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Author Topic: Living with HepC since 1984  (Read 4249 times)

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Offline Yander

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Living with HepC since 1984
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:06:08 pm »
I'm new here, I have been living with HepC since 1984. I have been trying to find any resource to help me with the medication and have had zero luck. Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 01:39:08 am by jberlin »

Online Lynn K

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Re: Re: Treatment and lack of treatment
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 05:39:04 pm »
Hi Yander and welcome

We made your post a new topic instead on the end of an older post so others could see and respond.

When you say you are needing help with medication could you elaborate a little? Do you mean getting to a doctor for a prescription or questions about treatment like which treatmentis right for your genotype?

Do you have insurance and medication insurance coverage questions about how to obtain medicine?

Best of luck
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 iana5252

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Re: Living with HepC since 1984
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 05:45:03 pm »
You can find a list of all currently approved drugs here...
https://www.hepmag.com/drug_charts/hepatitis-c-medications

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Re: Living with HepC since 1984
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 06:36:21 pm »
Hi Yander,
Not sure what your specific needs are, so here's another resource: https://www.hepmag.com/basics/hepatitis-c-basics/paying-hepatitis-c-treatment
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline Yander

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Re: Living with HepC since 1984
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 10:12:11 pm »
THANKS EVERYONE, i HAVE STARTED MY HARVONI 3 DAYS AGO. TODAY I FELT SICK WITH A BAD STOMACH ACHE. IS THERE ANYMORE SIDE EFFECTS?

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Re: Living with HepC since 1984
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 01:06:53 am »
Stomachaches are not a side effect of Harvoni. Might be stress related or something you ate is the more likely cause.
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!

 


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