Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Feeling Low Help?
- Your viral load has little to do with being symptomatic. There are folks
with full blown cirrhosis that are not symptomatic and have no idea they are
sick until quite accidentally it's discovered that they either have elevated
enzymes or during a gall bladder proceedure the liver appears cirrhotic! You
are a unique individual. Your doc should realize that this disease is
different for each person. We all may share in some of the same
symptoms..but none of us will feel EXACTLY the same given the same set of
circumstances. Get another opinion. Yes, your viral load is low. Have you
been tested for cryoglobulinemia? iron deficiency? How about Fibromyalgia?
There are a host of extra-hepatic manifestations related to Hepatitis C that
can cause these and other symptoms. The culprit though, is HCV. Did you
known that chronic pain causes a depletion in the hormone that rushes to help
us when we are in pain?? or lack of REM sleep can also cause certain hormonal
deficiencies which result in decrease tolerance of pain, noise etc. and
increase in fatigue? This disease is the "Gift that keep on Giving"!!!!
Your Doc may need educating. Go to Hepatitis-Central's site. Vikki has a
wealth of info there. Print out things you think your doc SHOULD know but
doesn't. I have done that several times and the truly comitted docs
appreciate it. Sometimes (most times?) we are better educated about our
disease...for good reason! Good luck with your research. If your doc's ego
doesn't get in the way, he'll thank you for passing the info on. mzgee
"We can do no great things; only small things with great Love." Mother Teresa