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Author Topic: Life after hepatitis c  (Read 7460 times)

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Offline Samitch

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Life after hepatitis c
« on: May 15, 2015, 10:58:11 pm »
I just started my Harvoni treatment today, I'm 30 years young and I have been diagnosed with hep c genotype 1 since 2008. It's day 1 and I'm hoping to get rid of the virus after 8 weeks with a viral load lower than 1 million. My question is for anyone who witnessed an improvement in their quality life and health after getting rid of the virus. I'm suffering from depression, I cannot speak as fluently as I used to be before (I have to look for vocabulary), I have a lot of mental fog, low sexual drive and low energy. Does anyone think these symptoms will go away when I get rid of the virus?

Thanks and good luck for all!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 11:05:57 pm by Samitch »

Offline ricpark

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Re: Life after hepatitis c
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 09:20:11 am »
Sounds like you caught it early, I'm hoping for improvements too "low sexual drive and low energy". My mind is still pretty sharp but I'll be 68 next week. Keep a positive outlook, and beat this virus, count you blessings, lymphoma, liver cancer, or transplant are not good outcomes if untreated. Being young and strong you have your whole life ahead of you.

Chronic 50 years
Geo 1A Stage 3
VL 17.5 mill
non-Hopkins lymphoma cancer
after 4 weeks
AST 87 now 29
ALT 128 now 27
VL now undetected
after 12 wks
VL  undetected

Offline Momof3

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Re: Life after hepatitis c
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 01:02:39 pm »
I am 29 years old so young too. I have had hep c my entire life and have had no symptoms except for fatigue which since completing treatment has seemed to improve a bit. I  wondering in your situation have you talked to your doctor about your depression? The depression can give you all of those symptoms... Fatigue low energy low sex drive. I know it may not be the case but possibly something to look into getting your depression managed. Who knows it could all be related to the hep c. I have battled depression especially after learning of my hep status. When I found out I was depressed for years and I was in a rut! When I changed my mind set on the whole hep c issue learning to come to terms with what was out of my control and stop the thinking on why me and just down thoughts I felt much better.

I hope you clear this disease and move on to a new happy life! You are so young, these meds have a great success rate!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 01:04:17 pm by Momof3 »
Hep c GT 1a from transfusion at birth 1986
Treatment naive
Stage f0-f1 fibroscan score 2.5kpa
Harvoni started 02/11/2015 8 weeks
Baseline VL 689,594 ALT 35 AST 25
2 weeks ALT 13 AST 16
4 weeks VL <15 detected ALT 12 AST 15
4 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 10 AST 14
12 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 8 AST 15
24 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 13 AST 18



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