Hepatitis C Support Group

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral disease which can cause liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person's blood. Many people with HCV infection have no symptoms and are unaware of the need to seek treatment. Hepatitis C infects an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide.

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  • deleted_user

    lichen planus

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    I've had this rash for 2-3 months now. Its recently fading. It seems to be lichen planus and seems fairly common for hepc patients. Like I said its fading but at its height was all over my back, stomach, legs and upper arms...oh the joy of this disease! Anyone on here experience this or have any recommendations? I believe I read it could come and go. Thanks.
  • deleted_user

    Lichen Planus

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    Is there anyone who has or has had Lichen Planus?This is a common co-occurance with hep c. It's very itchy and causes these little bumps which are pink or skin colored and kind of flat topped. After they stop itching they usually turn brown until they go away which can take months. The Lichen Planus usually lasts anywhere from 1 to 4 years, and can affect any part of body including scalp (which...
  • nickey

    I am checking in for first time since 2008.

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    this site is completely different and not very user friendly.  It used to be very interactive and easy to locate different members and topics.  Images could be posted and you could really obtain an insight to other members experiences.   Anyway, I am hepC 1a viral load 5 million and just been prescribed Harvoni.  I wanted to share treatment notes, but this site is hard to understand.  It...
  • Trissa01

    Re: Respectfully, Henry

    I am deeply saddened to share with those of you who remember Hank who always signed "Respectfully, Henry" - that he passed away July 12, 2016.He had lived ten years post liver transplant.For Henry, I am glad you are at peace & now soar like an eagle.
  • Jonathan15

    Can I get hepatitis like this ?

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    Hi,I went for physical examination and chest x-ray as required for our job,they sent me to hospital ward where mostly hepatitis C patients come for xray and ultrsound and there is 1 suit(greensuit) for patient to wear and lie on bed as according to their rule , so I wore that green gown wore by every hepatitis patient there it was dirty and at that time I also popped my pimple and touched the...
  • Brandyloa93

    hep c

    My husband has advance hep c and cerhoisis of the liver we just found about he has this and I wanted him to be treated for the hep c and the liver doctor said it's to late for that and now he has swelling in his face and legs I was wanting to know if anyone can tell me about this like what stage is he in how long does he have to live and what to expect any and everything you can tell me please we...
  • Flores2u

    Mr bf just told me he has hep c

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    im new here so I was told a few days ago my bf has hep C. So now I need to know about it and need to be tested. I'm not freaking out just numb that he never mentioned it after we been together a few weeks. He doesn't use protection and I been without intimacy for 12 yrs until November. Please tell me what I need to know. 
  • Brandyloa93

    Cerrhosis

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    My husband has hep c and cerrhosis he was in the hospital last Oct for 2 weeks and had to get 10 unit of blood the doc won't treat the hep c and won't put him on list for transplant said it to late they put a shunt from part of his liver to his heart to stop the bleeding he has to take medicine now and he don't always take it he sleeps all the time he is moody we are very poor can't get to a...
  • levoo

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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    Again, waiting to the last minute to do everything I need to do. Dear who ever, please bring DS a new web designer.  If you build it, they will come.
  • notyellow

    support group

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    hey! this is supposed to be a support group. ity has tuned into a collection of asmall bio's. not much support. so here goes. i just got bottle #6 of my harvoni today. today also is my bottle 5 pill 1 day.eight weeks 'to go. and what a trip its been since first tx in 2002. but i feel better and i am grateful that it was finally invented. so,(and here is the support). ;hang the heck in there.don't...
  • 1111volcano

    No more

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    Hi Ive had an account for awhile but haven't posted anything, I just like to read other ppls stories. I went to middle school w/ a boy back in the day then when we became adults we started dating. We were together for 5 years and during our 2nd year I found out he had Hep C. By that time I thought I was in love. He got it from shooting up drugs. When we got together I would not have it. I'm not...
  • levoo

    How bout Hepseeyah, when do I start regenerating?

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    Shoot, I dont know. This place was so relevent to me and others before harvoni. It would be cool if we could all band together and make this place relevent and encouraging for those starting AND those who now wonder what damage they are left with. Absence makes the heart grow fonder...I miss just about everybody now. But alas, ordinary life interupts once the life raft is no longer essential....
  • WarriorGal

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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    I AM THANKFUL FOR:  My children, my two d-i-ls (who are great Mommies!) and one super-duper s-i-l; my grandchildren - both near and far away.  My friends - longtime friends - some since grade school! Some I see seldom and it doesn't matter.....neighbor-friends, Facebook friends, veggie friends.... Special thanks and gratitude for online support group friends who have helped me get through...
  • Trissa01

    FINALLY Got Back in Here

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    What a battle since the new DS. I finished Harvoni two weeks ago, a six month therapy, my third treatment. I have not been able to log in for over a month.
  • Dawter

    Fibromyalgia after tx

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    Anyone end up with fibro after tx?  Took Harvoni and Ribavirin last year and think that may have triggered it (if that is what I even have).  Just get pains in different places on my body and feel like I have the flu sometimes. I don't know what else could be causing it