Re: Memory loss
- Hi Wendy,
I'm surprised to hear you havn't sought out a second opinion. Do you feel
you are getting the right treatment? Idle time.....scary. Has your Dr.
suggested a biposy? I'm having a hard time waiting. My appt. is Feb. 11th.
with my PCP who suggested me to wait till March to have more blood work
done. I'm going in early to get Hep A & B vaccines and see about getting on
estrogen therpy. The article on postmenapausal sounds like it might help to
have successful results with HCV treatment. I really want to know what is
going on with my liver so maybe I can speed up the second blood work and go
on to having the biopsy. I've been feeling good. Only syptoms are the
swimmy head..confusion....dizziness....I'm not tired or have any of the
other symptons I've read about. I work full time and have two highschool
children. Yes I suppose I'll go on treatment if the Hepatoligist beleives
it to be the best thing for me. My work isn't physically demanding which I
am thankful for. Treatment won't be an easy thing to go through but if
everyone else can do it .....I can. My thoughts and prayers are with
everyone now on treatment and thanks for sharing and letting me voice my
>From: "Wendy" <wmm@...>______________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Memory loss
>Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 15:31:30 -0800
> > From: "Dee Dee Taylor" <deetaylor76@...>
> > Hi Wendy,
> > After reading so much about memory loss here I'm wondering if my
> > and swimmy-headedness isn't a symptom of HCV. I've been having alot of
> > lately. Are you on any treatment for your HCV or are you just treating
> > yourself and through a naturopath? I havn't started treatment yet. I
> > assume I contracted some 30yrs. ago. Dee Dee
> > Hi Dee Dee,
> I hardly have any memory loss symptoms now. I stopped work last March &
>devoted full time to my health. As time went by stress lessened and my mind
>cleared. I think many factors come into memory loss..fluctuating hormones,
>chronic illness & the fear that comes when we first are diagnosed. If I
>to try & work at the level I was before, the stress & brain fog symptoms
>would return and my system would break down. As time goes on I hope to be
>able to be more active., although it will be within the parameters that the
>body can handle & still leave energy to deal with the virus.
>I am not on any treatment for HCV. Have seen a hepatologist,naturopath &
>ultrasound. Significant changes to my health began when I began following
>the ER4YT food guidelines recommended by my naturopath.There is info on
>at www.dadamo.com. For now I am going for liver enzyme tests once every 6
>months for a year then a follow up visit to hepatologist. Had enzyme tests
>once a month for 6 months before seeing hepatologist.AST/ALT slightly
>elevated but not flutuating.
>How are you feeling generally Dee? Are you considering treatment?
>Is there anyone else on the list that has had HCV for many years and not
>proceded with combo treatments?
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