Hi Tina, My 'womanly cycle ' left the building some years ago. Early. I have read this could be attributed to having virus and I do think it would help to offer these details up to the powers that be, IF they're interested (!) However, in my experience, most if my Drs are not interested in symptoms, my last one announcing haughtily - 'We are only interested in the liver' . Hoping my new fantastic female consultant may show an interest, I will try to remember to ask her / offer her this info. Of course the HepC virus could affect women in a different way to men - we have different bits! - and as a blood born virus which gets everywhere, like the meds - It makes total sense, to me anyway.
Another lady who has done tx and cleared, warned me of hormonal changes before I started saying tx was rather 'intense' - So some of us are picking up on this for sure.
Meanwhile, last night I woke up at 2.30 am in a hot sweat and threw all my clothes off - that's with 'no hormones' to speak of. First time it's happened since starting treatment. Those in UK & Aus are experiencing extreme weather ie hot and cold, so this may contribute also?
Well done for posting .
(edit) ps I have also suffered multi-miscarriage in the past & baby born early. Have also read the virus can cause this.
Who knows, maybe these sx are 'putting hormonal balance back on track ' - Now that would be good
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC