Hello, I'm new here and this is my first post. Is it possible to have chronic hepatitis b and not infect my husband or my children?
My story starts around 1975 when I gave blood, for the first time, as a blood donor. Letter came, something about Hepatitis, telling me, to go to my GP and don't give blood again.
My GP sent me for blood tests then told me my liver must have got ill but it didn't make me feel ill but now everything was ok and my liver is fine. So I got on with my life, got married in 1975, I was 21 then. Moved to another area of London and a new GP. Had my son in 1981 and my daughter in 1984. Throughout the years I have struggled to feel well which put a strain on my, otherwise, happy marriage. ( Unfortunately things got really bad in 2009 and we are now divorced). I have had many blood tests and investigations. My liver blood tests have always come back normal. My ESR has been very high (40 and sometimes 65).
Just recently, in 2014, I saw a rheumatologist for something else who asked me about my medical history and by chance I mentioned the hepatitis. story of 1975, and she tested me for it and now I am formally diagnosed as having, Chronic hepatitis B, e-antigen negative. I am not on any medication for it, as yet. I have only just realised how serious this virus can be from looking on the internet.
I would love to chat and learn more.
Thankyou for reading my story.