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Been taking painkillers for a longtime. Dealing with failing liver. Taking medicines for anxiety, depression. Treatment?

My wife is a long term prescription painkiller abuser. she is now dealing with a liver that is failing. She has been a user since she was 17 years old. Is now 36 years old. She has stopped all painkiller usuge about a year ago. She still has her regular prescriptions for depressive anxiety disorder which include paxil and valium . She does take b c powder regularly. She is self defeated mentally over her liver. What can she do to reverse or treat the effects of her liver?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.
If the liver damage is due to intake of liver toxic medications, then stopping those medications would help in the reversal of the damage if it is early stage.
If the damage has been severe, then reversal may not be possible and a liver transplant may have to be done.
Liver function test and PT /INR test should be done.
I hope that answers your question.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Sun, 1 Sep 2013
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