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Author Topic: suppresed immune system harvoni  (Read 5580 times)

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Offline 1952brad

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suppresed immune system harvoni
« on: October 19, 2016, 04:53:09 pm »
Just wondered if anyone has information on harvoni or generic which I got from India, having side effect of making one more susceptible to virus, colds flu, etc.  I have been on treatment generic from India for 6 weeks and am nervous about being in crowd situations.

Offline andrew j

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Re: suppresed immune system harvoni
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 07:30:27 pm »
Hi Brad,

I am not aware of any increased susceptibility to colds and flu etc. during treatment, no.
It's logical enough to wonder, though, isn't it - given the transformation your immune system is no doubt going through as it tries to adjust after the onslaught it's been subjected to?
It is understandable that you might be a bit anxious about 'contamination' etc.
Many of us are, or were, during treatment.
A bit of caution here and there if you're feeling anxious won't do any harm.
Trust yourself, and follow your instincts.

Anyway - Hoping that your treatment is progressing well.
You should be well on the way to recovery by now!

Best wishes,
« Last Edit: October 19, 2016, 09:26:15 pm by andrew j »

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: suppresed immune system harvoni
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 08:48:52 pm »
Brad, FWIW, I had a weakened immune system since 1971, so I used to get many colds, etc., and even got bacterial bronchitis about a year before I started Harvoni. During treatment I didn't avoid crowds but I didn't get a single cold or other illness. Best of luck to you. -Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Lynn K

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Re: suppresed immune system harvoni
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 09:06:03 pm »
I don't get many colds either before or after treatment.

I haven't really seen anything about Harvoni having a negative effect on the immune system.

Good luck with 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!


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