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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Vosevi log
« Last post by gnatcatcher on Yesterday at 05:04:39 PM »
Welcome, Patrick! May the Vosevi slay your HCV permanently. Thanks for thinking of others: your log and forum participation will be highly valuable.

On Hepatitis C Treatment / Vosevi log
« Last post by Patrick226 on Yesterday at 04:12:15 PM »
First time posting. I was diagnosed in 2011. 26 year old male. Type is 1b. Started Zepatier Nov 2016. UND within 2 weeks. Bloodwork good until  approx 4 months after treatment, I relapsed. I started Vosevi one month ago today. Got first bloodwork done today. Will be keeping a log as I don't see many on here with Vosevi. Few side effects so far, some tiredness. We can beat this!
Hi Xristy.

Hoping the last leg of your treatment goes well and isn't too hard on your other symptoms. You are almost there! :)

Depression is hard. I'm not sure what people here recommend medically, but I always find that a nice shower, a brisk walk, watching birds, or going for coffee can help. If I slow down just enough to take in some of the daily things I usually take for granted, there is pleasure there to be found.

In the meantime, let us know how you are doing.


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I am on the last leg of 12 wk Harvoni treatment. 10 days to go. My last viral load at 6 weeks was 88. I am waiting to hear what I was at 9 weeks, going to call if I don't hear by Monday.

My issues have been strong depression (wanting to sleep the day away), symptoms of another virus I also suffer have been very strong. My mouth has been full of ulcers, my lymph nodes swollen and sore, and my urine has been a strange smell that also seems to make skin burn.

I will be wondering what the long term results of this medicine will be.  I am a sceptic when it comes to big PHARMA. Veterans like me are sometimes a captive audience for studies; just like we were while serving.  But conspiracy thoughts just make it worse right??

I sure feel for others going through more symptoms post treatment.  How frustrating! Especially if you didn't feel bad when you started treatment.
On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: 2 Weeks in with Epclusa
« Last post by singinasong on October 14, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »
Hi Gnatty,

Nice to meet you. Thanks for the tutorial; It was right under my nose.

You are right. I will see the AST and ALT drop and that will be enough to keep my patience at bay.

Singin  :)

On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: 2 Weeks in with Epclusa
« Last post by gnatcatcher on October 14, 2017, 06:19:42 AM »
singinasong, glad to hear you are getting the energy boost that Harvoni gave me -- it's probably the sofosbuvir that both medicines contain. I assume you will get to see the results of your four-week blood work, and the AST and ALT will be improved and cheer you on.

As to creating a signature, on the middle menu bar (Home Forum Help . . . ), pull down Profile and choose Forum Profile. There's a large box that lets you enter a signature of up to 500 characters.

Best wishes,

This doesn't surprise me. After I was pulled off triple therapy with Victrelis, I went into menopause at age 42. All other women in my family experienced menopause in their mid 50's.

All women in the study had been on treatment, so I wonder if it is the HCV or the treatment that contributed to the issues.
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