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Depression Related Hepatitis
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Is there a new cure for hepatitis C I got diagnosed 2 years ago I'm only 22? If so can I take depression medication with it and aniexty medication?
Many new meds: There are many new medications for hep C coming down the road but not all of them are approved for use yet and if they are, not in all populations. You should consult an adult infectious disease doctor or a hepatologist who will know more about the latest research as it pertains to your case. ...Read more
My fiancé has autoimmune hepatitis and recently she's been suffering from severe anxiety and depression. Ssri's may have made it worse. What's wrong?
Meds and hepatitis: There are many possibilities. Some ssri's can "activate" people and make them feel worse before they feel better. Or, the medicine may not be a good metabolic fit for her, an important consideration given that ssri's are processed in the liver. It could also be the course of her anxiety and depression is worsening. In any case, please have her follow-up with her doctor to get to the bottom of it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the new treatments for hepatitis C ? terrified of treatment I cannot do the shot because of seizures and depression is the new shot free?
DAA for HCV: The side effects you are concern about relate to interferon. New direct acting antiviral agents target specific enzymes in the hepatitis C virus that inhibit replication of virus. This year, there are several new agents that have been or will be FDA approved and will be given orally in combination with one another, with very high rates of cure with fairly short courses. Cost will be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chronic hepatitis C cause Yiy to constantly have aniexty and be depressed ? Ive never had aniexty until hepatitis C ? I have GAD now ?
Seek out therapist: I'm not so clear on the Hep C actually bringing on the psychological symptom of anxiety per the disease itself or per the worry associated with having the disease, its treatments, prognosis in your case, etc. etc. I think you need a therapist to discuss the how the knowledge of having Hep C may be affecting you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does hepatitis C affect your brain function? I was diagnosed in 2008 but i've been depressed all my life and no anti depressants have helped me
Can be quite serious: 50% + of hepatitis c patients experience cognitive impairment - some call it "brain fog". Severity varies and i'm not aware of it's duration. It's also very common to develop depression - i'm not sure what it does if depression is present first. You might do well to investigate the new powerful anti-viral drug combo available. You don't say your type/stage, but see a specialist. I hopetx may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly, BUT: Elevated bilirubin can point to liver, biliary, or pancreatic disease. Research shows a higher incidence of depression in liver disease (hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis, etc). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21397104 also a link between pancreatic cancer and depression has been known for more than 70 years. Elevated bilirubin isn't a direct link to depression, but to other illnesses which may be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Rapid transit of feces can occur when some one is anxious. Constipation occur with depression. These are just possible symptoms. Medications can also impact. Per drugs.Com; Paxil GI side effects can include: gastrointestinal side effects have frequently included nausea (15% to 36%), dry mouth (4% to 36%), constipation (5% to 16%), diarrhea (6% to 19%), increased appetite (3%), decreased appetite. ...Read more
What is nitravet 5mg useful for?(nizepam tablet) is it related to depression in any manner? Or it is harmful (negative) for depression?
NO: It is a benzodiazepine, like valium for example. It is intermediate acting and most commonly used for sleep (short term treatment of insomnia) in certain settings. We dont use it in our center. It is certainly not an antidepressant and does not have such effect. If anything, it has depressant action on the human brain cortex. Check with your doctor, good luck. ...Read more
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
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