Harvoni, read about side effects. Not much on taking prescription meds for anything, due to side effects, i am pretty much very healthy, not knowing i even had it. but seems like you all are doing somewhat ok..anything anyone has to offer before taking it? Thanks and God bless you all!
I also never have been on any meds. Hardly ever even take an ibuprofen. Had Hep C and was prescribed Harvoni. I took it for 8 wks and am Hep C free!. Had a really hard time at 1st it is a very powerful drug. I think u should do it. The end result way out ways the side effects and living w/ Hep C. My only advise is drink plenty of water and I mean plenty maybe a gallon a day that will greatly reduce ur side effects which are dehydration which causes headaches and fatigue. Good luck on ur journey. Please keep us posted!
As long as you drink a lot of water you won't have side effects it actually made me sleep better.. At least 8-10 a day .. I was healthy to had it for 20 years but eventually it will cause liver cancer so best to cure it now .. Once your liver is scarred you are in trouble but everyone is different it progresses at different rates in different people but it will eventually catch up with you. Hope that helps .. I did 12 weeks and am cured
Suggestion is to get on the treatment and rid of the virus before you start to feel the hep C side effects. There's plenty of them (bloating, nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain/discomfort, jaundice, ect) plus you will avoid any liver damage as well. Just drink a ton of water to avoid side effects while on the treatment. Take advantage of the opportunity because there are many people out there wanting to take this amazing drug and are denied by their insurances or other causes. Good luck.
All I can tell you is do your research. This is relatively new drug and your doctor has probably told you the minimum side effects. Headaches and fatigue.
Not sure if it's my age or the fact I've battled severe depression my entire adult life, I'm 56. My treatment was approximately one year ago and I am hepatitis free. Now, I suffer with insomnia, more depression even while medicated, severe diarrhea and agitation. If I didn't have to leave my bed, I wouldn't.
I believe the website for side effects are harvoni.ca. The ca is for Canada. Its a tough choice to make because who really knows with a new drug.
Best of luck to you.
- Harvoni Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Harvoni (detailed)
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