When I said nothing to report, I may have spoken too soon.
I fully expected to feel pretty ordinary on account of stopping all the supplements I've been on. (I've been doing a bunch of things to try to keep the disease at bay, something was working and I didn't want to mess with success. (liver supplements, anti-oxidants etc etc, Yoga, weights, cardio, swimming, acupuncture)).
However I'm feeling quite fine. I swim several times a week and was prone to cramps in my calves but these seem to have stopped, even after a long (2.5km) swim.
When I wake up, I'm AWAKE!!!! How amazing is that!!!
Finally, my appetite is changing to wanting to eat less. I've been borderline insulin resistant for quite a while and have struggled, not very successfully, to keep weight off (you'd think with the activity I do this would be easy, but no) maybe this is resolving itself. This means I have to make sure that what I do eat is quality, nutritious food.
I'm surprised that I'm experiencing these positive effects so quickly. People have asked me how having hep C impacts my life and I've always had to say I don't know because I've had it for so long (probably since the second half of 1975) and not known for so long that I had it that this is normal for me.
Very happy to be looking forward to a new lease on life.
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND
12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND