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.
Don't ever be ashamed or embarrassed by having depression, bipolar & even if you have an addiction!! You are like so many of us & you are worth so much more! I'm bipolar with major depression & I unfortunately had to try different antidepressant before I finally found the medication that worked for me!! I have Hepatitis C & liver disease because I had it over 20 years before being diagnosed early 2017 along with other medical problems! You do have other serious medical conditions but that doesn't mean you can't get the treatment you need & hopefully the cure for your Hep C & HepB! Every family in America deals with addiction from someone they love, be it a mother, father, daughter, son, grown grandchildren & even you! I'm a recovering addict & I've relapsed often!
But a relapse doesn't mean you should give up or feel like a failure! You have to love yourself & if a relapse happens don't let it take you down, just try for a minute, an hour, a day & a month! Just try one day at a time! Never say never because it sets you up for failure! Most people who are addicts don't plan on becoming one! You do it for fun until it's no longer fun, or you do it to numb yourself out because of a bad situation but once the alcohol or drugs wear off, you feel worse because the hurt or problems will always be there & continuing the addiction makes you feel like your worthless, weak or hopeless but it's not. It's not easy but life is not easy! We stumble, we fall but we pull ourselves up & say to ourselves we are worthy of love & with building yourself up instead of beating yourself down, we can overcome any challenges that is put in our life! No one is perfect & even the people who seem to have it all together deep inside & behind closed door they could be insecure or have other problems! It's our free will that causes a lot of our problems! Live for you, live for the people who love & need you! Only God knows when you will pass from this life & Jesus died on the cross for all our sins & when he was alive as a man, he hung with & helped the sinners! Ask & you shall receive & knock & the door will be opened! We go through this life & everyone is different! No matter how many times you mess up in life, Jesus will always love you! Sometimes the people who mess up & go through hard times or the very ones God uses & we all have a purpose in life, no matter what terrible things we go through! Never give up & never give in! I can tell you have a good heart, you are depressed or even bipolar that is nothing to be ashamed of! It can defeat you but only if you let it! I honestly think life is hell but you can push through it! Make an appointment with a phycitrist they can help & with a good antidepressant & trail & error you will get through it! I did & believe me when I say I was severely depressed & couldn't even get out of the bed at times & I self medicated until someone told me I was loved no matter what I did! I will still have good days & bad but I love myself & I don't have to have someone to feel worthy & the alcohol & drugs may temporarily make you forget but the problem is always there until you deal with it head on! I think you are a loving, caring woman who just needs to love yourself & take care of yourself & live healthy because the people in your life need & love you more than you know! Good luck & take care of yourself! Live each day as if it was your last day because we all have an expiration date that Only God knows! I'll keep you in my prayers!
I have RA and advanced liver disease too. I’m not being treated for depression because I’ve been unable to tolerate any of the three antidepressant meds my internal medicine doctor has tried me on. I think that RA by itself can be enough to provoke depression. Chronic pain has worn me down physically and mentally. I blame methotrexate for the acceleration of my liver disease and was taken off it two months ago. One thing that helps me is getting enough rest. Attempting to get everything done is not the way to be kind to myself. So before I reach that point I try to take a time out, usually in the afternoon. I wish you well and want you to know you are not alone in your struggle.
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