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Author Topic: Harvoni is awesome!!  (Read 4634 times)

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Offline libracats

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Harvoni is awesome!!
« on: June 12, 2016, 10:13:04 pm »
Hey all, I posted here back in Aug of 2014 when I first found out I had Hep C. You were all very helpful. I wanted to just reply to that post, but was told it was too old and to start a new post, haha.
 I still kept seeing my regular Dr. and decided not to seek out a specialist. She was very interested in my case and did a lot of reading up on it. I did a lot of research on my own. We just continued to monitor my liver and did regular blood tests.
But Im happy to say, I finally started treatment with Harvoni on May 13, 2016. I dont have insurance and was able to get approved by Gileads support path. So the whole treatment is free!! We did a viral load test right before I started and it was 150,000. The next test was done after about 3 1/2 weeks on Harvoni (on June 4) and my viral load is now <12 UNDETECTABLE!!  ;D Also the rest of the blood test was all normal.
Ive had little to no side effects. A little diarrhea in the beginning, but that seems to have passed now. Nothing else really, that Ive noticed. its like taking a vitamin.
Im so relieved the Hep C is gone.

Hoping for the best for all here.

Jo

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Harvoni is awesome!!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 10:52:32 pm »
Congrats Jo!! That's great news. Keep up the good work. :)

kim
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 AussieRosa

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Re: Harvoni is awesome!!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 12:14:32 am »
Hi, Jo. Thanks for returning with the good news that you're on treatment and have reached undetectable. Wishing you an easy and successful treatment. Please keep us updated on your progress.
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

 


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