Aa
A
A
A
Close
Hepatitis C Community
13.3k Members
Avatar universal

Please Tell Me

I just found the following unaswered post from "tellme" deep in our achives. Hopefully we can point him/her in the right direction without too much disagreement.

----------------
C69

Please tell me. I just got diagnosed with Hepatitis C, genotype 1, stage 2. Should I treat or not? Is the 4-week PCR really necessary?
What about Peg Intron versus Pegasys? Do you suggest I wait for Vertex? Is there really an occult virus? What about herbs? Milk thistle? Botox? Is it OK to drink socially before and after treatment? Does Brian fog really exist and where does he live? My doctor wears bow ties, is that reason enough to switch. Is it true that some consider fudgicles helper drugs? Tell me, please tell me.
35 Responses
Avatar universal
ROFLMAO
135456 tn?1301441224
Anyone who wears a bow tie needs to be kicked in the sack.
135456 tn?1301441224
I like his sarcastic demeanor though.
92903 tn?1309908311
Try a few hits of pot here and there. The answers will come, and if they don't, you'll feel better about not knowing. If that doesn't work, look for a 'mens only' list. They typically have better answers and are less chatty. You might also wait for Vertex 950 to hit the market next year. It's pretty much a 'sure thing' at this point.
Avatar universal
This post sounds like it's from one of our jokers of days gone by, I think it's best not to get the posts flowing on this one. LOL

Beagle
Avatar universal
Rock: Is this person for real?
--------------------------------
Does Rocker dine at McDonalds? I was just having some fun, so please don't take this thread too seriously.
99052 tn?1270987120
fun question for a rainy cool Saturday.My first doc wore a bow tie and suit ended up getting another doc.Even though I diden't get the svr Im feeling so much better than before TX.Now just walking the fine wire and keep my balance not a drop of alcohol or anything else that might upset the balance,try and ride it out to the next round of drugs.I used to believe that a few drinks a week was fine and for the first 28 years or so it was ok but now a few drinks and a week later Im paying in one way or another.So now Im up on the hi wire one sides ice the other fire.The way Im feeling now I could wait 20 years to TX again no big deal.Cheers
Avatar universal
Your genetics play the biggest role in how long you live, the rest is secondary. The best judge of how long you will live is the average age your family lives to. You can not control genetics. Wearing your seatbelt is the BEST way to extend your life believe it or not.
Avatar universal
LOL LOL I can you your feeling a lot better.

Beagle
Avatar universal
To each his own. I wouldn't want to live my life eating the foods others chose to, yuck. If it works for them, power to 'em. I get far too much pleasure out of delicious foods that some claim are "bad" for you. The beauty of the thing is we each get to decide what works for ourselves. I'd rather live to 90 eating butter and a nice steak than live to 100 on bulghar and tofu. My Grandma drank "tap water" (and a raw egg)every day of her life, drank a couple shots of whiskey every night and live as long as Jimminy Cricket, a spry 102, and was never sick in her life. She smoked occasionally too. Everything in moderation is the key, a good genetic code, something we have no power over, has the most impact on longevity. The rest is wishful thinking.
Avatar universal
Forgot to add that my friend's dad also was overweight, smoked, avoided doctors, and lived into his late 90's when he died in his sleep.
Avatar universal
I will have mine with a cold Miller draft, thank you!

well, my greatgrandma was overwt, ate whatever was affordable and drank rum frequently, made it to over a hundred. Had a big smile on her face each time we brought her a bottle. Her daughter died after a stroke, much younger than her, lived in the same house and same town, probably ate the same type of food, and was also over wt.
when you gotta go, you gotta go.

Do whatever feels right and whatever makes you feel good mentally and physically. It is your choice, as long as is not illegal.
for me, I rather eat cheesecake than tofu, but i can eat both, just not together.
Have an Answer?
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473362051
DC
683231 tn?1467326617
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.