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Author Topic: First Day Today  (Read 4380 times)

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Offline Fischnet

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First Day Today
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:23:14 am »
I took my first Harvoni this morning at 8 am CST.
Just wondering what to expect?

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: First Day Today
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 12:00:46 pm »
Welcome, Fischnet!

If you're like most people, you can expect a smooth ride if you keep well hydrated (not necessarily just water -- all fluids count). One rule of thumb is to drink at least 1 ounce of liquid per 2 pounds of body weight. If you're 160#, that'd be ten 8-ounce glasses. That should minimize any headaches.

Harvoni gives a lot of people extra energy (my experience), but it fatigues other people. Since you took it in the morning, the extra energy shouldn't be a problem; if you end up fatigued, your doctor or the pharmacist connected with your Harvoni can tell you how to adjust the time you take the pill so that you're tired at night.

The prescribing information that came all folded up with your bottle of pills contains a chart of the most common side effects found during the clinical trials. As you can see, few people were affected by them.

Best wishes,

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 Fischnet

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Re: First Day Today
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 08:42:27 pm »
Thank You for the response.
I hope it goes well.

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: First Day Today
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:17:54 pm »
Congrats on starting your treatment journey Fischnet! Hope all goes smoothly for you. Good luck!

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 JeanJ

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Re: First Day Today
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 06:35:46 pm »
Congratulations on starting treatment, I am doing good, day 16. got thru some insomnia but switched to mornings and solved that. Have faith it will go smoothly and then you will be cured. Have a good day!



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