I appreciate it
I am honestly a bit shocked that I am contemplating taking chemicals at this point. And quite surprised too that science seems to have managed to come up with something really useful for a change. Lets just hope there aren't too many hidden implications.
Harvoni 12 wks
flyingfox66 wrote: So I better not eat any more Aloe Vera...hmmm....some people recommend it specifically for Hep C.
At least I can keep drinking my Dandelion tea during treatment.
Big question is though what about "medical" marijuana with the tx? Is that contraindicated?
Seems like it would help with a lot of the reported sides.
If you are going to be taking Daclatasvir then probably better to avoid grass....ahem, "medical" marijuana per below link (4th item listed). My body is a temple until at least the end of April.
More seriously, while we need to consider drug interactions I would also recommend that everyone consider whether anything they are taking whether legal, illegal, herbal, over the counter or prescription is necessary for the relatively short time we are treating. Anything that we put into our bodies has to be processed by either our liver or kidneys or both, which will already be trying to process the meds, dispose of dead viral particles and repair the damage that the virus caused over the years. So the less extra workload we put on these organs during treatment the better able they will be to perform these tasks.
Gaj gets off soapbox and goes to find some polish for his halo.
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
Thanks for that link GAJ (and Doc Freeman). Exactly what I needed to know. I'll give up all my herbs for the duration just in case. Bit sad about the grapefruits though because my tree will have hundreds of them by then.
I'm not a broad spectrum luddite really...I do love my computer, though I'm not sure it's good for me.
Harvoni 12 wks
You'll really turn heads riding that in your Superdoc costume, doc.
Huon Valley, Tasmania
Hep C+ since 1980s
Started Indian Sof and Riba, BMS Dac (comp access) 28 August 2015
UND at 4 weeks
Finished treatment 19 November 2015
12 February 2016 UND SVR12
Questions about herbs/supplements:
In general taking most every herb or supplements is not advised while on generic Harvoni, however what about drinkng Dandelion tea? It seems to calm me and from what I understand it can reduce inflammation and can soothe liver.....or is this an old wives tale?
If you can drink it how much is too much and what is consdeted moderate?
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016
Viral count - 3,471,080
4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) interacts with DANDELION
I don't see how it has a calming effect. It is mostly used as a diuretic. I know you'll read alot of stuff on the internet saying it helps inflammation but my research on the studies show it isn't good for anything but a possible diuretic.
Virus Load 3,119,030
Results as of May-2016
5 week viral load/undetected as of 12/02/2016
Liver Biopsy Results from Feb 2013
Portal/Periportal chronic inflammation and mild interface hepatitis (Grade 2)
Focal Lobular chronic inflammation (Grade 1)
Portal/Periportal fibrosis (stage 1-2 trichrome and reticulin stains utilized)
Negative Iron stains.
I drank a cup of Roast dandelion tea every morning as usual on Harvoni. Didn't stop me clearing, and as it is my morning cuppa I decided I didn't want to give it up.
I think it does me a lot of good personally. It is comforting isn't it, and much more soothing to the digestion in the AM than tea or coffee.
Harvoni 12 wks
LondonGirl wrote: Not the hoverboard for me, too close to the ground and far too wobbly !
I'm so with you lets stay on the ground LG
As a surfer for over thirty years skateboarder as a kid/teen
NO WAY would I try that thing! Great song yes but that device is so NOT on my wish list ha!
Fun share though Chester however my bones are telling me I am not made of rubber anymore lol!
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16