How will the cirrhosis be after Harvoni treatment ?
I too have cirrhosis and Hepatitis C. I began treatment with the drug Harvoni about 11 days ago. After speaking to many healthcare professionals and conducting my own personal research, I can tell you that Harvoni will not cure or take away our cirrhosis of the liver. However, this drug Harvoni will kill the virus in our blood and by doing so it will stop any further liver damage, providing we practice safe habits like abstaining from alcohol and incorporating a routine healthy diet. For people like us a healthy diet consists of eating lots of fruits and vegetables. It especially means daily consumption of foods such as garlic, grapefruits, carrots, beets, avocados, and lots of apples. Nonetheless, miracles still happen everyday and above all remember that the liver still has the ability to repair and rejuvenate itself. So, go with faith. That's exactly what I've chosen to do. And, above all, be encouraged! Good luck to you my friend.You will be fine.
I am going to begin treatment soon. I am just waiting on the pharmacy to call as it is coming from back east... I make milkshakes with fresh fruit and yogurt and whey protein all the time. I also am going to get a case of Apples as i love to snack on the m with Peanut Butter. Well eating healthy is the way to go i guess and i cant wait for my appetite to improve to a point that i can actually eat more in a day... i hear energy goes up and is noticed first...
Keep your eye on the sodium content of the things you eat...
Sodium free peanut butter. Etc.
Talk with a social worker and a nutritionist... drink plenty of water.
Salt decreases the efficiency if many meds and irritates many organs.
I took 12 weeks of Harvoni right after dealing with a large kidney stone removal procedure and ascites that required about 8 litres by paracentisis, every two weeks. Thats 30 pounds. I showed improvement by week 5 and had no problems the entire 12 weeks. Ive come along ways in one year... from being advised to getting my affairs in order while lying in a hospital looking for medical answers to now... knowing I got rid of a condition that i probably got in college, back in the 60's. I'd be glad to talk with anyone that needs an ear... or a shoulder. ... or a co-pilot.
- Harvoni Information for Consumers
- Harvoni Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Harvoni (detailed)
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