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Joan Started treatment
Thought I would post an update at 81/2 weeks. Overall I feel soooo much better.
I don't have brain fog or nausea which left quite early into treatment.
The most obvious sides where fatigue and broken sleep with weird dreams. The fatigue has subsided somewhat. I am waking up feeling really good and clear headed and not dragging my body around with me and not feeling nauseous when I have the first glass of water in the morning. Most days I start the day able to do things without feeling drained. However some days the fatigue does come and hit me.
My sleep is so much better. Some nights I am sleeping 8-9 hours a night and waking up once and then going back to sleep.
I have had a few other sides come and go. A week ago I had aching joints for a few days. Like the flu without the head or chest symptoms. That has passed. If I eat something a little oily or doesn't agree with me then I do have a tight feeling in the liver. But overall that feeling has eased. I also have a pulsating heart beat, I can feel my heart beat very strongly and I assume its the meds.
My outlook on life is much more positive which I always tried to maintain but I am not trying it is just there. I am thinking about going back to work and am putting the feelers out and may have something in the pipeline.
I am looking forward to my future instead of feeling overwhelmed and wondering how I will manage to get through the day.
I do have days when I am more fatigued but I try to rest . I feel like I now have a future which was looking bleak a few months ago.
Still can't manage how to get a smiley so please imagine lots of smiley's. (have tried to tap/drag n drop n cut n paste)
Thank you to Dr. James and Fix Hep C team and to all of you who post and are on the journey with me. Its reassuring to know that I am not alone and others are travelling this road.
GT2B Diagnosed 1989
Started Tx 6.Nov.2015
F3 Fibroscan 17: April.2015
Alt PreTx: 186 Ast PreTx: 157 VL PreTx: 733,000 27.10.2015
Alt Week 4: 14 Ast Week 4: 28 VL Week 4: UND 7.12.2015
Good that you're having improvements and feeling positive. There's a song from years ago "The Future's So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades" Seems apt.
For smileys, use "Reply" or "Reply Topic" and you will get a choice you can just click on. They don't show when you use "Quick Reply".
M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Hi Joan, glad you are doing so well! It is interesting to read about people's experiences on tx as it gives a picture of what to expect for those of us about to start. The pulsating heart/ strong beats seems to crop up.
By the way the smiley - you just tap on the one you want then tap on your post where you want it. It doesn't show as a smiley till you post. But it does show up if you do preview first. Then post.
Geno 1a, F1, tx naive, had it 35 yrs.
Started Cipla HepcvirL on 12/01/16
Starting VL 490,000
At 16 days in <15
4 week results: UND
8 week results: UND
5 weeks EOT alt 25
SVR 15 - Not Detected
6 months EOT - Not Detected