I have been treated for chronic/active hep C and it worked 10 years ago. I also had Hep A and B, but did not know it until I went in for what I thought was tennis elbow and arthritis, and It turned out I also had Hep C, and autoimmune hep. Type 2, and autoimmune arthritis. I know I should not take norco, tylenol, drink and everything else that is harmful to me, because I have severe liver damage. I am afraid I don't care what happens to me. If it were not for my son and mother, I would probably not care to live. I hate these thoughts, and deep down I want to live. Somebody, please help me. I am on antidepressants, but I think I am bi-polar, and am not being treated for it. I cannot believe I am even posting this over the internet, but I need real help, and someone to help me. I have been to treatment twice, and have done AA and NA, nothing will stick. I believe in God, and am waiting for him to send me someone or even give me the will to live. I am a successful, well educated person, but am continually depressed or manic, more depressed as I get older. I know I need support and help. Can anyone help me help myself?
Have you been diagnosed with RA? You said autoimmune arthritis so I'm guessing yes. There are drugs that treat this without harming your liver more but you would need to talk to a rheumatologist to see what options you have. Having just one chronic illness is a tough road and it sounds like you have been dealt a difficult hand in life with so many. Try to hang in there and get to a rheumatologist as soon as you can. If they can get your arthritis controlled it will help with the pain and they should also be able to refer you to a psychiatrist to help with the depression that can come with these diseases.
I was diagnosed with hep c and b 6 years ago. I didn't seek treatment until my liver enzymes went high. I was treated for both the hep b and c with peg-interferon and ribavirin pills. Also on Adefivor and Lamivudine for the b. After 6 months of interferon treatments my hep c was in remission and my hep b viral load was coming down fast. With n two months my hep b and c where n remission. I will b on the Adefovir and Lamivudine for the rest of my life for the b. Have been n total remission for two years now. and have type2 diabetes also.Wrote this article to give hope to people going thru the same thing. One thing to not forget is u must combine the treatments with à healthy lifestyle r u might has well not waste your time and the time of your health care team. Hope this helps some of u to have hope n the fight against these silent killers.
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