I am new to this forum, and I would like to share my experience.
My boyfriend has hepatitis c and he did the treatment 2 years ago -interferon once a week and took pills everday (i think it was 4 a day.repentol)...he did it for a year...and it was really HELL...he was like a different person, shouted at me all the time., very irratible...etc. On top of everything we moved from uk to austria his native country...I left my job, my friends...and all my life for him, and it was really difficult to deal with my new personal situation...jobless, not being able to speak the language...etc..on top of him being the way it was. I am also a person with tendency to get depress and the whole situation just killed me. 2 years has happened now since then, and he reacted positive to the treatment...but I am still not recovered the life i left....I was not informed at all, about this treatment, side effects...etc ...now looking back I am really happy for my boyfriend but i think we should have done this in a different way and I would advice the people and the partners that are thinking in doing it not to take this light and think about it and prepare for it, rather than just get on with it like i did. At the time of the treatment he was not working...and i wasn't either and it was too much having to stand him 24 hrs..(did not have any friends to go to ...ect)...that i got into a deep depresion for 3 months. I would have been much more of help to him if I would have had a normal life (job,friends, being able to speak the lingo) when he was going through that...now it is done but I think he was very unresponsible to ask me to take a decition like this so light.