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Author Topic: Completed my 1st week on Harvoni  (Read 5922 times)

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Offline bud345

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Completed my 1st week on Harvoni
« on: March 14, 2015, 04:26:07 pm »
Started taking Harvoni on 3/6 and the first 4 days were fine. Next 3 days very tough. Constant diarrehea and I felt like I had the flu. Yesterday and today...I feel wonderful other than minor headaches!! I read a few people out here talking about milk and dairy products so I cut back on my favorite breakfast Cherrios for a few days but thats ok.
I will start working out again on Monday so I can get back to a normal routine. Thanks to all who come on here giving support to those newbies like me that don't know a damn thing about blogging lol.

Offline atomic dog

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Re: Completed my 1st week on Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 07:08:23 pm »
Congrats on getting through Week 1. It was my toughest week; feel like an old pro three weeks out. I also had diarrhea, headaches etc. Those went away a little bit each day. Regarding dairy, if you're not allergic to nuts, try almond milk or soy milk as a substitute. I'm working more anti-oxidants into my diet (blueberries are a good one). Drink lots of water every day--that's the unofficial motto of this forum.
Infected 1969, dirty needle
Geno 1a
Stage 2 fib, some necrosis
TX naive
1/29/15 ALT61; AST43
2/16/15 Started Harvoni; VL 1.5 m;
2/19/15 ALT40; AST24
2/29/15 ALT29; AST25
3/9/15 ALT28; AST25; 
3/9/15 < 20 IU/mL (3 wks) HCV RNA remains 'detected'
3/24/15 ALT30; AST25;
3/24/15 <20 IU/mL (5 wks) HCV RNA
4/10/15 <20 IU/ml (7 weeks) HCV RNA
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Offline Ruthie

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Re: Completed my 1st week on Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 10:16:32 pm »
Congratulations on completing your first week!

The first 3 weeks were toughest for me. However, most people don't have that problem. They've died down for me and I'm used to them now. I still have diarrhea and nausea, but it's not a big deal to me anymore.

Offline bud345

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Re: Completed my 1st week on Harvoni
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 07:01:02 am »
I'm hoping everthing stays ok with me on my 2nd week. I see my GI doctor Friday 3/20 and I'm praying for positive results. Still have minor headaches but my energy level is up so I will be going back to the gym and start working out again!

Offline Ruthie

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Re: Completed my 1st week on Harvoni
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 11:41:36 pm »
That's awesome your on your second week now!

You can try a little caffeine or Tylenol or ibuprofen for the headaches. Usually a couple cups of coffee and water gets rid of mine. If it's really bad, I take 600 mg ibuprofen.

You're very lucky to have energy. Use it and enjoy it! I'm still waiting to get that energy LOL


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