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Author Topic: 4 weeks undetected!  (Read 5591 times)

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Offline Ajsmommy1

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4 weeks undetected!
« on: January 14, 2015, 02:38:02 pm »
Just found out I am undetectable at 4 weeks of an 8 week Harvoni regimen. Hoping it stays this way. I do have a question though. Just started second bottle, and noticed I have a rash on my forearms? Both of them. Nowhere else. Asked my nurse if it's too far into this for a new side effect and she didn't sound surprised. Any one else get rashes?

Offline lporterrn

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Re: 4 weeks undetected!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 03:10:44 pm »
Yes, but I was also on ribavirin since I took Harvoni via a clinical trial. This is a known side effect. I assume something was prescribed?

And congratulations! Doesn't it feel good?
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline Lukey

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Re: 4 weeks undetected!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 04:31:34 pm »
Just found out I am undetectable at 4 weeks of an 8 week Harvoni regimen. Hoping it stays this way. I do have a question though. Just started second bottle, and noticed I have a rash on my forearms? Both of them. Nowhere else. Asked my nurse if it's too far into this for a new side effect and she didn't sound surprised. Any one else get rashes?

Congrats!

Do you feel better physically now?
Better appetite? Better moods? More pep?
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
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July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline Ajsmommy1

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Re: 4 weeks undetected!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 04:38:03 pm »
Not really. Still pooped. But also have a 10 month old

Offline CMT57

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Re: 4 weeks undetected!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 08:27:54 pm »
That's awesome, AJsMommy!!!  Gives me hope!

I have some skin irritation but not a real rash (knock on wood). But I'm only a week into treatment.

I've heard drinking a lot of water helps reduce side effects...... 
Recent MRI:
" Two LI-RADS 3 lesions in the right lobe of the liver", 24 wk Harvoni tx started 01/06/2015   
2  previous tx attempts with interferon/ribavirin -> non-responder

Offline Lukey

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Re: 4 weeks undetected!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 08:40:48 pm »
Not really. Still pooped. But also have a 10 month old

Keep the faith. Better days should be right around the corner for you.
I'm not feeling too chipper at day 8 but I plan to stick it out for 7 more weeks.
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

 


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