Glad that you're doing well on the meds. I too have had side effects, not so much headaches but feeling fluey and upset stomach, disturbed sleep. Dr F suggested I reduce my dac dose to 45mg due to my weight which has helped a bit. Like yourself I've avoided taking pain killers/antibiotics etc for fear of harming my liver and upsetting my already upset tummy which has plagued me for years. What you say about adjusting the ph to your water is interesting as ph is so important. How do you do this to water please? Are their kits in the pharmacy that I just haven't noticed?
Oh I've just read further down this page and see that you're undetected - yay! That's brilliant! I'm just over 10 weeks into sof/dac, still detectable on a very low level but on Dr. F's advise have just ordered another 4 weeks of meds that should do the trick. I certainly hope so as the side effects have eased but some days I feel really crappy, and I'm so looking forward to the end of treatment, but that day will come. So glad for you though. I know what you meant about wanting to spread the word, I feel like going to the liver clinic waiting room in the hospital and letting people know that they can do it for themselves, if like myself they weren't eligible for the treatment on the NHS. I won't though as I'm sure it would go down like a lead balloon with the hospital staff.
Anyway if you could let me know about the ph thing that would be great. Wishing you a lovely brand new life, hep c free and happy.
2b diagnosed about 10 years ago
Alt was 150 but got it down to a consistent 49 with Chinese herbal medicine
Started dac/sof 27/03/17
4 week test - liver function normal - alt 31
full blood count normal
RNA detected 26 IU/ml Log = 1.42
9 week test 26/05/17
bloods and liver function normal - alt 27
RNA detected <10 IU/ml