I am so very sorry to hear.
I know how horrible the interferon and ribivarin was, I did it twice, first in 2008 to 2009, second time with Incivek, 2011-2012, which made it even worse.
I lost my job with govt after first treatment, was so sick, tired, would stare for hours. I finally began to recover but in 2011 Incivek came out and I treated again.
I was cured, should have been happy but I had a lot of symptoms, exhausted all the time. Had to take daily naps, I have never gotten back to work.
It has been 5 years. Over those past 5 years I have struggled to recover. I have tried all kinds of supplements and vitamins to help me.
The first thing I discovered is it depletes our dopamine or feel good chemical so I started Tyrosine.
There was another thing I tried, I'll get back to you as soon as I can find it in my memory banks. LOL
Also for awful charlie horse type cramps, take magnesium, calcium, Potassium, Zinc. It helps.
Daily vitamin, B vitamins.
Let me know if you are interested I dig a little deeper.
I understand how you feel. He needs to try to get better too!
I took a supplement called NADH, made by a doctor. It was the first thing to break through my brain fog.
What do his doctors say? I wish I could have continued to work.
I understand you're frustrated, but to be honest you sound really heartless . I'm almost 3 years out from my last interferon tx and still struggle from a lot of the things you've described your husband is. I, like him, suit up and go to work because I have to in order to afford bills and insurance, but afterwards I'm bed ridden for days if I have the time off. It's incredibly frustrating for me that my body is so weak, and your husband is probably just as frustrated but won't admit it . When he does have energy, of course he's going to use it for "fun" things or work which supports your livlihood.
Interferon is an immunotherapy meant to send our immune systems into overdrive. This means our bodies are now constantly working at hyperspeed just to stay healthy, and that is incredibly draining.
You should be grateful you aren't the patient and have you're health. If you can't handle your husband being weak and needing your patience and support, I think you shouldn't be with him. Relationships need unconditional love and the way you worded you post makes it sound like you're losing love for him because he needs more from you than you have the patience and understanding to provide
I did 5 treatments before my liver transplant in 2013. Non worked, that's why the problem progressed to Cirrhosis and finally a transplant as the doctor said my liver was working on 10%. Living in Las Vegas at that time, I found out that Nevada did not have any hospitals that did liver transplants. Fortunately I have a brother in Chicago who suggested I move there temporarily. I lived with him and used that as my residency, got an Illinois driver's license and had my transplant. He didn't tell me until after the transplant, that the doctor told him I had less then two weeks before I would have died because my MELD score was through the roof. I didn't even have to wait two weeks when I was put on the transplant list before they found a liver for me. When you are ready to die, they put you at the top of the list. After the transplant, I still had Hep C. Harvoni cleared it. I'm an entertainer and still performing.
I have had similar symptoms for 15 years now after interferon treatment. I tried everything I could think of and searched for answers. What I realized is that the main thing interferon does is kick your immune system into overdrive. This was what made me so tired. I happened across a post where someone tried prednisone . I followed their lead (only 5mg daily) and after a week the difference was amazing. In addition your want to focus on getting things to help ATP (your energy). I use an adaptogen formula, d-ribose, drink alkaline water and most important drink fresh organic vegetable juice.