I have hepatitis C and have probably had it for over thirty years. I had a
biopsy and am in stage 2. I stopped drinking alcohol, limit all medications,
rest, exercise, take vitamins and eat a well balanced diet virtually without
My ALT and AST have always been slightly elevated, never above double the
normal limits. Most recently those scores were within normal range and one
point above normal range which is my ongoing goal. My doctor tests me
regularly for changes.
I look healthy and feel good. I work in a field that requires a lot of
energy and focus. I am not inclined to Peg-intron because of the side
effects which would render me unable to work. I have no one to fall back on.
What degree of risk am I taking in forgoing a treatment and remaining on the
sidelines until an acceptable treatment in my circumstance is formulated.