Patient Comments: Hepatitis C - Diagnosis

What kinds of tests did you have to diagnose hepatitis C?

Comment from: Bee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I was diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ago by blood tests. I had swelling of the lower legs, fatigue and sore joints. I had all the aches and pains, but I figured it was due to my getting old! I was put on pegatron shots and pills, which at first starting worked like magic but then gradually stopped helping.

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Comment from: Bobby, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 15

I have taken the injection and the pills and I am also African American. The virus was maintained for the year I took it, but it did not work.

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Comment from: albatros, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

I started combination therapy but at my first injection I had an allergic reaction. I had a swollen face, red rush on my neck, and numb upper lips. I went to A&E and was advised to stop straight away taking my medication. There are no alternative therapies on offer so now I'm waiting for a liver biopsy to decide what to do next. Has anyone experienced this?

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