| | Gone through Hep C Treatment Stage 3
Help, anyone out there in or has been in my situation with Hep C, Genotype 1, 3rd Stage Liver Disease? I am told I should start treatments with a once a week shot Pegatron and 2 pills a day of Riv(?). Concerned about side affects more so then anything. Especially the depression and possible low white blood cell count (prone to infection). I am a senior and pretty healthy otherwise, contracted Hep C via blood transfusion during one of my neck operations. Just found out in 2004. My liver disease slowly progressed over 18 years silently. No signs otherwise, I found out from a blood test when applying for life insurance. Surprise, surprise.
I need to know how the treatment affect your body it's bad enough that you have to stick yourself weekly with a needle. Survivors please inform me of what to expect only you know. Doctors guess as you know everyone is affected differently by medicine. I guess you can gather I am not one that likes to take medicine or shots. Right, since a kid and now a senior nothing has changed. I guess I will take a stab at the treatments and see what happens, if it doesn't show any improvement to the virus count going down I will stop them. Can someone ease my concerns or make me feel a little better about what's ahead? Want good health but hate this process to get it. Waiting for some answers from those that know.
Thanks and to those that went through the treatments and are fine, you're my heroes.