I have had Hep C for 20 years. No symptoms but recently I have had all kinds of problems. My RBC was 2.9, WBC was 2.8 and I had a bout of kidney infection that got in my blood stream. (103.7 fever!)My platelets were borderline low (139) and when I got sick, platelets dropped to 86. I also have dark urine and light colored stools. My gastroenterologist sent me to a hemotologist who thought I could have Paroximal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Now, after the kidney infection, I am so tired that I can't seem to even get through making dinner. I see people talking about
riding bikes, exercising and taking walks but I have trouble going to the mailbox! Gastro guy says that I will be elegible to start treatment for the Hep C in 3-4 months. I also have a slipped disc, spinal stenosis and a compressed nerve and am scheduled for spinal surgery in November. I think I should wait until I have the Hep C treatment but I am in a lot of pain. I don't take pain killers or Tylenol because of the Hep C. I really don't know what is best. I'm a mess! Can someone advise me... Could this all be because of the Hep C? ALT and AST is normal and no signs of cirrhosis. I do have an enlarged spleen and I had C-Difficle for 3 years so I have other Gastro problems from that. Don't drink or smoke either and haven't since my diagnosis. I was a regular blood donor so I can pinpoint my exposure to within 6 months.
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