häd since early seventies.
recent biopsy was good
should i even bother being my age?
Today is my first day of the harvoni treatment x12wks I'm 68yrs old what should I expect?
- 2 May 2016 by Anonymous
- 20 January 2018
- cirrhosis, hepatitis c, chronic, treatment, harvoni
I was much like you but About 2 years ago my numbers started getting worse. I'm 70 and I completed 24 weeks and yes it WAS and IS worth it!! The first few weeks I had headaches but as soon as I stepped up drinking more water to Half my body weight in ounces the headaches disappeared! I did have fatigue issues but I took the pill in the evening, slept well and I think that made a considerable difference. I ate healthy, exercised and never missed a pill or an appt with Doctor. My results... virus free and a liver free of any damage! Yes, indeed it was worth it!
I finished my 8 wk tx on April 11th. I quit drinking coffee prior to tx and kept my water intake up and didn't notice headaches really unless I wasn't drinking enough. After my first week or so I actually started feeling better than ever. I would get mild cramps in legs once in a while and noticed my BM's were getting irregular. Someone suggested eating a couple prunes before bed and it really seemed to help. Now that I'm off of it I still feel run down in the evenings and my spine has been aching. I'm just trying to get the medicine out of my system now and hope I'll feel 100% soon. I think most people tolerate it pretty well. I had a low viral load and no liver damage shown so I hope 8 wks was enough to clear it out. I go for my cure labs in July. Good luck to you.
I am 72 and on my tenth week. I have had no side effects and have had Hep C for the past thirty five years (blood transfusion). I have been on two other medications and the side effects were bad enough that they were stopped. Looking forward to being cured, I would encourage you to take it and I wish you the best.
- Harvoni Information for Consumers
- Harvoni Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Harvoni (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 26 Feb 2015 • 6 answers
Posted 11 Mar 2015 • 7 answers
Posted 15 Mar 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 29 Dec 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 21 Jul 2016 • 2 answers