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Interferon is a vicious mean poison

Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:47 PM
To: LloydWright
Subject: [Contact Lloyd] Interferon is a vicious mean poison

Jeff sent a message using the contact form at http://lloydwright.org/messages/contact.

I did interferon / ribavirin therapy from June 2008 - December 2008.  It was not successful in eradicating  the virus.  It did, however, prove a complete success in disfiguring me, robbing me of my athleticism and life force, and dulling my cognitive abilities.  I developed psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  I have embarrassing and isolating rashes where the sun doesn't shine. I constantly go to sun tan booths to keep things in check.  My muscles and joints hurt badly. My brain has been "altered."  That part has slowly gotten better, but it took 2 1/2 years and I am still not the same person I was before.  At least I am not quite so mentally unable to comprehend, prioritize, organize and do.
This is a terrible, evil medicine.  Many think the cure is worse than the disease.  Big Pharma is marketing doctors to push this $2,600 a month poisonous drug combination for corporate profits.  95% of people with Hep C die of it, not from it, per the CDC. The side efects are so bad and hit enough people that the 5% that are being saved are offset by those whose lives are being severely damaged by the drugs.  Doctors need to immediately acknowledge and understand the risks and costs of what they are doing.

The gastro-enterologist is not the doctor who treats your bad thyroid and arthritis and depression, nor is he the undertaker that puts you in the ground when you blow your brains out after having this awful poison in your body.

The gastroenterologist has no idea of the havoc he wreaks.  It's ridiculous.


Lloyd,

thanks for your note.  Sometimes it helps me to whine to somebody.  I was in true despair for a couple of years.  It has eased up a bit. 

I hope you post my comment. I noticed at least one spelling error "side efects". 

I am convinced that good eating, supplements and health habits will treat Hep C well enough for the vast majority of people.  My wife (now ex-wife, due to my moods and psyche over the past few years) is a doctor and pushed me to take the drug (also a reason she's my ex-wife!).  I didn't want to at first but finally agreed.  I read all the warning, yet I had no idea of the potential injuries that could result. 

Take care.  Keep fighting the fight.

Yours,