Have not posted in ages. Currently taking the drugs posted above for last 2 months. I have 29 pills each to go to finish the treatment. My 8 week blood work showed the virus was undetectable and my ALT & AST was 26 & 32 within normal range. Down from 127 & 133. My 12 week was about
the same. Have feelings of fatigue and sleep a lot and sometimes I cannot sleep at night. Nothing wrong with the appetite. My appetite is too good. I did see on the blood work that the Billirubin and PT-INR and Creatine were slightly elevated to the out of range category. My doc says it is within a safe range. Also, My Alk Phos after 8 weeks was high, well out of range over 150. At 12 weeks it within normal range at 80.
I did have a setback at the end of last month. This was after i started the dug combo. I ended up in the hospital for 2 1/2 days with Cellulitis in my right leg. It was very painful. They administered a strong antibiotic and plenty of pain killer shots in the time I was there. They sent me home with an antibiotic Cephalexin 500 mg. My leg did not get better until 2 days before the pills ended.
It is a little scary when you get an infection in your leg like that. I am not a diabetic. Although with the Hep C I heard it makes me a candidate. Ever since I experienced edema in my legs amputation is a big worry of mine.
I asked the doc if this drug will ever reverse the cirrhosis and everything returning to normal. He said the damage has been done and I might feel better but do not count on it.
The good is I get rid of the virus from getting worse in the long run and living longer. That is if the drugs work in the long run.
The bad is I will probably still have fluid problems ( Ascities & Edema), still have to take the meds and stick to the low sodium diet. I have never been on a transplant list since I became asymptomatic 5 years ago.
Hope my health and yours gets better!