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Has anyone here received disability due to HepC. I've done 2 rounds of Tx 26 weeks and 48. Not sure, waiting on labs but, I think I've relapsed.I surely can't do anymore interferon ( it kicked my butt severly). I don't think I'd be a viable candidate for any old drugs. I may have to wait for new stuff in the works. A few years or so. I am very fatiqued like I was when I found out I had Hep.
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You can if you have company insurance...and in canada im pretty sure if you are unable to work..the govt pension plan has a disabilty option you can get...its takes 3 months to set it all up
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Are you late stage 4?

I have had hep C for 35 years now and I do not consider myself the least bit disabled.

If I do reach the point where I am late Stage 4 and my liver disease is decompensated, I will probably change my mind but until that time I am just as capable and healthy as anyone else.
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Some people almost die from TX...AND THERE are possible long term effects...even uncontrolled anger cna get you on a short term disable list...you are a danger to the public if you bite someones head off
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Ive heard of this one guy on TX...he was so bad the doc ordered him away from work with pay...only in canada ,,eh?
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now they are giving free herion to addicts in vancouver....its a trail study approved by govts
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and coke
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