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Author Topic: Harvoni  (Read 8197 times)

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Offline Soulrole

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Harvoni
« on: June 01, 2016, 05:45:02 pm »
Second pill today feel great no side effects so far. Yes yes yes!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 05:55:43 pm »
Congrats Soulrole! You'll be done & cured before you know it! :)

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 Soulrole

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 06:00:47 pm »
Thanks kim

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 07:50:34 pm »
Hi soulrole and welcome to the Harvoni Train! I recently completed my 12 weeks and found the ride to be very pleasant.  Make sure to drink lots of water due to the dehydration effects of the drugs. Hope you have a smooth experience and keep us posted, as the future is bright -- FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Soulrole

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 07:54:45 pm »
Thanks future thinker I'm drinking a lot of fluids I noticed my face looks thinner since I started harvoni I don't know if that's mild dehydration but I feel great.

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 08:02:33 pm »
Many people experience what is called the "Harvoni High", with increased energy and mental clarity, which I did have for ~ the first 4-6 weeks, then the energy leveled out but was still much better than prior to treatment. It started on day 6-7, the first week is when many notice it. For some this increase in energy continues thruout treatment, we're all a bit different in how we react.

Overall my treatment flew by and was so much more tolerable than I could have imagined. The increased water will help with constipation/gas/headaches, too, so glad you're aware of the need for this. FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Soulrole

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 08:05:13 pm »
Yes I drink water religiously since I found out I had it in the early nineties.

Offline Soulrole

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 08:25:38 pm »
And congratulations on being cured. Future thinker.

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 12:39:22 pm »
Hey Soulrole, I'm not "cured" yet, but I am hoping and praying that will be the result! Once you complete treatment, the cure label isn't given until 12 weeks after you complete treatment (EOT = end of treatment) and you are still undetected for the virus.  I'm going today for a 2 week EOT test that my doctor likes to get, and then my next test (the BIG one that determines a cure) is in August. So there is a bit of a waiting period after treatment to know if one is cured or not.  Some doctors are even getting 24 week EOT tests, as a handful of people have relapsed that far out, but it is rare.  The general standard is if no virus is detected at 12 weeks EOT, then one is considered cured.

We are on our way! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Soulrole

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 06:48:38 pm »
Undetected after 5weeks yes.

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Harvoni
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 07:37:47 pm »
Undetected after 5weeks yes.

Congrats Soulrole!! So great to see those words, isn't it?

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/

 


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