Hi sg and Welcome to HW/Hepatitis! You said that you had 'contact' with someone who has HepC. I don't know what type of contact you had, but please remember that HepC is a blood-borne illness and not a sexually transmitted disease - you contract it through blood-to-blood contact: sharing infected needles, blood transfusion with infected blood, from a mother while in the womb. Less likely, but still possible: sharing razors, toothbrushes, or coke straws with an infected person, ROUGH sex. If you tested negative at 3 months after exposure, the chances of you having it are virtually nil. Also, symptoms appearing that soon after infection are very unlikely. People can have HepC for 20, 30, 40 years with no symptoms at all. And the symptoms you described are not indicative of HepC infection. The mind can be a very powerful thing, especially when worried and stressed out.
I hope this helps ease your mind. If you have any other questions, we're here. Some days and times are slower than others - so just keep checking back.
Have a peaceful day.
Post Edited (Splashdancer) : 5/7/2014 11:16:30 PM (GMT-6)