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Posted by I don't get your point
on June 23, 2000 at 22:39:06:
In Reply to: Re: NO posted by jason on June 23, 2000 at 16:02:13:
: : "Liver Disease is already covered by SSDI and not everyone who has HCV
: : needs disability. You have to meet all the criteria for Liver Disease in
: : order to be eligible.
: : The Social Security Admin. has no plans to consider HCV a disabling
: : disease. Probably because only a certain percentage of us will ever
: : actually need it.
: : LeighAnn"
: : Thanks, LeighAnn you said it better than I did!
: : thanbey
: The side effects of interferon therapy
: A: Most people have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, headache, muscle and joint aches, fast heart
: rate) early in treatment, but these lessen with continued treatment. Later side effects may include
: tiredness, hair loss, low blood count, trouble with thinking, moodiness, and depression. Severe side
: effects are rare (seen in fewer than 2 of 100 persons). These effects include thyroid disease,
: depression with suicidal thoughts, seizures, acute heart or kidney failure, eye and lung problems,
: hearing loss, and blood infection. Interferon dosage must be reduced in as many as 40 of 100
: people because of the severity of side effects, and treatment must be stopped in as many as 15 of
: 100 persons. Pregnant women should not be treated with interferon.
These are the side effects of interferon therapy. Are you saying that everyone who is treated is completely and totally disabled?
That is not the case. Also, treatment is optional, not mandatory for HCV. Not everyone can, or should, be treated.
- Re: NO jason 11:17:11 6/24/00