I finished my tx a year ago this past March. I did the older kind of SOC for almost a year, before they started the triple therapy. A year ago I would have said that it was horrible, and if I could go back I'd not do it until my liver was much more damaged because I was beginning to think I had permanent brain damage. My energy level was very low, couldn't focus on anything or remember anything either. I didn't think I'd ever be my normal self again. I'm glad to be able to say now that I'm very glad I did the tx even though I feel like I lost over a year and a half of my life. Mentally, I'm back to normal, physically, I don't have the endurance I used to have, but I am also 2 1/2 years older than I was at the beginning and I don't know what normal aging is like for a 57 year old woman. But I DO know that my liver is healthy, and I don't have a future of looking forward to my liver getting worse and worse.
For those who are in the last stages of tx... hang in there. You won't feel great right after finishing, but each day will be a tad better than the day before. All of the sx of the Riba were gone by the second week, and the body aches were gone a month or two after finishing... except for the times I tried to do way too much... then I'd hurt for hours. The ears ringing stopped about the same time. It was the mental effects that held on the longest and made it hard to work. They are gone now too.
Just wanted you to know that things will get better so don't give up hope.