I am grateful for Kevin’s question. In summary (not sure if you remember all the conditions of participants): Diagnosed as chronic HBV carrier in March 2021 after detection from donating blood, 52 year old male with high blood pressure treatment, primary and gastro theorize vertical transmission at birth based on lab work and other factors, 2 years of blood work prior to March 2021 normal, colonoscopy in May 2021 was fine, ultrasound in June 2021 shows no damage to liver or other vital organs (“unremarkable” results), viral load 325, gastro did not advise medications at this time because of viral load and other lab work and ultrasound, and both tell me I’m fine and to stop worrying.
Now, very strangely, two months later, I worry something is wrong because I have been and am experiencing the following:
. no pain but discomfort in all angles of abdomen: top, bottom, side, middle. When I apply slight pressure, no pain but seems “gassy.” A bowel movement, passing gas, or burping make me feel better and “relieved.”
. no pain but discomfort down sternum (maybe indigestion but not sure)
. no pain but a sensation on both sides of rib cage when I apply pressure to the area to massage my side
. no pain but discomfort in lower and middle of back and on both sides of the spine (right now, sensation is on the right side)
. no pain but ever-so-light sting in abdomen area after eating some foods or drinking acidic beverages
. “mild ‘shooting’ sensations” on both sides of chest and tingling pins-n-needles sensation in both hands, both feet, toes, finger tips
. some mild body aches which go away after taking ibuprofen or tylenol
Most of the above occur while standing or walking. I feel hardly anything when sleeping or lying down.
Having said all this, none of the above interfere with work, intimacy, exercise, driving, eating, etc. I just massage my abdomen and chest area a lot to feel better.
I do not want to freak-out over every strange feeling or when I get sick nor do I want to blame HBV for every odd sensation or feeling in my body.
Your thoughts and experiences will be appreciated. Thank you for your time.