In the end, it doesn't matter what causes it, I'm fine, waiting for a PI
/IFN combo and keeping in touch with the doc. He says I turned a corner and got old. I hated him for saying it, but he was right. So, now, I'm old, I have Hep C and I gotta get my backside slimmed down.
But none of this is even close to what you described. I do not think what you described in such detail could be left over from IFN, more people would be reporting it and there should be more data out there about it.