New Hepatitis C Treatment - Week 7: Awaiting a Response
In this video update (Shot on November 30th 2012) Hepatitis C patient Devon Nicholson is in his 7th week of treatment in this video update and the side effects of treatment are wearing on him heavily.
He has lost a significant amount of weight due to the muscle wasting effects of the powerful medication he is on and is feeling extremely sick.
Nicholson is still waiting news from his Hepatitis C specialist if the treatment has been effective so far. He had his rapid viral response test done at the hospital at the end of week 4. This was done to see if the virus is still detectable in his system. He was informed he would hear the results by the end of week 6.
Devon is experiencing severe mental stress awaiting the results which the medication psychological side effects have been increasing. Nicholson has been on 4 different anti-depressants during treatment to help with his mental state.
This entry was originally published on December 6, 2012. Reprinted with permission.