Am two years clear but still sick..
Anyone else found that clearing the virus has not meant getting well??
Still have joint pain, fatigue, aches, elevated Iron & Liver panels, etc etc etc.
Does this mean that 35 years of undiagnosed HepC has ensured my poor health, regardless??
I am not a doctor but I do know that it takes a few years after treatment for the liver to heal. The majority of cases the longer one is infected with hep c, the more liver damage, which means longer in healing the liver after getting rid of the virus. You had hep c for 35 years, I am 34, its decades of stress on liver. Its a miracle that you are alive. Imagine how many times worst you would have felt right now if you did not clear the virus. It could have easily meant death. That goes for all of us with hep c. I have had hep c for 10 years, got the generic harvoni through fixhepc, and I am almost one month into treatment as I text this. May god bless you and as months go buy you will get better little by little. By the fact that the virus is out of the picture is a win win.