Dear Dr. Freeman and Ariel,
Reading your messages today brought me a lot of hope, I what to say THANK YOU! (and
I,m personally struggling with BP almost 2 and half years. It's not related to the treatment at all. I have had all scans etc including aorta and portal too in the hospital. The doctors tried very hard to find what was the reason for my BP and their conclusion was that is stress related.
I Believe it stress and hep C too...
My body never really liked the medicine they gave me at the hospital/I have tried several times to made my doctor change it/ out there are so many diff. kind. I was not a wanker, I just felt funny not like myself anymore.
Now I'm taking 5 mg of Amlodipine and diuretic, I have reduced it to 5 mg from 10 mg because of the side effects like headache and dizziness, some days palpitations and manly fatigue and the one I really hate is slightly swollen ankles.
I have sometimes very good days as before, but mainly days so and so/ feeling tired and down/.
When I,m calm my BP is normal, but If I,m not it's totally different matter, like my anxiety it's taking over me
I brought this topic is because I want to stop BP medicine eventually and I was wondering if somebody had similar issues?
My hope is, if I keep up been HCV free after treatment, this condition can resolved by itself - improvement of liver may help to improve the condition of other systems of the body... and the body as whole. ....Just it's going to take a some time.
How naive is that or may be not?
Pardon my English, i,m not a native speaker, can you make sense of what I,m trying to say?
P.S. My liver is not cirrhotic, before treatment my F.scan was 9,2 and LFT relatively low, ALT41, AST41.
I just finished my SOFOSBUVIR+LEDIPASVIR one week ago and I will do VL and LFT 4 weeks after EOT to check how things are going so far.
I,m positive and happy that I took this path - one pill per day for 12 weeks.
In the first month I had some headaches and insomnia, but now, looking back, It was a related to my anxiety and being worried if the drugs will work for me.
WHAT Now? I am heading now to SVR12 and I hope to reach it !
I must thank Dr. James Freeman, Greg Jefferys, Monk med - Tim and Dr. Debasis for finding a way, and making a cure possible for all of us around the world who so desperately need it, and supporting us during the treatment. Also many thanks to all of you who posted messages on this forum sharing your knowledge, experiences and hopes.
I feel so lucky, and once again, so grateful......