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Author Topic: side effect vs aging(age),stress,  (Read 6949 times)

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Offline Karin

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side effect vs aging(age),stress,
« on: August 16, 2016, 02:47:48 pm »
Hello There I am new to the forum and have been reading a lot of the posts. I was thinking about the side effects we have experienced and wonder if its really not the medicine but just where we are at this point of our life?? If you are older like me, it could be thats why we are gaining weight, have arthritis, body aches. We also could be so stressed not knowing our out come even with the newest medicines. We cannot sleep, feel anxious ,nauseas, this all takes a toll on us. I am not trying to make light of our feelings both physically and mentally I have symptoms /side effects also. Just hoping maybe i could be correct?
genotype 1a
fibroscan f3
diagnosed April 2016
Began Harvoni July 19th 2016
4week blood test today Aug 16 2016
Negative for virus on 4 week check
finished Harvoni Oct 11tth 2016

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: side effect vs aging(age),stress,
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 02:56:42 pm »
Which medicine are you taking?

A lot depends on the condition of our bodies, too.  Some of us have high blood pressure, some have other conditions, some may be overweight, some have more liver involvement, all of this plays into the treatment course.  And, age too! 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 Karin

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Re: side effect vs aging(age),stress,
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 03:18:47 pm »
hello again :) I just turned 60 this month. I am pretty healthy I thought, but i have been tricked into that thinking before. 6 yrs ago i had breast cancer,had mastectomy and fought my butt off to become healthy and whole again (i thought) now this fight is ahead of me. I have always been into health and nutrition. I was a Jazzercise instructor for many years before BC had to quit but still actively take class 3-4 times a week, Also love yoga. Not really ever been over weight till the past 6 years about 10 lbs which i contribute to my age. And stress.
i did enjoy my wine but no longer indulge...
genotype 1a
fibroscan f3
diagnosed April 2016
Began Harvoni July 19th 2016
4week blood test today Aug 16 2016
Negative for virus on 4 week check
finished Harvoni Oct 11tth 2016

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: side effect vs aging(age),stress,
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 03:37:38 pm »
I just turned 61 last month, so I hear you re: weight gain!! It is a continual struggle, but I've managed to keep it down, but only thru daily effort w/ diet and exercise. I'd been interested in Jazzercise in the past but never managed to get myself to a class.

Are you having any side effects thus far with the Harvoni?  My course was very uneventful so I hope yours will be, too.  Glad to see you got this site figured out! 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 I fightis thetitis

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Re: side effect vs aging(age),stress,
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 04:01:19 pm »
Hi Karen,

Well there certainly are noticeable sides for some on Harvoni. I'm 57 and did 24 weeks and by the eot I had a symphony of 3 notes ringing in my ear. Almost gone now.
Tinnitus, joint pain and insomnia were my sides but others nothing or mild sides, yet others more severe.

In my case I believe the treatment, even though eliminated the virus, had sides and may have aged me faster..but it was well worth the trade.  Glad your here and best of luck you you!
Greg
M59  56@start of TX. date infected:1976
diagnosed 1997 - asymtomatic
Genotype 1a
AST 111 -ALT 124 - AFP -89
Viral Load 1900000 - Log 6.28
Fibro Test F4 ActiTest A3
Harvoni 24 wks - start date 11/24/15

6 Week Labs VL Undetected!
104 weeks EOT Undetected.

8/25/17 Fibrosure score 80 = F4
11/10/17 Fibroscan 7.5 mean 1.6 m/s = F2
8/2018 Ultra sound normal.

 


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