I belive that the pain that you are experiencing is from the Hep. C My Mother had this awful Hep. C and she was having a lot of pain. I would also suggest that you talk to a Doctor about treatments with interferion. This is a very good treatment for the Hep. I have also been hearing many people going on dyalises, don't think I spelled that right, but this will rejuvenate your liver until you can get some treatment or a transplant. I hope this will help you.