• TO OTHERS WITH THIS DISEASE:

    Asked by Seashells on Friday, October 16, 2015

    TO OTHERS WITH THIS DISEASE:

    I have never received treatment for my condition. To others with the same disease: How long did you wait to get treatment? How much damage was done, if any? I get annual blood work and have never had high enzymes, only when I was first diagnosed and was tested and it came back positive. But recently it was a little high, just a notch, maybe 1 or 2 on the spectrum of high. My doctor said it was nothing to worry about, but he is not a specialist. I do not have insurance... yet. Also, have you or anyone you know passed hep sexually? Thank you. Starting to worry about this. Diagnosed at 19 and am 26 now.

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      You may be able to get treatment directly from Gilead (Harvoni) using their Support Path program.
      They offer everything from zero copay to meds without cost.

      Be aware, however, that the drugs are sulfamoids. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, it will not be a peasant experience.

      Find a gastroenterologist (SP?) in your area. The disease only gets worse and there is no good reason to wait for treatment.

      Best witches.

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      sorries for typo ... not be a peasant experience should read not be a pleasant experience.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      The treatments now are nothing like the first one's that came out..They are quick and effective and painless. Do you have a county hospital? if you are in Chicago you could go to Stroeger and get treatment for free.

      Big article in last Sundays Chicago Tribune. try to find it on line answers many of your questions.

      Do you also have Cancer?

      over 3 years ago
    • Seashells' Avatar
      Seashells

      THanks, guys. I do not want to wait any longer. Hopefully with my insurance going into effect November I can start on a treatment. I live in Dallas and I do not think we have any free treatments. My doctor tells me that I have nothing to worry about and I can wait to do treatment later in life, but like I said earlier, he is not a specialist. I do want to see a specialist, but money is an issue. It's even hard paying insurance, 100-150 a month. I'm hoping to get accepted to medicaid. I know the pricing for treatment is very pricey. I wish money wasn't about everything, like your health, but sadly that's how the world works. Anyway, thank you for responding so fast..
      -Shelly

      over 3 years ago
    • Seashells' Avatar
      Seashells

      And no, I do not have cancer. I also do not get checkups on a lot of things like I should.

      over 3 years ago

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