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Author Topic: Hope I'm worried needlessly  (Read 7942 times)

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Offline Terryswife3

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Hope I'm worried needlessly
« on: March 10, 2015, 12:32:38 am »
My husband had active Hep C when I met him. He did not know it. We were together about five years when we got a diagnosis of Hep C. He was also an insulin dependent diabetic. Over our 25 year marriage, I was stuck with a needle twice. We also shared a razor several times before realizing the danger. He died eight years ago from liver failure. I am experiencing heavy night sweats, muscle and joint pain for at least ten years. I have been tested two or three times and told I am ok. But the pains are getting worse and the sweating continues. What should I do?  Request another blood test, and what kind of test do I need?  What type of doctor should I see? 

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hope I'm worried needlessly
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 03:02:49 am »
If you have been tested for the hep c antibodies and the test was negative you do not have hep c I don't know what to say about your other symptoms night sweats could be menopause among other things. See your General practicioner describe your symptoms and let them do the diagnosing. If needed they will send you to whatever specialist is needed if one is needed. Could just need Hormone replacement therapy and some Move Free for joint pain.

Good luck
Lynn
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Mike

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Re: Hope I'm worried needlessly
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 04:48:41 pm »
Hi Terryswife3,

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's passing.

Since you've been tested several times since then, and those test were negative, you don't have Hep-C.

I think Lynn gave some good advice and you should discuss these symptoms with your family doctor.

Best wishes, Mike
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Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline Terryswife3

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Re: Hope I'm worried needlessly
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 07:14:57 pm »
Thanks guys. I think my head works overtime sometimes.

 


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