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Hep C Triple Therapy Patient Experience from Malc, Part 1

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Connie M. Welch

Hi Kerrie, Thank you for sharing with us. You are indeed a strong warrior. You are courageous and brave and can do this. Do you mind sharing what treatment meds you are specifically doing? I could totally relate to your message. I did triple therapy with Incivek, Peg Interferon and Ribavirin in 2012 and completely lost my appetite. All the foods that normally would have tasted good, I did not even want. Some treatment drugs effect the appetite. If you are having trouble getting in nutrition, nutrition supplement drinks can be of help. Some patients have mixed ice cream in with these drinks. You can also blend your own smoothies of different types to get in good nutrition. There are lots of different recipes you can look up on the internet as well. Live culture yogurt is also good in many ways because it has good bacteria that your system needs. Try the best you can to eat fresh fruit and vegetables as much as possible. Limit high sodium foods and processed foods. Eat lean proteins, but you may want to ask your doctor about the right balance of protein's for your liver condition. If you care to read some articles on how to help get through treatment with Mile Markers, see this link to my website for this article: This method helped me get through treatment. Keep us posted on how you're doing. Feel free to let me know if you have further questions. We are here for you. You are in my prayers as you move ahead. Blessings, Connie

February 17, 2015


Hi I have just started triple therapy treatment for Hep C, It has been a long time coming, was all ready to start back in Sept. 2012 had one last test and they discovered I had Defused Large B Cell Lymphoma, 6 months of Chemo kicked it, a year to recover and I am back dealing with my hep c. I am feeling so tired, have no desire for food, constant head ache, am feeling sad at the thought this has to go on for so long, don't get me wrong I am going to see this through but am needing some help with any Ideas on what I can eat, My doctor has said go out and eat Ice-cream lollies and chocolate all of which I love but my body doesn't. I usually enjoy a very healthy fresh healthy diet. any help would be appreciated I have already lost a couple of kgs. and I was a light weight to start

February 16, 2015

Connie Welch

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations on your husband's completing treatment and success! That is so fantastic! I know the relief you feel that treatment is over and recovery is going well. I personally felt like I had been given the gift of my life back. It took me about 5 months in recovery before I saw a huge change, but each week from the time treatment ended brought increased energy and improvements. Just like treatment takes time, so does total recovery. The body has been through a terrific battle and is in the rebuilding stage. It takes patience in the process but it is so worth it to feel great again. So happy for you and your husband. You are both Hep C Warriors! Blessings, Connie

May 16, 2014


My husband finished 24 weeks of triple therapy on Feb 27, 2014 and it was successful. I tried to find information regarding the post treatment recovery and the reports were mixed. I want to share that after less than 3 months, he has made a dramatic turnaround. We are so thankful because his mental, physical, and emotional health has been at ground zero for the past 12 years. The treatment was not pretty, with many mental and emotional side affects. He did not take any anti-depressants, I cried a lot, had hurt feelings, but we made it through the treatment. He is 57 and getting stronger each day. He worked a 10 hour day yesterday. Amazing.

May 15, 2014


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