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I guess I am looking for a place to go when things get too bad. I don't know if this is that place, but.... I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, 15% of a liver (need a transplant, and because of the Methadone, I have little if any chance of getting on a list.), Hepatitis C, and am on 100mgs. of Methadone. I was an addict for 40 years. But have not used any illicit drug for 35 of those 40 years. I also suffer from severe depression that so far has not been successfully treated with medication. I guess now a lot of you have already judged me, and think that I got what I deserved. I guess that is why I am writing this. To see if I can receive some help or, as when I go to a doctor, just be judged for my past. I hope that is not the case because I am told that I do not have a lot of time left on this earth. I am a good man who has always taken good care of his parents and wife and kids. But, I know that means little to anyone because it seems doctors only see the addiction that I had a long time ago. Yes, I know I am still addicted to Methadone, but when no doctor will give me anything for for the pain that is caused by the RA, I take my relief where I can get it. If anyone out there is suffering, no matter why, maybe we can talk. To the rest of you that are judges, kiss my a&#! JohnD.

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tired most of the time

Has anyone found anything that helps with the fatique? I do well for a few hours and then need a nap. Sometimes I take 2 to 3 naps a day.
I also wanted to know if your blood tests determine how your Doctor says your doing? My numbers go very high and come down and go up. I really don't know how they determine if you have liver damage. I have had MRI and they have shown nothing suspicious. I sometimes wonder if my Doctor knows much about HCV. Any thoughts?
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Hi,
I have had HepC for 35 years. Was doing well until I hit my 50s, then started having fatigue and joint pain. I found out I had HepC a few months ago, so I started eating organic foods and reducing my salt and sugar intake. I also drink as much water as I can. Still tired, but feeling better. Regular exercise helps, too. I do water aerobics 2 times a week and walk 30 mins 5 times a week.
I read that only a liver biopsy can determine the extent of liver damage (scarring, cirrhosis, etc.) with certainty, but there are other less invasive tests that help a doctor decide whether a biopsy is needed or not.
I've had blood tests to check my liver enzymes (always within reference range so far) and an abdominal ultrasound. My gastroenterologist doesn't think I need a biopsy at this time. I plan to start treatment with pegInterferon/ribavirin this summer.
Try less salt, sugar, and caffeine, and more exercise and see if it helps. Good luck to you!
Sue
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