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  • I had an easy time with the transplant. No complications except high potassium and have to watch sodium because of kidney function. My biggest problem now is not being able to loose weight. I am 72 and on metoprolol and Norvasc for BP. I had Nadalol before transplant and initially lost to 159. Now gained to 180 since back on metoprolol. Can’t loose and doing treadmill and eating for the most part healthy. Can anyone identify with that?  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of  this group. 

  • Hi Ranjana,

    I had my transplant a year ago. I had constipation too, for about a month afterwards. I think it is from all of the anesthesia and the opiate pain control post-surgery. I had Fleet enemas on hand, and took Dulcolax. It ended up resolving. In addition, I think it takes your body a while to adjust after the surgery. I had some high potassium and kidney function values for awile. I did not have to have IV medication, so mine may not have been as high as yours. My doctors adjusted my immunosupressant regimen to improve my kidney function. They also gave me a prescription for sodium polystyrene (Kayexelate) to have on hand to reduce the potassium level. I ended up not having to take it. Please make your doctors aware of your concerns.

  • Hi all

    Thanks for Making me part of this family 

    i got my liver transplant done on 9 th April 2019

    i m 68 years old.

    but post operative journey is not smooth

    after that I had an episode of fecal impaction 

    which got resolved after series of enemas.

    now there is high potassium level 

    in my blood which makes me worry 

    though it has come down by some I V  medicine 

    please guide me


  • i was fortunate to only wait 5 months. i drank to much wine all my life and it finally caught up to me at age 72. i have slight neuropathy in legs and feet and take b vitamins for it. i feel very well and blood work is good.

  • You can get more Information by going to facebook group Instead of here no one will help when you ask a question.Sorry not being rude.

    • HI Margie, also had my Transplant 3/21/2000 19 yrs ago at Uab Bham

  • Hi every one,

    Im 14 months post liver transplantant. Done tx. in Croatia, Merkur hospital, due PSC. Im 35 yrs. Until now everithing was great, i got marryed 2 months post tx, go for honeymoon, and live life again normal. In last two months my ulcerative collitis worsned, and in last month my alt ast started to rise, now alt is 150, ast 80, alp rised to 145, and ggt 68 yesterday, Crp - > 6.5.  They are thinking about recurrent primary sclerosis cholangitis. This will be very quickly, usualy about 15% people expirience this in 5 yrs follow up.

    Is anybody with PSC here, what are your expirience?

    Thank everybody, and take care. 


  • Hello everyone I am new to this sight.In May of this year I will be 20 years out from Liver transplant.Had my transplant at UAB in Birmingham Alabama.My GGT level is running high like 380.Had a MRI done on friday now waiting to see what is causes it to run high.Has anyone else had this problem.This is my first post.But been reading post from others.Hope all is doing well.Thank you

    • Mine has been elevating for about 4 months. Saw the transplant team last week. The doctor stated they are not concerned with the elevated GGT because it is an hypersentive emezyne. Congrads for being 20 years out of liver transplant.

      • Thank you how high was your GGT level and Alkaline when they told you that.

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