Teababy, when were you diagnosed with hep B? How long do you think you've had it? I have hep C, diagnosed in '93. I also contracted B around the same time (late 60s), but apparently my immune system threw it off. There are different treatments for B than C. If you follow the doctor's orders (and I assume you are seeing a hepatologist), eat a diet free of red meat and high in fresh fruits and veggies, don't drink alcohol or take drugs, you will then have a good chance of living a long life. If you are eligible for transplant and are able to get one and it goes well, then you have the same chance of anyone else of living for many more years.
So don't let the things you read scare you. Stay positive and just educate yourself and do what you can to be as healthy as possible.
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