Thanks everyone! I still keep pinching myself!
I have to admit that I have not posted anything before, because I felt that I had it somewhat easier than a lot of you over the years. I have kept very fit which helped with a lot of the effects from HepC. As I broke my leg a couple of years ago, I was no longer able to be as physically active and bit by bit the symptoms worsened. So discovering FicHepC and starting treatment came at the right time. Not that there was ever a wrong time.
I have had no side effects apart from some slight headaches but I get those anyway. I felt different a few hours after the first tablet and kept noticing differences over the next few weeks but was worried that I was just imagining things. Now that I am feeling the improvements I realised how it was my determination and strong will that kept me going. I wonder what I could have achieved if I had not had Hep C but at the same time am aware that without it I might not have pushed myself as far as I did as I had something to prove
Despite having a nasty cold for the last couple of weeks, I still feel that I have energy and can function.
I am so grateful for having been given this opportunity to get my health back and look forward to the next blood results.
Reading through a lot of posts I feel like I am part of a big HepC family and that makes me feel less alone in coping with the disease as others don't really understand at times how big a deal it is, including some of my family members.
Enough of my rambling and all the best to all of you.
I'll post again when I have the next results
Contracted in hospital in Germany in 1978. Diagnosed with Hepatitis B. Tested in 1992, found diagnosis incorrect, diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Interferon treatment in1994 (horrific experience), initial responder but did not clear virus.
Pre-treatment: 27.6.2016 ALT 68, VL 5.400.831, Fibroscan 0
Treatment started 11.7.16, Ledipasvir/ Sofosbuvir (Harvoni) supplied by Monkmed
Blood test at 4 weeks: ALT 19, VL 49
Blood test at 6 weeks: ALT 20, VL undetected!