Hello Glen and a warm welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear about all your symptoms, unfortunately they're not uncommon for people with Hepatitis C. It's a virus that affects many organs, not just the liver. Your doctor's advice that you need not to worry about it because of your very low viral load is not good medical advice, he probably said that to make you feel better because he knows that you may not be able to afford treatment (Harvoni® in the US costs 65,000 USD). But there is no need to panic at all, the good news is that good quality generics are available, have a cure rate of about 95% (this was confirmed by an abundance of medical trials), and are just as effective as brand name medications (the generics that FixHepC supplies are licensed by the originator Gilead Sciences®).
FixHepC is definitely not a scam, you can read positive stories from hundreds of ex-patients on the forum, you can start with this one fixhepc.com/forum/new-to-forum/1820-can-...ebsite-is-legit.html
. The "Why Patients Trust FixHepC" page fixhepc.com/why-trust-fixhepc.html
, gives you good insights on who FixHepC is. Also, many reputable medical journals and media outlets reported positively about FixHepC; you will find links to these stories in the section 'FixHepC In The Media' on the home page. Here is for example a BBC report about generic Hep C medications that mentions it positively (starting 5m:22s)
and here is a report in the Sydney Morning Herald www.smh.com.au/healthcare/generic-drugs-...20160415-go75rx.html
. You can also visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/fixhepcbc/
and read visitors comments.
If your doctor is not able to write you a prescription, you can easily see Dr. James Freeman on GP2U (the Australian online doctor service) and get a prescription. Dr James is a world renowned Hepatitis C expert and the founder of FixHepC (he's the doctor in the welcome video on the home page). The cost for this service is 70 USD. To book an appointment at GP2U :
1. Install the GP2U app on your phone and register (from the Android or IPhone app store), or register at gp2u.com.au/
2. Log in and upload your test results to your file area (any format is OK).
3. Book an appointment by choosing the doctor (Dr James Freeman) and a suitable time.
4. The video player necessary for the appointment is built into the GP2U app and will load automatically. If you are using a PC or laptop, use a Google Chrome Browser which has an inbuilt video player that works with our platform.
Please note that there are a few simple blood tests that any patient needs before seeing any doctor and getting a prescription. At a minimum, the following are required :
⦁ Genotype (to learn your virus type)
⦁ CMP (to know your liver and kidney functions)
⦁ CBC (to make sure you're not too anemic and that platelets are good)
⦁ Hep B Surface Antibody
⦁ Hep B Core Antibody
⦁ Hep B Surface Antigen
If you had any of these tests in the last 12 months, you don't need to repeat it.
Finally, If you want to have these tests done privately and for a much more affordable price, you can order them through Link2Labs www.link2labs.com/home/product/products
. Simply click on 'Bundled' on the green menu, then order the 'FixHepC Bundle 2' (the cost of this bundle is 230 USD), or 'FixHepC Bundle 1' if you already know your virus genotype (the cost of this bundle is 100 USD).
Best of luck with your treatment Glen, and looking forward to having you as a contributor in this community.