Dormant

Hi there fellow fighters I was diagnosed with hep c in 2002 it absolutely devastated that I just went on self destruction I went back on drugs then gave up the drugs when I moved abroad for drinking (yes I know the worst thing for your liver ) 5 years of constant partying started to take it's toll so I moved bk to UK to try and get sober I now don't take drugs or drink alcohol and so I went to heptoligy and the doctor said all being well when we have your bloods act there shouldn't be any reason we can't start treatment so that was a month and I have just recived a letter to go bk to see the nurse who will then start it. So beautiful survivers could anyone who has been through treatment (new) that can please explain what to expect also I struggle giving bloods so that's what's scaring how often will I need to give bloods and how difficult is the whole experience. Thanks good to let it out xxx

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  • Bloods every week, I was treated with Harvonia and Ribavirin no major issues it nailed my Hep C 1 first time , half way through the twelve week course my viral load was down from over a million to 38 then it went so low no trace . I'm now eighteen weeks since treatment and it's gone !

    The weekly blood tests are a pain but they saved my life , they alerted the transplant team in Birmingham that my bile duct was not working as it should . I'm in North Wales so between the two hospitals I was watched until I went back for major surgery to fix it , I'm so much better than I have ever been Hep C sucks your life away Scerosis of the liver gave me a tumour no way out but a transplant,

    The NHS was brilliant for me it did right I've paid in all my working life it was there when I needed it . !

  • I am 10 weeks into treatment with 2 weeks to go (Exviera, Viekirax).

    Symptoms have been intermittent: loss of energy, flu-like symptoms, brain fog, occasional dizziness. Nothing serious though.

    Last blood test came out clear. So it works very well.

    I was diagnosed several years ago but decided to wait for the new generation of drugs.

    As for giving bloods, :) just focus on how charming and pretty the nurses are!!

  • Hi there just finished treatment I did same as you regarding self destruct on drink drugs not so bad 12 weeks pills go every 2 weeks for first 6 weeks then once mth till end of treatment and 3 mths after to check it's gone I cleared mine in 5 weeks but finished the treatment only problem was not being able to sleep on the pills but we are the lucky ones got the treatment don't give up only 12 weeks and your be clear of it take pills twice day about 14 pills a day it's nothing like the old treatment your be fine goodluckx

  • How do you struggle?..if fear of needles/discomfort ask for butterfly needle which is painless. If difficulty due to effects of past drug use best to ask consultant which is most effective approach. On treatment in UK where i live usually give bloods at start then every two weeks until course completed..Good luck and every success with your complete cure. The fb site Hep C healing train is great, friendly,supportive,full of useful info.

  • I'm due to start the zepatier tomorrow and I'm nervous as hell I have been told the side effects are not as bad as the older treatment etc but doesn't help the anxiety of what if etc I will let u know how I get on if that wld help ?

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