Just Diagnosed with Hepatitis C... Now What?
Last updated: September 2019
If you were just diagnosed with hepatitis C... Now what? It can be a confusing time, but don't get too shook up. Here are 3 tips to help you started.
1. Don’t panic!
There is a lot of information out there, some is scary and some is truthful and reassuring. You’ve come to the right place. Keep reading articles and forums right here. Add your own comments or browse around this caring community of hepatitis C fighters and survivors. You’ll find a lot of encouragement from team experts, and also hepatitis C patients and survivors just like me. Many have no health issues after being cured. Others who have liver disease stick together before, during, and after treatment. With today’s new treatments, you can be cured quickly and with very few side effects.
2. Connect with a medical provider
Your doctor, primary care physician, or physicians assistant are your allies. Together, your medical team will get you through this.
3. Put yourself first
Let go of anything that has held you back in the past. Many of us with hep C have used the diagnosis as a time to make positive changes in our diet and lifestyle. You can take better care of yourself than ever before.
There is so much to learn about hep C. You've come to the right place to learn and join a community. Hepatitis C almost destroyed my liver before they found a cure. Now, I consider every day as a gift and am living life to my fullest.
So, now what? Now, you can have a great future after getting cured.