I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was told I needed to see a Rhumetologist and let him diagnose me. The rhumetologist told me I have hepatitus (hepatitis). Can a person with hep have pain in the winter and numbness in fingers?
I went thru 48 months of treatment developed fibromyalgia and worsened joint and bone pain. I have lost a lot of dexterity in my hands and fingers don't have a lot of feeling at the tips, but that's from the treatment. Pre-treatment I had a lot of winter arthritis-like pain in my joints and hands. Don't know if this helps, but I'm new to this forum. Wish I'd seen it when I was on treatment.
I did 24 weeks of TX - and developed Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy.
Extreme pain in joints Especially shoulders, upper arms, neck - lower back, knees and ankles ---- and strangely --- HIPS... Agggggg.
My tendons and connective tissues feel like they are stretched thin and are ripped loose --- so I feel that I'm sometimes being held together by only my skin and my muscles --- which ache continuously.
I have sharp shooting pains that run up and down my arms, back/neck and legs.
It's pretty normal - I've been told to feel that way...
But I'm only 41 and I feel like I'm 102 some days.
Today my meds aren't working - but MOST days they do... Ultram 200 in morning and 100 at night.
A person with Hepatitis can have MULTIPLE problems - the virus destroys the liver - which acts as a cleansing agent for the body - the longer you've had the disease - the more likely you are going to have issues surrounding the organs and tissues that have been damaged.
So --- you need to eat healthy - keep up on doctor's orders - get exercise - and take care of yourself.
If your doctor advises to take the Hep C Chemotherapy - then do your research.
Are your pains normal?
Yes - and no.
They could be aggravated from HepC --- or they could be just a normal run of the mill arthritic conditions.
The doc should be by some time this week - methinks he's busy right now.
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