I have chronic Hep C diagnosed in 1995 also rheumatoid arthritis 1995 diagnosis, my Dr, always said I had a high iron level but in the las year I was diagnosed with hereditery hemochromatosis. I have for the most part been able to live a semi normal life up until the last year. I am in so much pain all the time I'm so miserable. My quality of life is 0 I cannot do any of the activities I used to enjoy including work. I also have porphyria cutanea tarda and my hand are always full of blisters that burn and hurt taking up to 3 months to heal, chronic fatigue and just desparate for some help. I've been battling a chronic eye infection for 4 years and recently when I told my eye Dr. about RA and hemachromatosis he said he was not surprised. I've done a liver biopsy the liver tissue showed 10 times above the normal iron level in the liver tissue for my age and weight. I am a 52 year old female and I'' so desperate for relief, I have an appointment with a hematologist Nov. 7 I am extremely discouraged and every anti depressant I've tried has an adverse reaction I feel like I've been overloaded on caffiene. I have problems getting restfull sleep I wake feeling like I've been hit by a couple of 18 wheelers.When I do fall asleep I usually wake almost every hr.
Anyone with any suggestions PLEASE HELP