Pls someone help me. im scared

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KMD
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/8/2006 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got diag. with hep c yesterday. I am losing my mind. i dont want to live i am afraid of what might happen to me.
 
i want to talk to someone on msn or aim. please help me. i feel so alone.

lerie
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 2/8/2006 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi KMD, You came to the right place sweetie. There is a lot of help support & a lot of caring understanding people here. Life is always worth living , sometimes we just need a good friend, understanding & compassion. We can give you that. I have severe advanced cirhosis but I don,t have hep c . there are a lot of people here who do know about & live with this disease that will come & help you. I understand about you feeling so alone, but your not anymore.Hang in there.My thoughts & prayers are with you.Welcome to the HW forum. talk to you soon. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there."
 
 
lerie


hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 2/8/2006 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   

KMD, I know just how you are feeling.  I felt the same way when I was first diagnosed with chronic active hep C in 1993.  If you contracted the virus, but were able to knock it out, you will still show up as hep C postive.  However, in order to know if your hepatitis is chronic, you will need further testing, including a liver biopsy.

The new "combo" treatment is very successful in eliminating the virus, 'though it takes a year.  There is a wealth of info in the Hepatitis Resources thread at the top of the main page, just above this thread.  Read and learn all you can.  Your next step would be to see a hepatologist or gastroenterologist with knowlege of hep C treatments.

We are here for you and you are far from being alone in this.

Connie

 


KMD
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/8/2006 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou. I really will take what i can get. I didn't know everyone would reply so quickly. I am grateful for that.
I am losing my mind. REally.
I meanally can't take it. I don't want to die.
They have although, started the next step of tests and i will find out most of them in 2 weeks, the other one in at least 1 month.
Maybe everything will be at 0 and i will not need treatment.
Of course, im 19. and in canada so i drank since i became 19. and i take (took) tylenol 1 for menstural cramps beacause of my lining on uterus. makes terrible pain. So for that - i am worried.

hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 2/8/2006 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   

KMD, drinking alcohol and taking Tylenol do not cause hepatitis, but both are bad for the liver.  Now that you have been diagnosed with hep C, you are better off not putting anything into your system that will affect your liver function/health.  Having hep C, even if chronic active, is not an automatic death sentence.  Far from it.  :-)   As I said, the combo treatment is getting excellent results.

After I was diagnosed per biopsy, I began treatment with Interferon A, which is all they had back in '93.  The first time, I took it for about 2 months.  My white count dropped so much that my GI doc took me off treatment, after first trying a half-strength dose.  I tried it again several months later, and still developed leukopenia, so I took myself off that time.  By the time I had decided to try the combo treatment, I had to undergo bilateral hip replacements and a revision.  Left untreated, my hep C progressed to a large malignant liver tumor with metastasis to the inferior vena cava (a major vessel in the trunk.)  It is inoperable.  So you can see how important it is for you to get treatment if your hep C is chronic active.

I know you are scared, but at this point there is great hope for your disease, and you should be thinking positive thoughts.  You may have to give up some things you enjoy, but the payoff will hopefully be a long life, free from liver disease.

Please let us know when you get results of other tests.  Meanwhile, post whenever you like or if you have questions or just need to vent.  We are here for you.

Connie


donajean
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 2/8/2006 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

KMD.........Welcome to the forum. My husband has help C and cirrhosis of the liver. I started coming to this forum a while back and I have found great folks who are sick with great attitudes, and lots of love, care and helpfull information. We will all try to help you. We are people who care!Keep coming back! I will be praying for you and my thoughts are with you. Take good Care................Love to all :)!Remember you are not alone!

donajean

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