We have discussed this subject on this blog now many times. And... here is my opinion for what it's worth and many others who write on here! Agree with me, I might add.
YOU have Liver Disease... that is why you are on HARVONI and Alcohol hurts the liver! It's very simple really... HARVONI is going to cure your liver of this horrible disease... why oh why would YOU or ANYONE else drink any kind of alcohol while they are taking this Miraculous Medication? Let's face it... you were not suppose to be drinking any alcohol at all with HepC!!! Is it really that important to you? More important that a healthy liver? Sorry ... but this question really irritates me to no end!
Wow I can't believe anyone would want to drink with Hep C.. That's like throwing gasoline on a fire??? Please don't waste your time on this medication if your only going to blow it anyway... Good luck on your jorney!!!
I'm starting tomorrow on harvoni and dumped all alcohol today. Ten years ago I did interefron and ribavirin. For one year. Didn't work. So I guess I threw my hands up and gave in to drinking and denial. I'm praying the harvoni works and I won't be going back into denial
Alcohol and drugs are the main two contributors to hep c
I am on my third week of treatment and at my two week follow up my doctor told me drinking alcohol hardens the liver a little at a time. The Harvoni will be more effective on a liver that is not subjected to hardening agents, especially if you have cirrhosis. He said the Hep C Virus hides away in scar tissue created by cirrhosis and even after the viral load is at zero, HCV can still be tucked away in the scar tissue and this is how people can become "reinfected", or have a recurrence of the virus. So, tighten up and be strong. Drink a Coke and smoke a bowl of some good herb to fight those side effects. Leave the alcohol alone. I love beer. I'm staying away from it.
- Harvoni Information for Consumers
- Harvoni Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Harvoni (detailed)
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