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Avatar f tn I don't know why the doctors would be refusing Hepatitis C treatment for people with Depression. Interferon can cause Depression but you won't be using Interferon. There are Interferon free treatments available. Even with Interferon treatments, the doctors treated people with Depression unless they were very unstable or suicidal. I have a long history of Depression and I treated in 2011-2012 for 48 weeks with Interferon, Ribavirin, and Incivek. I did fine.
Avatar f tn I don't have severe headache or milk production or irregular menstrual cycle or vision problem,. However, my biggest issue is that I am also suffering from depression and anxiety disorder and the trigger of my anxiety episode is extreme health concern. I am taking celexa 10mg and atarax. My question is how serious is my pituitary issue. Is it treatable? and does pituitary disorder has anything to do with my mental health?
Avatar n tn I know this sounds funny, but I'm afraid of the treatment. You see I'm just about to start treatment through a study (vertex). It's not that I am not grateful, just right now I'm seemingly really healthy. From what I've read and seen, this stuff (Interferon) is bad a##. This study you get the regular treatment and their new drug (VX-950), well 1/2 the people get it. I guess my question is do some people not react so bad from treatment?
Avatar n tn Unlike HIV, successful hepatitis C treatment can result in viral clearance. The main goal of treatment is a sustained virologic response, when HCV remains undetectable six months after completion of therapy. More than 85% of people who have achieved an sustained virologic response remain free of HCV five years after completion of therapy. Secondary goals of treatment include normalization of liver enzymes and improvement in liver inflammation and fibrosis.
Avatar m tn Let me start I was diagnosed with HEP C GENO 3a biopsy results mild damage 250k copies. Today I start my treatment of peg and copeg. What are the simple side affects I need to look for on shot one? I take it I have had hep for about 3 years possible or more.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
1139187 tn?1355710247 Do you think that it is worth a visit to this doctor in houston? Houston is only 4 hours from my house. The problem i have is that even on the tinyest dose of t4 (.25 or lets say .50) and the tinyest dose of t3 (lets say 2.5 or 5 mcg) i go completely hyper. SHakes, heart palps, diahreah etc. Whereas if i dont take it, i get very hypo. There is no middle ground for me. I cant level out in the middle anywhere. I try to do it as long as i can, but just cant tolerate it.
Avatar n tn I am so happy for your daughter. Thanks for sharing that information.
Avatar f tn I can only imagine. I take shot #5 in 2 days. I'm already tired of how I feel - and I know that it isn't going to get much better. I can't imagine what it must be like for you. All I can say is: Hang in there. Remember this... If you don't stick it all the way out - and you relapse or do not become SVR, you will always wonder if it could have cleared with just "one" more week of treatment. Yes. So far the treatment, even at this early stage has honestly been a bummer.
Avatar n tn After living a perfectly normal (some say fortunate) life for the past 32 years, things went horribly awry starting 6 months ago. After a particularly bad cold, I was left with a raspy voice, which quickly progressed to a constant lump-in-the-throat sensation. ENT put me on Prednisone. The next day, I ended up in the ER thinking that my throat was closing. ER doctor gave me an additional megadose of Prednisone.
Avatar f tn Lots of tests, lots of insurance payments, lots of copays, lots of visits to psychiatrists for depression that ceased w/ T3...but physically no improvement, in fact getting worse. I can't imagine how many gallons of blood have been collected !! Doctors are getting paid lots of $$ to file pieces of paper in my medical file without critically considering them to make a diagnosis, and the insurance companies are reaping huge profits for a lot of paper shuffling themselves.
Avatar m tn The ongoing study evaluates boceprevir in 28-week and 48-week treatment regimens. In a 28-week treatment regimen in which patients received 4 weeks of PEGINTRON(TM) (peginterferon alfa-2b) and REBETOL(R) (ribavirin, USP) prior to the addition of boceprevir (800 mg TID), the rate of sustained virological response at 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR 12) was 57 percent (ITT).
Avatar f tn I'm in the Houston Tx area. I'm having episodes off rage, burst of energy that immediately folliw depression/irritability. I'm a recovering addict with a mental illness who can't afford help. I sobered myself up but life is very hard to manage, even after 7 yrs. I've taken anxiety/depression meds, usually makes it worse. I hate taking things anyhoo being an addict. Everyone tells me it's most likely necessary.
356052 tn?1260208704 Ok with all the support that I'm recieving, I got over the depression, now I'm ready for another fight. Thanks is just not enough to say to everyone on this site. Without ya'll yesterday no telling what may have happened. Now TODAY is a new day and I'm in fight mode. I have been on the phone since 8:00 this morning, but have found another Dr. in my insurance plan, a Hepatologist, at the UT Physcian (UT is teaching Hospital). I have now called my PCP to see about the needed referral for Dr.
1242045 tn?1268326425 and if by all means you need to go see a surgeon about it , they see it in real life they don't have to look at an x-ray to know if it's bad enough to be taken care of or not of course they still run tests but they know what tests to run and what medication you need for pain etc.... look till you find an answer and a treatment that works for you. Pain is depressing enough having a doctor who says its in your head is depressing as well.
Avatar f tn What anxiety or what anti-depressant meds? Anxiety and depression are two different conditions.
Avatar n tn I was shocked to say the least since I had already complained of waking up with stomach and chest pains and depression. he is a famous dr. in houston who has a book out. They have recently not returned any of my calls. I don't think I have been out of line for asking alot of questions. My real question is why is all of the three tests so low and what can I do? IF I increase my levoxyl and armour I start feeling that way again. I have on my on dropped one of the armour tablets that I was taking.
Avatar n tn Evening, I had my first treatment of I.V.I.G after trying oral meds for Myastenia Gravis.(diagnosed 2 1/2 yrs ago) I cannot take the oral immune suppressants because it severely affects my liver and kidneys. i was excited to see how well i felt after treatment, but after a week I started suffering from severe headaches, almost to a migraine point. I was given Prednisone for a week and told to take Benadryl at nite, wells its been 3 weeks and i still have the headaches. Is this common?
Avatar n tn Howdy neighbor! Houston here, I am 120lbs myself and was given 'Elavil' for depression AND pain. I take 1/2 of 25mg pill (I too get very shaky etc on meds) and it has helped me alot. Valium kept me awake lookin like a hoot-owl. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I am not a Dr. but have 20+ years experience with opiate addiction treatment, counselling detox & the like. First of all, I apologize for all those who do not understand or pass judgment on your predicament. Everyone has their battle, yours is just a large one but can be won. The drug war has created some bazaar circles of thought in our world & most people respond in fear of the unknown.
Avatar f tn I have suffered for 10 years with paresthesias, dysthesias, weakness, fatigue, memory loss and now blurred vision. I have been diagnosed with everything from Lyme disease (later UN diagnosed), RSD, "I don't know, take this pill" to depression. I had Parvo b19 in 1996 and one MD thought that explained my waxing and waning symptoms. I had an MRI and LP in 2003 and was told both were normal.
Avatar n tn I have had tablets from the doctor for 6 months which are usually prescribed for depression but they haven't helped so I no longer take them. The headaches are really getting me down as I can't seem to function properly each day.
3093770 tn?1389742726 Have any of you tried LDN? Before or during Interferon treatment? If you did, was that of any help mitigating any of the side effects? If you have tried it before tx, did that help lower the viral load?
323051 tn?1206928283 He believes the evidence supports use as a first line treatment for issues it effectively treats. Writing on behalf of the Houston VA Pain Management Program, psychologists Dr. Gabriel Tan and Dr. Julie Alvarez argue for integrating CES and self hypnosis into multidisciplinary pain treatment programs. Clinic patients usually have intense chronic pain, not helped by analgesics; additionally, they often travel long distances for treatment, having limited means, and social problems.
1139187 tn?1355710247 T4 treatment, theoretically to stop nodule growth did nothing for hypo symptoms. I'm pretty sure I had myxedema. Doctors wouldn't pay attention to symptoms, all of which went away when I insisted that my primary care physician put me on T4 and T3. (15 lb. weight loss in 3 weeks, no depression in 3 days, amongst others) Miraculously, this included cessation of the tinnitus, which I hadn't considered a thyroid symptom.
725350 tn?1318684068 They found Memorial Hermann PaRC in Houston. I stayed there in residential treatment for 16 days, followed by 15 days of intensive outpatient treatment, and then 2 months of limited outpatient treatment. For the first few months, I was content just being sober. I was on the proverbial “pink cloud” of not having to use and find ways to means to get more. After about 3 months clean, I started working the steps with a sponsor, who has been amazing to me.
1469595 tn?1298674780 I know I have been ill for a while now. With no insurance, or treatment available for me, I have been on the S L O W decline now for over 10 years. The Specialist at Herman Hospital in Houston told me 10 year's ago to get my affairs in order. Ha ha ha Sure proved them wrong. Lately I have been experiencing a new symptom, that is very painful. When I sit down to eat a meal, about 1/2 to 3/4 into consuming I start having bad pain in my back up by my left, upper part of my shoulder blade.
Avatar n tn It is being used to control seizure disorders, and recent studies SUGGEST it may be helpful in treatment resistant depression. A search on Google will turn up several useful items about it's use. It is EXPERIMENTAL at present for depression, but these early studies do suggest it's efficacy.
Avatar m tn I have hep c and have been living with the same issues (blood transfusion in Houston 1983) I did a sleep study and was diagnosed with severe central sleep disorder, they gave me(insurance/co-pay bought), a bi-pap machine it helps dramatically with sleeping, I have also been diagnosed with neuroaothy in both legs, and diabetes, my legs cramp so bad that I tell my doctor that it feels like bubbling crude oil that hurts, my feet were swollen all the time, and because I could not sleep, I was a me