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Author Topic: Lower back pain from harvoni  (Read 12556 times)

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Offline vicray

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Lower back pain from harvoni
« on: September 20, 2015, 11:48:31 am »
My daughter has been taking harvoni for 2 months. During this time she has had excruciating back pain. Today her pain is in her neck. Could this be a side effect of the drug?

Offline slats1056

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 09:22:23 am »
 vi cray, Welcome to the forums. Glad to have You. A most excellent place to keep abreast of what is going on in the Hep C world.
  I am 2 days out of completing My 10Th of 12 weeks on Having. Starting with the 9Th week I started having some lower back pain that has progressed from occasional to constant. Just had My check in with G.I. on the 17Th. He recommended slowing down & getting more rest. Not really able to as full time job & doing inventory prep at work.
 It feels more like bone or nerve to Me , as I have had back issues in the past. Doesn't feel at all like muscle related. Doc said no, just take it easy. Use Tylenol or Advil as needed. Didn't Rx any pain Melds. Been using the heating pad and warm to hot showers seem to give temporary relief.
  Also, have had some neck issues that I attribute to the headaches and stress of work & treatment anxieties. I would check with the Doc to make sure that there are not any other underlying problems. Be sure to be specific about what is going on.
 Trying not to sweat the small stuff & trusting in the Melds. doing their job. Just remember to ask questions and be specific when talking to the Doc when You have issues.
  Please post any info. that You have on labs. treatment, etc. etc. when possible. Helps everyone to know where thing are at for Your treatment.

 Again,Welcome to the forums.

73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline slats1056

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 09:33:33 am »
MEDS, MEDS, MEDS. Damn the spell check!!!
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 03:24:43 pm »
The forum spell checker keeps wanting to change "hepatologist" to "herpetologist" (someone who studies reptiles and amphibians) -- think it's trying to tell us something?

vicray, whether or not the excruciating back pain is a side effect of Harvoni, I hope your daughter's medical providers are doing their utmost to try to relieve it. I admire your daughter for sticking to the treatment despite her pain.

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 08:34:25 pm »
  Herpetologist, reptiles, Dragons!!!! Hmmmmm, makes you think don't it!
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline seekir

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 11:58:30 am »
I wonder if the fatigue some of us experience on Harvoni might contribute to back issues. I think my posture is suffering a bit because of fatigue, and I spend a lot of time reclining. I'm generally stiffer and probably not exercising or standing/sitting up as straight as I might if I had more energy.
61 yo male
Genotype 1a, treatment naive till 8/6/15 when Harvoni treatment was provided through Gilead's Support Path after health insurer (HMSA) denied Harvoni treatment and appeal due to moderate F1/F2 liver status. Sides very mild, virus "undetectable" at 28 days.

Offline slats1056

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 02:31:29 pm »
 Hey Seekir,

 I am having the same problem. Every once in a while the first month or so. Then about week 7 lower back & hips. It seemed to back down during week eleven. I have had back problems in the past ( lower back strains, torque sprain etc. ) Mine feels more like nerve & joint pain than muscles & ligaments. Almost done with week 12 and I am planning on a trip to bone Doc to have it checked out as well as getting a massage to see if that helps. I'm kinda thinking like You as far as the cause. Been kind of a couch potatoe during Tx. due to working full time & fatigue/exhaustion.
 Hope all is well out there in Heplandia everyone.
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline seekir

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 11:53:12 am »
Yeah, I'm running on empty most of the time, but expecting that will improve after some undetermined time post-treatment. Not quite as far along as you Tommy (about week eight), but hot on your trail. That massage idea sounds like a good plan.
61 yo male
Genotype 1a, treatment naive till 8/6/15 when Harvoni treatment was provided through Gilead's Support Path after health insurer (HMSA) denied Harvoni treatment and appeal due to moderate F1/F2 liver status. Sides very mild, virus "undetectable" at 28 days.

Offline Bree

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 02:43:30 pm »
Hey Yall,  I've been off Harvoni almost a week and I'm noticing less of those little aches and pains. That's a good thing;)
Dx 1997 Geno 1a
2002-2003 PEG Intron/riba (48 wks) respond/relapsed
Pre-Harvoni - Viral Load: 13.5 M - Log 7.1
Fibrosure Score F1-2  Pre-Treatment:  AST 73 / ALT 88

7/6/15 Started Harvoni (12 weeks)
10/5/15 HCV NOT DETECTED (One week post EOT)
11/9/15 NOT DETECTED!!! (6 wk post)
12/21/15 NOT DETECTED (12 wk post) 
3/14/16  NOT DETECTED (24 week post)AST 26 ALT 18
SVR ACHIEVED!!! 
CURED YES!!!

Offline Richelieu

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Re: Lower back pain from harvoni
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2015, 08:04:33 pm »
Hey, I am almost two months on with harvony and got lower back pain since week two.
Wonder if it's just during the treatment.
Anybody out there who experienced same issues and after finishing the treatment the pain disappeared?

 


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