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Hepatitis C: Test Your Knowledge

Posted 07-02-2014 at 07:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 07-03-2014 at 02:35 PM by ChristaIB

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When former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson announced to the public more than 10 years ago that she had contracted hepatitis C, fans' jaws dropped--and not necessarily for the reasons some may think. Much of the wonderment stemmed from the fact that people didn't understand the condition and how it was contracted. Many people still scratch their heads when it comes to hepatitis C. Test your own knowledge: Do you know what hepatitis C is? Do you know how it is transmitted? More...
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I am so sick and not sleeping

Posted 04-01-2012 at 08:49 AM by Deb5887
Updated 04-01-2012 at 11:38 AM by moderator2 (discussion of usernname change)

I've been very sick with many diseases and disorders for quite awhile. I am so sick and not sleeping, evidently due to this hyperthyroidism whose cause hasn't been established. I'm intelligent, but I sound like I'm not when I lack sleep.

I was diagnosed with psoriasis, Hepatitis C, psoriatic arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Cirrhosis (from the Hep C) and my doctor has told me my thyroid is overactive, but he's given no real diagnosis on that yet. I'm tired of feeling crappy.
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I'm new here, insomniac and confused!

Posted 03-29-2012 at 11:52 PM by Deb5887
Updated 03-30-2012 at 02:26 PM by Administrator

Not knowing where to start, I'm going to list the diseases and disorders I have to contend with:

Psoriasis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Hepatitis C
Cirrhosis
Glaucoma
Hyperthyrodism (Uptake tests tomorrow 3/30)
Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

The hyperthyroidism is in the process of being diagnosed. I took my radioiodine pill today and tomorrow I go for a number of tests. They call it an uptake test, but maybe there are more than...
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