Hi I'm new & on day 7 of Harvoni (thank God!) I don't know my liver viral load. The last time I was checked was almost 2 years ago. I had to drop my insurance to get this miracle drug & was given it for free from Gilead. I don't have a specialist or a GI. I'm getting it through my regular family dr as I've known her my whole life. I'm not getting my labs until 3 months after finishing treatment. I know this is unusual & my situation has definitely been unusually easy... Apart from having this for over 15 years. I have no side effects but I was wondering when most get to feeling normal again. I've been exhausted for years, & the brain fog has been awful. I just want my life back. I feel guilty because of my child seeing me sick a lot. So I was just wondering when everyone started feeling better. I'm having a good day today & hope it's due to the Harvoni fixing me. Please try to be positive w/ feedback as I'm quite nervous already.
Hi Gabriella I've had Hep-c for over 15yrs and got my treatment of Harvoni February 10th of this year . Harvoni is the best thing that have happen to me , I feel much better and when I started taking the meds I only got a slight headache during the first two days of treatment and after that all went well . After the first two weeks I had labs done and the virus was Non-dectable in my system . when I went for my next labs still Non-dectable . Normally after your first two weeks the virus will not be dectable in your blood work and yes you'll start to have the energy you once had . This is definitely a miracle drug . Stay strong and positive . If you have any side effects contact any medical doctor immediately but remember Stay Harvoni Strong ... God bless you and wish you the very best in your recovery from this awful virus . Oh yeah I'm cure thanks to Harvoni
Hi Gabby, I believe the first answer implies that it is the same for everyone. This is not the case. Depending on the state of you liver is critical.
My experience: Week 1, no side effects, week two I was jaundiced and tired. At 4 weeks labs came back with no change and some worsening. Around about now I had severe neurological effects; disorientation, no short term memory amongst other annoyances. At 8 weeks my blood work was unchanged again except bilirubin was higher and albumin was falling. Week 12 was a blood work non event; treatment ended. At 16 weeks I got my best pathology report in ten years; virtually normal.
The point is everyone's mileage may vary. I'm still tired.
I am on day 3 of harvoni. I have that slight headache and that spacey feeling in my head. I have not been that tired though. I'm a little bit down because I don't like the feeling and I know I have to do it for 8 weeks. I've had hep C for probably 40 years. I figured finally there was a treatment that was do able. Can someone tell me if my head will feel clear after the treatment.
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