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  • you can request a new doctor at kaiser by going through new member services. you can also place a complaint about a doctor through new member services. there are a lot of not so great things about kaiser but the one good thing is that they do do the biopsies, treatment, etc. good luck. Harriett _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download...
    harriett savedra Mar 16, 2001
  • i am really surprised to hear that kaiser is giving you a hard time. i went to kaiser and the first thing they wanted to do is a liver biopsy to see how much damage has been done. they also immediately offered me the interferon treatment. which area do you live in? I have Dr. Sloan for my internist and Dr. Ha for the gastro. He did the biopsies. one before treatment and one after...
    harriett savedra Mar 16, 2001
  • What is it that the doctors can tell by doing an ultrasound on the liver instead of a biopsy. Are they now doing the ultrasound instead of the biopsy or is it only the doctors that don't really know what they are doing or are scared to do a biopsy. _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com
    harriett savedra Mar 12, 2001
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  • the products i used because of a lack of saliva were made by Biotene. I chewed the gum and used the toothpaste and at night i used the gel. All of these items were helpful. I did not use the mouthwash. When i developed sores in my mouth the doctor prescribed "oncology mucositis formula" which really helped and also made it possible for me to eat some food...
    harriett savedra Jan 22, 2001
  • i also had a lack of saliva, and 2 1/2 months after being off treatment it is starting to get better. i will try remember the name and find the name of some products that you can get over the counter at the drugstore that help. there is a gum, mouthwash, toothpast and then a tube of some gel like substance that sort of duplicates the feeling of saliva. this all helps alot. also use...
    harriett savedra Jan 19, 2001
  • I did my treatment for 48 weeks. I had a pcr done at 6 months and it was non-detectable. The next pcr was done 3 weeks after I stopped treatment. Because I am feeling so much better than I did before I started treatment, I have decided to do nothing at this time, other than to have the biopsy done, out of curiosity to see if there was any actual reversal of the liver damage - which...
    harriett savedra Dec 22, 2000
  • to all - again - thanks for everyones help, support & info. at this time, since i am feeling good at this time i am not going to try any treatment. the few things i am going to do though are continue on the vegetarian diet + fish, continue with all the water drinking. my post liver biopsy will be January 16, 2001 by the way, i have already gained back 10 of the 30 pounds that i...
    harriett savedra Dec 19, 2000
  • i took my last injection on november 7th. i have genotype 1. at six months i was non detectable. my blood test at four weeks off showed the virus is detectable and other levels rising. f!*# the interesting thing though is that at this point, i do feel better than i did before i started treatment. we are going to do another liver biopsy - just to see if it reversed any of the damage...
    harriett savedra Dec 18, 2000
  • i am actually quite nervouse about getting off the meds. i have gotton used to feeling sick all the time and sleeping alot. if is almost as if i don't know what i will do with my self. will i be nice again. i did not take any anti-depressants (didn't like the way they made me feel) and so i have run the gamut from severe depression to being homocidal to being paranoid...
    harriett savedra Nov 2, 2000
  • ...the "protocol for testing for hep c" and also "when treatment should begin". that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Harriett momster_1@^$1 or hsavedra@^$2 thanks & god bless _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private...
    harriett savedra Nov 1, 2000