Yes, it is taking Docotors a long time to realize that us Heppers seem to suffer from a strange for of "arthritis Type symptoms", and by the way, we dont usually respond to the usual meds, that do help Arthritis.
There are many new meds coming out within the year, that will cure Hep C easily. I cured mine last year, and I now work on my joint pain, by keeping active, with gentle exercise. If I stop exercising, I stiffen up badly.
I had no associated muscle/joint pain with Hep C. I ran the 1/2 Santa Barbara marathon in November last year. I was diagnosed with hep c in 2009 and began training for the run in January 2012. I was never able to run farther than 6-7 miles until last year when I ran as far as 18 miles non stop. I'm 57. I had lots of muscle and joint pain from opiate withdrawal in 2007. Probably got hep c in 70s or early 80s. Currently in week 7 of triple therapy (victrelis). I walk and lightly jog 5-8 miles everyday but seem to be getting tired quicker. So far so good.
hi yes it does seem to be a common sx .Hubby 9wk post tx and he gets it quite bad mostly when in bed and he will wake a few times with it but he is trying to exercise a bit more by taking a gentle stroll with dog hope you improve soon forgot to say he on 40mg of amitripyline but still wakes and yes doc wont say that it is anything to do with tx!
I posted this in a journal entry. Something you might want to look at
Thanks for the info,will look into the new upcoming drugs for arthritis.
thanks again for your response.....
Hi, yes being in bed or not working on something seems to be when the pain and stiffness is the worst.
Keep moving is what helps me the most.
So far no OTC drugs have helped in any significant way.
Thanks for your insight.