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therapy and stress

I have had hep c for a long time detected in 1990.treated with interferon/ribivrin  did not work.
I also have a couple of other fairly serious conditions. My dr. told Me to quit work around 1997, I did not, anyway getting ready to treat with the new treatment, I can no longer work I feel, though I am am yet, My employer is probably going to have to let Me go. I live in a very stressful situation My daughter who works 40 hours at Target still not much money and He 3 young children live with My Wife and I. My son is  getting ready to get out of prison. It will be hard for Him to find work. I can't handle this stress any longer no matter how much or what type medication. To what degree will stress significantly effect the usefullness of the treatment. I would like to move to the countryside and relax with My Wife as would She We can, barely, that parts ok,  We have no savings due to one emergency after another with the grandchildren and whatever. I feel it has to be just the 2 of us She worries over grandkids as i do also, but our Daughter is 26 years old our son 30. Our daughter can get assistance if needed, I feel I will not survive if change is not made,She thinks things need to change also, but I know She is not 100% committed to the change for worry over Grandkids, Who's mother will not let anything  disastorus occur. How do I convince Her and them all I need this peace, or I am not going to be there when they really need Me? I know this is a difficult question and scheduling DR's which mostly do no good takes to long, I took to long, I need help now.
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317787 tn?1473358451
Hello I am sorry for your problems,

How did you react to the treatment before?  Did you get to UND? Did you relapse?
Have you had a biopsy recently?  What geno type are you?  That will make a difference as to how you treat and what you treat with

There is a new medication that will hopefully be approved in 2014
Let us know some more information.  More people will be along to help out any minute :)

I finished Incivek, Pegintron and Ribavirin 22 months ago, I am cured.
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Stress does not effect the outcome of treatment, It either works or it don't. Treatment has come along way sense you first treated so just put all that behind you. The odds of becoming SVR are getting close to 100%.

The main thing is to treat before it becomes to late, sorry about all the stress your going through. Trust me I know first hand kids and grandkids can bring all that on and then some. It's time you now worry about yourself and your spouse. As a parent we would love to control our kids outcome but we can't. From a fellow Hoosier I wish you the best going forward.
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