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10 things I like about HepC

mtwiser
  • By mtwiser · New reply yesterday at 2:29 pm
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • HepC and cirrhosis. Week 4 of tx with Sov/Riba. I am working on positive thinking. I made myself think of 10 good things that have come out of this ugly illness. It was actually easier than I thought ...

Insight on what to expect with new treatment

Raci55
  • By Raci55 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing treatment side effects · 2 replies
  • Hi all. Aim going to start the interferon, ribivirin and sibosspherous I think that new drug is. I am genotype 1b. I am trying to find out what people are going through that are similar hep c patients ...

starting Sovaldri/Ribarvin

emmandn
  • By emmandn · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing treatment side effects · 0 replies
  • I just got diagnosed in November, Geno type 3a, viral load 2 million something. I have pain in lower abdomen and liver area, forgetfulness and short temprred, and I haven't started treatment yet. I been ...

I have HE & My Caregiver Mom has reached her limit

holly_wood
  • By holly_wood · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 12 replies
  • I keep writing this and then taping something on keyboard in losing it. This is long and I am not sure I can put it all out again. Long story short, of course like everyone with final stages of Hep and ...

Hep C

gmaw
  • By gmaw · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 1 reply
  • Hello, I am newly diagnosed with hepatitis C and will be going to my first Dr. appointment on March 31. Is there anything anybody can tell me that I may need to ask the Dr? Thanks, Gmaw ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

1st Major mini road trip & Exhaustion

suziq1111
  • By suziq1111 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Last week my daughter and I went on our first road trip to see a girlfriend that I haven't seen in over 15 years. We went to South Lake Tahoe. The day after I got there, I found myself so run down and ...

Checking In

holly_wood
  • By holly_wood · Posted April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I am online for a few hours today. Don't have internet at my new place, keep thinking I will go find a Starbucks with WIFI. lol, that takes Starbucks $$ AND the ability to see through the cataracts to ...

Off topic laughs tonite/Girl stuff mostly

holly_wood
  • By holly_wood · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • I am sitting here thinking about some of the little things that aren't even discussed in here---tonite talked with new friend about us not having to shave legs or armpits very often anymore (if ever ...

Clinical study

Otis353
  • By Otis353 · New reply March 26, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I have now been involved in a 12 week study on HepC for over 10 weeks. There are 25 of us that are participating. Since week two, we have all been declared virus free. We have been on a combo of Sofosbuvir ...

Reasons to live

gmaw
  • By gmaw · Posted March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with hepatitis C · 0 replies
  • Just to add a little bit about myself, I have been married for 32 years (will be 33in August) and raised 5 children. My oldest son was Tim, he was murdered 4 yrs. ago. I have a daughter named Pam, another ...

New Dr. date

gmaw
  • By gmaw · New reply March 25, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Hello everyone, Well, I got insurance through eHealthCare. It comes in effect in May. Was suppose to go to my first Dr. appointment on the 31st of March. I put it off till May the 5th. $75.00 is a lot ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Prescription Discounts

holly_wood
  • By holly_wood · New reply March 14, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • www.needymeds.org I have been looking online at these types of sites. Fortunately, I have Medicaid right now. I avoided going to doctor for almost 2 years and was throwing up blood the last year multiple ...

My notes from support group. Sovaldi.

Joe_in_RC
  • By Joe_in_RC · New reply March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Hepatitis C Support Group January 17, 2014 Gilead presentation of Sovaldi Genotype/Regimen/Duration/Cure Rate (%): Genotype 1: Sovaldi, Riba, Peg Interferon for 12 weeks. 90% cure rate. Interferon intolerant ...

watta heck goin on?

baileysboots
  • By baileysboots · New reply March 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 8 replies
  • I am new to this group and can't get any answers from my doc. Blood test indicate I was exposed to the Hep C virus at some point in my life. Never did any drugs, no contact with blood, have been celibate ...

Happy Thursday All!

holly_wood
  • By holly_wood · Posted March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I have a friend in Missouri, her favorite day of the week is Thursday. She always does a mass email or text reminding us of her favorite day of the week. I try to beat her at this, but I usually don't ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

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