Hep c symptoms

  • Fatigue is the most common symptom reported by people with hepatitis C.  It can range from mild to moderate to severe.  Again, some people may not even realize how fatigued they are if the fatigue falls somewhere within the mild to moderate range.  A good way of measuring it is to talk with friends who are healthy to find out what their fatigue level is. Another good way is to talk to others with hepatitis C and try to gauge how your fatigue measures up with their fatigue.  Finally, try to figure out how fatigue affects your daily life.  How does the fatigue affect your work, recreation and interaction with family and friends. 
  • “Brain Fog” is a common symptom of hepatitis C which is usually defined as low-level cognitive impairment.  Typical symptoms include fuzzy thinking, memory problems, and lack of concentration.
  • Muscle and Joint Pain  – low level aches and pains throughout the body.
  • Insomnia – inability to sleep or sleep that is not restful.
  • Headaches – pain or pressure on one or both sides of the head.
  • Fevers and Night Sweats – generally light fevers and waking up with clothes and/or bedding wet.
  • Depression and anxiety – feeling down and nervous.
  • Loss of Appetite or weight loss.
  • Nausea and vomiting  – feeling sick to your stomach or vomiting.
  • Abdominal Pain or pain in the general area of the stomach and intestines.
  • Liver Pain in the upper right side, right behind the rib cage.

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