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Author Topic: Changed antidepressant  (Read 5331 times)

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Offline Doluska

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Changed antidepressant
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:07:07 pm »
Hi all! I am reading new posts daily and it encouraging me a lot! I am 6 day now on s/o plus small dose of RIBA ( 1 tab.) my hepatologyst phoned me and told that I must change my antidepressant becouse pristiq lessen the effect of Olisio. Well, why they discovered this only after 4 days of starting my therapy - god knows. Regarding RIBA my doc. Told that scarring is extancive in the liver, and this will bring chances of healing up. We'll raise dose up to 3 tabs. Slowly and watch my blood reaction. It would ve been very helpful to listen to your opinion about it. Another thing that he told me - that now it is not 90% of cure! burn about 80%. This is new drug and data is changing constantly. Any ideas or news?
I wish for all of those, who are infected and going through process of killing monstr best of the best and full recovery. Doluska

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Changed antidepressant
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 03:47:32 pm »
Hi - Good that your doc saw that - fortunately the risk of interaction is merely "potential" which means they aren't sure - may interact with both S+O. You can check all your drugs and supplements at: http://www.hep-druginteractions.org/Default.aspx

The data from the S+O studies are very small, so it isn't really clear if there is a benefit to using ribavirin. Perhaps more data will be presented at the Liver meeting next month. Here is something interesting to read: http://depts.washington.edu/hepstudy/presentations/uploads/82/cosmos.pdf
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline Doluska

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Re: Changed antidepressant
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 07:11:25 pm »
Hi Lucinda! Just came from the doc. Now I know my basic line: I am tipe 1b, my enzymes were around 200, viral load 18.000 000. They resized RIBA up to 3 t/ day. I am not happy about it, but willing to try. If it will raise chance to undetected - I am willing to try. If I will feel that it somehow compromise my heart - I will stop.
Thank you very much for giving me information and support.
I am feeling much seifier with all of you on my side. All the best! D


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