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bettadaze
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 12/12/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Have  found out that my hep - b is active have been waiting 8 weeks, since yold i have it.
Really scared of new med viread! anyone can help me , side affects what to do about them.
Questions to ask doctors? thing to watch out for? my doc nurse says i am going to feel awful, took 1st pill today , they said depession is a major side effect of Viread . any word to share with me would be great.

hep93
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   Posted 12/12/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Bettadaze, I'm very sorry that your hep B is active.  The good news is that it's treatable.  Over at Rx.com, the reviews for Viread are favorable.  If you start feeling bad depression, there are antidepressants for that.  Do you know how long you will be on treatment?  Since I have hep C, I'm not very familiar with B.  Perhaps someone else will be able to offer some suggestions.  One thing you need to know is whether you are contagious.  Since your husband tested negative, hopefully this is not the case.  When is your next doctor visit?

Hugs,

Connie



hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Post Edited (hep93) : 12/12/2009 2:46:56 PM (GMT-7)


bettadaze
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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ty connie for reply, dr says no cure for  hep b and until they find one i will have to take this med. Right now they want to deactivate it its really beating me up.I am contagious as long as it is active. i am being soooooooooo careful! Husband still good. i am seeing 3 docs and  am having testing at hospital on monday, having some weird other symptoms the are concerned about doing cat scan. see doc right now every 10 days.don't understand it all yet, but good news about the viread being an ok drug. dr says it sorta new and he is switching all his HEP B's to it/ thank you connie

hep93
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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Acute hep B is curable, but chronic hep B is not.  However, it can be managed with medications.  I have chronic active hep C, so don't feel like you're alone.
 
Hugs,
Connie
hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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