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i have hepc genotype 4 anyone know any good websites with
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Yes you can read the follwoing sites:
http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/222676.htm
http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/011703b.html

Good luck.
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Happy new year and welcome....another good place to see several sites is on this forum...If you will scroll down to previous Questions there are approx. 20 sites listed....Scroll down by date until you find:

Q BX TRANSLATION by JONIHS  12-15-2003...Open this question up and look at comment #11 by REVENIRE

ALSO scroll down until you find:

Q GENOTYPE 2, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS? by WORRIEDIN2004 11-28-2003....Open this up and look at comment # 2 by INDIANA

There are tons of sites out there to look at. A favorite of this Forum seems to be:

janis7hepc.com/index.htm

Good luck with your search.God Bless
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Here's a clip from a review I read and made me laugh!


"Take a journey back to a time when Michael Jackson wasn't an elderly white woman who made sub-standard hip-hop records. Don't get me wrong -- I love me some old skool Michael. But the dude is seriously freaky now. This hour-long special, which was supposed to air in November (right before those grave allegations), features digitally-restored music videos and live performances shot over Jackson's multi-decade career."

an elderly white woman, hahahhahahahahaaaaa
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Someone sent me a pic of mj and joan crawford.....they do look just a like! Cindee
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the michael jackson special was about him in the old days before he became a total freak, not the interview about the child molestation charges.  Just videos and him singing.  He was so talented, makes you wonder what made him snap, oh well its history now.  He is an elderly white women now...hahahahaaa
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Hey you with the brain fog!  It was ME who sent you the MJ and JC pic LOL.  OHC
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Do you know if its ok to smoke pot during TX???? I just can't seem to sleep a night!
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THIS WAS MY FIRST POST HERE, SO I DIDN'T INTRODUCE MYSELF
A LITLE ABOUT ME
I HAVE HEPC GENOTYP 4 STAGE 3 LIVER DAMAGE.
I DONT DRINK BOOZE OR DO DRUGS AND DIDNT AS A TEEN OR YOUNG MAN.
I PROBABLY GOT THE VIRUS FROM A TRANSFUSION IN 1972.
AROUND 1996 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ITP I HAVE AN ANTIBODY THAT EATS MY PLATLETS (I AVAREGE FROM AROUND 50 TO 100 PLT COUNT.)
IN 1998 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEAMIA AND GET TREATED WITH RITUXAN EVERY 6 MTHS (I DOSE A WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS)
EARLY THIS YEAR I BECAME JAUNDES'D I WENT TO MY DR AND WE FOUND OUT I HAD A HOT GALLBLADDER THAT HAD BLOCKED THE COMMON BILE DUCT. GOT IT TAKEN OUT AND WAS FEELING GREAT (DIDNT KNOW I WAS HAVING GALLBLADER ATTACKS FOR A LONG TIME )
AFTER THE SURGERY MY DR CHECKED MY LFT'S TO SEE IF THEY WERE COMMING DOWN.
THEY WERE STAYING HIGH AND WE THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT NEED AN ERPC TO CLEAR OUT THE DUCTS.
DR SENT ME TO A GASTRO GUY AND HE RAN A HEP SCREEN IT CAME BACK POS FOR HEPC.
DID THE BIOSPY NEXT AND GENO TYPE.
EARLY STAGE 3 WITH CHIROSSIS AND GENO TYPE 4.
FOUND THIS OUT IN NOV OF 03.
I WAS SENT TO TULANE UNIVERSITY MED CENTR BEACUSE THE GASTR GUY IN MY HOME TOWN DIDNT WANT TO TRY AND TREAT ME WITH THE OTHER PROBLEMS I HAVE.HE WANTED ME TO SEE A SPECIALIST IN HEP.
(DR. REGENSTEIN AT TULANE UNIV. IN NEW ORLEANS)
LET ME SAY I AM A SURVIVOR AND WHEN DEATH COMES FOR ME AS HE DOES FOR US ALL I WILL BE KICKING HITTING AND BITEING HIM AS HE DRAGS ME OFF.
TALKED IT OVER WITH THE WIFE THE DR WANTED ME TO START TREATMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT I HAD A DAUGHTER GRADUATING FRON CLOUMBIA UNV. IN MO AND WANTED TO SEE HER WALK ACROSS THE STAGE.
ALSO DECIDED THAT I WANTED A WHING DING VACATION BEFORE STARTING THE 48 WEEK RUN. (I WONT HAVE TO TAKE THE RITUXAN DURING THE INTERFERON TX.)
SO BOOK A WEEK IN THE GRAND FLORIDIAN AT DISNEYWORLD FOR EARLY FEB. GONNA BLOW A LOT OF MONEY AND LIVE IT UP.
(ITS ONLY MONEY AND WE CAN EARN IT BACK)
THE DR.'S THINK THAT I PROBALY WONT TOLLERATE THE TX.
BUT THAT WICH DOES NOT KILL ME ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER AND I WILL FOOL THEM AND NOT ONLY TOLLERATE THE TX. BUT DO WELL ON IT.
I HAVE WORKED AS A TEC IN ER'S FOR 34 YEARS NOW, AND THE WIFE IS AN ICU NURSE WITH 33 YEARS EXP SO WE ARE PREPAIRED FOR THIS.
I HAVE DECIDED TO ADOPT MY WIFES FAVORITE SONG AS MINE "I WILL SURVIVE" BY DONNA SUMMER.
I WILL SURVIVE I WILL PERSERVER AND MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL LEARN TO SPELL( HA HA HA HA ).
I HOPE THAT THIS LETS YA'LL KNOW A BIT ABOUT ME AS THINGS PROGRESS MAYBE SOME OF US WILL BECOME FRIENDS, AND WE WILL SHARE DEEPER THINGS ABOUT OURSELVES AS FRIENDS OFTEN DO.
TAKE CARE BE SAFE AND MAY THE GODS WATCH OVER YOU.
OPPS FORGOT THE WIFE AND I ARE PAGANS IF THAT OFFENDS ANYONE SORRY BUT THATS A BIG PART OF WHO WE ARE.
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Well, you might be pleasantly surprised and tolerate tx well and cl immediately.  My liver decomp'ed-failed-w/coma and 6dys icu before I use tested for hep c.  I was transfused '79-emerg c-sec and then again in'85.  for sure the '79 transfusion did it.

When I was sent home to die, the 1st thing I said to my partner was 'B/I've never seen Paris.'  So we went to Paris and had a glorious time.  At midnite, w/a full moon over Notre Dome, bats filled the night sky and I knew I would be healed as I made a promise to return the following year.

W/no insurance or money, I got into a study immediately and cl'ed w/in 3wks.  Well, I went to Cabo and then to Amsterdam and after Amsterdam, decided Paris could wait.

Now, i don't know if it was the bats, the belfre, the moon or the hash, b/I swear I heard eternity whispering that winter night.

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i just couldn't have been bothered to watch MORE of micheal at ANY period in his life anymore.....the media slut always has sick alterior motives for attention seeking with the networks.....so....watched a good movie instead...and boycotted him..i am sure i didn't miss anything new i don't already know about him that has been aired anyway.......besides, the last time i had a crush on him, i think i was in grade 4...maybe 5..opps skipped 5...maybe 6...when he did the song BEN...about the rat....
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Thanks.......i posted the question again......maybe i will get more replies......thanks for taking the time.........Love You Guys......  :)
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I dont personally do that, but I have heard both sides, and have heard of some who did indulge and obtained SVR. I have heard that some docs say whatever gets you through tx go ahead. and of course some docs would turn pale and say OMG NO WAY! lol
I would ask your dr for Ambien or some similar sleeping pill, and if that doesnt help go ahead and try the green stuff.  Some say they needed it for appetite. Whatever helps you make it thru!!  OHC :)
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gallium, welcome welcome welcome, you have stumbbled opon wonderful assortment of people here...glad your joining us.....i don't somehow think faith or beliefs is anything that any of us would be bothered by....whatever gets yah through the night....we all have our beliefs...actually, i had to laugh at that part of your post as my daughter....19yrs olds....was baptisted catholic...cause my ex mother in law insisted..(i and my ex were catholic by birth)...but i never dictated to her what to believe in as long as she was kind and fair, and took responsibility for her actions and always was gracefully able to admit or apolises for any injuries she may have caused....SO all this to say...she went through a wonderful phase for about 7 years where she "tried on" different beliefs...so...she was jewish for awhile, a baptist for an other while, pagan for another while...oh what else...oh yah and wickken?? spl. so thats her story, now she is a combination of all those wonderful things and i am proud to say, ulimately, she is kind and good!!!

NEW-SO....THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL MY FRIEND, GAVE ME GOOSE BUMPS!

DEB.....YUP, EVEN MY NURSE SAID POT IS A WAY OF HELPING THROUGH THE NAUSEA AND APPITIT>>SPL..??? problems...i don't smoke but do know alot of people on treatment use that as opposed to putting more meds in their bodies....
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OPPS, HEY GIRL, ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU MY FAVORITE LITTLE WEE SPINNING CLOWN!!!!!!
hope today is kinder to you.....the spins are sorta fun though...like being on a ride at the fair, without having to pay!!!!!!
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I dont need it for appettie or sick feeling....before TX i use to smoke a bowl at night before bed, it helped me sleep....
But, I know i wont do this now......I think maybe its still the stress at night when i go to bed.....This is just my first week on TX....so, maybe things will get better.......I dont want to take another pill......im taking too many now.....I am just so restless at night...i sleep for about 3 hr and then toss and turn the rest of the night, just napping........
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Oh I just saw your comment about my dog.  We found her in an ad in the paper, which is rare to see any being offered!  My daughter went to pick her out and said the father had run away (doh) but the mother was there.  No AKC papers, but thats okay, I love her personality, she is something else!!  Even my vet had a case of the giggles after seeing her.  Hope you do okay on tx.  The first few weeks are the worst, well, I am in my 7th month and I feel like the fountain of youth compared to some of the folks having the tx woes early on.  OHC
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oh girlie, its probably residual left over pain from WRESTLING with your xmas tree!!! i TOLD YOU TO STOP FIGHTING WITH IT ha ha ha....my back is KILLING me today too.maybe try a hot bath...hire an escort til your SO gets back home..hummm, what else, go rob the local pharmacy....if thats too secure, maybe go rob a local dealer, "of pain killers".....try some A5 35 rub.....personally, think i may just break open those "pain killers" finally today, can't take it much more, and thats HUGE for me to complain......I JUST DON'T.....oh, except about people that **** me off.....tee hee....but there will be none of that here today right class!!!!........feel better kiddo...
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hey there debbittdoo....i do not think there is ANYTHING wrong with indulging ( pot)if it will help aleviate ANY of your symptoms sweetie..you can even obtain it legally now for just such purposes..whether nausesa, sleep trouble whatever, while on chemo or this treatment..(interferon is the same drug they use for chemo )..personally, again, its the one thing i never did do, but probably the safest thing of all dope...organic after all....my daughter smokes pot and  i have NO PROBLEM with it.she is respectful not to at home, as well as smoking cigerettes at home SHE JUST WOULDN'T..i am far more disturbed by her smoking CIGARETTES.....sadly, i too smoke cigarettes!

week one...wow thats right...congrats to you!!!....well good luck with whatever you choose....i can relate to not wanting to put yet, even MORE meds in the ol bode....hope you sleep better tonight!
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DEB NOT TO SURE ABOUT THE POT THING BUT AFTER A LOT OF YEARS IN THE ER. I TRUELY BELIVE THAT THE USA SHOULD LEGALISE POT.
WAS A MEMBER OF NORMAL IN THE LATE 60'S EVEN THOUGH I DIDNT SMOKE POT THEN OR NOW.
I HAVE SEEN 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD PT'S ON CHEMO IN THE ER AND HAVE THEM TELL ME THE MARINOL PILL'S DONT WORK SO THE GET THEIR GRANKIDS TO BUY THEM A BAG OF POT, THIS IS SAD BECAUSE THEY ARE ASKING THEIR GRANCHILDREN TO BREAK THE LAW SO THAT THEY CAN
HAVE SOME QUALITY TO THEIR LIFE.
IF THE TX GETS TO ROUGH ON ME AND MY DR WANTS ME TO TRY THE MARINOL I PROBABLY WILL GO WITH THE HERB VS THE PILL BUT GET THE SCRIPT FILLED ANY WAY AS I WORK IN A FEDERAL HOSPITAL AND AM SUBJECT TO RANDOM  DRUG SCREENS.
MOST PT.'S I HAVE ASKED ABOUT IT SAY THAT THE PILLS JUST DONT WORK.
BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU COULD BE CHARGED WITH A
CRIME FOR POT, NOT SURE WHAT THE LAWS ARE WHERE YOU LIVE.
IN MISSISSIPPI WHERE I LIVE ITS A MISDEMEANER TO POSSES LESS THAN AN OUNCE AND IS JUST A TICKET AND $125.00 FINE.
BUT IF THE FED'S BUST YOU THEY CAN BE VERY NASTY ABOUT IT, AND EVEN SEIZE PROPERTY.
BY THE WAY IN ALMOST EVERY STATE I KNOW OF THE GROWING OF POT EVEN JUST FOR PERSONAL USE IS CONSIDERED MANUFACTURIN AND HAS LONG SENTENCES IN JAIL FOR IT. (UP TO LIFE IN MISSISSIPPI)

NEW QUESTION FOR YA'LL I HAVE BEEN LOSSING WEIGHT FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS AND AM DOWN TO ABOUT 165# MY DR'S (AND WIFE) WANT ME TO BE AT 185#. MOST FOOD JUST DOES NOT INTREST ME ANYMORE AND
SOMETIMES EVERYTHING TASTES LIKE METAL.
ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MY APPETITE UP?
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My mother was diagnosed with Hebitis C genotype 4.  Could you give me name of the hospitals in Europe or Paris that treat this illness please.

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