Skip to content

Announcements

Newly diagnosed? See our Hepatitis Health Center to learn more about it.


Autoimmune Hepatitis
avatar
hillary15 posted:
I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis one month ago, on my 22nd birthday (happy birthday to me...). I started at 60mg of prednisone, and I am now at 30mg of prednisone/day. I am also taking azathioprine at 25mg tablets each day. I am frustrated. I'm 22, I barely ever drank, never smoked, eat well, and work out regularly. There is no family history. And this came out of nowhere when my eyes and body started turning yellow. I still don't feel good, especially when I eat. However, the prednisone makes me hungry all the time. Since getting sick, I have gone from 120lbs. to 105lbs. I still have not gained much weight (weigh 107). What side effects/long term effects should I be aware of with the drugs I am on and this disease in general??
Reply


Helpful Tips

New treatments for hepatitis CExpert
I'll be appearing on Sirius Radio, channel 114 (on XM, channel 119) on Monday April 14, from 9-9:30 A.M. discussing the new protease ... More
Was this Helpful?
4 of 8 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.