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Author Topic: Hep C Causes Hypertyraminemia (which can kill you well before liver failure)  (Read 6326 times)

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Offline Onefluover

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I've been saying it for years that Hep C is causing me frequant and severe headaches and persistent very high blood pressure. My doctors have argued with me about this. That these are not generally symptoms of Hep C.

I've said that chocolate triggers long lasting (weeks) deadly headaches for me and that it has something to do with my liver's ability to metabolize toxic substance(s) in chocolate and other foods.

 Chocolate is very high in tyramine. So I looked up "Hypertyraminemia" and it explains much.

 Just to let everyone know, foods high in tyramines can kill you even if you're supposedly an F1/0. A week ago I ate a chocolate truffle bar and a few hours later came on with a severe headache that persists to this moment.

Last night my head hurt so bad that I fell and hit my head. Of course it hurts even worse now.
51 M HAV/HBV Im., HCV-G3a
Fibrospect 2 <16 (F0/1) VL 4M
Expsd 1984-1992 (?) dx 1992
First tx attempt 2015
Liver 18.6 cm, relatively course & echogenic w/ diffuse hepatocellular process. 
Abnormal labs: ALT 163, AST 73, Chol 118, HDL Chol 30, IGA .05, Ferritin 648, Iron Bind Cap 296, Iron Sat 60%
Signs & symptoms: Freq. severe headache, very high BP, abdominal pain, distentia, joint pain, dbl vis., white nails, Schamberg's Dis., nausea, mild Jaundice, dark urine, non-hereditary Hemochromatosis.

Offline beto

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Hey Oneflewover.

I am another that has flown over the proverbial...well you know  :)

Anyway, the symptomatology of Hep-C I believe is varied and goes into realms that defy the "norm" and the most reported and accepted.  There are docs and experts that push the envelope on this matter, but most do not and adhere to the clinical data.

I have had many hep manifestations (that I can't prove the source of) that fall outside the main list.  They were neurological types.  Headaches are definitely in the main camp.  High blood pressure is one that I have had, but then it could be familial with me.  I have heard a lot of accounts about HBP and HCV.

 it seems common sense to me that anything that affects the liver could affect just about any system in the body given the exquisite complexity of of its functions.  Hard to pin a symptom, as there are so many possibilities.

I do like dark chocolate, but do not get headaches.  Perhaps it does affect my BP, however...I will put it to the test. Rats if it is a culprit...running out of vices.

Sorry about your headaches...and thanks for the info on Hypertyraminemia.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 01:43:30 pm by beto »
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