Well, nice to have found this little corner
Honestly, I've been on this site for a few months and still keep finding areas I didn't know existed.
Anyway, I'm 52 yo female, G3a, diagnosed 1980. Started Sof/Dac 13/01/16. Earlier Doc had suggested 12 weeks but by the time I had my GP2U consult further research suggested 16 weeks would be better.
It's only been 4 days and I have been feeling -
* speedy, heart racing, intense sweating, highly animated, energetic bursts - all 'round 'hyper!
* doing lots more during day than ever normally capable so I'm 'crashing hard in arvo and going to bed utterly 'trashed';sleeping solidly but waking suddenly 'alert' and mind 'wired'.
* appetite normal, not 1st day, very dehydrated from sweating profusely.
* normally drink a few wines a night but stopped to start Tx; haven't had hard drugs for many years and not smoked pot for about a year (miss that though
* having a roller-coaster ride with emotions/moods; I feel joyful and energetic at times, sadness and grief + crying spells and generally overwhelmed.
I was thinking about what Bloot was describing with how he's feeling. It's all in my face now too. When writing my 'history' elsewhere, a lot of it really hit me hard. Looking at my timeline I realised I was younger than I've 'thought' when i got infected, therefore also my Bro and cousin. I was diagnosed Summer, late 1980, which means I was only 17 when we went on this 'Drug Bender', I was still violently ill when I turned 18 and didn't celebrate big time. I was living at my Dad's with my little bro, 9 yo, looking after me. I remember him cooking me my favourite meal and baking a chocolate cake for me
. He died suddenly, 'drug misadventure' (gotta love the way the cops deliver that news!), 2013 only 41 yrs. My Dad died at 51 yrs, nearly 20 yrs ago - cirrhosis; my cousin (him and my other bro intro'd me to the hard shit) died 2012, 51 yo - beaten to death in Cambodia; my surviving bro, also HCV G3a, cirrhosis doing badly because he won't stop alcohol/drugs, 51 yo, given 2 yrs to live nearly 5 yrs ago, so that's something. All this loss has been hitting me.
I've been 'sick' for so long and worse in past couple of years, I don't even know what 'normal' should feel like. Past 4-5 yrs the Specialists telling me to wait for new Tx but also telling me if I didn't get Tx soon I wouldn't see my 60th! So, I assumed I would die from this virus and never really know what it was like to have energy and do things without severe pain, feeling unmotivated, anxious and depressed to the end.
Now, the past few months have been a whirlwind of change for me and I think my head is still trying to catch up, I'm feeling overwhelmed.
I'm grateful for this site because I have absolutely no-one I can talk about this with.
Thank you all for sharing and I truly appreciate the support, info and life experience given here