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Hepatitis C 294 reviews 23 medications
   
8.7
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For Hepatitis C "I think I have had every side effect listed and some not. The swelling of my hands and joint pain, headache, itching, rash, small sores on my scalp but, some of these side effects were short term lasted about a week except the swelling of joints and feeling like my legs weight 100 pounds a piece and the fatigue is unreal but have a hard time sleeping when I wake up is when the hands and joint pain is at it's worst. I've been on Harvoni almost 8 weeks. I go to the doctor today fingers crossed hope to God my blood work is clear and they take me off the Harvoni. I just took it one day at a time praying the results will have made it worth it."

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 20, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Wannabehepcfree And all others that think they can't afford these drugs. Contact the drug manufacturer. Each drug has their own programs to pay for the drugs, if insurance will not. Treatment is available to everyone. You just have to go straight to the drug manufacturers themselves. This is how I did the peg-interferion, ribovirun them drugs sucked. I start new drugs in September 2017 and am really nervous. Past drugs made white blood cell count go really low, I had zero energy but worst of all I felt like I had insects under my skin constantly. I failed treatment. Haven't heard any of you say you had itching or the feeling of bugs under skin so ya! That's good. Good luck to all."

   
7.0

MmMic (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I began treatment April 27 and am almost done. If I had known how severe the side effects would be I would have opted for another treatment. I have had debilitating headaches, nausea, vomiting and extreme fatigue and can't get my blood pressure under control. It has been dangerously high. The doctors prescribe this medication and then are not equipped to help you with the side effects or have not done their homework and so you're on your own. Too much to say for this text. I would not recommend it."

   
3.0

Mother2929 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 14, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I was diagnosed Feb. 2016. My viral load at that time was 14 million. My insurance company made me wait 6 months before they approved it. I started taking it in Nov 2016 and my 4 week viral test was less than 15 copies per deciliter. I took it the whole 12 weeks and at the end my viral load was undetectable. I just had my 3 month test and still undetectable. I only took it a night before I went to bed. No side affects at all"

   
10

Rob1919 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Hi, I just got my first bottle, but the pills are white ... Is it ok?"

Vero62fr (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I had Hep C for 14 years without treatment. Took Harvoni for 8 weeks with no side effects and I'm now 100% cured!"

   
10

Cindy2001 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I have to agree with Anna, I am on my first week, I have had this infection since 2012 when I was diagnosed. I am very excited to be PURE AGAIN, Completing this will be another success for me and only make me a stronger person. I have to say I feel really weak and have fatigue, I drink a whole lot of water and some Protein shakes during my day. Just like anything it is ONLY ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!"

   
10

Terri (From Nor Cal) May 31, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I found out in 2003 that I had Hep-C I waited and put it off cause I was scared of those interferon injections . As my liver enzymes rose and I had a bought off medical issues. I contacted a hep clinic in my area and they excepted me for the Harvoni treatment which I took from Apr. 2015/ July 2015 I was on it for 12 weeks cause I also had cirrhosis. After 5 wks my blood work detected no infection. Then of course after the 12 I was cured and feel great. Never had a side effect or anything from this miracle drug . This drug should be available to everyone ."

   
10

Thankful 2 May 23, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I've been taking Harvoni for 6 weeks now. I'm 28 years old, no liver cirrhosis, I've never done a treatment before. I take it just before I go to bed. I've had no side effects this way. The key is to drink as much water as you can. I try to drink a half gallon of water before I fall asleep. I got my labs back yesterday, Hep c is officially undetected in my body. I will continue taking the drug until week 8, and then come back in once more in six months to make sure it's completely gone. It should be noted that this is a tier 1 drug, meaning its very expensive. Something like $1,000 a pill. But if you're considering this treatment don't be put off by this number, I paid $30 a bottle with insurance."

   
10

dillbag (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 21, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Next Monday 5/22 makes 4 weeks on Harvoni. The first 4 days I felt zero side effects. However day 5,6,7 no sleep and on day 7 the worst headache in my life lasted all day. Since then the side effects have started to diminish. This morning I do not have a headache and finally started sleeping again. I am up to 8 hours."

   
9.0

tbo577703 (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "In 2016, 8 weeks of Harvoni cured my Hepatitis C - I must note that I did have a low viral load; the issue with Harvoni is that during my last week of on Harvoni, I noticed some slight swelling of my hands and within the next few weeks the swelling became worse; I developed a lump on my forearm (later diagnosed a a rheumatoid nodule) and my eye sight became progressively worse - my hepatitis c was cured but my quality of life deteriorated - ANA was negative but rheumatoid factor was high and I could no linger hold a cup; pain, swelling of hands & developed a pilot cataract with my eye sight tested at being 300/20; I firmly believe these developments are directly related to Harvoni - I know I am not the only person this has happened too"

   
7.0

MarianP May 12, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I'm 52, female, HIV+, Cancer survivor, Liver Transplant Recipient. I was one of the people who studied this medication through clinical trials. I tried all the other treatments, but none of them cleared the Hep C. During the trials, a slightly different combo of this medicine worked within 4 weeks. As my liver was already severely damaged, I developed cirrhosis, then cancer, then I had a transplant. After 3 months Hep C was detected in the new liver. I was immediately placed on Harvoni. I've cleared within 4 weeks again! I do have side effects. The main one is headache. Then nausea, slight fatigue and the occasional throw up session (which lasts only a few minutes, then I'm fine). I do get a dizzy feeling, but it is not a problem at all."

   
10

Tried and True (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I'm on day one, really excited to get on week 12 and leave all this in the past, thank you all for your comments, God bless :)"

   
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Panchle (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I am 22 years old and I have had the virus since 2015 .I started Harvoni on February, after 2 months of taken the pill once a day, the virus was not detected but I continued with the 3rd month of medication and now I will do the final blood test .I am really hoping that I will be cured because I really want to put this behind me. My symptoms are fatigue, nausea, headache ,muscles aches, tiredness but I don't care because the result was amazing .Don't be discouraged you never know how strong you are until you go through it so good luck everyone"

   
10

Anna 22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I'm only rating this a 9 because of a few side effects....mostly in the beginning. Stomach aches and tmi loose bowels. After about 6 weeks hep c wasn't detected in my blood anymore. I have about 3 weeks left of this treatment. My energy comes and goes but I have depression so I'm on other meds. I feel as if they don't interact well with the harvoni...but finishing this treatment is my goal. I will be tested when I'm done and then a few months afterwards. I'm very thankful"

   
9.0

Momluvs5 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I'm on the 17th day of taking Harvoni. I have stage 4 cirrhosis and have had hep C for 17 years that I know of. I take the pill at night before bed, the same time every night. I drink 80 oz of water a day. I am 70 years old. After 13 days I had my blood tested and hep C is undetectable! A miracle! I have had no side effects. Will be taking it for 12 weeks total. I am thrilled!"

   
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Grammy Bella April 23, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "With the cost, looks like I will die with Hepatitis C. I don't make enough money to afford the pills. Its sad my insurance will not cover some of the cost"

Wannabehepcfree April 17, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I would do it over again I choose 9 pm to take mine, I was told I had hep c 2013 at 61 yrs old ...it scared me to death now I say thank you after 8 weeks of treatment I'm hep c free no liver damage red and white blood cells great I'm healed and virus gone I give a big thank to the maker of this medicine and I never had a side effect, taking it at night. I feel great now and free of that hep c"

   
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Angelwimgs2017 April 14, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Today I start the Harvoni treatment. I am waiting for UPS to deliver my pills today and I will take the first one as soon as I receive them. I just wanted to read some of the reviews left by others who have taken it. I have talked to 3 friends who have taken it and they told me about the ups and downs and goods and bads of it but I thought I would check a few more stories. Thank you for all the help and I shall report back later."

Pipemite (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I'm on the fence. I hope it is as amazing as it seems to be. I took Harvoni for 6 months because I was a former non-responder to other treatment. I got my first bottle about one month after the FDA approved the drug. So looking back I believe I took it from fall of 2014 for six months ending in the spring of 2015. I have been overweight all my life and as soon as I started taking it I began losing weight. A pound or more a week... And it didn't stop after six months of treatment I continued to lose weight til I lost about 50 lbs then I was steady weight for about a year and now have lost ten pounds without even knowing it. Now they are testing me for things like celiac disease. I just can't get that out of my mind that it may be related"

   
5.0

Julia1065 April 7, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "I was prescribed Harvoni in February, 2013....used it for 12 weeks and after finishing my prescription, my blood was tested for Hep C and was found to be negative. 3 months later I had another blood test which was also negative for Hep C."

   
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gdeb5338 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 3, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "First couple of days of taking Harvoni I had very vivid dreams. And a slight headache that lasted about a week. I was on Harvoni for 12 weeks. When I was tested for Hep C I was clean, retested and I was still clean."

   
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Lazer_1 April 3, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "First off, thank you to all of the user who posted on this. I was really nervous starting Harvoni and read all of the entries on this post. So helpful! 25 years of Hep C wiped out in 8 weeks! Just unbelievable. I've had a couple of other things going on (broken foot that kept me from work which was distressing) and gastritis. Maybe my insomnia was stress related? I had a few headaches initially and some mild fatigue (or was I just tired from fretting over my inability to work and dragging myself up and down stairs?) Whatever has gone on, it's nothing at all because I am clear! I don't have to stare "it" in the face anymore! Grateful? Thankful? Somewhere way beyond the limits of those words."

   
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Clear in St Paul April 1, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Finished the treatment. Killed the virus but I lost all motivation. I was very active and athletic before treatment, but lost all motivation after treatment. Experienced insomnia during and after treatment. I had the feeling of being malnourished despite eating very healthy diet during treatment and somewhat still. I finished my treatment almost a year ago. Not totally happy with this drug."

   
6.0

Interlude March 23, 2017

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For Hepatitis C "Look. Ending 8th week. 2 months only. ... 22 months ago my AST & ALT were over 480. Stage 3 Cirrhosis..... MELD Score not too bad but prognosis not good.... I JUST got my blood checked today. AST & ALT 40 & 35. NORMAL...And...NO SIGN of Hep C virus at all? Re-sent. Same results as few weeks ago...? Wow. How can this be? It's a miracle as I have been very sick for at least 3 years"

Charlie Comic March 22, 2017

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