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Hep C

Posted by @sharon1970 in Just Want to Talk, Apr 5, 2012

I have had Hep C since 1970 and have received many different opinions on as many treatments. Recently I went through a TIPS II procedure. Has anyone had that procedure? Do you find Hep C to be very misunderstood in the public forum as well as the medical community?

Tags: gastrointestinal, liver disease, liver transplants

patbrogan

Posted by @patbrogan, Apr 5, 2012

My husband has had hep c since the 80's. His has now developed into hepaticellur carcanomia. prognoses not good. He was in a trail in the 90's, interfernon and ribriviron. Was on that for 6 months, didnt cure him, but they are finding now putting people on interfernon for 8 months to a year 80 percent are cured. I haven't heard of the tips ll

sharon1970

Posted by @sharon1970, Apr 5, 2012

I wondered about the 50 percent success rate when i was first told about interferon and ribriviron. I did not take the treatment due to the side effect of depression coupled with the percentile ratio. Did your husband apply and receive SSDI ?

patbrogan

Posted by @patbrogan, Apr 5, 2012

He was put of one of the first clinicle trails in Nova Scotia. So no cost to us. My husband did not exoerience the depression side effect. Once in a while he had flu like systoms. Mostly cold chills once in a while. over all really good. took place in 1997

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