Hi everyone, great to find this supportive and informative forum!
I'm starting Maviret in 2 weeks time. Could be up to 16 weeks as I have type 3a and have had treatment before. (Although I'm hoping for the 8 treatment). I'm waiting to find out if I'll be taking riberveron too.
I've had the virus for 24 years but perhaps helped by a healthy sober lifestyle for 20 years, I have minimal liver damage, just exhaustion on some days due to the virus.
I really am glad to find this group because I feel afraid and anxious to start the treatment and want to connect with people who understand. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have free treatment...in Europe and America people have to pay extortionate amounts for this.
And it blows my mind to think that I can be free of hep at the end of this treatment. But my body remembers what it was like to take interferon treatment 17 years ago, because it was so awful! I guess I'm anxious that it will be like that again, and just the whole not knowing how I will cope with work etc, when the treatment starts.
I can see from all the info and what the doctor has said, that Maviret is a totally different drug with a different function, so logically I know it won't be the same as the interferon.
So In the meantime I'm just trying to reassure my body that this treatment will be different and prepare as best I can. I'm very glad to find this forum and read about everyones experiences. I have a supportive partner and family, which is a blessing. And in the bigger perspective, the time it takes to do the treatment is nothing compared to being hep free for the rest of my life. 😊