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Living with Hepatitis C / Re: Shaving cut
« Last post by gnatcatcher on Today at 09:57:17 AM »
Jodaha, there is a fairly good chance your blood is already no longer poison -- Harvoni works quickly. A couple of years ago, some doctors would test the viral loads of their Harvoni patients after just two weeks of treatment, and some of those results were already showing undetected. (The remaining treatment is to try to destroy any HCV hiding in a nook or cranny.)

Gnatty
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Living with Hepatitis C / Shaving cut
« Last post by Jodaha on Today at 08:21:14 AM »
Just cut myself shaving. It won’t stop bleeding. I can’t wait till my blood is no longer poison. Day 18 of 56 of HARVONI.
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: new on Harvoni and could really use advice.
« Last post by andrew j on Yesterday at 11:39:34 PM »
Gosh - that really is fantastic!

Every time I think about this I break out into a smile.

You're right, Kim.
Rarely is it so simple!
Well spotted - and well done - all of you!!



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I Just Tested Positive for Hepatitis C / Re: New to hep c hello
« Last post by Lynn K on Yesterday at 10:25:04 PM »
He was last here in October if you look at his profile.

Some folks worry about side effects so feel medical MJ either might help with their sides or their anxiety about sides or just anxiety about treatment in general.
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Post Harvoni Hair Loss
« Last post by KimInTheForest on Yesterday at 09:59:11 PM »
Good luck with that, Cass! It's very unsettling to be losing hair. Hope you find a solution. Maybe it will be as simple as low ferritin. That can be corrected (usually).

kim
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Post Harvoni Hair Loss
« Last post by Cass on Yesterday at 08:37:58 PM »
Thank you for your suggestion about Iron/Ferritin Kim. Funny, I had the instinct to eat stake today. Will get my levels checked. My hair loss post Harvoni has been ongoing and become terribly serious. Would guess I've lost more than 1/2 my hair.

Had other symptoms as mentioned, but they mostly subsided, though my the joint and muscle stiffness is still worse than before  Harvoni. Am grateful to Harvoni, but loosing literally handfuls of hair a day, was never an expectation. My diet has not changed, but am definitely going to increase my iron, as you recommended.

Am also doing other natural hair loss suggestions from online: Green Tea Rinse with Rosemary Oil, Onion Juice, aloe. Will keep you posted.

Thanks again.

Susan
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Post Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Post Harvoni Hair Loss
« Last post by KimInTheForest on Yesterday at 07:58:05 PM »
Hi Cass. Welcome to the forums! I see this is your first post.

When I hear hair loss, 2 things always spring into my mind: iron/ferritin and Biotin/B7.

Have you had your ferritin level checked recently? (blood test) Women with low ferritin, even if you are not yet anemic, will experience hair loss. And that won't stop until ferritin is consistently back above 80.

Also, biotin (vitamin B7) improves strength of hair and nails. I am not sure if it helps stop hair loss.

I do recall some members mentioning hair loss on Harvoni (or post Harvoni).

Good luck,
kim
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Just to update you guys, after starting b12 all my symtoms are gone!

Fantastic Mikey! Glad it was that simple. :)

kim
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: new on Harvoni and could really use advice.
« Last post by Mikey87 on Yesterday at 07:20:31 PM »
Just to update you guys, after starting b12 all my symtoms are gone!
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I Just Tested Positive for Hepatitis C / Re: New to hep c hello
« Last post by Jodaha on Yesterday at 06:00:30 PM »
Where did thibknandthin go ?  I’m curious how this ended. Also, why would you want medical marijuana for Hep C
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