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I start taking sovaldi and ribavirin next week

zahish
  • By zahish · Posted yesterday at 9:28 pm
  • In Hepatitis C · 2 replies
  • I m genotype 2b.viral load 7million.As far as scaring of my liver I m at stage 2.I've heard wonderful things about these new drugs,but not much about the ribavirin .Can anyone taking the same or have ...

Free HE Webinar TONIGHT!

ALF_David
  • By ALF_David · Posted yesterday at 4:44 pm
  • In Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) · 4 replies
  • Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you (or let you know, if you haven't heard) that the 2nd webinar in our HE series is tonight, in just a few hours. The presentation is at 7, and again at 9:30 pm ET ...

Treatment with Sovaldi and Olysio

romish (Inactive)
  • By romish (Inactive) · Posted yesterday at 4:35 pm
  • In Hepatitis C · 3 replies
  • Thought I would share this with anyone starting treatment with Sovaldi and Olysio. These words are from someone who has had Hep C for 40 years. Today I took my last two pills....doses of Olysio and Sovaldi ...

8 weeks post-transplant & all is good

Little1lady
  • By Little1lady · Posted yesterday at 3:39 pm
  • In Liver transplants · 1 reply
  • My husband received his gift of a new liver 8 weeks ago today and from that day on his life ( and mine) has changed in such a positive way. He's one of the lucky ones who has had minimal issues thus far ...

need advice on a med

focus4freedom
  • By focus4freedom · Posted yesterday at 11:22 am
  • In Hepatitis C · 3 replies
  • I have Hep c....high viral load diagnosed last month. I have an abcessed tooth....my dentist gave me antibiotics and Norco 7.5/325 . Does anyone know if it's okay to take one of these pain meds....? I ...

symptoms

focus4freedom
  • By focus4freedom · Posted yesterday at 9:40 am
  • In Hepatitis C · 3 replies
  • I think I've had Hep C a very long time but was only diagnosed last month with a very high viral load. I've noticed for a long time that I don't feel as good as everyone around me.....I have little stamina ...

Can Blood Work be Deceiving

keysman
  • By keysman · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Living with a liver disease · 2 replies
  • I had routine blood work done for my PCP this week. My bilirubin was 1.7 and both enzyme reading were within range. When my gall bladder was removed about 5 years ago the surgeon noted on his operating ...

Vitamin D3

just-jem
  • By just-jem · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Nutrition, diet, and exercise · 4 replies
  • One of the things my doctor did was check my Vitamin D and found that I was very low. She gave me 50,000 iu once a week for 12 weeks and then 2000 -5000 iu every day after that. I did not believe that ...

Bloating of Stomach

Iamhealed
  • By Iamhealed · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 3 replies
  • My husband is on the Savaldi and Ribovirin. He is doing wonderful but my question is, is it normal for his stomach to bloat or is this just an effect of the medication ...

nash prognosis

zzzzbeauty
  • By zzzzbeauty · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Other forms of hepatitis · 5 replies
  • does anyone know the prognosis for nash. i havent seen my doctor yet see him friday but im going out my mind worrying that i will dead in a small few years. i know liver disease is very individual but ...

I've had it!

TheLordIsMyShepherd
  • By TheLordIsMyShepherd · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 4 replies
  • The more I reserch, the more confused I become!!! Off label, wait... I'd just like a good sucess rate! Iv'e been told by my new Dr. that these new meds, once tried, can not be used again!!!!! So...HELP ...

have decided to not live alone

kbostonia
  • By kbostonia · Posted April 22, 2014
  • In Living with a liver disease · 24 replies
  • hello Friends after months of pondering i have decided that i am going to move from the beach and to las vegas with my best friend im having a really hard time with this i hate to give up my Independence ...

Genotype 3A

chosenn
  • By chosenn · Posted April 21, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 3 replies
  • I am taking Sovaldi and Ribavirin for Hep C, genotype 3A. The virus cleared in two weeks. I have completed 10 weeks and will have to take the meds for 24 weeks due to my genotype. Are there any other ...

Message from David at Dlf

Clancynj
  • By Clancynj · Posted April 21, 2014
  • In Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) · 2 replies
  • Please read David's post today requesting input on drugs for a major article. Steve, this is an opportunity to spotlight xifaxin costs ...

Your input needed today on Hep C Medication Costs

ALF_David
  • By ALF_David · Posted April 21, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 5 replies
  • Hi everybody, we've been asked to work on an article with a major news outlet about the costs of Sovaldi and other Hep C treatments, and would like to hear from you. Have you or anyone you know had financial ...

New Medications

TheLordIsMyShepherd
  • By TheLordIsMyShepherd · Posted April 21, 2014
  • In Hepatitis C · 13 replies
  • I have Hep C...geno type1a. Tried the interferion and ribiviron 7 years ago and was a non-responder. I found a new Dr. he prescribed a combo of Sovaldi and Olysio. Said it had a 90% sucess rate. I'm just ...

Advice on the TIPS procedure

decaturgirl
  • By decaturgirl · Posted April 20, 2014
  • In Living with a liver disease · 7 replies
  • Has anyone here had this done and if so what are your thoughts. My husband has been referred to have this procedure but it sound dangerous and truthfully I'm very afraid for him. I would love to hear ...

Need some guidance-Can someone help us?

decaturgirl
  • By decaturgirl · Posted April 20, 2014
  • In Living with a liver disease · 5 replies
  • My husband is dealing with what started as Hep B and became chronic. He now has end stage cirrhosis and is miserably sick with refractory ascites. He started receiving parasentesis procedures a couple ...

ACITES

kie
  • By kie · Posted April 20, 2014
  • In Alcohol-induced liver disease · 5 replies
  • Hi just wondering would anyone have an answer to this question, I recently heard from someone that everyone with cirrhosis of the liver will without a doubt get ACITES, I have had massive GI bleed last ...

ACITES

kie
  • By kie · Posted April 20, 2014
  • In Alcohol-induced liver disease · 11 replies
  • Hi just wondering would anyone have an answer to this question, I recently heard from someone that everyone with cirrhosis of the liver will without a doubt get ACITES, I have had massive GI bleed last ...

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