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DISCUSS WITH ANYONE WHO IS GOING THRU TREATMENT OR HAVE HAD TREATMENT FOR HEP C
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My brother has hep c and his liver enzyme levels are 458. How bad is this?
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.
that is very high. i have been thru treatment 4x. u r talking ast and alt? do u know total bil?
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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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 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.
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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
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
What kind of doctor is a liver doc. I go to a infectious disease doctor but don’ t really like him. He says I’m at stage 4 cirrhosis. I’m starting to have some pain and bloating. What about the meds for hep B he says I have to do that has anyone else? Is everyone on here being treated at Mayo?
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 also had 3 biopsies and last was 3+ stage started treatment at maintenance level after 3 other times full dose. Depression is big with me as is this time white count and all times platletts. Been geeting 3 shots neuprin week since april to raise white count. Stopped medicine first sept and white count still 2.8 platletts 83. its tough treatment for some
OMG I need the NEW drugs name so I can research it, and force my doctor to use it in me. I am not told about details from the variety of docotors I hve been to. I have mild fibrosis, thats what the Biopsy says. I have the hard one to cure, also. It hurts soooo Bad.
Rocco did u start treatment yet? I believe stage 4 is cirrhosis, 5 end stage
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