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Does a high viral load of hepatitis c (8 000 000) cause

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chronique fatigue to fight against...
Does a high viral load of hepatitis c (8 000 000) cause chronique fatigue to fight against it ?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I did 6 months of interferon 13 years ago and then Interferon and ribavirine but my blood tests and liver have always been perfect
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: I do a fibrotest and actitest every year and all is good. But my viral count went from 3 million in the first years to 8 million now and I'm always tired
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

absolutely it causes fatigue

what other problems do you have?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
none. Always perfect fibrotest and actitest never elevated enzymes but chronic fatigue for years. Is this caused by the amount of antibodies needed to fight the viral load every day to protect my liver ?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The virus count dissapeared with each treatment but came back a month later. I have genotype 1
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago
fatigue is very very common
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago
the body is constantly trying to fight the infection
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