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Question of the Day: How Long Does it Take to Recover form Hepatitis C Treatment?

How long does recovery from hep C treatment take? Will I regain my life beyond recovery? When you stop taking treatment medication you do not instantly regain all your energy and treatment side effects disappear overnight.

Restoration and rebuilding does not happen overnight. It takes time for all the treatment medications to leave your system; until then you may continue to experience treatment side effects for a while. The healing process takes time, patience and effort. Most hep C patients report seeing treatment side effects subsiding within a few months or longer. Often it takes six months to a year to regain full energy and feel well. Some patients have reported side effects lingering for longer periods of time. This may be due to the type of hep C treatment medications used and the varying stages of liver condition of each individual patient.

There is no magic timeline for hep C patients to move beyond recovery. Small achievable goals to work toward each week make a big difference in setting up your own recovery program. Focus on what you have gained, not what you have lost. A good attitude will help you progress in recovery.

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Thanks Ivonne for your good info, it might be good to test a poll on this relevant question so members can participate voting and also comment on their experience?