Avatar universal

Life after Hep C

I took interferon/ribaviran twice after they added a cocktail. It cost me a six figure job. I have gotten over that but after 10 years the pain is unmanageable. I was aArmy Ranger then a military contractor for years I know pain. They have treated my thyroid removed my gallbladder. I took ? 10 300 acetaminophen for years finally it stopped working. I stopped it but now all I can think of is suicide. I am now 67 and I cannot see a life with this pain. I have 3/4 cirrhosis. Any last hopes? Every night I look at my gun then my dog he keeps talking me out of it. I also have PTSD. I think maybe my number is up.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Omg no! Please don’t give up on life. I’ve had a similar experience without the added complication of PTSD. See another doctor. Someone has to be able to give you some relief. Try meditation, it can give you much peace and ease suffering. Easing the mental pain helps with the physical pain. Try CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help you reframe how you look at your pain and help you deal with it. The mind is a powerful thing and it can do wonders. Keep us posted on your progress and best of luck to you.
Helpful - 0
707563 tn?1626361905
Hi JT,

We're sorry you're in so much pain, but really glad you reached out.

What kind of care are you getting? Can you get into pain management? Get your thyroid checked?

Are you getting your PTSD treated? Is there a VA near you that has any kind of support group, or counseling?

Also, having your gun with you is scary. Is there a friend or family member that can hold that for you? Even if you can only do it for your dog right now, that's good enough for now, while you get other things addressed.

If you are feeling suicidal, there are many places you can reach out to.


Phone Numbers:  1-800-SUICIDE


You can also text with someone. Text START to 741741 to talk to someone at Crisis Text Line - crisistextline.org

We also have a depression forum - https://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/57 Reach out to everyone and everywhere to get the help you need. We want you to be okay.
Helpful - 0
Comprehensive and good advice! A credit to this forum.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis C: Post Treatment Issues Community

Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
7469840 tn?1409845836
San Diego, CA
475555 tn?1469304339
Woodhaven, NY
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.