I have hep c and am prescribed methadone
I found out I have Hep c about 2 years ago, I was already being prescribed Methadone for chronic back pain. My doctor routinely does my blood work and after a 2 years it came back with high levels of what ever it is in your liver count. My doctor said it wasn't "through the roof" or anything, but high enough to do some other test, which was a hep test. And it came back that I had Hep C. I tried to read everything i could find on methadone while doing hep c treatment, I kept finding things that said it wouldn't interfere with treatment. So I was very excited that my doctor wasn't going to tell me I had to quit my methadone. BUT he also pointed out that no it didn't interfere with treatment, but I wasn't doing treatment for the hep c, so he advised me that I needed to live a calm, healthy eating, no smoking, no drinking, and no stress life style the best I could. Well I smoke and haven't quit, I lost my husband to a heart attack out of the blue, he was only 45, so the stress free living flew out the window, also the healthy eating, I just don't eat much and not regularly. I was drinking but have curbed that. I feel fine I guess, I'm sad alot, I don't have a good sleep routine but I want to know how much the methadone itself effects my liver. I am 45, look young for my age and don't seem to have noticeable fatigue, so how much should I worry about the methadone I put in my system? I take 70 mgs a day. Any words from anybody would maybe help me see the importance of my disease.