I`d just like to add a few words in reply to you, Iva, as you are making some wrong assumptions about this forum and our members.
Firstly, in fact if you delve a bit deeper you`ll see that the subject of milk thistle has come up many times before here and we`ve had long discussions about the pros and cons of taking it.
Secondly, I can`t speak for other forums but I can tell you for certain that no-one here is at all bitter about anyone else`s success, indeed quite the opposite!
Thirdly, no it is not true that we all know how we caught Hep C!! Personally, I know exactly how I got it (through sharing needles when I was young and was injecting drugs) but a large number of our members really don`t know the source of their infection. And we don`t ever ask anyone that question here as it`s in the past and is not relevant.
I`m very sorry about your ill health, but you appear to have an axe to grind and this is not the place for that.
Gen 3a, 24wks Peg/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011
UND @ Wk.4 and @ EOT --> SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 3 yrs.
You are indeed a very sick person, Iva and you're quite correct that you wouldn't last long on this or any other support forum, so we will remove you. We don't tolerate twisted individuals whose sole aim is to cause discord.
cinnamom Girl thank you for your words of encouragement but, i have made no such claime about milk thistle as you suggest, upon further delveing into the forum iv'e seen that you don't mention milk thistle. i've suffered all the horrors that hepc can dish out, bleeding varacies, acities, double hernia, near zero blood plalelets ect, ect, now cancer, I could not have treament as interferon and ribavrin is the only treatment here in OZ, doctors told me that the treatment would kill me, I dont know what happened but it's gone,as in most forums there are bitter people who can't handle it if someone else has sucesss where they are failing, the the thing that i find most curious is the number of people claiming no knowledge of how they contracted hep,be honsest,WE all know how you get it,i got from a jukie tattooist in prison, icm on here for help and support( thanyou to the 2 responders to my post), i not familiar with all the medi=tech talk the some of the experts use too beat down some of the poor mugs that dare to offer an opinion, i think if i stuck aroud this forum i'd not last long. Iva sorry for all the spelling errors, my keyboard is cactus.
Hi Ivan, welcome! Thanks for sharing your story with us. Sorry you didn`t have any replies sooner, you weren`t being thoughtless, it`s just that I`m afraid a lot of us are fairly skeptical about claims such as yours. Of course it`s quite possible that your system cleared the virus without treatment as a small percentage of people do just that.
Sorry to hear you`ve been diagnosed with a tumour, thank goodness you are having regular medical supervision and it was picked up at this stage. We do have a transplant thread but no-one has posted on it for quite a while. You`ll find it here...
Best of luck with getting a transplant before too long, keep in touch and let us know how it goes.
And congratulations on making it to your 60th, that`s certainly something to celebrate! ~ Jill xx
Genotype 1a, Triple therapy w/Invicek started May 19, 2012
DET 4 wk. UND 2,6,12,24 48 treatment. Achieved SVR 2013!
Good luck with the transplant list Ivan. It is ok that you shared your experience.
genotype 1a. started pegasus and riba on 25/03/2012 added victrelis after 4 weeks, treatment naive. CHC. 4 weeks UND & continue to be so far. Finish tx 6/10/12. Fingers crossed for SVR.
Hi people, my name is Ivan. I am 60yrs old and contracted hep c in 1985 from prison tattoo's. I have never had any treatment, as my vius is type 1 and i had almost no immune system. About 4 years ago my blood tests started showing up neg and special tests had to be done to find the virus. My most recent tests reveal hep c free but i have anti bodies to the virus!!! BUT it did its damage before leaving and i now have a 3cm HCC (tumor) and have been put on the liver transplant list. I am not sick at the moment. The only thing i can think of that could have treated the hep c is that i have taken milk thistle twice a day for 15 years!!. GOODLUCK TO ALL. IVAN