Carol, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am happy that you have found this group where patients are sharing their own experiences. I assure you that you are not alone in your opinion of "not being happy" about your diagnosis. When I received my own diagnosis, I was confused and frightened, and felt helpless. Fortunately, I had a terrific doctor who referred me to a gastroenterologist (GI) nearby who monitored my condition. He monitored me for 8 years until he referred me to transplant department. Are you within driving distance of a larger medical center where you can get in to see a GI?
I was just over 50 when I got my diagnosis. I did not have NASH, but I am aware that all of us with a liver disease diagnosis share many common symptoms.
When I developed itching, I found some relief by using the lotion Sarna. Another temporary relief ws provided by warm bath using one of the Aveeno products for that purpose. That was 10 years ago, I don't know what is on the market today. I was also approved to take minimal doses of antihistimines.
I want to share the following information that has been collected for NASH Patients: Blog Round-Up – You will be able to participate in any of the conversation there, too. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/newsfeed/nash-patients-blog-round-up/
I do not have diabetes, and I have no experience to share about that.
How did you learn that you had NASH? If you are comfortable to share, I would be interested in what kind of a study you will be involved in. Is there a GI involved with that study?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.