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Hepatitis C Prevention, Transmission and Testing => Am I Infected? => Topic started by: anxiousasallhell on March 27, 2015, 05:03:58 pm

Title: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: anxiousasallhell on March 27, 2015, 05:03:58 pm
So, yea..to begin I've gotta say I am most definitely a hypocondriac (25 year old male). I would like to hear what you guys have to say about my risk level. I was into drugs and alcohol pretty heavily for about a year or so until recently. I have never used injection drugs, but I have shared cocaine straws a couple times. I have never used a dollar bill to snort before.

About two months ago (the last time I ever used), I went on a 3-4 day binge with alcohol, cocaine, and a few prescription drugs with a couple people I had just met. Yes, bad behavior I know but I cannot change the past. Absolutely no injection use but I MAY (cannot fully remember) have accidentally shared a straw during this time. My liver was absolutely on fire for about 4 days after this binge.

I decided it was time to make a change and haven't used or even had a drop of alcohol in 2 months. Since then things have been great, but recently I have been feeling a very slight tingling near the liver area. It comes and goes. Not very bad at all just enough to freak me out. I am a very anxious person and since then I have been looking hard for symptoms.

I went to the doc yesterday and they said I am most likely fine, and didn't recommend a blood test. I breathed a heavy sigh of relief and decided it was time to start living normally again. Although today I have been experiencing itchy skin and had a clay-colored stool  :-[. So the crazy anxiety is back. I just wanted to hear you guys' thoughts on the situation. Am I just going crazy? Give me your brutally honest answers please and thanks so much for reading!
Title: Re: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: lporterrn on March 27, 2015, 07:14:42 pm
Your symptoms aren't troubling me in the least, and your risk factors are not compelling, but there is a small chance there. A blood test would give you the reassurance you need.
Title: Re: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: anxiousasallhell on March 28, 2015, 01:35:51 am
Thanks a bunch for the response I'm feeling a lot calmer now. Will still get the blood tests done! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: anxiousasallhell on March 30, 2015, 01:23:33 am
Hello again Lucinda. Sorry to constantly be harping on in this thread but I can't help it right now I'm super anxious. So over the past 3 days since I've posted I've still experienced the pain in the right abdomen and in the back up near my shoulder. it is a dull annoying pain.

I have continued to produce very light colored stools (possibly from high anxiety?) and have experienced diarrhea the past two days. No other real symptoms of note. No jaundice. My urine is clear as filtered water most of the time. I have no fatigue, in fact I work on my feet all day. The itchiness has went away.

Sorry for the troubles just really felt I had to vent somewhere. If you have the time I'd like to hear your thoughts. I will be getting tests tomorrow. Couldn't today because it's sunday. Thanks once again!
Title: Re: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: lporterrn on March 30, 2015, 11:37:27 am
Lots of things can change stool color, and when it is liver-related, the stool color is usually white or putty, and other symptoms (that you don't have) would be prominent. I assume your doc has ruled out other problems, such as gall bladder problems. Your tests will help get to the bottom of this.
Title: Re: Going crazy over nothing? Hopefully
Post by: anxiousasallhell on March 31, 2015, 01:18:40 am
Once again appreciate the response! Thanks for taking the time.

And yes gall bladder and appendix have already been ruled out by the doc  :-)