Re: Digest Number 34
Don't be skeptical on the vaccines. I allready did that for you. Another
virus could caus liver failure and luckily by the grace of God I
survived it. I don't wish that on anyone.
"...I dream then ask why not"
- I find it so strange that mot people are never told about hep a and b. I
know years ago, think hep a was considered a gay mans disease, because
supposedly they had unsafe sex, and were diganosed with it alot. I have
knowa alot of people who have had hep b. I know hep b is extremley easy
to catch. I am lucky for working at a hospital in 1989 to1995. I was so
aware of diseases and viruses because I worked with patients. we had
some thing called "universal precautions " where u assume every patient
as something that can be spread through blood or body fluids, including
stool. i worked with tb ( sputum ) patients, hiv, hep a, b, and c. I
feel it is unfortunate that alot of doctors wil just assume the general
public is knowledgeable of whatthe medical world knows.
The comment about vaccines by somone.
I have had the Hep B vac, and was told it was good for life, than read
in a medical book it is only good for 3 to 5 years. I am anxous to be
vaccinated for hep a and b, but cautious about maybe down the line
having something awful happen because of it. I dont trust the medical
comunity, especially after working in it.
Don't be surprised if your skin where you inject gets
blotchy/reddish and itches. Keep lots of moisturizer on
your skin. Combo made me dry out. If you live in one of
the 7 states where it's legal, I'd ask your doc about
medical cannabis for the nausea and headaches.
I hated treatment, but at least it was some treatment. Now
that I'm a non-responder, it's really hard for me to not do
anything (other than milk thistle, licithin, water, water,
water). I go back for a 6-month checkup in March to see if
the GI's going to let me try one of the new treatments. I
had to stop combo after 6 months due to anemia & thyroid
Good luck and hang in there. It will get easier with each
shot. I pray you're one of the 40% that clears the virus.