Terry, it seems it would be best for you to get on Cobra and start treatment again. I understand that you cannot wait until the new treatment becomes available. There always seem to be delays with new treatments.
I was diagnosed with hep C in '93. At that time, the only treatment available was interferon. I tried taking it (by injection, 3 x a week) during two separate trials and was not able to continue past 6 wks., as my white blood cell count dropped so drastically that the doctor took me off treatment. Therefore, I have not had further treatment. However, my HCV progressed to cirrhosis and liver cancer, necessitating the removal of the rt. lobe of my liver. I've been cancer-free for 3 yrs. now, but my best chance of preventing it from coming back is to treat the hep C. So I'm waiting for the new treatment I mentioned earlier. My hepatologist says I have a strain that is not terribly aggressive and also that they can give me meds if I again develop leukopenia (very low wbc's.)
Since I was on treatment for such a short time, I didn't develop any other side effects. However, what you are experiencing is the norm for most. And it takes a little time to feel well again after completing treatment. However, some of what you are experiencing is from the HCV.
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