I just found out that I have hepatitis c. My s/co is 4.8 is this a high or low number?
I'm also trying to figure out how much it's going to cost to treat this illness. Assuming i'm one that can be cured; is this treatment in the thousands of dollars? Like ten to twenty grand?
I have the opportunity to carry insurance that cares not about pre-existing conditions. But I would have to prematurely marry my boyfriend to get the coverage (emp+1.) we are planning on getting married; we just didn't want to in this way. But we'd rather be married quickly through the state to save ourselves $20k, instead of marrying each other the way we had planned, and paying out of pocket 100% for hep c treatment.
I am seeking advice here, but i'm not wanting any on feelings of 'marriage as holy union' etc etc. I'm just looking for some answers on what the treatment is going to cost, what it's like, what I should be looking into, any resources out there I can check into, etc.
My hubby was just diagnosed with it. He has genotype 2, which usually responds to treatment better. Do you know what type you have? We were told that treatment costs about $2000.00 a month, not including weekly-monthly blood tests to see if the meds are working. If you are planning on getting married, i'd say go for it. You can always have a more formal wedding later. I'm sure family would understand. You will want the insurance. Treatment usually last for 6 months to a year or more. If you want kids, you may want to try now if you can or you will have to wait for atleast 6 months after treatment is done, since it causes serious birth defects. We are actively ttc. Hubby will be starting treatment early next spring if all goes as planned. I hope this helped, if I can answer anymore questions let me know. Take care.
Me again, i'm adding more. We were told that treatment is not fun. You will feel sick alot , but if you have aches and pains they may get better with treatment. The meds my hubby will be on will be a shot 1-3 times a week and a pill taken daily. Feeling sick will be a lot like having the flu from what I was told. I found a lot of info for hep c on webmd. Hope this helps.
Babybugs - I started a new thread on hep c and ttc. I'd really appreciate any feedback you might have.
Brooklynn - best of luck to you! I'm just learning about hep so I can't really help you. I'd recommend you get a copy of your finances heath insurance brochure it might give you a better idea of how much they would cover. You could probably also call them and ask.
To everyone who has asked a question or answered a question about hep c my boyfriend has hep c and he still drinks he says he will stop but he is a promoter and drinking is part of the business ok so I know I am an enabler but he knows the risks and he has to be strong and so no I have to be strong and love him to the end !!! Which will come sooner than later if he does not stop the drinking it is not like he is alcholic and drinks daily but when he does drink he goes for it I love him so much and just reading these posts has helped me alot thank you
Please can you tell me what happens from here is it easy or hard.I live in the uk and they have not told me much about it aprt from I am positive and the Dr. Will send a letter to the hosiptal please can you give me any more information please thank you
I have Hep C and it has gotten to the point of disabling. I have both medicare and Blue Shield of California. I can't work because of the aches and pains and tireness. I have Genotype 1. The specialist I have been to denied me treatment. He sent in his female assistant to tell me that the treatment would make me sicker than I am now. But from everything I read, treatment is more affective if caught before the HepC has gone it's course and destroyed the liver. Also I have read that ALL transplants also get hepC again because it reinfects. I am sure this doctor is following insurance guidelines. How does one get more than treatment for the syptoms out of their insurance companies?