Health care options?

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pasey_1
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/4/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if there is anyone on line from Oklahoma who may know of some-any options for medical coverage. I was diagnosed 5-6 years ago with HepC when my husband died. At the time I had state insurance and I began the pegus and co-pegus treatments only to have them cut off my insurance 4 months into the treatments. Since that time I have not been under a doctors care for it. I became somewhat bitter and tried to ignore the facts. Unfortunately I think I am getting to the point that I can not ignore it any longer and I was wondering if anyone might know some options, or resources for me to look into.
Thank you and good luck to all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pasey_1

Butterflythree
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/5/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pasey_1, Have you read the post "Getting Hep C. I think a couple people had some ideas for you.
Good luck.
Butterflythree
 
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deepakk
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/1/2008 2:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Health can be taken care by regular exercise. And if you got sick then take herbal medicine rather then allopathic when the patient is not in rush to cure his/her disease. Because herbal medicines effects little bit slow but the effect is sure.

 

Post Edited (deepakk) : 1/1/2008 2:56:02 AM (GMT-7)


hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/1/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Milk thistle might be a good thing for you to start taking, as far as "natural" treatment goes.  There are people who have actually cleared the virus that way.  Talk to health food store personnel about its use for hep C, in terms of dosage.  It is higher than that stated on the label.  You could ask about other supplements that might be of benefit, as well.  Or look on the Internet for recommended milk thistle dosages and other natural treatments.  Drink distilled water and avoid carbonated beverages, alcohol  nono , and iron supplements.  Also, steer clear of beef (no pun intended tongue ), lamb, pork, liver and other organ meats, and foods with nitrates such as hot dogs and packaged lunch meats.  Avoid caffeine and drink green tea.  The idea is to preserve as much liver function as possible by eliminating things from your diet that are a strain for your liver to metabolize.

That being said, I do believe you also need medical treatment and monitoring.  Do you have a teaching hospital near you?  If so, you may be able to be seen and receive the combo treatment at little or no cost.  You could also check for clinical trials in your area.  Are you working, or are you able to work?  Insurance through employers usually offers good coverage.  Unless you have been declared disabled or have a minor child in the home, Medicaid can be extremely difficult to get.  However, it costs you nothing to apply.

Good luck!   :-)

Connie


Post Edited (hep93) : 1/1/2008 6:48:09 AM (GMT-7)

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