I Think I've Got It

ok. i think i may have cirrhosis. in 2003 i was diansoed with chronic hep B and in 2009 fatty liver. blood tests show normal liver function and very low to non existent viral load re hep B. but ive been feeling sick off and on for four years now with nausea,headaches,flulike feeling, muscle aches, ibs, and dull ab pain just below my sternum. havent had a real normal solid bowel movement in three years and now im getting restless leg syndrome which i understand may be a symptom. dont know if this is pertinent but im a 62 year gay man. thank you.
cirrhosispatient cirrhosispatient
61-65, M
1 Response Nov 28, 2012

Thank you for your story. I don't know much about hepatitis B, except for the fact that I had to get three shots of immunization from it after I was diagnosed with cirrhosis. Hep C is the one that eventually turns into cirrhosis if not taken care of with intensive treatments. That's pretty much all I know about that. I do know that my few friends that have hep C were avid drug users/heroin (sharing needles) at one time in their lives, if that helps. But, hep C is reversible (curable) unlike cirrhosis.