Rene Martin wrote: I have no doctor to supervise the treatment, so I am looking for some help in this group.
I am HCV Genotype 1A. Treatment naive. VL 1.3 million IU/ml. CT scans and Echo scans don't show any cirrhosis.
Will start on Monday the 22nd with My HEP-LVIR from Mylan. (Sofosbuvir 400mg + Ledipasvir 90mg)
Intent to do 12 weeks even though:
"HARVONI for 8 weeks can be considered in treatment-naïve genotype 1 patients without cirrhosis who have pre-treatment HCV RNA less than 6 million IU/mL"
Should I do a blood test before, during or after the treatment?
Should I take the meds before or after meals?
I eat loads of fruit every day, will that affect treatment?
Hi Rene and welcome,
As far as supervision goes, it would help to know what country you are in.
If those test results are recent you don't need any others before starting treatment.
You can take the meds whenever you want. AFAIK any theories about the best time to take meds are just that, theories. As some people experience insomnia it may be better to take them in the morning so the levels are lower by the time you go to bed.
Certain fruits are out - grapefruit, Seville oranges, paw paw, star fruit, pomegranate. See
. Also certain
If you eat a lot of any one thing or take supplements it's maybe a good idea to check for interactions. Drug interactions can be found
. With foods and supplements it may be worth googling the item and CYP3A4 or asking. Personally, I don't take supplements but my approach in general was to just eat a well balanced diet with all things (excluding the known problem foods of course) in moderation. These drugs are so new, there may well be interactions that are as yet unknown.
Good to hear you've got the cure and are ready to start. The very best of luck.
Bet you're glad your folks didn't call you Rémy.
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