Hey all, I posted a bit on here about
when I contracted Hep B about
7 months ago. Since then, I've had some odd symptoms which I believe may be related to the liver. I'll give you some examples:
-Ringing in the ears
-All of the sudden became afraid of heights
-Having a hard time sitting down in restaurant chairs, movie theater chairs, etc. Feeling like my body has no strength to support itself (Example: I was in the barber chair the other day and felt like I as going to just fall forward out of the chair or thrash around in it). FYI I've been fine standing up and moving around and driving.
-Some muscle spasms here and there, especially after workouts or sports.
-Feeling like I am sinking in my bed
They actually diagnosed this all as Meniere's Disease with me, but I still feel there is an underlying cause of it and think it's my liver.
I know these should have NOTHING to do with my liver (and trust me, I've been looking at other things like Parkinson's and such) but it's all too coincidental. I'm actually going to a doctor who I found on the HepB.org site, that is ironically enough 5 minutes from my house (and one of only 3 doctors in my state from the site).
I've already got my old lab work with me from my GI doctor. I have decided to go to this doctor without my GI Doctor's knowledge because I feel like I am suffering more and more each day. The GI Doctor is actually the one who first told me about
the office, and I had no idea this doctor was part of the office. Ironically, all the symptoms I've had the past few months, were on the form to fill out.
I'm expecting him to draw blood and probably put me on meds after that. If I go on meds, what can I expect? Will it bring me down more? Make me feel ANY better? Insurance wise.. how much out of pocket will I be paying (On average) assuming my insurance covers meds for this? It's actually Anthem BlueCross BlueShield This doctor does participate in clinical trials as well. Is there any chance he would put me on a clinical trial med? What are the qualifications for that and how risky are they?
Post Edited (luckyman316) : 3/16/2014 6:24:34 PM (GMT-6)