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Mavyret advice would be greatly appreciated 2 months 41 minutes ago #28099

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Hello Everyone,

I'm on my fifth day of a Mavyret treatment and was just curious what advice anyone has for the treatment process. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. What I'm most curious about is after the treatment is there a noticeable difference in certain things? Thanks in advance. Glad i found this website.
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Mavyret advice would be greatly appreciated 1 month 4 weeks ago #28100

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Hi Chris1234,

Mavyret is a very clean drug combination that tends to cause very few side effects. The most important thing is simply to take the 3 pills at roughly the same time of day, every day, and not forget to take them.

The effect of treatment tends to depend on how symptomatic you are.

During the first week, the vast majority of the virus is killed off and some patients notice a mild flu like illness.

By week 2, if you've been (say) getting some brain fog you may well find that starting to clear.

By week 4 it's not unusual for patients to say "I have not felt this good for 20 years"
YMMV
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Mavyret advice would be greatly appreciated 1 month 4 weeks ago #28105

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Hi Chris1234,

Congratulations on starting your treatment. Most people are pretty surprised at the low number or complete lack of side effects and I wish that for you.

I did get a bit fluey initially and my particular treatment caused some (bearable) headaches but as time goes on it is the improvements rather than the side effects that become apparent. The brain fog that was such a big issue for me improved during treatment and continued to improve long after I was cured.

I can now see that there was some depression mixed up in all of the crappiness of having Hep C as well as the exhaustion of trying to maintain some sense of functional normality with the heavy burden of having the virus on my back. For me there was a gradual improvement in my energy levels and general sense of well being.

Now that I am a couple of years cured I can absolutely see the differences between pre and post Hep C and those improvements started as soon as the medication started to take effect.

The best advice is to take every single pill at the same time every day to the very last. Drink lots of water, eat well, get some exercise and have faith that this treatment works. You also have Dr James, one of the most experienced Hep C experts in the world and all round amazing human, in your corner.

Wishing you all the best for your treatment. Let us know how you are travelling.

Coral #flower
G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
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Mavyret advice would be greatly appreciated 1 month 3 weeks ago #28120

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Im 5 days in on the Mayvret too. I wish you luck as well. This place is where we need to be for support and expert advice.
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