Pamela Anderson: 'I'M Going to Cure My Hepatitis C'

Oct 25, 2007 Full story: PR-inside.com 82

“Every time I get tested my doctors tell me I am getting healthier. I believe I'm going to cure my Hepatitis C.”

Actress PAMELA ANDERSON is adamant she will cure the Hepatitis C virus she contracted from ex-husband TOMMY LEE. via PR-inside.com

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SanityPrevails

United States

#1 Oct 25, 2007
Well, that is actually very good news!
rrr

Dearborn, MI

#2 Oct 25, 2007
nasty ho. how many men has she been married to and how can she pinpoint who she got it from. scott baio, tommy lee, kid rock and shall i continue.....LOL
SanityPrevails

United States

#3 Oct 25, 2007
No need to be a total ass! Hep C is no joke!

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#4 Oct 26, 2007
Sounds pretty stupid to me. The only way she could have contracted hep c from her hubby is if she shared a needle with him, recieved a transfusion from or some other profound exposure to his blood. Not by sex. Not by saliva or any means but blood.
The belief that you are going to cure a disease is not a cure. Liver enzymes fluctuate for a variety of reasons. I am awaiting a liver transplant due to hep c. My levels are pretty good right now, much better than a year ago. That does not mean I have cured the disease and it does not mean that I won't die without a transplant.
Everytime she opens her mouth a sign above her head should light up announcing, "Idiot Alert! Idiot Alert!"
NASTY-HO

United States

#5 Nov 5, 2007
I HAVE HCV. JOB RELATED EXPOSURE.
WHAT IGNORANCE.
P.ANDERSON COULD HAVE VERY WELL CONTRACTED HCV FROM USING THE SAME TATOOING NEEDLES WITH LEE IF HE INDEED HAS HCV.
I HAPPENED UPON THIS SITE WHILE DOING SOME RESEARCH ON HCV...YEARS HAVE PASSED AND PEOPLE ARE STILL IGNORAMOUSES ABOUT HIV, HCV...THE ENVIRONMENT AND ON AND ON.
YET WILL KNOW SOME GOSSIP ABOUT SOME CELEBRITIES AND CAN RECALL SOME INNANE TV SHOW WORD FOR WORD..SCENE TO SCENE...AND STILL CAN'T FIND NORTH AMERICA OR WHEREVER THEY LIVE ON A MAP.
HOPE ALL GOES WELL SRJOE.
AND I HOPE THAT NONE OF YOU GET A SERIOUS ILLNESS ...AND THEN CALLED A NASTY HO OR WHATEVER.
SHEEPLES...LAMEBRAINS.
NASTY-HO

United States

#6 Nov 5, 2007
ANOTHER THING..HCV IS NOT AN STD.

BLOOD..ROUGH SEX..ETC...BLOOD...SORES...WOU NDS...BLOOD.

ALSO...HCV CAN BE GOTTEN FROM NOT ONLY THE TATTOO EQUIPMENT BUT FROM THE INK IF THEY ARE NOT CHANGED..CONTAINER AND ALL PROPERLY DISPOSED OF.
THE VIRUS CAN LIVE IN THE INK AS WELL.
EVER SHARE TOOTHBRUSHES? RAZORS? MANICURE TOOLS?
GET PIERCINGS?..MAKE SURE THEY PROPERLY STERILIZE IN AN AUTOCLAVE! EVER SHARE PIERCING JEWELRY?
IN THE MEDICAL FIELD? GET AN ACCIDENTAL NEEDLE POKE? CUTS WITH A USED SURGICAL OR OTHER INVASIVE TOOL? GET BLOOD ON THE SKIN, IN THE EYES, MOUTH?
IT'S NOT ONLY FROM IV DRUG USE.
HOW ABOUT VETERANS WHO GOT IT FROM MASS VACCINATIONS AT BOOTCAMP?
FROM A NASTY HO

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#7 Nov 5, 2007
NASTY-HO wrote:
ANOTHER THING..HCV IS NOT AN STD.
BLOOD..ROUGH SEX..ETC...BLOOD...SORES...WOU NDS...BLOOD.
ALSO...HCV CAN BE GOTTEN FROM NOT ONLY THE TATTOO EQUIPMENT BUT FROM THE INK IF THEY ARE NOT CHANGED..CONTAINER AND ALL PROPERLY DISPOSED OF.
THE VIRUS CAN LIVE IN THE INK AS WELL.
EVER SHARE TOOTHBRUSHES? RAZORS? MANICURE TOOLS?
GET PIERCINGS?..MAKE SURE THEY PROPERLY STERILIZE IN AN AUTOCLAVE! EVER SHARE PIERCING JEWELRY?
IN THE MEDICAL FIELD? GET AN ACCIDENTAL NEEDLE POKE? CUTS WITH A USED SURGICAL OR OTHER INVASIVE TOOL? GET BLOOD ON THE SKIN, IN THE EYES, MOUTH?
IT'S NOT ONLY FROM IV DRUG USE.
HOW ABOUT VETERANS WHO GOT IT FROM MASS VACCINATIONS AT BOOTCAMP?
FROM A NASTY HO
"BLOOD..ROUGH SEX..ETC...BLOOD...SORES...WOU NDS...BLOOD."
You got it right friend. Too much ignorance regarding the disease. Too many people spreading fear because they don't know any better. It's all about the blood. Whenever some one asks me if they should use a condom because their partner has hep c. I tell 'em use a condom, not for the hep c but for all the other stuff that's out there.
A while back I was having blood drawn and something went wrong. I heard the tech say "oops" and I looked up and her arms and smock were soaked in my blood. She was busy trying to clean me up and apologizing to me. I said, "Don't worry about me! Get out of those clothes and wash yourself up!" She wasn't worried, she told me it's no big deal, it happens all the time. I went and talked to her supervisor and the medical director because she was either dumb or untrained. Scary as hell either way.
Nasty-Ho

United States

#8 Nov 6, 2007
Amazing the ignorance and lack of concern.
Being in healthcare..ha...one would know about taking precautionary measures!
I have to actually remind nurses and techs to put on surgical gloves when drawing blood or giving a shot of lidocaine at the dentist's.
the dental tech said...oh , I get 'sticks' all the time...! right in front of the dentist.
I didn't go back there.
IO don't want my blood involved in infecting someone nor do I want to be in an environment where I could possibly be infected with something else or another genotype of hep.

spreading fear..yes. and pathogens due to ignorance and denial.
Millions have hcv in the U.S.
It's not only an epidemic but pandemic.
More will die from hcv than hiv/aids if some miracle cure or management isn't found soon..like today.
I wouldn't count on Vertex and the protease inhibitor as many are. They are now seeing side affects that are of concern. But then the the dangers of the current and standard treatment hasn't stopped anyone from dishing out that mess.

I read that P.Anderson is doing alternative treatments such as ozone therapy and others.
Depending upon the individual, it can slow down the progression and help with symptoms if any.
I was asymtomatic, the virus was quiet and doing ok considering having the virus...until I did pegintron. and that's a whole 'nother story.
A nightmarish one at that.

I hope you can get that transplant soon.
And that you are feeling not so bad.
A person i know in a hcv support group is on a waiting list as well. She's doing rather well considering but has had to have bandings and other procedures.
Bestwishes to you, Friend.

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#9 Nov 6, 2007
Nasty-Ho wrote:
Amazing the ignorance and lack of concern.
Being in healthcare..ha...one would know about taking precautionary measures!
I have to actually remind nurses and techs to put on surgical gloves when drawing blood or giving a shot of lidocaine at the dentist's.
the dental tech said...oh , I get 'sticks' all the time...! right in front of the dentist.
I didn't go back there.
IO don't want my blood involved in infecting someone nor do I want to be in an environment where I could possibly be infected with something else or another genotype of hep.
spreading fear..yes. and pathogens due to ignorance and denial.
Millions have hcv in the U.S.
It's not only an epidemic but pandemic.
More will die from hcv than hiv/aids if some miracle cure or management isn't found soon..like today.
I wouldn't count on Vertex and the protease inhibitor as many are. They are now seeing side affects that are of concern. But then the the dangers of the current and standard treatment hasn't stopped anyone from dishing out that mess.
I read that P.Anderson is doing alternative treatments such as ozone therapy and others.
Depending upon the individual, it can slow down the progression and help with symptoms if any.
I was asymtomatic, the virus was quiet and doing ok considering having the virus...until I did pegintron. and that's a whole 'nother story.
A nightmarish one at that.
I hope you can get that transplant soon.
And that you are feeling not so bad.
A person i know in a hcv support group is on a waiting list as well. She's doing rather well considering but has had to have bandings and other procedures.
Bestwishes to you, Friend.
Another good post. I'm not familiar with Vertex and the protease inhibitor. I did attempt interferon. For me it was like some form of torture. I was only able to withstand six months of that. I ended up in the hospital in total encephalopic meltdown and a doctor advised my wife to arrange for hospice care. She didn't. She went and beat on some doors and got the doctor who started our regional liver transplant program to get involved. According to the family legend,(I have no actual memory as I was elsewhere in my head) the old doc stormed into my room, asked who was in charge and told 'em he was taking over. He took me off of many meds, adjusted others and started the ball rolling to get me on the list. I've lost about 60 pounds in the last year or so. But no major episodes of encephalopathy. I haven't driven for a couple years. It's an ongoing, progressive thing, it seems. I know I'm not as bright as I once was. Difficulty staying focused and a tendency to drift away or nod off. I do have to undergo periodic bandings. In fact, that's what I'm doing tomorrow. I feel pretty good right now. My family is supportive as can be. My wife is smart, disciplined and when she puts her mind to something she does it. We live in the country and other than cooking, there aren't many demands on me. In a couple weeks we're going to a med center in another region to get on their list to widen the pool of available livers a bit. I know that if I don't get a liver soon, I'll be pushing daisies in a year, year and a half tops.
I do ramble on. Don't I? I sound pretty self absorbed when I read this back. My apologies.
So how are you doin'? Have you been subjected to interferon/riboviran? I think I recall that you were exposed at work. Is one compensated in any way when that happens at work? My exposure was IV drug use at the age of 17. I stopped using back then, believing I had dodged the bullet. They could not yet test for hep c, so I wasn't diagnosed until I was 50. It's kind of funny, I worked hard all my life and at 50 bought a house with a little land in the country and retired. A few months later I was diagnosed.
I enjoy your posts. It's good to shoot the breeze with a rational person who knows about the disease. Take care, friend.
Leann

Sunderland, MD

#10 Nov 7, 2007
My mom has Hep C and contracted it at work...she is a nurse. Anyways...she too tried interferon and was bedridden from it. She has been taking nothing but Milkthisle for the last 9 years and the doctors said that her liver looks better than ever and that whatever she was doing that she needs to keep doing it.

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#11 Nov 7, 2007
Leann wrote:
My mom has Hep C and contracted it at work...she is a nurse. Anyways...she too tried interferon and was bedridden from it. She has been taking nothing but Milkthisle for the last 9 years and the doctors said that her liver looks better than ever and that whatever she was doing that she needs to keep doing it.
There are people who swear by milk thistle. I'm glad it's helping your mom. I tried it when I was first diagnosed but my condition might have been too advanced for it to work. Does your mom take vitamin k? If not, you might want to check into it. I'm not a doctor so I won't try to lay any mumbo jumbo on you about what it does or doesn't do. I do take it. Not the over counter variety, my doc prescribes it for me because I'd have to take a ton of the others to get the right dose. It's one of the few times that my homeopathic, herbalist friend and my doctor agreed on something.
Here's to you and to your mom! I sincerely hope she continues to do well and I hope you stay interested. My twenty two year old daughter calls me at least once a day to see how I'm doing and that does more to improve my mood than any antidepressant ever did. Peace.
Hepatitis-C-Awar eness

Middletown, NY

#12 Nov 13, 2007
It's good to see some alternative treatments for Hepatitis C gaining acceptance in the US. Too many Hep C sufferers aren't getting what they need from Interferon alone, and Milk Thistle and other herbal remedies might be the solution for them. Not to plug or anything, but hepatitis-central.com has constantly updated articles, links for support groups, and other useful stuff. Worth a look.
Stephanie

Houston, TX

#13 Nov 27, 2007
rrr wrote:
nasty ho. how many men has she been married to and how can she pinpoint who she got it from. scott baio, tommy lee, kid rock and shall i continue.....LOL
unless she shared of sharps with all of them it would be hard to tell unless we tested for genotypes.
I still think It was Pam who'm gave it to Tommy.....and it was probably with a straw, not a needle.
Remember, HCV is only infectious and transmittable through cross contamination of blood.
HCV corpuscles found in all other bodily fluid's absent where blood is concerned are NOT capbable for passing the virus on.

:o)
Stephanie

Houston, TX

#14 Nov 27, 2007
Skunk River Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
There are people who swear by milk thistle. I'm glad it's helping your mom. I tried it when I was first diagnosed but my condition might have been too advanced for it to work. Does your mom take vitamin k? If not, you might want to check into it. I'm not a doctor so I won't try to lay any mumbo jumbo on you about what it does or doesn't do. I do take it. Not the over counter variety, my doc prescribes it for me because I'd have to take a ton of the others to get the right dose. It's one of the few times that my homeopathic, herbalist friend and my doctor agreed on something.
Here's to you and to your mom! I sincerely hope she continues to do well and I hope you stay interested. My twenty two year old daughter calls me at least once a day to see how I'm doing and that does more to improve my mood than any antidepressant ever did. Peace.
Hmmmm and considering I had hcv most of my life and when diagnosed at age 34 for sure, my doc told me whatever it is I am doing to keep it up....well.....I don't do drugs, vitamins ect....no alcohol and eat what I am craving. Walk occassionaly and rest when I can.....
No milk thistle needed!
Honey, sometimes in the case of HCV your going to have slow acting virus. Of course lifestyle plays a role in how slow or fast the virus will do damage.

Milk Thistle is not a cure, the virus is still active and ongoing. Milk thistle aids in lessening the inflammatory response, which lessens the load the liver has to handle fighting the hcv virus.

Regardless, here's to surviving!!!!

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#15 Nov 27, 2007
Stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm and considering I had hcv most of my life and when diagnosed at age 34 for sure, my doc told me whatever it is I am doing to keep it up....well.....I don't do drugs, vitamins ect....no alcohol and eat what I am craving. Walk occassionaly and rest when I can.....
No milk thistle needed!
Honey, sometimes in the case of HCV your going to have slow acting virus. Of course lifestyle plays a role in how slow or fast the virus will do damage.
Milk Thistle is not a cure, the virus is still active and ongoing. Milk thistle aids in lessening the inflammatory response, which lessens the load the liver has to handle fighting the hcv virus.
Regardless, here's to surviving!!!!
Gracias, Stephanie. I've been insanely healthy all of my life. Don't get colds and flus like most everyone I know does. My condition seems to have declined pretty rapidly after I hit fifty. Three different hepatology teams in three states have all agreed that if I don't receive a transplant the odds are that I'll be dead within a year to a year and a half. So it goes. Meanwhile I spend as much time as I can with my kids and grandkids. I cook even more delicious meals than I had previously. I stop to pet the cats, watch the deer, avoid the TV, strum a guitar, spend quality time alone and think about how lucky I am. I know that I'll either get a liver or I won't. It's not within my power to control, so why fret?
Thank you for your thoughts. It always means a great deal to me to hear from others with the virus. I hope you continue to do well. You sound like the type of person who has a great deal to offer. Peace.
Stephanie

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 28, 2007
Thanks Skunk, however, I forgot to mention that I did treatment in 2001 when I was finally diagnosed. I remain sustained.(cured) I would imagine had I not done treatment, I'd probably be in your shoes now.(but I could of had hcv all my life, but believe i got it at age 8) I believe once the liver damage hits a certain point it progressivly causes more damage, more fast.
Regardless, I think your doing great and just follow good guidlines, ie, health. I bet you will show them how long you will really live! They can't always put a timeline as everyone is different! HUGS!
steph

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#17 Nov 28, 2007
Thank you Steph. My idea is to keep my MELD score below the level at which two of the transplant centers will transplant and just hang on and hang in. Stay as healthy and as happy as I can and hope for the best.
I'm very pleased to read that interferon worked out for you. I was optimistic but it just about did me in. I have learned that it becoming pretty standard to do interferon post transplant. That scares me more than anything about the transplant, surgery, recovery, antirejection meds all concern me, but interferon scares the hell out of me.
Take care of yourself. I really do appreciate hearing from you. Be well.
SRJ
summerstorm

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Nov 30, 2007
Skunk River Joe wrote:
Sounds pretty stupid to me. The only way she could have contracted hep c from her hubby is if she shared a needle with him, recieved a transfusion from or some other profound exposure to his blood. Not by sex. Not by saliva or any means but blood.
The belief that you are going to cure a disease is not a cure. Liver enzymes fluctuate for a variety of reasons. I am awaiting a liver transplant due to hep c. My levels are pretty good right now, much better than a year ago. That does not mean I have cured the disease and it does not mean that I won't die without a transplant.
Everytime she opens her mouth a sign above her head should light up announcing, "Idiot Alert! Idiot Alert!"
I agree I've had it for 30 years, took treatment and still have it. I have 1/10 of my liver left and bad hips that I blame partially on treatment and the hep c. I take coenzyme Q10 200mg and it has brought my viral count down emencely
Murdered

AOL

#21 Jan 3, 2008
Of course she will buy herself a cure just like naomi judd did. It's the poor suckers that cannot afford the cures. The almighty dollar rules the world.

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#22 Jan 3, 2008
Murdered wrote:
Of course she will buy herself a cure just like naomi judd did. It's the poor suckers that cannot afford the cures. The almighty dollar rules the world.
There ain't no cure! If there was a cure to buy, I'd have bought it. The interferon/riboviran treatment, which generally lasts 12-14 months is about $1500/dose. My liver transplant will cost about a half a million dollars. It's not about having enough dough to buy the cure. It has more to do with the relatively small investment the pharmaceutical companies are willing to make to develop a treatment. That is where the money comes in. If they don't see it as profitable, it doesn't how many of us die.

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