Oct 15, 2012
I'm feeling 100 times better mentally now. If feels like my normal IQ has returned to me after a long absence, and I'm able to react quickly enough to again be an active participant in conversations with my sharper friends. It feels wonderful, though I am getting a little impatient for my physical sx to subside. I'm needing about 10 hours of sleep per day, I still have intestinal problems, coughing & wheezing, skin issues and excessive bruising. I'm also dealing with a big increase in my chronic pain. It's unrelated to the HCV, and precedes it by several years, but it had been much reduced during tx, so I was able to cut my pain meds by about 66% during tx. Now the pain is returning with a vengeance! I should have anticipated this, as I've noticed a big reduction in pain in the past whenever I've had a major physical trauma (major surgery, severe acute illness, or previous HCV treatments) and in spite of all my fervent hopes it always returns after the trauma subsided. If only I could turn those endorphins up on command!