Hepatitis C Community
1yr post interferon treatment a success .but still suffering
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

1yr post interferon treatment a success .but still suffering

its just over a year since i finished my inter/ribv treatment for geno type3 hep c. I went through some of the worst symptoms and had never felt so sick ,ill, and helpless in all my life .after 3months the med staff wanted to take me off the treatment due to severe side-effects of fatigue,sickness ,headaches .Not being able to lift myself to the tolet.i was lying on the settee for 18hours a day in dreadful sate and in bed for the other 6.My joints felt and do now feel like they are on fire,my hands and feet are so swollen in the morning s ,i have to get -up 2/3hours before i can do normal everyday things.Which is still difficult.I lost alot of my hair .Which is not a nice thing.i never felt like eating because of the sores in my mouth and oulcers .Im still battling with symptons 1yr on .And although my treatment was a success ,when i was hep c geno type 3 i never suffered the effects.Now im always ill ...and catch every cough and cold going .Im currently fighting phemonia .It makes me think was it all worth it .Sorry to sound so neg .But im a young widow with a daughter.Who was (what i though in the best of health) until this interferon /rabv seem to ravage my body ......
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am sorry your still suffering..I pray you will find some relief soon. I worked for several year in a VA Hospital drawing blood and what you describe and described I saw so often it scared me right out of treating for myself.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Please do read the prior threads on 'lont term' effects from interferon therapy.  There have been several posted in the last week or so, and you can find them by scrolling back through the pages on the forum.  You might find some information and fellow sufferers by reading the threads.  Your communications and comments are welcomed.  

DoubleDose
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Of course, I did mean "long term effects"  sorry for the typo....  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I don't have time to write much at the moment. I just wanted to add my voice to the others. You are not alone in experiencing long-term side effects. There are similar outcomes to yours.

Welcome to the HCV Community site.
Blank
1491755_tn?1333204962
There are other threads but they are very long and go off on many tangents.

I'm 6 months out I know what you mean about the mornings takes me a while to get going.
Blank
1823708_tn?1317881214
May i thank you ALL ,for your comments .I cant believe iv gone through a yr of post symptoms without finding this site and others that are also suffering ,and sum that arnt !!!. I hope that as time goes on my symptom s will cease .And that i can help other s with my experience.The only thing is....THAT !!!!...i don t think will correct itself ,is the fact ,that the treatment sent my THYROID GLAND into over-drive .As in "normal thyroid problems" it happens gradualy.But the treatment speeded up this process so my thyroid was none-exsitant 4weeks into treamtent ,then took the docs another 4weeks to find out .Oh well!!!  im now having to take medication which does keep it stable ....Thanx again and good luck to you all xx
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am so sorry to hear of your long term effects. That is what everyone dreads about treatment. You have also had many other stressful and difficult events in the recent past and none of that helps either. I will be praying for you and hope you find some relief soon.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
dontworry_behappy1
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nan535
Brooklyn, NY
446474_tn?1404424777
Blank
HectorSF
CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
96938_tn?1189803458
Blank
FlGuy
South, FL