I am 50 years old, and was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis about 5 months ago. I do have some cirrhosis and ascites. I am currently on 40mg of prednisone, as well as an antibiotic for the ascites and spironolactone for fluid retention. I've read over alot of posts, but not seen anyone mention diet restrictions. Anyone? My doctor has instructed me to have no added sodium...nothing in a box, bottle, jar, or can, etc. Also has restricted my fluid intake to 24 ounces a day. I find the fluid restriction to be almost impossible, but if I get off track too much, my belly will swell up and the pitting edema in my legs gets worse.
Has anyone experienced these sympoms,etc.?