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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10043

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Hi

I'm on Day 2 of tx in beatiful sunny Tasmania. I am spending time outdoors and wondering if anyone has experienced sun sensitivity on sof/led. Or if there is any info on it?

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Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Fibroscan F0
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman

Feb. 29
Week 5 of tx
ALT 23
Undetected

May 26
4 EOT
ALT 25
AST 28

Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT

August 1
Liver enzymes in normal range
HCV UNDETECTED
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10045

Hi Honker

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, in response to your question - when I first started taking Sof/Led for the first couple of weeks I found my eyes were very sensitive to the light and sun. This has now resolved itself as I got further into treatment. I got a hold of a eye spray Optrix Acti Mist which you spray on your eyes when they are closed and it worked wonders. Instantaneously I felt the difference :cheer:

Hope you have got a good quality sunblock as the Tassie sun is strong (much like here in NZ).
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10047

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Hi Tina,

Thanks for the tip. I did feel some sensitivity in one eye this afternoon but faded quickly. I am using SPF 50+ very liberally. Loving the relaxed atmosphere and fine weather, a very nice break from Hong Kong.
Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Fibroscan F0
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman

Feb. 29
Week 5 of tx
ALT 23
Undetected

May 26
4 EOT
ALT 25
AST 28

Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT

August 1
Liver enzymes in normal range
HCV UNDETECTED
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10048

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Hi honker,

I'm on Sof/Dac but much the same as Tina for the eyes, didn't really notice any difference for skin. But as you are a visitor spending time outdoors a warning is in order regarding intensity of the sun and UV here. It is fierce even in Tasmania and on cloudy days and we have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world so please wear suitable clothing, sunscreen on exposed areas and polarised sunglasses. Please have a read of below for suitable advice.

www.sunsmart.com.au/uv-sun-protection

edit: well done on the spf 50+ :+1:
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10050

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Hi GAJ,

Thanks for the tips. I am taking the UV advice to heart and will break out the very dark glasses tomorrow. I have protective gear with me and will be wearing it.
Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Fibroscan F0
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman

Feb. 29
Week 5 of tx
ALT 23
Undetected

May 26
4 EOT
ALT 25
AST 28

Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT

August 1
Liver enzymes in normal range
HCV UNDETECTED
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10089

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Hi Honker, great to hear you've started Tx. I'm on Sof/Dac and have had terrible sun sensitivity with my eyes and skin (week 4 now). I can't go out without a sun visor and sunscreen. Be very careful in Tassie, the sun can be ferocious, I got 2nd degree burns when I lived there briefly, another lifetime ago!
Good Luck, hope you get to see all the beauty it has to offer :)
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Started Sof/Dac 13/01/16

Dec '15
AST 70
ALT 89
GGT 124
Fibroscore 8.5
F1-F2
13 Feb'16 VL UND #woohoo!
AST 24
ALT 26
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10095

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Thanks Chejai,

I am normally a sun worshiper as I am of mediterranean descent. But all of you have convinced me take a more sensible route and stay covered. Much appreciated.
Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Fibroscan F0
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman

Feb. 29
Week 5 of tx
ALT 23
Undetected

May 26
4 EOT
ALT 25
AST 28

Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT

August 1
Liver enzymes in normal range
HCV UNDETECTED
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Sun sensitivity 2 years 6 months ago #10193

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What many people don't realise about Tassie is that it's much easier to get burnt than you think.

If you look at the UV index for Hobart

www.bom.gov.au/tas/uv/hobart.shtml

And then for Sydney

www.bom.gov.au/nsw/uv/sydney.shtml

You can notice several things. Yes the extreme period for Sydney from 12-2 is a little wider but other the very high and high periods are very similar.

The significant thing is that because it's cooler in Hobart so easier to be out in the Midday sun, whereas in Sydney the heat encourages you to seek shade.
YMMV
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