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How serious is Stage F3 Bridging fibrosis with may septa

I have been diagnosed with hep c for a little over 10 years and just received lab results informing me that my fibrosis score is .63 and I am in stage F3. I am also having a lot of stomach and back problems and chronic pancreatitis and HIV. Should I be worried and do you know if any of these problems relate to each other? I have been scared to start any treatment due to the horror stories from people who have started treatment and I am frightened to begin treatment...thank you
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Because you have HIV, things are a little more complex. If you aren't already, try and see a liver specialist (hepatologist) who specializes in hepatitis C and HIV co-infections. They can usually be found in your larger, teaching hospitals. Here's a web site that deals with Hepatitis C/HIV co-infections. It's doctor run, and you can ask them questions. http://www.thebody.com/

All the best.

-- Jim
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I tried to click on your last post in the "Milk Thistle" thread and was directed to another web site. Also, Kalio's post appears in subject line but not in content. This is the second time it happened with your posts recently, so I'm guessing you may be using some kind of HTML code that is causing problems. Maybe better off just putting the link down? Anyway, I did agree with your post but wanted to respond to "My Own's". Hope this finds you well.

-- Jim
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Thread is locked so I'll continue here:

My way: If someone told me I could only eat spinach and drink water the rest of my life to keep my liver healthy and live long, I would.
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I wouldn't, unless there was a credible study(s) backing it up. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but personally I look to both my doctors and current study data like I posted earlier in the thread that suggests differently.

-- Jim
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Wow, guess next time I'll bring my permission slip with me before I post.. Phil advised me that it has to do with the program, and that it tries to correct itself, or something along those lines. I emailed him and brought it to his attention the first time it happened.
If you bothered to read reference in thread above the "milk thistle" thread, you would see that I apologized, and reposted link.
But I guess you self appointed yourself as moderator now, so everything forum related needs to be addressed by you?

Relax man, everybody is human and we alll have made mistakes at times.
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Easy people....we all have the same goal here.
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I guess I didn't express myself as well as I could so I'll blame it on the fact that I came down with a fever yesterday :)

I was just trying to bring it to your attention because since no one clicks on their own post I figured the only way you would find out is if someone alerted you. Glad you got it straightened out with Phil.
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