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Hepatitis C
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judi - January 18

Hi! Another new person....I've only been diagnosed for 2 months but have had serious symptoms since last year when I completed treatment for Hept. C. Treatment was from Feb. 2005 until Jan. 2006. During that time I had all the symptoms of FM but then again that's the same symptoms as the medications side effects. The treatment almost killed me; but now the virus is undetectable, so that's a good thing. However, I now had chronic FM & CFS symptoms and find it very hard to function. The brain fog seems to bother me the worst - I'll feel like I'm 80 (I'm 50). Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else had been treated for Hept C then developed FM. This forum seems to have alot of good information for newbies, as well as a lot of nice people. Any suggestions for brain fog?


dream69 - January 18

Damage to your liver can make you resistant to thyroxin. The liver converts T4 to T3 and also produces all of the carrier proteins of thyroxin. In times of stress the liver produces reverse T3 that blocks the T3 receptors. The symptoms of thyroxin deprivation are essentially fibromyalgia.” Liver disease: Abnormalities of thyroid function test results are common in patients with liver disease. These abnormalities vary depending on the type and severity of the liver disease. The liver probably is the most important site for conversion of T4 to T3; decreases in T3 generation may reflect a direct effect of liver disease on the deiodinative process rather than an indirect effect of systemic illness. Liver disease affects thyroid hormone transport in blood significantly because synthesis of all 3 of the binding proteins, ie, TBG, TBPA, and albumin, occurs in the liver. In cirrhosis, thyroid function test result abnormalities depend on the amount of residual functional liver tissue. Generally, total T4 is unchanged or reduced, free T4 is unchanged or elevated, free T3 is reduced or unchanged, and rT3 is elevated. In contrast to most of the other low T3 syndrome categories, basal TSH may be elevated.” “Serhat Aytug, MD, Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CrystalRun Healthcare”


judi - January 19

Thanks dream69, for the information.



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