I think it's different for everyone. I weigh the exact amount I did before treatment. I also, didn't gain or lose any weight during treatment. I treated with the same treatment drug....Incivek.
I lost 10kg suddenly about 3 months post treatment and 7years on still have trouble maintaining my weight due to lack of appetite.
You may be up and down for the next few months but with a trend of getting better. I felt great too when I first finished but as the drugs leave your body they can do strange things.My nurse keeps telling me to be patient.
Thank you pooh and dee
I did not gain any wait during tx but I lost couple of kg since I stopped tx. Not sure if this was normal or not. I was really good for 2-3 weeks after tx but now I seem to have some digestive problems and still continue to cough. This started in August so maybe I need to make a lung Xray. Some swelling coming and going on both sides of the neck as well
Hmm, 6.5 weeks now since I finished tx
Hi Diana, I have to say that I don't remember losing additional weight once I finished treating but I will go look at my journal to see. I continued to lose hair for about 3 to 4 months after tx. It was awful. I do remember losing muscle mass so that my clothes hung on me. I quickly regained my appetite and my weight. Please hang in there. Give it time. It will improve.
At the very least..allow yourself 6 months to recover. It could be less, it could be a little more. Keep the bigger clothes...I gave mine away and only had one pair of jeans after gaining :)
I kept losing weight up until about December following treatment. I completed Tx Aug. 25, 2012 and was still losing weight in December. By January I was no longer losing weight. You may notice your weight stabilizing within a couple of months.