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What Causes Persistent Body Pain When Suffering From Hepatitis B?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Question: Doctor, i am hep b possitive and hbv e antingen negative, with undetectable hbv dna and normal LFT. But persistent Body and joint pain. Pls which Medicine Is Effective and safe for my liver.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
NSAIDs are better.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query .

Body pain can be a symptom in Hepatitis B but joint pains are unlikely. Apart from using medication we need to find out what is the cause of your Joint pains .

Can you please tell me what joints are paining and since how long ?

Since you LFT is normal you can use medications from NSAID group of drugs . For example you can use Tab Zerodol -P(Aceclofenac+Paracetamol) 1-2 times a day .

Kindly revert back with details asked .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (50 minutes later)
When i was first diagnos with hep b positive, a Local Doctor gave me Lamivudine 150mg twice daily which overdose for me, i took it for about 4month. As i was taking lamivudine my Body and joint pain becoming worst, then i consult hepatologist and he asked me to do series of tests i.e hep b profile and hep b dna tests in which my dna level Is undetectable and hbv e antingen is negative, so he stop me from taking any drug except livoline forte twice a day. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No need to start Lamivudine

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Your hepatologist is right. Being positive for hepatitis b is not an indication to start lamivudine.
Lamivudine can cause joint pain as side effect. It could be possible that your joint pain is an extended side effect of lamivudine.
Still i advise you to get serum uric acid levels and RA factor test.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (34 hours later)
Dr. Is it safe for me to take Omega3 cor liver oil as hep b patient.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's Safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi

It's safe to take omega 3 fatty acid as long as your Liver function test is normal and you don't have allergy to it.

Any further doubts feel free to ask.

If no further doubts kindly close the discussion and please rate my answer..
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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What Causes Persistent Body Pain When Suffering From Hepatitis B?

Brief Answer: NSAIDs are better. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting your query . Body pain can be a symptom in Hepatitis B but joint pains are unlikely. Apart from using medication we need to find out what is the cause of your Joint pains . Can you please tell me what joints are paining and since how long ? Since you LFT is normal you can use medications from NSAID group of drugs . For example you can use Tab Zerodol -P(Aceclofenac+Paracetamol) 1-2 times a day . Kindly revert back with details asked .