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achejoints after treatment

I was on Peg-intron for 6 mo. caught hep C in nursing school through a needle stick accident.  Anyhoo.. I was geno 3a.  But now i notice that when it is cold.. weather changes or i get sick.. my legs and joints ache.  this never happened before treatment.  While on treatment.. i thgouht my legs were going to fall off and my back would break I ached sooo bad.  I thought i would be free of this since i sucessfully completed treatement and was undetectable after 1 year post treatment.  But i still suffer with the ache joints.  Any thoughts on this would be great

PS: I completed treatment in may of 04. (i just found this place though ;-) )

thanks

Lisa
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welcome, congrats on your SVR status. Can't speak to your other concern because I'm still being tx. This is the best place you will find for support.
Lauren
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some have found relief once they finish tx and others don't. I had them prior to tx, during and now post. I always said that even if they don't go away, as long as I get the SVR, I will learn to live with them....kind of still wish they were gone with the virus...nice title: "gone with the virus"
I just take ibuprofen.
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I'm 3 yrs post-tx-svr-2b.  Before tx, I couldn't open a door or hold a pen.  My back was always 'out' and my ski knee was always 'going out'.  If I rode in a car for an hour, I crawled out!  I had no quality of life and w/no money or insurance and unable to work, I couldn't go from doctor to doctor.

B/that's all gone now.  The only aches and pains now are when I don't exercise or don't rest enough.

I'm taking nothing else now or during tx except otc pain releivers and benedryl for the puritis.

I do take supplements-joint juice and liquid vitamins in my daily fruit smoothie.  And avoid caffine.  Caffine seems to make everything worse.  I use one green tea bag in a large tea pot, so I get alittle caffine, b/not much..

My partner is a drummer and notices his hands ache if he lays off the joint juice, so it helps both of us w/different problems.  We travel all over the world w/our joint juice and blender, plus teas, 85% chocolate, rice protein powder, etc.

It's strange to carry most of your own food when traveling, b/I know what works now.
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got pcr back undetectable oh yes bow wow snoop doggy dog i shot left
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Congratulations man!!!! Maybe you got the thing licked after all!!
You missed the fullmoon by a couple of nights, but go out and do some howling anyway!!!
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what a struggle, but you did it!!!!!  congrats
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