I think I have had Hep C for about 25 yrs - I got it experimenting with IV drugs in my early 20's - went to the doctor and there was no treatment back then - I just forgot about it and when my liver tests came back high I ignored it because I was in denial with my drinking problem. But I have chosen to quit drinking alcohol and smoking cigs and this time I have a Liver doctor and a good one. My biopsy result came back good - I am like 1.5 on a scale of 4 so he is not too worried about me - although still wants me to have treatment - I do too - I feel tired all the time but maybe it is my body recovering from giving up alcohol 6 months ago and cigarettes on about 2 months so far - I should be feeling fantastic I would think if not for the HEP C in my body - otherwise I am very healthy - have good cholesterol, am a jogger, eat healthy and sleep pretty good. So he has me on a waiting list for the FREE MEDS the government is giving out - Does anyone know about that? I livve in Houston, TX so we have a great Medical Center - I am very lucky - Since I am a 1.5 I may not qualify. So you think since I do not drink alcohol anymore that my liver will stay the same or does the virus progress on its own? My doctor says if I don't get the FREE MEDS he will just start me out the meds himself - but could probably wait a few months - It would be nice to be able to try out the newest on the market - aLso, how contagious is it? I am single and have a son - I have notified ex boyfriends - but can't reach all of them plus my son is having a physical - will tell the nurse to check for HEP C just for peace of mind - I think all the kids get vacinnated for HEP A & B now.View Thread
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