I think it's time to start reporting doctors who lie to their patients to their regulatory body.
I couldn't agree more Alsdad ,although just naming them might be suffiecient.The regulatory body would side with them.
But in essence they are" well meaning killers",slaves to the propaganda line put out by HepC Aust ,and doctors receiving research grants from Big Pharma etc.or whatever else overseas.
It appears more and more doctors that were once reticent are changing their views,and all encouragement should be accorded them.
Re symptoms which is the essence of this thread.
I did not really take them seriously until 3 days into the sof when they dissappeared like magic.Muscle aches,sleep disturbances,a nightime pain in the chest once or twice,which I thought was a heart attack and wasn't .Bouts of tiredness, a chronic toothache once that my dentist could find no reason for and wrote me off as neurotic.I just thought they were all part of the ageing process and to cut the crap and live with it.
I have overall never felt so good since starting tx although the riba drags me back a little.
I had the" wait wait "from my GP,and had to bully him into writing some scripts.He now freely writes them out for others and is a convert.
If you can afford it,there is absolutley no sense in waiting.If they were put on the PBS tomorrow there would still be a long queue,form filling and more waiting.
Gen 1b 40yrs,tx naive, f3/f4.VL too high to quantify.
Started tx 12Oct.sof and riba India via greg.Dac from Mesochem.
4wk result virus not detected,all liver functions in normal ranges.
Only SE intermittent insomnia.Feel great and grateful otherwise