first of all, sometimes it helps to be a bit patient when waiting for a specialist lol...second of all, they would not touch you with interferon because you have COPD, in which interferon can certainly cause you to have a major issue regarding the lungs. those that have copd will not be accepted as a canidate for treatment. so what you are doing now in regards to herb and the like is trying to keep hcv from doing more extensive damage. there is no cure to date for hcv regarding herbs, and that comes from my doctor who has studied abroad and believes in a few safe alternative motives for those who treatment is not applicable. milk thistle being one.
diet is the other, no red meats, no iron, no sodium and certainly no prescription medications. lots of clear liquids. foods high in good fats, no refined anything of the sort....those with hcv increase their risk for all sorts of issues, even COPD...diabetes 2, kidney issues, heart issues, rashes, ect ect ect.....
the best thing to do is not over stress your body with a bunch of different rituals....if you have a bad reaction, like i've noticed on other posts here on curezone, you wont know what the reaction could be from.
anyway...stick to the milk thistle and eat a diet based for diabetics.
More is not always the best for those with HCV. (too many bi-directional diseases associated with it!)