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My brother has hep c and his liver enzyme levels are 458. How bad is this?
Rocco, I’m starting my first week on Hep C treatments: incivik, ribivirin, pegasys. Aside from getting used to the daily routine, not unduly bad. Although I do have skin rash already. Have you begun treatment?
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scaredsis… I’m not a doctor, but I can say the fact that he’s had lab test is a positive step. No doubt he’ll follow through. The best thing you can do is offer him your support, especially when and if he undergoes treatment. I don’t feel comfortable commenting further.
To: lili – I would ike to repy to the message I recieved at 10:51 pm -not sure how to
where would i direct my message— Rocco
i have hep c and just found out april 1,this year i now have liver cirrhosis and am suppose to start hep c treatment .just wondering if there is anyone in a similar situation of being treated for hep c after finding out they have cirrhosis?
hi janeen–thanks for your message; i’m in stage 3 liver disease. I think full blown corrhosis is stage 5. Some people think lower stges are also called cirrhosis.
So, find out what stage your in. Non- the- less, we are close to the same amount of liver damage. I have genotype 1; the hardest to cure. My chances are about 80%; with the new drug now availible. I haven’t started treatment yet. but i think i will in a month or so.
I am wondering how bad the treatment really is…My Dr. has said that I can not start my treatment until I am cleared by a Psychiatrist…Is the depression really that bad? I also have Hep C Genotype 1 and have Stage 5 Cirrhosis. I am scared of the treatment but planning to start sometime soon.
Hi – motherofthree
We are in about the same position. Since I’m on an anti depressant, my liver doctor
wants either my regular doctor or my therapist to say that my depression is under
control. I’ve talked to a couple of people who are taking the treatment and neither
of them mentioned any thing about feeling depressed. But my liver doctor says that
people that are depressed can get more depressed.
I was also told that I had to be smoke-free for six months.
I’m scared of the treatment too some people get sick while on treatment. But the two people now having treatment say it’s not too bad
Stay in touch; and best wishes. Rocco
Lets become friends–mother of three
hello i also have genotype 1 i also have hiv an cirrious i only had minor side effects from the treatment that i know about it was a long 48 weeks but in my situation i had to go for it an pray it works wwish you the best
i had to go to mental health but my depression wasnt that bad i finished my 48 week shots on tuesday only had minor side effects that i know about
I have been on the treatment 4 different times. just finished year treatment as maintenace doe half of normal. went off medicine month ago still have very low white count and platletts. have geno type 1 and respond on treatment just so many side effects
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