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Ok. Lately ive been going through Alot of Stress and Anxiety. I slept with a girl a lil while back and I found out recently that she went to the Health Department and was Diagnosed with having Hepatitis C. So lately ive been MAJORLY afraid that I might have Hepatitis C myself. For one Ive been Really Dizzy and I feel off balance when I walk (I nearly fall over sometimes) Plus, I worked out the other day and within about 10 minutes my heart rate went up and I was Sore (that usually Never happens to me, since I usually workout for like an hour or two before Stopping)


Ive also been up to The Hospital like 3 or 4 Times and i Cant keep racking up these hospital Bills like this since im now unemployed. Also, Ive been tested for HIV/aids 2 Times and each time the test results have been Negative. So Hepatitis is the Only test I havent been tested for yet and ive been Trying to decide whether or not to go back up to the Hospital Again just to specifically ask to be tested for this, (ESPECIALLY since the Doctors and Nurses now probably think that im Crazy by now lol) Ive noticed that my Eyebrows are falling out alot more lately and now seem to be Thinner, and Yes I have read that hair can fall out because of Stress or a Disease that could be causing it. Ive started drinking sodas lately and ive noticed my Urine looks more darker (or more Yellower) and my forhead is more Oily.

Ive just joined this Forum and im BEGGING someone to Please Help give me an answer.
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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You graciously looked at my problem, worry and stressed out blog so i figured id take a look at yours. Im a hypocondraite, however you spell it .. and if i find out, someone has the flu .. i feel like im going to get it and i basically make myself sick from worry. Maybe you do have it, not to scare you, but the best thing you could do is get tested so you dont have to worry anymore. The girl you slept with, could have gotten it after you, you never know. The best thing to do is go get tested, and maybe find a job! Razz

hopefully you figure it all out
thegirlfriend
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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Yeah ive been thinkin that too, its the Only way to be 100% Sure. But ive been up to the hospital like 3 or 4 Times already, and the Doctors and Nurses most likely think that im Crazy right now. So if I go back again they might just put me up on The 5th Floor LOL (I totally dont wanna be up there) and it would mean more Bills to pay. Altho at the Same time, its SO Much more Worth it to Know than not to know. Because if I do by some chance have it I wanna start getting Treated for it as Soon as Possible so I can clear it from my System and get back to normal again.

But Thank You for takin the time to answer my Post and I hope I helped with Yours. Oh and Yeah im gonna try to get another Job haha.
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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Just to kind of get an idea of your situation more...how long ago was this incident with this girl? Alot of times symptoms won't show too soon. In some cases it takes years. Are you having any jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)? From what I read as far as dark urine if it is dark yellow I wouldn't worry, when it starts getting dark coffee colored is when there should be a concern. Also are you having any clay colored stools? Sorry for asking such personal questions. Just trying to get an idea of whats going on. I am such a hypocondriac and I am constantly thinking I have a disease. I know your body can trick you into thinking you have something when you've had a "close encounter" with someone who has a disease. Our bodies have strange ways of making ourselves believe something. I honestly would get tested though. Why don't you go to a clinic instead of a hospital? I would think the bill would be a !**@! for you. Also going into the hospital or clinic and calmly asking them for a test to check for the antibodys that cause hcv they may not look at you like your crazy. As opposed to frantically running in asking to be tested for hep c since you slept with someone who has it.
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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Just to kind of get an idea of your situation more...how long ago was this incident with this girl? Alot of times symptoms won't show too soon. In some cases it takes years. Are you having any jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)? From what I read as far as dark urine if it is dark yellow I wouldn't worry, when it starts getting dark coffee colored is when there should be a concern. Also are you having any clay colored stools? Sorry for asking such personal questions. Just trying to get an idea of whats going on. I am such a hypocondriac and I am constantly thinking I have a disease. I know your body can trick you into thinking you have something when you've had a "close encounter" with someone who has a disease. Our bodies have strange ways of making ourselves believe something. I honestly would get tested though. Why don't you go to a clinic instead of a hospital? I would think the bill would be a !**@! for you. Also going into the hospital or clinic and calmly asking them for a test to check for the antibodys that cause hcv they may not look at you like your crazy. As opposed to frantically running in asking to be tested for hep c since you slept with someone who has it.
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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Yeah the Nurse at The Health department ive been to (like 3 Times now) told me that if I did have Hepatitis Id have yellowish Skin (which im not too Sure how I could be able to tell since im Black an what not haha) and she said that id have Jaundice (or yellow eyes or something) which it doesnt appear like they are right now. Plus she mentioned that I wouldnt be able to Walk (or put one foot in front of the other or something)

She also told me that they cant draw blood (or Test) for Hepatitis there since they dont have doctors there (I Still dont know if i should believe that since thats where i got Tested for Hiv Twice an all. In the end I just wanna be SURE im alright with Proof** Then i'll Know that im just Majorly Stressed out or something.

Thanks for your Input on the matter, I Really appreciate it.
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replied June 3rd, 2007
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I suggestest rather than going to the hospital to be treated and diagnosed you should find a physician to see. That way you have one doctor that will be seeing you at all times rather than different doctors each time you go in. If you have one physician they will know you and will be able to detect changes in appearance, call out for any test requiered, and treat you there in the office when they get results (if able too). The problem with going to the hospital they will only treat you for the problem that you are in there for. For the most part they want to get you in there and out of there as quick as possible so they can treat the next patient in line. If they feel all you need is a medication for the cure they will fill out a perscription request then send you out the door to check in with your physician as soon as possible. If they feel you need to see a specialist for the problem they will give you a referral. The best advice i can say is to find your self a physician.

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Heather
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replied June 4th, 2007
Wow heather that was the Best answer ive had yet! Its like Everytime ive went up there to the Hospital the doctors kinda seemed like they were only concerned with what i was there being treated for, and it also seemed like they just wanted to treat me for that with Anti-biotics and that was it. Im Still debating on whether or not I should go up there for like a 5th Time to get blood tested for Hepatitis. I feel like once I got tested for it id feel Alot Better. I wanna make a decision soon, Im Scheduled for my Second Hepatitis Shot This Wednesday on the 6th.

But Thank You for your response, I appreciate it.
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replied June 10th, 2007
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I think the first step would be to go and get checked by a doctor, you need to know if you have hep c not only for your health but for the sake of anyone else that you may spread it to.

Second, it sounds to me like most of your symptoms are stress based and you just need to find a way to relax your mind and stop worrying. I had to deal with a similar situation and couldn't even sleep because I was so worried. I went to the doctor and everything was fine but I still stayed stressed a lot. I started taking a supplement that helps with brain function and blood flow to the brain and it seems to have worked really well so far.
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