Gaining weight has been a good thing for me. I have had a rough trot with peginf tx leaving skinny legacy and this is the first time in four years that I have successfully overcome that issue. I was truly skeletal from that tx and despite effort such as sport, growing my own food, taking ensure plus when urgent, eating no sugar, no true appetite suppressant foods, no alcohol and doing yoga etc focusing on weight gain through solid balanced diet, rebuilding muscle deteroriated completely by peginf I was never truly "hungry", and had to force myself to eat. It was like an induced anorexic state that I had to mindfully fight off, all part of my peginf ride. During that regime I often vomited more than a dozen times in a day. In hospital they worked hard to fatten me a bit so I could get home again.
So now I am astonished at my appetite it's returning. Somedays I am absolutely starving no matter how much I eat!!!
I hope it's a sign of a future full SVR and at present I have external stress in my personal life so that's going to be a good indication of the appetite trigger of these DAAs
I'm not really up with this as a general sx for all patients but for me it's a godsend. At clinic they ask if I had any nausea! Hardly, more like pass the food now thanks
We are all different here, and so my happiness over my weight gain is just a personal anecdote, a sign things are working. That's what is clear about these meds, everyone seems to present with different sx at various times, some have none, but the common thing is that they work and almost everyone is cured. Most people report good progress in many life areas. I think that taking away the anxiety of living with hepC is going to be the best feeling I have had in a long time and I can see the good outcome now. Thanks to this team at FixHepC
Looking back before I got my meds it's a different place and I don't want to go back there. We are so blessed to have access to treatment that really works.
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16