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Author Topic: 2 more days on Harvoni & insomnia  (Read 6306 times)

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Offline JackN

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2 more days on Harvoni & insomnia
« on: February 25, 2016, 04:22:01 pm »
Hello fabulous warriors

From a true insomniac (3 sleep studies) I have experienced a much harder time sleeping while just on the Harvoni alone.  Sometimes a sleeping pill doesn't work.  Any advice what worked for you if you experienced insomnia before harvoni and still experience it.  Note I'm totally caffeine free and have been.  I truly do not like the sleeping pill effect the next day at all not want to have to depend on that.

Likely infected 1970's
VL 575,000
Liver Functions normal (ALT/AST)
F0 Fibroscan
Started Harvoni 12-5-15
4week labs 63 VL
6week labs 21 VL
2-17-16 NONDETECTED :) prior to 12 week EOT
3-28-16 EOT 4 week testing = nondetected
5-11-16 EOT 10 week testing = nondetected

Offline dragonslayer

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Re: 2 more days on Harvoni & insomnia
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 05:02:19 pm »
Hey Jack,

As an inveterate insomniac, I wound up taking diphenhydramine (benadryl) almost every night while on treatment.. There were no proven negative interactions with Harvoni, and while I would much rather have taken nothing, I reasoned that not sleeping during treatment was likely negatively impactful on my immune system.   Did the trick pretty well.  There is a thread about  insomnia post treatment you might be interested in:


DX 2008
Started Harvoni 11/26/14 for 8 wks
Completed 8 wks Harvoni 01/20/15
EOT RNA Quant result:  Detected 29
7.5 wk post tx: Detected < LLOQ(12)
11 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR12
24 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR24; AST 26; ALT 22; ALP 73
48 wk post tx: UNDETECTED SVR48; AST 18; ALT 18; ALP 70
GT 1a
vl 2.4mil
2008 bpx: Stage&Grade 0
2013 bpx: Stage&Grade: 0-1
likely infected early '70s

Offline BillT

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Re: 2 more days on Harvoni & insomnia
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 11:13:35 am »
Good morning Jack,
                            Congratulations getting here.You're almost done.I have a terrible time sleeping but I've been using Aleve PM.I take 2 of them about a hour or 2 before I want to go to sleep and they really do help with the sleep and pain(bad back).They also don't give you a drugged feeling the next day.If you try it let me know if it works for you.

When you get over to the other side could you mow some of this really green grass for us? 8)
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13



Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)


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