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Old 08-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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I just recently was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. My levels were extremely high, and an ultrasound from a few days ago revealed that I had a fatty liver. I will be honest, I am a tough guy, and I have gone through alot in my life, but I am freaking out. I am scared. I don't know whats going to happen, if by next year this time if I will be around or not. So many thoughts in my head, my anxiety is through the roof. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: Recent Diagnosis, Ultrasound, and Results...

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I just recently was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. My levels were extremely high, and an ultrasound from a few days ago revealed that I had a fatty liver. I will be honest, I am a tough guy, and I have gone through alot in my life, but I am freaking out. I am scared. I don't know whats going to happen, if by next year this time if I will be around or not. So many thoughts in my head, my anxiety is through the roof. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

Jimi
Sorry to hear about your DX - a fellow sufferer - start taking a high quality selenium / milk thistle / dandelion -- drink water with lemon - the liver loves bitter things. You will be coaxed into interferon therapy which comes with GRUELing side effects - find out what your genotype is 1a is the most prevalent in us but the hardest to clear - best of luck to you - find a support group and PRAY!!!

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: Recent Diagnosis, Ultrasound, and Results...

Jimi, you are not alone. I was diagnosed 6 yrs ago with low viral levels. not too worried, but, this year I was tested again and viral levels have doubled. Ultrasound showed fatty infiltration, yeah, then the brain started turning. There have been allot of people who have lived long lives with HepC with very few or no problems at all. Lifestyle makes the biggest impact. If you drink alcachol, chew tobacco, are overweight, ect. these things are hard on the liver.
A good diet, and the proper vitamins can help allot. but you will still have to get treatment to get viral levels down. This is where I can give you something to think about. I went to the specialist that my Dr. recomended, Listened to what he had to say, I asked questions and considered his answers. The thing that got me was his attitude. He seemed far to happy to get me started on the (Peginterferon/Ribovirin)-Victrelis system. His rude and impatient behahior made me feel uneasy and concerened. What was the rush? Why was he sooo Pushy? I really had questions then!
So I did what any consciencous person would do, and much like you, I started searching for answers. I am going to tell you what I have found.

People do not share their experiances easily, this messageboard is proof. What I mean to say is, there are literally hundreds of people diagnosed with Hep C daily, And so few people posting on here.
You will never completely get rid of Hep C, It is for life. BUT, it can be managed.
The meds the mainstream medical society prescribes, in my way of thinking is poision. It may reduce your viral count, But it carries hidious side effects that you may or may not experiance, The medical professionals cannot tell you if you will or will not experiance them. furthermore, they do not garrantee that it will work. My suggestion is to look for an alternative, Which is what I did.

I found a little known, tried and proven form of therapy that does not make you sick, does not cost an arm and leg, no medications and does not take as long to see results. Photolumenessence or Photo-Oxidation.

It was a treatment that was used by most physicians before the invent of antibiodics. Why it was set aside, I'll never know! Maybe there were finnancial factors involved. That does sound contraversal dosent it?
I am taking Photo-oxidation treatments now. I had two treatments last week,(Thurs.& Fri.) And worked Friday night with no problems. I will take two, maybe even three treatments this week, And two treatments next week. Then do my blood tests to see where my viral counts are. It is a simple procedure that takes about 40 min. each. And the Dr. that I am seeing has done this procedure for over 50 years. It only costs $120.00 per treatment. I am looking at a total cost of about $800.00 Total. Other Dr.s may charge more or less. But this Dr. is the cheapest in my area. This treatment is not at this time covered by insurance, so it is done on a cash basis. In my thinking I would rather pay cash for a real treatment that has no side affects, and that really does lower viral counts. Than use my insurance on a so-called treatment that I am going to have to take time off from work because of the side affects, and possibly never be able to work again. The choice is yours!
I hope that I have given you some information that can and will help you in your journey. I have a concern for all people, and you are joined to me in this life through our diagnosis. Good luck, If you would like to talk to me in person, respond to this post and we can find a way to get in touch.

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Hi to fellow hep c patient. A little info from my experience. I was diagnosed with hep c about 20 yrs. ago and have never had any symptoms. I was treated with the 2 regular drugs for about 6 months and got very sick. I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, pleurisy & bronchitis. Needless to say I didn't go back on the meds. To this day the only problem I have is fatigue. It could be from hep c or from fibromyalgia which also causes fatigue. I know that it can cause cancer of the liver but I'm just being positive and mentally believing that I will be OK. Doctors have never suggested that I go back on the meds.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hep C is a slow moving disease. it is best to try to not do behaviors that cause the liver to become stressed. A strong herbal and vitamin treatment cannot hurt. you want to support your bodies natural ability to fight and repair. A, B, C, D vitamins. calcium and magnesium, fish oil, wobenzime. Furthermore the herbals referred to by Neena1127 are also a good additive to the vitamins. these are things you want in your system to help the body.
You will need to cut way back if not stop all together any alcohol use, pop, tobacco..... even medications that affect the liver.
I have taken Photo-Oxidation treatments, and have reduced the viral count. also my liver enzimes have leveled to a healthy level. I would suggest this treatment to any and all who have Hep C.
Bottom line my friend is; Take care of yourself, Do what you can do to support a healthy liver, and you can live a long good life. I know people that have had Hep C for decades with no treatments at all that are still among us. so, do not be discouraged, do not worry. Worry can only make things worse. Find a good Dr. that dosen't persist in the interferon and ribovirrin treatment.
And keep your prayers going up to the greatest physician.
Good Luck And God Bless

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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What type of doctor gives these treatments and how did you find him?

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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What type of doctor gives these treatments and how did you find him?

 
Old 10-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #8
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If you have access to a computer, search UVBI or Photo-Luminessence. you should see several websites. one of them has a listing of current providers.

 
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