstein barr, measlesand herpes are some examples.

    It is usually treated w/immune suppresser's.

    That's about all I know.

    I hope this makes sense to you.

    best wishes,
    Claudia
  3. braintrust

    braintrust New Member

    Thanks for that info, will read up on it on web. Am sure plenty info out there on this.
  4. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    Yes there is.

    Just don't get too worried about what you read, without talking to your doctor and researching alternative treatment's if you are so inclined.:)

    The web is great for info, but you have to be careful as well.:)

    best wishes,
    Claudia