Topic: Pain meds and Liver Congestion
My bile duct is completely obstructed and relieved only by a small diameter stent that is failing to bring bilirubin levels down more than a few decimal points.
I understand that the liver is responsible for processing our meds, so if mine is backed up and unable to pass things along to the small intestine, what is happening with these drugs? Are they accumulating in our system? Do they take way longer to breaker down than they should?
I've been taking Atarax at night for the itching, usually around 10:00. By 4:00 the next day I am still feeling dopey from it. This concerns me and makes me cautious to take the meds even though I can't cope without them anymore.
I think this toxic build-up from a congested liver is something like blood poisoning and I worry that the meds just add to that.