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What Tig said.

 



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UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

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”Am I going to feel better?”  That’s the $64,000 dollar question. The short answer is absolutely! I can guarantee it actually. When your liver is rid of that green scaley Lizard, it will reap untold benefits upon your health. Those denying themselves the ease that treatment has recently become, is asking for continued advancement of worse and worse health. The sooner people can get rid of this viral baggage, the better.

Go into treatment with confidence. There is/was anxiety for all of us before we got started. Turn that into a Warrior’s cry, mount your trusty Steed and get ready to slay that Dragon!

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hi dandy , glad you are here with us and embarking on your daa journey.

do you have a start date?

i was scared to start but i felt like crap before tx and i knew i wasn't going to start feeling any better unless i took the leap of faith and started my harvoni.

i already felt like crap so yea, i had some crappy days on harvoni............ but seriously it was nothing i couldn't handle with rest, water and a few extra days off from work.

my end of tx was the end of june.......... july was a mixed bag of odd things happening to my body; but again, nothing i couldn't handle

here it is august and i'm happy to say this month has been good so far

so 7 weeks post tx i can actually feel some zest for life and some energy to get thru my day.

my feet still hurt, but they did before tx too. i'm hooping in time they will start feeling better too.

so it was def worth it to get cured and to indeed be noticing that i feel better than before tx. i am 66 so i do have to pace myself and rest a lot.

i still drink lots of water; and some foods still dont work well with my skin and stomach but just feeling better in general is a big plus.

i'm looking forward to reading about your journey to wellness.

best wishes, 5



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Welcome Dandy,

Pleased to see you join us. I am 2 weeks post treatment and feeling good. I was fortunate and had very few issues while on treatment. Whatever happens while your on treatment I am sure will be worth it in the end to be finally Hep C Free. We are so fortunate to be being treated now. It really is a miracle. These new DAA treatments have so few side effects  compared to the treatments previously offered.  We have all been a little scared starting our treatment but you are in the right place. There are so many wonderful helpful people here to help and guide you. Glad you are now living somewhere you can get the treatment cheaply. It must be such a relief for you. Embrace your cure biggrin



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I so excited because I just moved to Colorado and had to sign up for Medicaid instead of Obamacare and Medicaid covers the treatment. Whooo hooo.

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Hi Dandy, I have similar questions. Welcome to the forum! there are lots of helpful people here. We'll get it figured out! BB, Iris

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Cheddy wrote:

I know I am a lucky one, but I feel like the "me" of years ago.


Very happy to hear that Cheddy! Im hopeful again - thanks!

On edit: I hope youll post more cuz thats a super cute kitty in your avatar =^..^=



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Ouch.  I remember this feeling while I was on treatment  Yuck.  I felt such despair and was wondering if this was "it"  from now on.  Well, it wasn't. Not at all.  

After ditching my HCV 2 years ago, I was still dragging for up to six months +.  I have since returned to normal, and then some.  As Canuck said, carrying HCV around is fatiguing itself.  I know I am a lucky one, but I feel like the "me" of years ago.  In my case, I needed an antidepressant to reboot.  I maintain a healthy diet, continue to drink lots of water , get some exercise,count my blessings, and try new things.  

When you are better,  (and you will be) break out of old bad habits that have formed while feeling bad.  Do new things, especially for others. After HCV, you can figure out if there are other issues affecting you (It's not all HepC -I was sleep deprived until I learned about sleep apnea).   Maintaining good health is a full time job as we get older, but that's life and I feel even more capable, as a survivor, of beating things that keep work against me (including myself).  

In the meantime, just bear down and finish your treatment.  Don't even believe what you think right now.  You're not in the best position to make decision about the future.  As soon as you can, go out and play. You will be glad you found a way to slay this beast.  Really.



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GT2a, VL 681,500, Less than F1, Treatment Naive

12 wks Sovaldi/Ribavirin, SOT 2/25/16, EOT 5/17/16

UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!!  I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016  CURED

 



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Hi Dandy,

Glad to meet you, glad you dropped in here, and happy you have an appointment soon to get started on your treatment.

I hear your lament. You will be faaaaar better off without packing HCV, that is a given.

My, what a short bio you have! heehee 

I hope you will feel better, sooner than later. Until then this is a good place to come for info, companionship, and comfort.

Please do fill us in a bit more about yourself, as far as statistics - set up a signature line (GT, pre-treatment assessment test results, Labs/Fscore etc).

Some of the others will be along shortly to meet and greet you. C. 



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I could have written your post dandyindeed. Everything you wrote is true for me too.

Im only 1.5 weeks into a 12 week treatment in Epclusa. Im super tired, cranky, crampy (foot and leg cramps) with terrible joint pain and Im gaining weight. Boo hoo. Im told it will all improve. Im praying for me, for you, and for all of us.

Hang in there, get used to drinking a gallon of water a day and getting awesome support here



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I have a Dr Appt 8/15 to get treatment.     I got dx'd in 1995 and currently have a lot of fatigue as well as inability to eat some fried foods and dairy products.    

oh, how i'd love to be able to eat cottage cheese , yogurt and not worry about whether I can keep foods down.    Oh, how i'd love to exercise and not be afraid of being incapacitated for  3 days.  

Am I stuck where I already am?    I know the years of damage to my liver isn't going away.  Am I just going to keep from getting worse?    My moods...  are they going to improve?    The fatigue doesn't help me enjoy doing the things I used to do and i'm not the depressive type.    Ive always been a go getter.    

Do the meds have side effects?    I know they do, prolly.    How did your rx regime go?



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