Got my script today
. Went to my local pharmacy only to find out I'd missed the delivery cut-off for the next day by 30 minutes.
My fault, I went home and fluffed about for a while instead of going straight to the pharmacy.
The pharmacist decided to call the supply organisation to find out if they had any in stock (the answer was yes
) and learned that it can only be ordered by phone.
So, if the dogs are smiling on me and the tablets arrive I will start my treatment tomorrow (pharmacist asked really nicely if they could deliver).
The doctor reckons I won't have many side effects apart from tiredness.
Being Genotype 1, I opted not to go on interferon treatment when I was first diagnosed in 2004 so this is my first (and hopefully only) treatment .
I'm not happy that the funding for the Hep C meds have come at the expense of other funding. I think that is all kinds of wrong, but I am grateful for it.
The script is for 28 tablets, with 2 repeats. Each script costs me $28 and some cents, but it costs the pharmacist 22 GRAND!!!
Yes they get almost all of it back from the govt but it's still an expensive drug.
I've been instructed to cut out all supplements apart from vitamin D. Naturally I'll do what I'm told. I want those little orange buggers to work.
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND
12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND