Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post. I have hepatitis c. I found out in August last year. I was told when it was first diagnosed that my viral load was very low and there was some hope I would eliminate the virus with my immune system. Just after Christmas I started to feel really awful. I felt weak and shakey, almost like I was hypoglycaemic. I struggled to eat and felt horribly anxious. I would get anxiety attacks and even though I knew they were anxiety attacks I had no power over them. Life became so difficult and unpleasant. I just felt awful all the time. I saw the liver specialist at the hospital and was told my viral load is now very high. During an ultrasound it was discovered that I have what was described as a large calcified mass in my gall bladder. I've had a preoperative assessment and I've been told I will have surgery befor September. The horrible way I was feeling eased off for a few weeks. I still didn't feel great but I didn't feel unremittingly ill. In the last couple of days it's come back with a vengeance. I feel so sick when I wake up in the morning and retch heavily. I'm either constipated or have diarrhoea. I have a constant ache under my right rib cage but I don't know if that's my gall bladder or liver. The anxiety is back with a vengeance. I'm seeing my GP tomorrow. He knows I have hep c. But I'm worried because I'm not good at describing my symptoms and I've never been able to get him to understand how awful the anxiety is. I'm due to start on sofusbivar and ribovirin in a week. I'm worried about this as I've heard it can make anxiety worse. I've also been experiencing a pain in my chest, that feels like it's in the top of my lungs. I'm sorry this is a lot of information. I really don't know much about hep c, I suppose I'm looking for some reassurance. Any advice or knowledge, experience anyone could share with me would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for writing so much. I do appreciate anyone taking the time to read my comment. Thank you.
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