I'm headed in to week 3 of my treatment of Hep C. So far so good, but I have gained roughly 12 pounds, it came on fast. I'm going to watch my food intake better and also watch what I eat.
That amount of weight in that amount of time must be fluid retention.
Yes, I had a 12 week dose and after about the 4th week, my appetite changed (not in a good way).
I never was a particularly thin person anyway, but I think somehow the hep c suppressed my appetite all those years.
So unfortunately after the treatment I continued to gain weight, about 24 pounds total. And it has been about a year now post treatment, and it feels like my appetite is closer to the way it used to be pre-HEP C Treatment. Unfortunately now I have high cholesterol which I never had before and the fat content in my liver is higher. No cirrocis though. It is very frustrating. I really try to watch what I eat, growing a lot of my own food at home, I work full time, I do at least 2 step classes a week, work out on the Total Gym for muscle toning, and walk 8 to 12 Miles a week and only recently did the weight start coming off. I think it’s just different for each individual. The important thing is getting hep c free. Then everything else eventually will fall into place. Oh, yeah, I got a vitamix and started making smoothies with herbs and greens from the garden with bananas and that helps a lot too. Throw in everything — vitamins, flaxseed, nuts. It’s a garden green culinary delight. Live well and love yourself!’
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