SD, I used Nicorette patches to get off cigs. I was a 2-pack a day smoker for 40 yrs. If I can quit, you can, too. Of course, I was in a body cast initially, which helped. But I didn't go back on the cigs when I was out of it and home. It's been 7 1/2 yrs. now.
Vertex is the pharmaceutical company (one of two I know of) that has a new treatment in trials. It combines Ribavirin, Interferon, and Telaprevir (for the Vertex combo...other company uses something similar.) The success rate is much higher, especially for genotype 1a and 1b. It also is for 24 wks., not 48. It should be available by next year.
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