I'm 30 years old and was diagnosed with Hep C somewhere around 4-5 years ago. I started taking the Pegasys treatment late March this year.
It seems to be doing exactly what it is suppose to do...killing the virus; although, the side effects are somewhat overwhelming. I reached a point where I was quite depressed and the doc prescribed me Paxil. It helped. Took some time to get use to, but evened out in the long run.
As I have continued the treatment, I have experienced other side effects which have begun to interfere with work. My thryroid started to freak out. It was working too fast....doc slowed it down and then it was too slow. Now, they are trying to get it to a normal functioning state. Ultimately, it is due strictly to the treatment for the Hep C.
I have been extremely moody, extremely fatiqued, and have lost much of my spunk and normal sarcastic and fun personality.
I have some support....which is truly important. I do not know how to deal with not being able to express to people in the office and such, exactly what I am going through. I feel like a slacker....but, know really, that I feel like a slug!!!! I wish I had the energy to live the life I have not lived yet.
Anyway, I hate to be a downer.......that is not my style.
If anyone is being treated for Hep C and has thought s they care to share, I would be most interested in communications.
Bless you all.....Let's just hang in there!