I am 46 year old female. I was diagnosed with HCV over 20 years ago. I started treatment around 15 years ago, but found I did not respond as hoped. Last year my biopsy showed a stage 3/4. Over the years, I have experienced fatigue, and more sick days then well. I drank alchohol, consciensously knowing of the damage, but unable to feel any energy at all, unless I was drinking. I have not drank in over 6 weeks, but I am now expereincing severe fatigue, foggy thoughts, dizzeness and the shingles. I fainted at work and ended up in the ER. My AST was 244. I am sick more days then well and I am without any insurance. I recently started a job and am concerned about staying well to help finance my essentials, like food and heat. :).
I have 4 questions :
A- Why do some people have no symptoms at all, while others seem to have the same symptoms that I am experiencing?
B - Why do the doctors act like I should not be experincing any symptoms and that my sick days are something I should just roll with?
C- Those infected, that are experiencing symptoms and continue to go to hold down a job, how do you do it?
D - How can I get insurance to help me through this time and start my treatment? ( I am in the process of being sued from my last biopsy )
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