8 years ago, I received a treatment for hep c. I had been carrying the virus since my teens (around 20 +years)
In one of my bloodtests while pregnant, I found out, but I was never treated until 2014, and only because I started asking around and educating myself what I had.
I was treated with interferon and ribavirin... later to find out that this same year, new treatment was offered available.
I have no scarring on my liver, they say.. When starting treatment I had fibrosis 2-3 I reckon is the measure out there, but here in Iceland they count from 0-6 and mine was 3-4 by those measures.
The treatment really took a toll on me. 2 years after treatment I get another test, to check if im cured because Nobody offered me any aftercare or any advise on how to live.
I never had symptoms, until after treatment, and now 8 years later, im in pain and im scared to eat. My stomach is all torn up. But my liver seems fine but nobody even bothers to check anything related until i started vomiting blood 3 yrs ago. So im on ezapramazol and need to be on that for the rest of my life which is fine if it works. Im not a user, havent used since I was a kid.. but im in pain. I cant eat without watering up everywhere, and it keeps giving me more and more pain in my chest and everywhere nowdays. Im only 49 kilograms, 46 years old. (I was 38 when i was treated)
Its very hard to live this way and im constantly scared to die from my girls.
Thank you for being here and your fantastic articles that helped me recognise what is wrong with me. All doctors brush me off, espessially the one who treated me.
Best wishes from Iceland ❤