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Author Topic: Taking last Viekira pill tonight - how will I feel tomorrow?  (Read 6734 times)

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Offline Ian

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Taking last Viekira pill tonight - how will I feel tomorrow?
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:19:24 pm »
Wow, it's been 3 months and I'm taking my final Viekira evening dose (no ribavirin) tonight. Is there any kind of Viekira withdrawal, can I expect to feel any effects from the shock of suddenly stopping taking it? Anyone else who took Viekira without riba who can share their experience with that transition off the drug?

Thanks so much, this forum has been such an unbelievable resource! Before I found it I had a lot of trouble finding really useful info. Honestly doctors should send people home with this URL after the first visit!

34 years old
Gen 1a
Prior to treatment: 1.8 m viral load
4 weeks: undetected
Last day of 12 week treatment!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Taking last Viekira pill tonight - how will I feel tomorrow?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 09:16:42 pm »
Congrats on finishing, Ian! I didn't take Viekira, so can't help with your Viekira withdrawal question. But just wanted to welcome you across the finish line. :)

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 Philadelphia

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Re: Taking last Viekira pill tonight - how will I feel tomorrow?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 10:05:27 pm »
I did 24 weeks of VP with riba. I felt better every day that passed after treatment. Riba made it a bit more noticeable I think, but even so, it was great tone done and gradually feel "normal" again.

Congrats on completing treatment and don't forget to post in the svr12 Viekira thread in Post Treatment !
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013

Offline Ian

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Re: Taking last Viekira pill tonight - how will I feel tomorrow?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 10:05:56 am »
Thanks, great - I was a bit concerned about a withdrawal, but I suppose stopping the meds is more of a relief for your body than a shock. So it's not like your traditional withdrawal people experience when stopping taking recreational drugs.

Thanks again!


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