All Treatment Ceased For One Year
Nov 27, 2004
I was diagnosed in 1994 with HIV and Hep C. Stayed on treatment for 5+ years. Stopped all medical treatment including medication one year ago. Now experience abdominal bloating (ascites?) and recently noticed palm sized swelling on left side of abdmomen under rib cage. What prognosis do I have by choosing to live naturally without medicines and constant testing? Please advise. Thank you!
Response from Dr. Lee
You have two very serious, life-threatening diseases. They are not natural. There is no natural way to cure them. Therefore, if you continue to choose to live without medicines and testing you will most certainly die sooner than if you make use of the therapies that are available.
I am sure this was not the answer you hoped for here. Sorry. Hope is a good thing, but very fragile. In this case, it needs a bit of help (ie medicine)to flourish.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Why Is There No Cure For Genital Herpes?
- Why Can't Herpes Be Permanently Cured?
- What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Herpes Outbreak?
- What If You Don't Take Medicine For Shingles?
- What Are Long Term Effects For Genital Herpes?
- Risk Using No Condom When One Partner Has Herpes But Not On An Outbreak
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.