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Author Topic: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log  (Read 8266 times)

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Offline Axl86

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My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« on: April 08, 2016, 10:41:02 am »
So I just got my meds from the pharmacy and was instructed to start them this Sunday.  4/10/16.  I am going to give my basic starting info now and then try to log at least bi-weekly with symptoms and other important info and then every 4 weeks when i get my blood results ill post so people can see the effectiveness. 

Starting info:

Initial infection date:  circa July 2014
First treatment:  Sovaldi/Ribavirin.   Failed treatment due to my own mess up.. Once i came up undetected I stopped taking the meds and the virus came back. 
Second treatment:  Daklinza 60mg daily, Sovaldi 400mg daily, Ribavirin 1000mg daily
Length of treatment:  24 weeks
Genotype: 2b
starting viral load:  5.2 million
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 10:56:42 am by Axl86 »

Offline Axl86

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 09:36:12 pm »
First day of meds today.  No immediate side effects.  Will update soon

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 10:54:42 pm »
Welcome to the forums, Axl86. And good luck with treatment! Great that you have started. :)

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 Godisgood

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 01:57:09 am »
Welcome. Glad to see you starting treatment. Looking forward to your progress.

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 04:44:41 am »
Hi, Axl. Welcome to the forums. Good luck with treatment. I hope it goes quickly and you have minimal side effects. And... whatever you do, don't stop taking them until you're done ;)
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 :-)

Offline Paddy-O

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 09:59:50 am »
Yes, good luck Axl86. I'm glad you were able to get into another treatment, and hope it's a complete success without any issues.

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 05:55:40 pm »
Looking forward to hearing your progress. :)
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
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Offline Axl86

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 11:05:09 am »
just a little update...10 days in....no sides at all...none.    get first months blood work done May 5th.  So as soon as I get them back i'll let yall know how good its working.

Offline Axl86

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2016, 06:40:22 pm »
Update!  After a little more than one month virus is now undetectable.  Still no symptoms at all.  Going to talk to doc next visit to see about dropping Ribavirin completely so we can try to have a baby

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2016, 07:06:24 pm »
Update!  After a little more than one month virus is now undetectable.  Still no symptoms at all.  Going to talk to doc next visit to see about dropping Ribavirin completely so we can try to have a baby

Congrats on your undetected result, Axl86!! Don't be too quick to drop the ribavirin. You want to be sure the treatment works. Also remember, whenever you do stop the ribavirin, you will need to wait 6-7 months before conceiving a child. That is how long some traces of it remain in the body.

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kim
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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 Axl86

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2016, 07:35:56 pm »
Thank you Kim!

And wouldn't a drop of over 5 million VL in a month indicate it's working? If you look at the guidelines for daklinza/Sovaldi it does say used with or without ribavirin.  Also I have read the claims of 6 months after for pregnancy,  I suspect this is just doctors being overly cautious, as the results I've read said that although it is pregnancy cat X, there is not significant evidence that paternal exposure will cause any defects.  Regardless I will wait the 6 months just to be safe, but I think these guidelines are a little exaggerated

Offline Axl86

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Re: My 24 Week Daklinza/Sovaldi/Ribavirin log
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 08:20:51 pm »
Ok so my doctor was so pleased with my labs and the fact that I'm on triple therapy that they cut me down to 12 weeks.  They don't feel 24 is needed after all.  So this is my last month of meds

 


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