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Author Topic: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....  (Read 5733 times)

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Offline Melkordoom

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Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« on: July 06, 2016, 10:53:09 pm »
So I have a few questions about my treatment and the effect's that have happened while on these meds. So I have been on it since April and I am about to be done around Sept 8 of this summer. I noticed lesion's and Manopause where I get snippy and testy over little shit. Most times I'm a easy going guy and can handle a bit of ballbusting just recently got my 3 month blood count an I'm cleared of the virus. Just never experienced this kind of fluctuations between emotions as I'm bipolar and schizophrenic but I kept that to myself as I want to just get this over and done with and move on with my life. Have any of you fellow happy heppers experienced the sluggish and uncomfortable feelings and situations I'm going through especially since I want to go forward and not look back?!
Type 1a no other PX and cleared after 2& 1/2 months of Vpak and ribavirin

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 12:31:40 am »
Ribavirin is known to make some people cranky some very cranky. It has been nicknamed riba rage should subside post treatment
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Melkordoom

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Re: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 12:46:05 am »
Rad, I thought it was just my other issues coming hack to get at me. But it wasn't a big deal at first now I'm 3 &1/2 months into it. I've never felt like this even when I was sick mentally but the tired feeling and naps are really annoying as well.
Type 1a no other PX and cleared after 2& 1/2 months of Vpak and ribavirin

Offline brie41

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Re: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 10:02:41 am »
Hi Melkordoom,

  I treated with Harvoni, so I can't speak to what it is like to be on riba.  It must be very difficult to deal with everything.  I do find laughter helps me out when I am feeling overwhelmed.  It is hard to be pissed off if you can find ways to get a good belly laugh in!  Sorry if that seems like a simple idea while you are dealing with major issues.  Best of luck to you and the rest of your treatment.  Congrats on being undetected too!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

Offline Melkordoom

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Re: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 07:40:57 pm »
My wife and I use to travel quite extensively through the States and abroad for awhile, we finally got our situation together and I'm a teacher at a high school skate program and she's a pre k teacher we find the simplest humor does help for example I found this book called the pout pout fish I can't stop laughing at it. Thanks for your words it does help with feeling awful by laughing.
Type 1a no other PX and cleared after 2& 1/2 months of Vpak and ribavirin

Offline crabby old guy

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Re: Vpak ribavirin 24 weeks side effects....
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 08:05:38 pm »
Melkordoom,

My 24 wks are done 9-2, my sides didn't kick in till wk 5, now I can get teary eyed 1 min and pissed at my toilet for running the next, feel like I just woke up most of the time. Instead of looking at how much longer I have to go I think about the weeks I've already made it through. Stay strong.
                         
                    P.S I like riba rage better than manopause.
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cirrhosis
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Sovaldi
Ribavirin
Daklinza
24 wk treatment

 


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