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Have you had to take sick leave / FMLA while during Harvoni Tx?

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Author Topic: FMLA or Sick Leave while on Harvoni  (Read 5373 times)

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Offline NotToday2017

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FMLA or Sick Leave while on Harvoni
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:20:18 pm »
Hi all,

I am starting my Harvoni treatment this coming week and was curious if anyone had to take sick leave / FMLA from work while on the tx due to side effects?

My hepatologist said he'd be happy to write an tx for leave, but I don't want to have to take off work. I have a demanding job; putting in ~65/hours a week and travel at least 2 weeks out of the month.

I searched the forums and found most of the posts related to fmla were 2014/2015. Wondering if I can get through my 8 weeks of Harvoni without having to tell anyone at work or take any sick leave.

Thanks for voting.

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: FMLA or Sick Leave while on Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 04:32:11 pm »
NotToday, quite a few of us actually had extra energy while on Harvoni and got a lot more done. You never know ahead of time, though, so it's good that your hepatologist will write a tx for leave in the unlikely event that you find that you do need it.

Hoping you have an easy time,

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: FMLA or Sick Leave while on Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 12:48:23 am »
Harvoni for 24 weeks ribavirin for 15 of those weeks no time off

Solvaldi Olysio 12 weeks no sick days.

6 months of interferon ribavirin and a trial med no sick days

6 months interferon ribavirin, 2 weeks FMLA

6 months interferon monotherapy (3 shots a week of interferon) no sick time
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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