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Hi Canuck, I went to ENT, went to numerous eye doctors, nothing was found.  I am still in pretty much the same situation that I have started with, with no doctors wanting to take my case.

 

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Hi slavik,

Ah, just trying to rule in or out any other possibly overlooked "contributing factors" for some of your symtoms - like any hx of  "overt" raging abcessing dental situs, affecting jaw bone, sinuses, inner ear, etc., possibly accounting for vertigo, dizzyness, photophobia - not likely anyone does not know they have a far-spreading infection in their heads that is bad enough to cause these effects though, should have been very obvious if one was having infections in their head bad enough to account for that much invasive boney involvement. But very good you are looking into and will take care of any dental troubles you have found.

What exactly did they find that is a dental problem?

What did your ENT appointment turn up?

Have you managed to gain any weight/muscle mass, strength?, and have you been trying hard to work at finding ways to improve your appetite, eating. Very important (the whole package deal) - one deficit affects another and makes things worse. 

Still feeling exactly the same? 

Will try to get back here soon - out of town on a medical mission. C.



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Canuck wrote:

Good point, experience and question Observer! Tig and Wendy too, always good to go back to square one when trying to help somebody suss a problem, from how to approach it in dif ways, to things as basic as diet and water intake. I can see that ALL of us are trying to put our best thinking caps on! smile  I too was reading between the lines and wondering about the lack of appetite and the lack of eating, (including water intake) and your complaints of weakness/strength, trouble walking. Weight loss, dehydration, being malnourished can ONLY make things worse.

Sorry slavik, bear with me, I just end up having more and more questions .... what is your weight in relation to your height?? What should your normal weight be and how much weight have you lost? How malnourished are you? What is your hemoglobin at?

Is your photophobia constant, and how severe is it? (Is it mild, or so severe that you are forced to literally live in constant dark, and wear sunglassess?) Aside from photophobia, do you have any other visual disturbances (like double vision), and do you also have any nausea and or vomiting, tinnitus, loss of balance that is most strongly/directly associated with and accompanies the "dizziness/spinning" sensations?

Are you able to be up and about the house to take care of things and able to carry on and muster through to go out and do what needs to get done, or, is the dizzyness that profound, that you are unable to move about freely and have to spend much time of the day lying down?

Sorry for asking so many questions, but it is just hard, from here, to get a good sense of how profound/debilitating your symptoms are, and trying to guess around at what the most likely contributing culprits are.

No prior hearing loss or long history of ear infections?

If the dizzyness is sudden and episodal (intermittent), do you get it at any particular time, time of day, with certain activities or movements, or is it just low level dizzyness that is plaguing you a lot.

How are your sinuses and teeth? How is your blood pressure?

I was looking up for drug sides for daa's and found the standard stuff, but found blogs too, people complaining about sides on this one or another drug. On some harvoni blogs people often did complain about headaches (while on treatment) a fair number with some associated dizzyness, none about photophobia, but rather discomfort/pressure behind and about the eyes, mostly associated with their headaches, they too had frustrations in having various docs disagreeing with them that harvoni was their only causative factor of these things! You have company there too!  

I am still holding out and hoping these symptoms WILL start to decrease for you, all on their own. I sure hope it starts lessening soon, for your sake. C.



-- Edited by Canuck on Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:23:17 AM


 Hi Canuck

 You asked me about my teeth, can you tell me why?  I now find out that not all is well with my teeth.

 

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Hi Canuck

 You asked me about my teeth, can you tell me why?  I now find out that not all is well with my teeth.

 

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Hi and welcome,

Like you I was treated with 12 weeks of Harvoni early in 2015; I had fatigue and brain fog early in treatment and it continued for about a year.  I am only now feeling more like myself.  

So!!!  I also have the eye issues you describe and I never brought it up here because  my docs dismiss it (they do not strain even 1 brain cell).  I feel disoriented and a bit dizzy, with a loss of concentration, and it took me some time for me to figure out that I  needed to replace all fluorescent bulbs in my house with incandescent (I like GE soft white). It seems that there is flickering with fluorscent bulbs that we cannot even see.

I'm sorry that you are going through this, but I must say, I feel so much better to find someone else with these symptoms.  There must be others out there who share this esoteric affliction!

Take care,

Joann

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 Thank you for your reply dharmabum 

As far as insurance goes, thanks to the Genius of Affordable Care Act, I literally am not allowed to get any coverage what so ever since I am past the sign up date.



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Everybody is putting good thought to this. You and Joann seem to have been sharing some of the same disconcerting, mysterious, con-frusting symptoms that many other harvonions (on those blogs) were trying to figure out and get to the bottom of, and could not get any attention to.

You are doing a mighty fine job of putting up with all my endless quizzings Slavik! I was just hoping some sign you have, would lead suspicions to clearer directions (or other contributing factors).

I will just assume your hemoglobin has probably been normal, and you and Observer determined there are not any other meds in play. Good to know these many details, as they can help to see if they tip the balance to indicate more, or some other better-defined malady(s) which can be part of what you are experiencing.

Good to know you are still of fairly normal weight, normal BP, bloods apparently OK, teeth and ears OK, your degree of abilities.

Good you portrayed the "nuances" of your dizzyness/spinning in more detail, as had they been very debilitating (flat on your bed, can't get up, nausea/vomiting, etc.), strongly associated with any of the other symptoms I had asked you about, then my mind would have gone to vertigo/inner ear things (or other things). But none of what you are connecting is leading me to anything as simple as BPPV or a simple Epley's manouver fix! You are not fitting the picture of any other disease process going on. It stills seems like you are being badly affected by what others have also experienced some of, during and after HCV tretament. I don't know WHY we have to have these things!!!

The ENT may or may not reveal anything outstanding. Maybe it WILL turn out true that more time will stop these things. But you do need a really good attentive doc, on your side, like wendy's guy,  to help you deduce and get you through this.

I too know the insanity provoking thing called tinnitus, still have it, diplopia too, but I had it solidly and firmly entrenched eons before I ever knew I had HCV, let alone treated for HCV!

Understand completely what you say about these events contributing to depression, I too was offered anti-depressents, on several occasions in the past, (in the last years leading up to the discovery of my HCV) they were offered for my seemingly "unexplainable" complaints!! (believe me I had self-diagnosed everything from housemaids knee to MS to brain tumours!) ... hm, turns out, all I truly needed was to be finally diagnosed as HAVING been packing HCV for some 40+ years!!, nice, I finally got to have the right Rx offered to me, new daa's for HCV and to finally be able to get it treated! When I had lingering "complaints" post-treatment, again the insult of them "not understanding" - "hm", they would say, "maybe you are depressed"? Gee, YA THINK!! Dr. Brilliant! For some of us, this journey has been one of the hardest, most harrowing kind of things we have gone through - not all of us want to do more bottles of pills to experiment our way out of the territory. 

I am improving slowly, every day, in many ways. I am so grateful to have been finally diagnosed and treated and cured, no matter how hard I found it all, both in geting there and then recovering from it. I am so lucky to have had the very helpful support of my partner all through this, it helped immensely, I hope you have a significant other or a good freind to lean on for support too. We are always here for you.

I am betting you are going to start into recovering more soon too. What do you think? C.

 



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Hi and welcome,

Like you I was treated with 12 weeks of Harvoni early in 2015; I had fatigue and brain fog early in treatment and it continued for about a year.  I am only now feeling more like myself.  

So!!!  I also have the eye issues you describe and I never brought it up here because  my docs dismiss it (they do not strain even 1 brain cell).  I feel disoriented and a bit dizzy, with a loss of concentration, and it took me some time for me to figure out that I  needed to replace all fluorescent bulbs in my house with incandescent (I like GE soft white). It seems that there is flickering with fluorscent bulbs that we cannot even see.

I'm sorry that you are going through this, but I must say, I feel so much better to find someone else with these symptoms.  There must be others out there who share this esoteric affliction!

Take care,

Joann

P.S. Get a nice pair of sunglasses-yes wear them in the office.  

P.P.S. Get your COBRA coverage if it is not too expensive-or sign up for Affordable Care Act.  Do it as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Canuck wrote:

Good point, experience and question Observer! Tig and Wendy too, always good to go back to square one when trying to help somebody suss a problem, from how to approach it in dif ways, to things as basic as diet and water intake. I can see that ALL of us are trying to put our best thinking caps on! smile  I too was reading between the lines and wondering about the lack of appetite and the lack of eating, (including water intake) and your complaints of weakness/strength, trouble walking. Weight loss, dehydration, being malnourished can ONLY make things worse.

Sorry slavik, bear with me, I just end up having more and more questions .... what is your weight in relation to your height?? What should your normal weight be and how much weight have you lost? How malnourished are you? What is your hemoglobin at?

Is your photophobia constant, and how severe is it? (Is it mild, or so severe that you are forced to literally live in constant dark, and wear sunglassess?) Aside from photophobia, do you have any other visual disturbances (like double vision), and do you also have any nausea and or vomiting, tinnitus, loss of balance that is most strongly/directly associated with and accompanies the "dizziness/spinning" sensations?

Are you able to be up and about the house to take care of things and able to carry on and muster through to go out and do what needs to get done, or, is the dizzyness that profound, that you are unable to move about freely and have to spend much time of the day lying down?

Sorry for asking so many questions, but it is just hard, from here, to get a good sense of how profound/debilitating your symptoms are, and trying to guess around at what the most likely contributing culprits are.

No prior hearing loss or long history of ear infections?

If the dizzyness is sudden and episodal (intermittent), do you get it at any particular time, time of day, with certain activities or movements, or is it just low level dizzyness that is plaguing you a lot.

How are your sinuses and teeth? How is your blood pressure?

I was looking up for drug sides for daa's and found the standard stuff, but found blogs too, people complaining about sides on this one or another drug. On some harvoni blogs people often did complain about headaches (while on treatment) a fair number with some associated dizzyness, none about photophobia, but rather discomfort/pressure behind and about the eyes, mostly associated with their headaches, they too had frustrations in having various docs disagreeing with them that harvoni was their only causative factor of these things! You have company there too!  

I am still holding out and hoping these symptoms WILL start to decrease for you, all on their own. I sure hope it starts lessening soon, for your sake. C.



-- Edited by Canuck on Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:23:17 AM


 Hi Canuck.

--My water intake is really good, at least 7 glasses a day, food is another matter, maybe 1800 calories at best but Im sure its lower.  Photo phobia is something that I came to call it, because I am not sure what to call it tbh.  The best way I can describe the vision problem is it looks as if I have not slept for a day and the way everything seems too bright and slightly swimming, hard to concentrate etc.  All of this including light dizziness is constant.

--I do have a very strong tinnitus (developed after treatment) my head is buzzing, then when it all slightly calms down fairly strong hissing sound.

--No vomiting just no appetite. 

--No previous cases of tinnitus or hearing loss or infections in that area, but I will soon make an appointment with the ENT.

--I think I have lost a lot of muscle mass but gained in fat a little bit.  My weight to height ratio is within a norm.  (I used to work out very heavily thats how I know that I lost a lot of muscle mass).

--I am ok doing light tasks, just my brain and eyes get tired fairly fast (10 hours, and I feel like I really have to sleep).

-- Sinus is horrible, stuffy all the time, teeth good.

--Blood pressure is really good (always around 120's - 70's)

Thank you for replying.



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Good point, experience and question Observer! Tig and Wendy too, always good to go back to square one when trying to help somebody suss a problem, from how to approach it in dif ways, to things as basic as diet and water intake. I can see that ALL of us are trying to put our best thinking caps on! smile  I too was reading between the lines and wondering about the lack of appetite and the lack of eating, (including water intake) and your complaints of weakness/strength, trouble walking. Weight loss, dehydration, being malnourished can ONLY make things worse.

Sorry slavik, bear with me, I just end up having more and more questions .... what is your weight in relation to your height?? What should your normal weight be and how much weight have you lost? How malnourished are you? What is your hemoglobin at?

Is your photophobia constant, and how severe is it? (Is it mild, or so severe that you are forced to literally live in constant dark, and wear sunglassess?) Aside from photophobia, do you have any other visual disturbances (like double vision), and do you also have any nausea and or vomiting, tinnitus, loss of balance that is most strongly/directly associated with and accompanies the "dizziness/spinning" sensations?

Are you able to be up and about the house to take care of things and able to carry on and muster through to go out and do what needs to get done, or, is the dizzyness that profound, that you are unable to move about freely and have to spend much time of the day lying down?

Sorry for asking so many questions, but it is just hard, from here, to get a good sense of how profound/debilitating your symptoms are, and trying to guess around at what the most likely contributing culprits are.

No prior hearing loss or long history of ear infections?

If the dizzyness is sudden and episodal (intermittent), do you get it at any particular time, time of day, with certain activities or movements, or is it just low level dizzyness that is plaguing you a lot.

How are your sinuses and teeth? How is your blood pressure?

I was looking up for drug sides for daa's and found the standard stuff, but found blogs too, people complaining about sides on this one or another drug. On some harvoni blogs people often did complain about headaches (while on treatment) a fair number with some associated dizzyness, none about photophobia, but rather discomfort/pressure behind and about the eyes, mostly associated with their headaches, they too had frustrations in having various docs disagreeing with them that harvoni was their only causative factor of these things! You have company there too!  

I am still holding out and hoping these symptoms WILL start to decrease for you, all on their own. I sure hope it starts lessening soon, for your sake. C.



-- Edited by Canuck on Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:23:17 AM

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I noticed you said you have/had depression?

Might I ask if you are on any medication for that?

I have a child who,as a teen, was on depression meds for a short time and extreme light sensitivity was a symptom that troubled her for a while, it turned out, she needed a different medication.

I hope you can get a Dr to help you with your symptoms.

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 Hi Observer, Unfortunately I still have a very strong depression, however I chose to not take medication and never have.  The onset of depression is due to the fact that the symptoms are ongoing and very debilitating.

Thank you very much for your reply. 



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I noticed you said you have/had depression?

Might I ask if you are on any medication for that?

I have a child who,as a teen, was on depression meds for a short time and extreme light sensitivity was a symptom that troubled her for a while, it turned out, she needed a different medication.

I hope you can get a Dr to help you with your symptoms.

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Another thing comes to mind. If you were fired from your position because of illness, you have every reason to contact the NLRB. The National Labor Relations Board may be able to help you get your job back, if you want it. Employers have to be very cautious and rightfully so, when dismissal is over illness or disability. Check it out...

I'm curious about your daily water intake. Did you hydrate adequately during and after treatment? Headaches often occur when hydration suffers or is simply inadequate. Try upping it to 3-4 liters a day again and see if that helps. Examine your diet, too. Your metabolism has gone through some big changes, what was once A is now B and you'll find out what works. It took a long time, years, to witness the improvements I expected. I won some, lost some over the years, and now I'm feeling the "Old Fogie", big time! Living life on Life's terms...

I agree, you need to find an Internist that you have a good rapport with. Let them know you're coming in to talk first. If you don't have a good feeling, move on to another. A good Primary Care doc is priceless if you can find a favorite. Keep at it and leave no stone unturned, you'll get there!



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It is beyond seriously frustrating slavik!! I feel for you, trying to do the right things, and not getting the help and relief you need.

Wendy brings up this good point. We SHOULD be able to get good help, and if not found with the hep doc, then even just from a dedicated, thorough, motivated, empathetic GP! You are certainly trying!!

Keep trying!, that is all you can do. I am hoping maybe "some" of what these docs guessed was correct, and that with more some time, some of these things may start improving. Lame, I know, but I too have known the added insult to injury offered by docs who shrugged and suggested to me that it is was in my head!

Keep searching for an empathetic, thorough doc, who will give you the attention and careful thinking/sussing/support you deserve. Considering costs, then via a sliding scale place like Wendy thought of (or up here in Canada) we can find free clincs. 

Well worth the continuing attempts. Hang in there! C.



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Another thought is to go to a clinic that uses a sliding pay scale and get a complete bloodwork up done. I was on Harvoni and would say it took at least 6 months - year for the brain fog to get better. Now it is just the normal aging process. I feel like I really have no other lingering effects. Whatever is wrong now is the onset of menopause. 

My primary care doc is at a health center that sees homeless people, low income etc and I have a job with insurance. I feel I get very good care there. My pcp is very thorough and I was skeptical but have been pleasantly surprised. Can't hurt for you to check into. 

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  I am going to go to see what ENT doc says.  

  It was a combination of all of it that made me lose my job.

  As far as doctors are concerned, to be honest I am so frustrated that I can barely hold my self when thinking about it.  To this point all they have done is

   a) Gastro told me that he has no clue since all he cared to do was to cure my HEP C

   b) Neurologist told me that Harvoni does not cause such symptoms (obvious BS)

   c) Ophthalmologist said that all of this is common and should clear up completely in 6 months (this was 7 months ago) 

   d) One generalist did some tests and told me that what I am experiencing is not as bad as other had it, and that I should not do anything just wait a couple of moths (this was 6 months ago) 

   e) Second generalist did some more tests, then said that maybe its my depression and that I should see a psychiatrist 

Every single doctors just keeps on pushing me to another, as if they do not want to even bother figuring it out.  They just take my money and if they do not know what is wrong right away, they do not want me as a patient....

   Sorry for the ramblings.  Im just slowly burning through my savings, but all I want is to get well...

Thank you for your reply Canuck 



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Oh dear, that is bad (job and insurance). That is not at all good. Complicates and adds to everything! The stress and difficulty being in this situ must be adding stress and suffering to what you are already experiencing. Glad you at least got to the ophthamologists for her "ruling out". Have any of these docs been looking in your ears?, asking you/quizzing you about headaches/inner ear things?? I would still pursue and exhaust these possibilities. How bad IS the dizzyness??, are you getting any profound loss of balance, is that the number one thing which caused you to loose your job, or was it just a culmination of everything that ultimately stopped you from working.

Sometimes inner ear things, even various forms of headaches/migraines can cause dizzyiness, and visual disturbances (but so can many other things!!). How are you going to be able to get medical help without work and health coverage. It must be a tough go for you right now. C.



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  Hi Canuck, thank you for replying.

 

I live in the USA, due to all of the symptoms I had, I have lost my job and insurance with it, now have to wait until I can try enrolling again.

I have seen ophthalmologist, she found nothing, I will look into ENT.

I do have daily headaches.  Cant think of other issues that Im having, was hoping doctors would tell me.  

I am not well otherwise, I can barely eat event though I really try to eat as much as I can, I have no appetite at all, if I wasnt forcing it, I would probably not eat at all.

I am still very weak, walking making my legs sore the next day.

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Hi Slavik,

Sorry for your symptoms, but VERY glad you have been cured of HCV! smile

Doc's will do that, (shrug shoulders and refer you on) when they cannot answer you.

Play the game - I don't now what "other" kind of docs have seen you, but if you have not seen any of these other kinds of specialists, then I would consult with them in seeking answers for your continuing symptoms.

Photophobia (light sensitivity) one would think it would resolve, or at least improve and not be lasting this long? Have you been to an ophthalmologist (not just an optometrist) to explain all your history and symptoms to, to have a thorough eye/retinal/cone and rod/exam? The ophthalmogist may reveal nothing, and you can then ask to see an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist) for his exam and assessment, again recounting all your symptoms. 

If things do not resolve on their own, over a bit more time, then you don't have many choices in trying to find answers for it, except to go and see and bump heads with all these other kinds of specialists to help "rule out" any reasons for what you are experiencing.

Migraine/headache specialists, inner ear specialists.

There may be multiple and DIFFERENT reasons for each of these things you are experiencing, and they might just all disappear. You may have multiple issues going on, which makes it hard to separate reasons for one symptom from another symptom.

Are you getting headaches/tinnitus/earaches? Nausea, weakness, loss of balance with your dizzyness? Are you feeling well otherwise? Been plagued by any other maladies/infections? No other known long term ongoing chonic health issues? BP/cardiac issues? Weight loss? Are you well nourished, and have you regained full strength ad stamina? Do you have allergies? Are you on any meds? 

I have no idea if you have "any other" things going on, which may lead you to a "certain direction" to check more on.

I would stick to the most obvious and seek assessments from an ophthalmologist and an ENT specialists first, if only to hopefully help you rule things out.

My fog was slow slow to improve, and as Tig intimated so was his fog, but we are old fogies, and you on the other hand have lovely youth in your favour. Chances are these things will in all likelyhood improve for you, but in the meanwhile, they would bother me too - that's what i would do, use specialists to try to rule out good reasons for them.

What country are you in?

Please do keep us posted. smile C.

 

 



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Your doctors didn't explain what SVR was? That's unfortunate, but at least you got the best news possible, you're cleared. I wish docs and their staff would provide more information ahead of and during treatment.

SVR stands for "Sustained Viral Response". That means your viral load blood test, 12 weeks after you end treatment remains undetected. If you look at my signature, you will see a red link to the abbreviations we use most often. There are also instructions on setting up your signature if you're interested. It helps to know what's going on without having to ask. 

Check out our On Treatment section. We have several threads dealing with Harvoni. Others will be along to talk with you as well.



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Hi Tig, thank you for replying.

The drug was HArvoni

Doctors just shrug their shoulders and keep on pushing me on to the next one.

Liver is fine no damage and never had any damage.

I am not sure about SVR all I know is that I am virus clear.



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Hi Steve,

Sorry you're feeling so poorly. What does your doctor say? I need more information from you. What type of treatment drugs were you on? Did that include Ribavirin? If you could provide some things like your original genotype, fibrosis stage and any recent blood work will help us provide you with a better informed opinion. I assume you achieved SVR?

The brain fog can be very severe at times. The more liver damage from this disease seems to make it worse and/or longer in duration. It's been almost 4 years since I finished treatment and I'm still confused. That's what my wife tells me all the time.



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  Hi, I have started Harvoni treatment on 05/2016 finished 08/2016  Had 12 week treatment plan.  While I was on treatment I have had severe brain fog, just couldn't think at all.  Severe fatigue bedridden.  And extreme light sensitivity all the time.  I started of with low viral count, all organs were absolutely fine and all tests within range.

  Now 7 months post treatment, I still have the brain got, I still have light sensitivity, I still feel as if everything is spinning and Im dizzy.  Blood work showed that Im virus clear, all organs in good condition,no liver damage, never had liver damage, all organs functioning well.  So doctors just keep on shrugging their shoulders while Im seriously struggling, and do not have a regular life anymore.

  Can someone please shed some light on this?  Thank you in advance.



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