an update, as I had found many useful info by reading other people posts (thank you all
), so mine could be of help to someone..
Started with generic Harvoni three weeks ago. Very mild sides, random neck, muscle or joint pain. If so...
Beside that, feeling excellent most of the time. More chatty, energized, maybe even high at the moments... Hope it is going to last during the whole therapy
More important, I hope that this drug will do what it was invented for. Although my LFT was good since INF/RIB therapy (never had higher AST/ALT in 10 years, checked at least annually; other results OK too, only slightly higher cholesterol), I didn't feel good at all last couple of years. That's what brought me here, two or three months ago when I felt more crappy than usually. I wanted to check if something has changed in HepC world and discovered this wonderful world of generic DAA's.
Anyway, because of my odd baseline scores (very low VL, normal blood results) and due to the fact that I could not reach my doctor to tell him about the therapy and ask for opinion, I've decided not to test VL during the treatment. It is going to be hard not to see the progress in written, I can only hope that ALT will show some good signals. Slim chances tho, steady 17-21 last couple of years.
The only thing that bothers me is that Fibroscan is not up to date. Makes me a bit uncertain if 12 weeks is going to be sufficient.
To whom it may concern:
- taking the meds 1-2 h after the dinner. It makes me wanna eat, and eat, and eat some more...
- strange feeling (numbness sort of) in my hands circa 10th day of therapy. After that, I started feeling hands like they are mine again. Somebody wrote similar in other post, I think
- smoking, well I am vaping! E-cigs! I know it is not wise, but it seems I cant get rid of it...
- reduced coffee to two cups per day, and one cup of green tea in late afternoon
- avoiding carbohydrates as much as possible (sweets, pasta etc.) Eating better ones.
- enough water, not drowning in it. around 2.5-3 l
- Vit D, vit B
- alco free, of course
Take care, everyone