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Author Topic: Just Tested Positive - Help a little freaked out!  (Read 7274 times)

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Offline andrew90

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Just Tested Positive - Help a little freaked out!
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:22:17 am »
Hello im a young healthy 25 year old and during a routine wellness check i tested positive for Hepatitis C  im going to a Gastroenterologist Friday to speak with him and do further testing.

my main concern is insurance?. i no medications are expensive and im giving myself panic attacks worrying that they will not cover me because im young and fairly healthy as i can tell.

is this how it works? it seams these scary stories of denial online and its worrying me
5/1/17 UNDETECTED!

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17
UNDETECTED!

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
DETECTED
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

9/19/16
Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Just Tested Positive - Help a little freaked out!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 12:40:55 am »
One thing at a time.

First do the additional testing to confirm you are currently infected you may have only been exposed at some time in the past and may not have hep c now some people (about 25% can beat the virus on their own) so you may not even have hep c now.

Then if you do have hep c your doctor will determine which is the best medicine for you and give you a prescription. Many doctors have people on staff to help you get covered by your insurance. If you get denied you have the right to appeal.

If still denied you can get an independent review many here have done so and been able to get medicine. There are also groups that can help you get treatment.

So there are ways to get medicine but worrying about things that have not happened yet serves no purpose.

Take a deep breath and let it out slowly and one step at a time.

You will get through this we can help

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline andrew90

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Re: Just Tested Positive - Help a little freaked out!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 04:59:03 pm »
my Fibrosure came back




my Genotype test should come back within in a few days still "too soon"

surprised its progressed to f2/3 already makes me wonder when i was infected.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 05:12:28 pm by andrew90 »
5/1/17 UNDETECTED!

EOT Blood Testing 1/25/17
UNDETECTED!

Five week blood testing 12/8/16
DETECTED
Viral Load: 35(IU/mL)
AST: 34

Started Epclusa 10/2/16

Genotype 3a

9/19/16
Fibrosis: F2/3
ALT: 459
AST: 189
Viral Load: 6415894 (iU)/mL

 


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