More BS is spread about this affliction than almost any other.I have to admit that the doctor who finally diagnosed me said they'd probably never know exactly where I got it or how I got it...((I was almost at the point where I was ready to give up))---I couldn't believe the first doctor I saw told me the lymph node in my armpit was an infected and ingrown hair from shaving.... In the case of the "C" type, there are different strains or "genotypes".I've learned to never, ever believe everything I hear, even from doctors, and to do my own research.... Some are more resistant to treatment, others respond well. that's the least aggressive of the genotypes, he is now free of the virus after 6 months of (brutal) drug based treatment, the virus remains undetected in his system, ...a person goes 6 months without the virus detected, the chance of it returning is 2%.I've had a couple friends die of it one got liver cancer another had a heart attack both had used heroin earlier in their lives.. The success rates of the treatment are not the greatest either. It is hard on the body and has some significant side effects.
At that point, they'd thought it was incurable, but it was inconsistent how it only seemed to have deadly consequnces for about 5% of those who had it.
It seems that viral hepatitis is hard to diagnose..
My Sed Rate was elevated as well as my rheumatoid factor ((but that all makes sense now, because with liver inflammation you can also have inflammation in many other parts of your body))...
Thank God but even then this gals like my sister so it's rough.. They don't tell you that it can also take about 3 months after that to fully recover, since you've basically been bedridden for 3 months... Hep C, Hep A, Hep B, ..different in the way they're contracted, the way they're treated, the may they manifest.
Thank a healthcare worker i come into contact with those afflicted with Hep C on an almost daily basis....a healthcare worker few diseases scare me as much as Hep C............although there are treatments that can prolong the quality and length of life there is NO CURE for hep C.....best way is to avoid high risk lifestyles such as unprotected sex and IV's drug use ect....Hep C is one of the strongest bugs out there. Among each type there are genotypes, between them, ...a myriad of differences in treatment and outlook.
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