Hey, hair is important to use men also ;-) Anyways as for the hair loss I personally think I lost a bit, I noticed during the treatment that I would see pieces of hair on my keyboard as I work on computers all day at home and I think instead of falling out it was more likely brittle and breaking off.
My wife tells me she didn't notice ANY hair loss at all, I looked at a couple of pictures and I look exactly the same and no friends have joked "Hey Al, you sure lost alot of hair the past year" so I suspect its not bad at all if I really did lose hair.
As for Eyebrows, not at all and my eyebrows which are usually fairly thick didn't seem affected at all.
I did have cramps and constipation BUT I am taking prescript
ion painkillers that caused me bad constipation before all of this happened so if it was happening more I wouldn't have really been able to tell.
When my stomach was not feeling well I would drink Ginger Ale, If I didn't drink it all I would just put it back in the fridge and drink the next day even if it was flat and the carbonation was gone and it would make me feel better. Make sure to drinks LOT'S of water...I can't stress this enough! I could tell when I wasn't drinking enough and you will be dehydrated and probably have dry mouth so its a good idea to have a exercise water bottle you can refill and drink all day long, when you go to bed I would keep on the end table beside me or I would just lay it in bed beside my pillow so when I woke up with my mouth so dry I thought I was having trouble breathing so I would just take a quick sip and swish it around and fall back asleep.
I don't mind you asking ANY questions and if you don't want to ask them publicly then feel free to send me a private message and I will try to answer if I can, we're all adults and though things are somewhat personal for some people I feel if someone has a questions and I can somehow answer it will make their journey just a bit easier.
Everything is gonna be fine Samantha, you'll get through this with no problems and realize the treatment is not that bad at all and mentally you will feel so much better knowing its eradicated from your system and after its over you will also feel better physically.
Of all the people being treated I felt I complained the most(no joke) but my wife will tell you I tend to complain lots...haha. So whatever you do DON'T read my thread on my treatment and get scared about
the side effects I mentioned because honestly I've been through way worse in my life and this treatment is NOT bad at all...I just complain alot
Like I said if you have any questions feel free to ask us, I knew really nothing about
all of this when I found out I was infected and was so thankful to come to these forums and everybody accepted me right away and helped make me feel comfortable and could answer most questions I needed answered...many times they knew more than my own doctor or specialist.
Sovaldi + Ribavirin Treatment began February 6th 2014 - 12 weeks of treatment. After 4 weeks treatment VL has dropped from 4.7 Million to *79* - I've finished treatment April 30th 2014 .
VL level as of May 1 2014 is "<12 DETECTED" - Next VL test July 31 2014 and my results may change to undetected.