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Trina444 posted:
22 yrs ago dr diagnoised me with b now a n b r negative, i talked to rn she told me i will have to go through treatment taking shots n meds. just confused n wanna cry every day, can anyone tell me when they see hep c....
DO YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS TREATMENT? WAITING ON APPT. TO SEE GASTRO DR IN APRIL.JUST SCARED N MY NLIFE WILL BE A HUGE CHANGE FOR AWHILE.

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22 yrs ago dr diagnoised me with b now a n b r negative, i talked to rn she told me i will have to go through treatment taking shots n meds. just confused n wanna cry every day, can anyone tell me when they see heLp c....
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
I can understand your fear and anxiety. I hope that others going through treatment respond here. There are many who have have very good results!

Please write down your questions and concerns and address them with your doctor. They will have the best idea of what is the right treatment for you.

Here is a link that might give you more information to help ease your anxiety: Hepatitis C Guide

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hawgfan responded:
I just successfully completed treatment 2 weeks ago. Just try to take it one day at a time and your gastro doc can fill in a lot of blanks for you. He will probably want to do additional tests but that is normal. What got me through my journey was leaning on family, friends, & faith. Please keep us posted.
 
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Melissa Palmer, MD responded:
Once you have antibodies for hepatitis B they do not go away, so it is unlikely that you had hepatitis b 22 years ago. Since you now test negative, you require the hepatitis A and B vaccines.
Need for treatment of HCV depends on numerous factors.


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