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Author Topic: Interactions Epidural Steroid for Spinal Stenosis and Harvoni  (Read 4914 times)

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Offline bricksnsticks

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Interactions Epidural Steroid for Spinal Stenosis and Harvoni
« on: October 27, 2015, 03:37:14 am »
I had this appointment for over a month now, just started Harvoni Sunday. Should I have any concern about interactions epidural steroid for spinal stenosis and Harvoni? Also not sure if they are doing anesthesia or just a mild sedative.

I am making calls tomorrow to doctor's to check this out and will post here what I am told. Thought this is a good place to post it in case anyone else ever runs into the same thing.

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I was told by my Gastroenterologist it would be fine. However, I have read in more than one place on the Internet some issues have come up when combining Harvoni and steroids. So, I will put off the spinal injections for after I complete Harvoni treatment. I feel it's better to be safe than sorry. Especially how different each person's system reacts so differently to Harvoni. 
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 07:05:19 pm by bricksnsticks »

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Re: Interactions Epidural Steroid for Spinal Stenosis and Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 09:09:35 pm »
Good idea to share, B. 
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

 


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