Recently contracted Hep B -- Getting Vertigo Like Symptoms among others!

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   Posted 11/29/2013 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It's every 10 years unless you have been exposed to Hep A or B. Needless to say it's no big deal because it usually clears by itself. If you have been exposed at some point in your life you are protected against ever getting it again. 

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   Posted 11/29/2013 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to know when you contracted the Hepatitis B virus. You can ask.your doctor about being vaccinated against it again. I definitely would followup closely with a hepatologist. My mom has Hepatitis B...not sure how she got it. Maybe in the "old country" when they shared needles for vaccinations. When she was first diagnosed, her liver enzymes were great...but then her liver enzymes slowly became elevated and platelets began to slowly drop. It all happened within 6 years from first being diagnosed. Thankfully, she has a fantastic GI/hepatologist who did bloodwork every 6 weeks and frequent scans (Mri, CT, ultrasound). I believe frequent testing is important but it depends on which stage of the disease you are in. I am not sharing this story to frighten you, but to tell you to have close followup with your doctor...I feel that is extremely important.
Did you have a Hepatitis B surface antigen (hep bsag) done?

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   Posted 8/27/2017 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had chronic hep B almost 29 years from 3years till now. Not sure how I got it. Anyway I got vertigo about 3 years ago bad doesn't have anything to do with the hep b. It can be allergies or blocked ear drums from wax build up like mine was. Go to ear throat doctor they will flush you out every once in a while, but definitely go see a specialist. I used to go all the time for checkups blood test levels and other crap it was almost every month for a while. Interferon liver biopsy bla bla bla, but I haven't been back in 6 plus years. Don't recommend that, but tiredness being lazy all come with the hep b. Only thing you can do is keep yourself active and awake I do construction definitely takes a lot out of me but desk jobs I was falling asleep didn't wanna work or anything. You'll always be tired. See a specialist n see if you can take vitamin b pills that helped me out a lot. Anyway good luck man

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   Posted 8/28/2017 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
hi cheddaAT and welcome,
this is an old post. I remember it. I also have liver disease and MS. I get vertigo when I lay down, or move my head back. I went a year and a half without any issues, and now its back. I don't worry about it.

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   Posted 8/28/2017 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   

I too get vertigo, though I don't have viral Hep.

I see an ENT and he does an Eply maneuver, twisting me this way and that in a dentist type chair. it works sometimes for more than a year. When it starts again, I go and he fixes me up. Some say you can do the maneuver at home, but that never works for me.

Sometimes I get it really bad, so I am sick in the bed, but that hasn't happened in a couple of years.

cheddaAT: welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear you have Hep B. If you look through the posts here using t3eh SEARCH feature on the blue bar above, you can read the stories of others with Hep B. There are some encouraging treatments now.

If you want to post again, start your own thread/discussion and we can follow you too.

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Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.
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