please tell me what to expect...!

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edwina
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   Posted 2/12/2005 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
when i start the interferon for hep-c.
 i am already sick w/ other stuff and they told me that my bl ood had over 2 million virises in it...!
 what ever that means. all i know is that i feel lik i am gona die any minute and i wouldnt much care at this point.
i know that sounds alful but its true, and i love my life, i just am so tired of being sick and tired.
i expect alot of you all feel the same way at times. this will pass i know.
 thanks all! confused sad

Pegasys2005
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   Posted 3/14/2005 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was recently diagnosed with Hep C. I will start the Pegasys treatment hopefully on June 24, 2005. I'm excited to start the treatment, but also a little scared. My count was only 35,000 so it sounds like I just have a good chance of being cured, as long as I'm a responder. I work part time and have two boys, one with Down Syndrome. My biggest concern is just getting healthy again so I'm not so tired all the time.

wheels
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   Posted 3/15/2005 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! I have completed Hep C treatment. I recently had my 6 month viral load count and I am still undetectable. What Genotype do you have. Did you have a biopsy to check for liver damage? I am Genotype 4A, had mild inflammation but lots of symptoms, fatigue, joint pain, etc. It is a scary thing to start treatment, in most cases it is not as bad as the stories you hear. Being young gives you a better chance for a cure.

edwina
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   Posted 3/15/2005 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
the last time i had a biopy was years and years ago. then all was ok. but now , they saw over 2 and one half millon viruses in my bloodstream. im not sure what that means, but they want to start the interferon now. i am almost 51 with alot of other health problems already. now they have found perhaps barretts and a hernia and other stuff along w/ existing problems i deal with.
it dont look good does it?
good thing im a christian..:)

wheels
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   Posted 3/15/2005 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   

It may not be as bad as you think.  I have GERD, arthritis, fibromyalgia (maybe), had lots of pain and fatigue.  yeah    Not as fatiged now but still have arthritis, pain, and yes, GERD.  I am just barely 52, Female.  Also on antidepressant medications, high blood pressure meds.  I do feel much better now.  I probably had hepatitis for 25 + years before I was even diagnosed.  Mostly ignored by doctors, they felt I was some kind of a neurotic woman.  :-)    THey were wrong.  Do not give up.  Are you on medication for GERD. . . sometimes I get the worse chest pain from it.  The first time it happened I felt like I was having a heart attack. 


edwina
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   Posted 3/15/2005 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks wheels. they also thought the same about me! isnt that pathetic?
thanks for your info. i just started the meds for gerd. some kind of alful tasting stuff i have to drink in 2 tbls spoons of water... ugh!! and nexium.
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