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189269 tn?1189755825

People who have beat the virus, like some info

I read a lot about the sfx from the treatment during and after, depression, rash, arthritis, thyroid issues, and the list goes on. I would like to start a post for people who have beat the virus, have been und for a year or more and what they have going on, or sfx that will not go away.
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149675 tn?1416673133
You must have been reading my mind I was thinking of starting the exact same thing. I was curious about how many people who treated have post treatment problems verses how many do not. Is it just as some suggest that people who cleared and have no post TX sides do not post or come back again? Or is that many are indeed left with various ailments as a result of TX. This should be interesting. Good call!
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387294 tn?1207620185
Well I don't qualify, only being 9 weeks off treatment.  I feel wonderful, no sides what so ever.  Still clear of the virus at 8 weeks.  I just saw the doctor and told him I feel better than before treatment.  Hope it lasts!
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131740 tn?1250605360
I've been off treatment for 1 year (genotype 2).  Was UND at 4 months post tx, and going in this month for liver ultrasound and blood tests.  I expect all will turn out normal (fingers crossed).  The only real post treatment problem I had was trying to recover my energy.  The rashes, headaches & nausea all went away within a month, but the fatigue held on.  I started jogging to get my energy level up, and to improve my overall health.  I feel much better today than I did a year ago, but my energy level never returned to what it was before I started TX.  Still jogging tho!
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I have been off treatment for a year and 3 months.  I was undetectable at 6 months.  I haven't felt this good in years.  I have lots of energy and no side effects from the treatment.  About 6 months post treatment I had arthritis or swelling of the joints in my fingers but that went away after a few weeks and hasn't returned.  I feel REALLY good and am perfectly healthy.
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189269 tn?1189755825
This is great have to keep this post alive, I will start tx next month, hope I can put good results back in this forum.
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471113 tn?1245108820
This is so encouraging, thank you to all of you who have cleared and are still posting..it means alot to me who will start treatment in July..you have lifted my spirits thank so much...
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Sorry I am not SVR yet.I feel much better after stopping tx although I was UND on tx and now am positive. Meaning I had no symptoms from hep c only from tx
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189269 tn?1189755825
Are you going to treat again, what geno were you, hope all is well and good luck.
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179856 tn?1333547362
SVR since Feb 2007 after 72 weeks treating.
Sfx left - autoimmune rashes still going on and hypothyroid
Trying to detox from Paxill

However at stage 3 liver damage I figure it's better to take synthroid every day for the thyroid and deal with the rashes rather than have end stage or HCV.
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108191 tn?1199599905
Post treatment 1 year 10 months, SVR.  Treated 6 months and UND at week 6 of treatment.  I had terrible sx's, but have to say that I feel great now!  Never realized how awful I felt before treatment.  All of my fatigue, anxiety, general sick feeling is gone.  The world around me is brighter and I now enjoy the smells of spring (sounds corny but its real, surprised me).  It took me 5 years to even think about treating, but sure glad I did.

Nygirl, I am also trying to detox from Paxil!  Tough stuff to get off of.  I am down to 2.5 mg a day.  I started out at 10-mg.
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