Hi Hep3, my pcp sent me to a rheumie because my stool turned almost white, I wet the bed (found I had ureterocele in my bladder, that was removed) & he thought my organs may be shutting down & that I possibly had lupus. There were a whole lot of other symptoms going on as well.
I was thinking for a little over a year that I may have fibro due to the exhaustion, pain, brain fog + other things I had going on. I was treated for depression for several years prior to that but the meds didn't help. The rheumie did tests & when it came back I had hep c he sent me back to my pcp saying that he (the rheumie) was pretty much done.......he never diagnosed me with fibro or any auto immune disease, just hep. Only tests that I am aware of that came back off were my uric acid, liver enzymes, vitamin D, rheumatoid factor & the hep c.
I was the one who requested the test for hep c after my liver enzymes had came back elevated on two occasions & the doctor wasn't acting on it. My pcp told me that it was common for people who were overweight to have elevated results but he couldn't understand why mine were because I wasn't overweight.
I was never dx with fibro........I just thought I had it & was asking questions about
it on the board. So I guess I'm back to square one with the unexplained pain.
Worriedgirl- is the spironaldactone available over the counter? and is it safe for someone with hep? I'm really worried about
putting anything in my body now that may harm my liver. Wonder if just upping my intake of bananas would help enough?
I asked the doctor about
a diet & he just told me to 'eat healthy'. Well, duh. I consider dairy products healthy but I've read that I should stick to low-fat or soy, he made no mention of that. Some people might think those Healthy Request frozen meals are healthy but I also read to stay away from processed foods. He really should have elaborated on things, especially since I asked then asked again when he gave me such a vague answer. Told me food isn't going to affect the way I feel which is total BS, I know it has a tremendous affect on the way *I* feel, others may be different.