I'm on a strong combo now. This is what I wanted. I asked for this. My liver is cooperating so far so I don't want to back down. I knew the 3rd week would be bad. I just hope that this time it doesn't stay bad like it usually does from week 3 on.
So my main symptoms right now are extreme fatigue and weakness. I literally could not hold onto a fork due to extreme weakness and mild trembling in the muscles of my arm. I have no appetite, but have lost a little more weight so I've been trying to make sure I eat enough. That's hard to do when you're exhausted just from lifting a fork.
I also have extreme burning muscle pain in all of my muscles. Last night I couldn't even touch my legs because they hurt so badly. I tried some turmeric as was suggested to me by a doctor. I don't notice any improvement yet, but I know it's probably a cumulative effect and won't work quickly.
The muscle spasms are also pretty bad and at night I am sometimes getting a feeling of suffocation which many call "air hunger." It's usually a babesia symptom. I have not had much of this up until the last few weeks.
Last night I had tremendous pain under my right rib cage. I literally could not shift the way I was sleeping without extreme pain. Had I not just done a liver test, I would have thought something was seriously wrong in that regard. It's gone today for now.
This is rough. I hope it gets better. I thought not being able to go running was a huge loss. Now I can't even attempt to walk my dog a short distance. In addition, I lost most of my income. For some reason I'm still not extremely upset by any of this. If anything, I'm probably happier than I've been in a while although I have no idea why. To be happy at a time like this doesn't even make logical sense. Maybe one of the meds is affecting my attitude or maybe I'm just in shock :).