Firstly, try to live as clean as possible. If you are someone who has Hepatitis C you really need to look after yourself. If you can afford to, eat organic wherever possible. If money is tight, some items of fruit & veg are not as important as others to have organic. Find a list of the important ones to have organic. Try to avoid junk food as much as possible.
A big no no is Alcohol. This was the hardest thing for me. I didn’t give up straight away, but eventually I knew that I had to. So boring, I know, but I can’t stress enough how important this is for someone with Hepatitis C. Also, please be careful of supplements, no iron in multivitamins for example. Be wary of herbs too, especially if they are being held up as a remedy for liver disease, some are dangerous for you. Do your research before you take anything. Always remember, everything goes through your liver. Ask yourself, is this going to be safe for my liver with the Hep C. Again, research.
Try to get a referral to see a Hepatologist at the Hepatology unit of your local hospital for monitoring and treatment. At the very least get your G.P to take a blood test every 6 months or so. Keep up with latest news on treatments, new ones coming out all the time, which also means that in time they will get cheaper. Don’t give up your fight for treatment.
Get support . I found Hep C forums useful. Try to live your life as well as possible, but have a laugh, keep the fun in your life.
Remember you may have Hep C, but you are not your Hep C.
Best to all