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Author Topic: Sarting with Harvoni  (Read 10493 times)

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Offline Israel

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Sarting with Harvoni
« on: March 18, 2015, 02:19:42 pm »
My name is Israel.  I was diagnosed with Hep C, Genotype 1 a little over 2 years ago.  I didn't start treatment then because of the side effects and success rate of the drugs in place at that time.  So my doctor and I decided to hold off because of some new treatments that were on the horizon.  A year ago Sovaldi came out but we decided to wait because Harvoni was under development and was promising.  In December 2014 Harvoni became available and in  Mar of this year I decided to bite the bullet.  I started taking Harvoni on 13 Mar 2015 and as of today I was absolutely no side effects at all!  I'm 61 years old and my viral load is 1.6 million with an F-2 liver.  I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal and my copay was $35.00 for a 28-day supply. I did not experience any difficulty to get the meds and I'm authorized 2 more refills, if necessary.  I will share additional information as I move forward in my recovery.  God bless to all!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 02:35:10 pm »
Wonderful news Israel! Congratulations on starting treatment! You are on the road to being cured. Keep us posted. :)

Kim
Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 01:11:28 am »
Hi ISRAEL ,

Are you taking Harvoni for 8 weeks or 12 weeks?
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline Israel

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 09:17:25 am »
Hi Naïve - I'm taking Harvoni for 4 weeks and depending on progress (or lack thereof) I'll go into 8 weeks.  I'm scheduled for lab work during the week of 6 Apr.  Where I go from there depends on the results.  Are you in a similar situation?

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 12:22:01 pm »
Hi ISRAEL,

Yes, I'm taking Harvoni for 12 weeks, you can see in my signature line my status,
I'm 57, and f4, so I'm just ahead of you in rx,  start week 4 Tuesday .

So far, good!
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline Israel

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 10:49:18 pm »
Hi Naïve,

Looks like we're on the same train (you're a few cars ahead of me).  Hope all continues well.  I've had zero side effects thus far, I hope you've ok as well.  I'll keep in touch (if you don't mind) it gets lonely sometimes, if you know what  mean.  Good luck and God bless.

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Sarting with Harvoni
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 12:01:53 am »
Sure ISRAEL,   Were in this together, anytime I can encourage you I'm here bro!

Keep your chin up, God loves you, your gonna do just fine....  I have made some real pals here and I like the company...

Glad your getting better!
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

 


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