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Suggest remedy for pain caused by arthritis and Hep C

my name is william bell ph# 580 302 4418. i am 58 years old.since 2009 i have had a triplebypass an angiogram and a stent. the doctors were dr. lucas at st anthonys okc and dr chrysant through the chickasaw nation. i m a chickasaw citizen. i lihave been seeing dr. morgan at the chickasaw nation medical cntr for 5 years. after being seen at the for 2 yeaRS DR,. morgan said i had hep c. i had no previous knowledge of this. i also have been diagnosed with rheum. arthritis by dr. leahy of ardmore okla. after idr. morgam said i had hep c i began to look around and get second opinions from other doctors in the ada okla area. well it seems dr. morgan has accused me of doctor shopping and refused to even prescribe me any type of narcotic pain medication that will help relieve my pain. he has given me tramadol which does nothing more than aspirin. i ask opinions of other doctors inthe area and they wont have anything to do with me because i believe the chickasaw nation has labebled me a drug procurer. i have never even smoked marijuana in my life much less a drug user. at this time i am on social sec disability and my arthritis, hepc, and severe skin conditions keep me in contstant discomert and pain. nothing against dr morgan he has helped me as much as he can but i am afraid he is worried about his bad diagnosis toward my condition and doesnt want to lose his job. i know there is meds for hep c these days bt the dr referred to me by the cannot treat me until at least october. please help me find suitable relief from my pain and discomforfort until i can get this solved. i know there are a lot of meds besides tramadol that can help me . thx for you understanding, willliam bell 580-302-4418.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
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Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, HCV is treated. IF the virus and the antibody to the virus are both present, they sludge and collect in joints producing an arthritis like rheumatoid. Treating the virus often removes this.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wish you the best recovery.

Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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