Recently diagnosed

I was recently diagnosed with hep c. I am scared to death. I am not a drug user. But I got a tattoo in the 80’s that I probably shouldn’t have gotten. I have appointment with specialist in October. The wait is killing me. It’s all I think about. I have great insurance but reading some of the stories here scares me. What if they deny treatment. My primary Dr says don’t worry. I’m eating healthy but I am so tired all the time. She says my kidneys are great. My liver numbers are 74. She says she has seen higher but I’m still scared!

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  • Lumy
    1 year ago

    Nu trebuie sa te sperie atat de tare,iti inteleg teama pentru ca nu sti nimic despre boala,dar acum sunt medicamente pe piata -interferon free cu sansa de vindecare mare! Chiar daca nu te incadrezi in tratament dat de stat gratuit se pot comanda generice din India si te poti vindeca mai rapid decat crezi in trei luni de zile cu o pastila / zi vei fi ca nou si nici nu vei avea reactii adverse prea mari.Numai bine si mult succes in continuare!

  • CaseyH moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Lumy! Thanks for your comment, however, at this time, we are only able to moderate in English. If you are able to repost your comment in English, we will try our best to help out! Thanks! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • Myofb1
    2 years ago

    You have all rights to be scared but really there is so many new drugs in the market at various prices I am sure your insurance will help especially you saying you have excellent insurance. That being said I would get treated if possible. HepC can be fatal. I myself was very fortunate that I am a US Army veteran and the VA Hospital treated me with Harvoni with no out of pocket cost to me. I was cured in just 8 weeks taking one pill a day and had no side effects whatsoever. Cured! I hope you can be too and I pray that you will get treatment. Let me know if you do and continue on this site. It is very informative.

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    What a great story, Myofb1! Thank you for sharing, and for always being so engaged in our community! So glad to read about your cure, and for your kind support towards all of our members. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying our site! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi becariz! I’m so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Many of our community members report never having used drugs and/or not knowing where their virus may have come from. You’re so not alone in this confusion! Please know we’re here for you through this, and we want to help ease some of your fears!! We are always by your side! I’m glad to hear you have an appointment with a specialist and that you have good insurance. I’m also glad to hear that you’ve been eating healthy and your preliminary assessments, especially regarding your kidneys, have been good so far. Hopefully, your insurance will not deny treatment, and if for some reason, coverage isn’t what you were expecting, please contact us! We (and your fellow community members!) will help you through it! We have many resources to point you towards, as well as articles dealing with these specific issues! No matter what, we will get through it together! I’m sorry to hear that you’re tired all of the time, however, I want you to know that you’re not alone in that either. HepC fatigue is a very real issue, and one that affects many of our community members. For more information on this, you can check out these links:
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/hepatits-c-and-fatigue/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/fighting-fatigue-fun/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/tips-on-battling-fatigue/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/symptoms-chronic-fatigue/

    Hopefully, those links will help get you started on battling the fatigue for now, and we can continue to work through issues as they arise during your journey. Please reach out to us anytime, and we hope you’ll continue to keep us updated!!

    Best, Casey (HepatitisC.net Team)

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