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Author Topic: Cough and fatigue. Taking Harvoni  (Read 5012 times)

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Offline Abspop

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Cough and fatigue. Taking Harvoni
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:10:35 pm »
I have wanted to get on the forum more often but I have to work a minimum of 9 hours a day and I have at least 2 hours of commuting time (I know, poor me). I'm 32 days into Harvoni (by itself). About 2 weeks ago I started coughing. It has progressively gotten worse. 6 years ago I did a regimen of Peg + Ribarivin. I quickly developed a cough that was so bad I HAD to stop. Anyway, if this cough gets as bad as the other cough it will be very tough but I plan on sticking it out. My only other problem is chronic fatigue. This only started about 10 days ago. It is annoying but I can handle it. Are these things common with others?
Medic U.S. Army (1971-1972)
1971-1972 Contracted HCV
Genotype: 1a
Viral Load: 1.55 million (has been as high as 5.5 mil)
AST: 40, ALT: 41
Fibrosis Stage: F4
Diagnosed: 1995
1995 Interferon - Non Responder
2002 PEG - Non Responder
2009 PEG + Ribavirin - Extreme cough. Had to Quit
7-22-2015 - Started Harvoni

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Cough and fatigue. Taking Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 05:42:51 pm »
The cough isn't common - the fatigue is - have you talked to your doc about this?
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 Abspop

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Re: Cough and fatigue. Taking Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 10:14:47 pm »
Hi Lucinda, yes and he said pretty much what you said. I tried a regimen of Peg and ribavirin about 12 years ago and came down with a worse cough than I have now. I attributed the cough to the ribavirin because I had used interferon twice before with no cough. As far as the fatigue goes, it is really up and down. Some days I feel great and other days I fight to stay awake.
Medic U.S. Army (1971-1972)
1971-1972 Contracted HCV
Genotype: 1a
Viral Load: 1.55 million (has been as high as 5.5 mil)
AST: 40, ALT: 41
Fibrosis Stage: F4
Diagnosed: 1995
1995 Interferon - Non Responder
2002 PEG - Non Responder
2009 PEG + Ribavirin - Extreme cough. Had to Quit
7-22-2015 - Started Harvoni

 


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