Nov 24, 2012
Greetings everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Have not been checking in because of severe Tendonitis & Carpal Tunnel.
The doc said the tx meds were out of my system, 6 months post. But -- I feel they excelerated a lot of pre-existing conditions for me. Examples:
Arthritis -- Recently woke up with 8 of my fingers in pain; Osteoarthritis
Vertigo -- Extremely more intense and more frequent
Cycle -- Noticeably different during tx and pushed me into Pre-Menopause symptoms quicker than expected
Eyes -- Back to back infections (went to Urgent Care for a 2nd opinion); pain; vision changes (ordinary aging but excelerated)
Yes, my doctors are aware of these issues, but say it is not (now) due to the tx meds. BUT, I know what is normal for me and this -- this seems like tx sped up the aging process -- for me. Oh and, some things now they are saying may be excelerated by the Hep C itself. Which again, is an educated guess on their part, based on my particular medical history. So, disclaimer -- this is about ME and what I have noticed since beginning and ending tx. If anyone has noticed anything similar, be sure to let your doctors know so they can help. It is important to know your "normal" before starting any medication, so you can spot such changes.
Blessings & thanks for your kindness & support.
(African American; Triple tx with VIC 2011-2012; UND, then relapsed and failed to reach SVR; moving forward)