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joint pain untreatable?

I have had joint pain in my right knee since jan 09...went to arthritis dr and did xrays, bloodwork, etc only to find out everything was negative except my hep c viral count was over 3 million and out of remission. Since i started on interferon/ribavirin combo treatment it has gotten better but the side effects of this treatment caused other problems and have since stopped treatment and am taking alternative natural meds. My question is....does anyone know of something I can take for the horrible joint pain? I live on aleve, benadryl and ointments I rub on to no avail..I cant sleep and am limping now because of my knees....can anyone help? the dr wanted to put me on a antidepressant for the pain but i said no...not sure what to do......thx
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hi there have you gotten vitamin d test? my sister and my nephews wife were both suffering from bone pain, they are now taking vit. d and say it helps with the pain. hope this helps some.
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Joint pain in Hepatitis C patients may be caused by rare (in non HCV people) disorder called cryoglobulinemia. There appears to be some treatment experimentation going on (read the article below). The best plan though is to treat the cause rather than the symptom.

http://www.natap.org/2007/AASLD/AASLD_20.htm
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