So, I have not posted on this log because I felt there was nothing significant to share at the moment. I do have some results back, but not my viral load. So in the meantime, I wanted to talk about
my experience with the medications and anything I noticed with them...
At first, I thought I was getting cold spells 2 days into the medication. I was concerned with lactic acidosis so I asked my doctor and he said it never happens with Hep B patients on these meds. He said it was just a warning put on the label. Turns out, it was just the air conditioning being raised in the building I work in :)
I did have some nausea the first few days while taking these meds. At first, I was taking it with lunch and wasn't feeling right during the day. So I decided to take this before bed. Bad idea, as I had food in me but wasn't digesting right. So, I now take this at 8-9pm when I usually eat my late dinners. That made a huge difference.
I also had some diarrhea the first week on this. My stools, got a little lighter while on these meds. Nothing of concern though. I've had brief "dizzy" spells of 5 seconds or so, again nothing to be concerned with. Also, skin itching.. which I attribute to the Hep B.
Those were the worst side effects I had. Now, onto the good:
-My strength feels as if it's returning while on these meds. Not 100% but about
-My brain fog, while still there, is slowly lifting. Some days good, some days bad
-The good weight I had lost when this all started and went active, is coming back.
-Sleeping patterns are pretty good and my appetite is back to normal.
-Tinnitus (ringing) in my ears also reduces. I noticed if there was anything I did that affected my liver -- such as taking motrin or not eating the best foods, it would increase.
These are the upsides. I'm also sober -- alcohol free since I started the meds. I've had many offers for many drinks too, and I've turned them all down. No real pressure to drink from friends or other people, thank God! I'll share all results when I get the viral load results back.
Post Edited (luckyman316) : 5/30/2014 11:34:03 AM (GMT-6)