Hi Desley, I am not on Tx yet, hope to start after Xmas when I will have a week off work, fingers crossed.
I totally agree with GAG, I was on my usual healthy diet and was getting thinner and thinner, I was also off food. I made a concerted effort to eat more and have put on weight, it isn't muscle, but fat, I believe I need this anyway, especially if I am going to be downing drug cocktails for new year
I noticed in my latest bloods, Trigleycerides are very low and out of range, on looking this up thus can cause malabsorbtion and weight loss, Dr F said nothing to worry about but it makes sense to me as I don't gain weight easily. It has taken me 18 months to gain one and a half kgs but I feel better for it.
I eat protein bars when out and about running around which I do a lot of, aim for good fats. Salmon, avocado on toast , got sick of these personally but it does help. Nutritionist told me to eat more protein bars and not to have a break, keep a regular flow always in handbag, I eat 'Naked' coco bars - luckily I like them! They are raw but taste yummy. Can recommend and believe they help me weight up a bit and keep going. They are quite expensive, but worth it. The more I eat, the more my appetite returns. Oats in the morning before work too, some nice organic ones, nurse at hospital also told me she eats these to get her through her day.
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