Gregg Allman battles Hepatitis C

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

March 28, 2008

SAVANNAH, Ga.---Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, has canceled several tour dates to continue treatments for hepatitis C.

The 60-year old Allman began treatments with interferon six months ago. That involves taking a weekly injection of interferon, along with anti-viral tablets. The medication battles hepatitis C but has side effects that can cause nausea and exhaustion.

Hepatitis C is not spread by sexual contract, but by other causes.
Those infected include drug users who share needles. People who received blood tranfusions before potential donors were closely screened may also contract the disease. Sometimes shared tattoo needles can lead to the disease too.

Allman is resting at his home in Savannah. He said he's getting better but is still very tired. He was a notorious substance abuser for several years, but has been clean since the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

If untreated, hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer, liver failure or cirrhosis.
The common treatment course is usually 24 or 48 weeks.

Many of those infected with the virus have no symptoms.

If you would like more information about hepatitis C, visit the web site linked below.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • by Jackie Lynne Location: Raleigh NC on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    Just to add my experience with hep-c, only had 1 genotype & low under 50 count of 10,000,000 possible in blood work, but was loosing weight vanishing to nothing eating like a horse & tired could not do anything thought was gonna die, so here is what I did A ONE WEEK TREATMENT OF THIS herbal treatment (MUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS VERY CLOSLY ONLINE)(I DID UP TO ONLY 16 DROPS OF MMS WITH RECOMMENDED CITRIC ACID SOLUTION AS DIRECTED ) of miracle mineral solution with citric acid n-acytel cystine b-100 fish oil I26online immune 26 powder kelp & an organic diet with super foods healty for the liver totally cured me for life & the Doctors ears & eyes are wide open! Individual results may vary I am only sharing my results so hope this will help others out their also with their issues. I WANT OTHER TO KNOW THIS PRODUCT IS OUT THERE THATS ALL & MY SYSTEM IS CLEAR & CLEAN TODAY DONE OVER NO SIDE EFFECTS! SO NOW YOU MAKE THE CHOICE FOR YOU! HOSP TREATMENTS ARE GOOD TOO Life is short. Much Love to ALL
  • by Teri Location: Baltimore MD on Dec 28, 2008 at 09:32 PM
    wHEN TAKING HEP C MEDS I MIXED APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND HONEY I TOOK ABOUT 5 TABLESPOONS BEFORE EACH INJECTION AND BEFORE MY PILLS. I HAVE NOT HAD ALL OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. MOST IMPORTANT DRINK A LOT LOT WATER. Prior to my apple cider vinegar and honey mix I had horrible acid reflux and nausea and headaches. I did take Ibuprofen when I had I my first injection I thought my head was going to blow up and off my shoulders.Say your PRAYERS and GOD will help you! Hey your blessed you got the medicine to make you better! If you can not afford the Medicine check out Clinical They can direct you where to get it free. JOHNS HOPKINS in Baltimore Maryland has Hep C studies going on. It is the BEST Hospital in the Country. You will get wonderful care. Free EKG, Liver Biopsy,and Chest xrays. They do all your blood work. It is the BEST! I also use a lot of simple saline (nose spray) I have not had a nose bleed. In 3 weeks my viral loads went down 107,00000
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