Hello folks. I was diagnosed in Oct. 08 w/ RA. The RA specialist then did blood work & found out I had Hep. C. Unfortunately RA can be a side of Hep. C. On my second visit to the RA specialist he looked & saw that I had Hep C & said to me, "You will have to get treated for the Hep. C, I'm referring you to a specialist, I advise you to do exactly as he says. I cannot treat you, I wish you luck." Then he patted my shoulder & walked out. The whole office visit didn't last 2 minutes. He didn't even go over the results of all the x-rays he had me go get!!! Anyway once I found out about the Hep C I had my 16 yr old daughter tested & unfortunately she has it too. We are in the middle of a real storm here. Anyway treatment for Hep C is 48 weeks of chemotherapy, which we both have to do. However to make a long story shorter, my daughter is starting the beginning of March, I am going to wait because I have to be able to take care of her. So in the meantime I have to find some way to deal w/ this RA which for some reason seems to be progressing rapidly lately. I understand that it may be sides from the Hep C, but my grandmother has it badly & my younger cousin has it so bad that he is part of a clinical research test. So maybe it's not all the Hep C. The specialist said he couldn't treat me cause of the Hep C. Didn't say why and since then others w/ Hep C have said that they are being treated for RA. So anyone here have any info on this? Thanks in advance for any responses!
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