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Can people still have symptoms everyday even though they’re cured?

I had my son on Dec 31, 2017, and my VL was undetectable the whole time and it still is. I was diagnosed on Jan 2016 and after a while, I started feeling really sick, like flu symptoms and feeling completely worn out and my depression got A LOT worse, and it hasn’t gotten any better. I’m nauseous all day every day, and I sometimes end up vomiting. I often get a really bad stomach ache for like an hour, and then it goes away, and the area of my stomach above my belly button is really bloated every day and it doesn’t go away, it’s like that 24/7, and have really bad acid reflux every day. All of these symptoms are affecting my daily life. I don’t know what to do. Is this normal for people that are cured??

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  • Daryl Luster
    12 months ago

    I have only one comment, and it addresses you being told you were a “carrier”. It is painfully stigmatizing to me to know that any healthcare provider would use the term, as it evokes and further diminishes our dignity. You have gotten some good advice and it sounds like you are one of the lucky people who’s own immune response eradicated the virus! Congratulations! Not a carrier, not ever! None of us, even those of us who were unlucky and developed chronic hep c.

  • AmyB666 author
    1 year ago

    Thankyou for replying! I never got treatment though, my body cleared it on its own, and I was told Im a carrier..

  • Rick Nash moderator
    1 year ago


    Yes and No, but mostly no.

    Treatment for Hep C, rids the body of Hep C. The existing liver damage can take years to recover. My mother was cured in 2011, and recently has come from near F3 in 2011, to F1 in 2017. So it can get better, and the younger you are, the better your odds of it getting better. So in that sense most people don’t feel instantly healthier post treatment.

    It’s important to remember that Hep C is systemic, which means it was damaging other organs and systems. Even after a liver transplant, my GERD (acid reflux) is permanent.

    Feeling sick everyday after being cured however should not be the case unless something else is going on. Your symptoms remind me a lot of how I felt during the spikes of liver failure when I was in End-Stage Liver Disease.(But coincidence is not causation.)

    It might be prudent to keep a journal of your ailments during a week prior to a doc appointment. It should help narrow down the suspects.

    I hope this helps and things get better

    -Rick Nash (Six time dragon slayer and transplant recipient)

  • AmyB666 author
    12 months ago

    Oh wow, I hope thats not the case for me.. Thanks for the reply..

  • Randy moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi AmyB666!

    You state that you’re antibody positive but had spontaneous clearance = no chronic HepatitisC correct? So first, I’m so happy for you! Now with that information I highly doubt that your health issues are still related to the acute (first six months) after exposure when you felt so very sick. I’m more inclined to think you have something gastrointestinal going on and you should that checked by your doc or obstetrician. In the meantime, enjoy that baby : ) (Randy, Community Moderator)

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