Auto HEP

It was five years ago now that I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. I was fine and then one day I started to feel like I had the flu coming on. As a typical woman I just keep going and didn't think it was bad enough to go to the doctor. My husband one night noticed that my eyes were yellow and in fact my whole body was yellow. I was soo itchy. He made me go to the emergency room. They knew it was my liver which frightened my family and doctors -  no one could tell me what was going on. I was sent home and an appointment was set with a liver specialist. I got worse while waiting and returned to the ER where they started me on the steroids and something for the itch. Once they thought what was wrong I went for a biopsy and it was confirmed. No one I knew or anyone in my area had told me about this disease so it being rare and unknown made it more scary. I have lived the last 5 years in remission with no flare up's on 6MP and it's working great. 22 months ago I gave birth naturally to a beautiful healthy baby girl. You can live with this disease.  I am hoping to try coming off treatment soon. I am thankful I get to live a normal life. :-)
Nancy, Halifax, NS