couple of feedbacks regarding my previous post:
@Fitz & Matt: I posted the link about Greg's post in order to highlight the aspect about the anxiety felt by patients when they reach EOT and the waiting time of 12 weeks. It provided also couple of arguments about possible causes of relapse. My intention (and probably I should have said this from the beginning) was to touch the idea of having trust in the DAAs despite the anxiety during the waiting times.
My understanding regarding the mechanism of action was that Chlorcyclizine might block HCV in entering the liver cells. So it is a different mechanism than the DAAs which affects the replication of HCV. On one side, the idea of using it sounds like an additional protection, after the DAAs treatment is finished. On the other side, I have in mind that outside the body, in dried blood, HCV may survive upto 6 weeks, while inside the body there is a more "friendly environment" for the HCV, therefore if after the DAAs treatment there will still be some RAVs hidden somewhere in the body, the Chlorcyclizine might need to be used for more weeks.
Who knows, maybe DAAs + Chlorcyclizine might be something like the case of getting rid of the bugs: you put poison (aka you take the DAAs) and the bugs getting in contact with it will die, but some bugs will remain in a crack in wall and might survive, so if you block that crack, the bugs will finally die from starvation
. It would be a nice dream. Yet dreams are dreams, reality is reality and sometimes dreams do become reality
, so it is hard (at least for me at this moment) to give solid opinions.
Anyway, please consider my "message of caution" not as a kind of "do not do it", rather as a kind of "research more, ask more, get a professional view and if it turns to be (or might be) safe for you, give it a try".