Thad who lives on the Big Island with his fiance and three kids came to Oahu last week after watching the news and hearing about the symptoms possibly linked to taking OxyELITE Pro.
His fiance immediately told him, to see the doctor.
"Once I did the blood work that was it they said you got to go fly to Honolulu and stop taking whatever you're taking," Thad Estrada said.
Thad first started taking OxyELITE Pro at the end of 2010.
He says he lost a good amount of weight using the product the first time.
Last month, Thad wanted to lose weight again and get back into shape.
He and his fiance recently had their third child, a baby girl and he says he had gained some weight.
He started taking the pills again last month, but says this time the pills made him feel different.
"I noticed that my levels of energy didn't change from when I took it or I didn't take it it was just the same," Estrada said.
He says the pills would suppress his appetite, give him more energy to work out and give more definition to his muscles.
But, this time he was getting random nose bleeds and diarrhea.
"My liver is inflamed and there was damage that was caused to it so you basically need the time for it to regenerate itself," Estrada said.
While talking to Thad, I could see the white in his eyes were yellowish a reaction from your body when there are certain problems with your liver.
"Since he's been home the level has gotten higher and I notice every morning Thad you're getting more yellow today everyday its been worse," Thad's mother Bridget Machado said.
Thad's kids are also worried, they don't understand why their Daddy is sick.
Thad's Mom says she didn't realize how bad his condition was until she went to visit him in the hospital.
"I just concerned whether this is going to do permanent damage to his liver or will they be able to get it all of of his system that’s my concern," Machado said.
Thad says he knows how popular the product is, and says he has friends who are still taking the pills even though they know what happened to him.
"I just want people to know that this is really happening to people you only see number you don't actually see people this is really this is for real this is really happening to people in Hawaii. It was a real humbling experience you want to believe that there's a magic pill out there that can give you that edge but there is no magic pill out there," Estrada said.
After our interview Thad returned to the hospital.
He says doctors don't think he'll need a liver transplant, but they did say it could take months before he feels normal again.
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