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Liver Biopsy

focus4freedom
  • By focus4freedom · New reply 11:30 am
  • 4 replies
  • Can anyone tell me if a liver biopsy is painful ? I heard they don't put you to sleep ! I was diagnosed March 14th, a month and one day ago. I feel like there is before March 14th and after March 14th.....This ...

Is anyone awake?

TiredOfBeingSickandT
  • By TiredOfBeingSickandT · New reply 11:27 am
  • 2 replies
  • I have been approved for the, I guess newest treatments. Sovoldi and Oslyio??? Spell check. I have been through the interferion and ribivirion treaments several years ago. Yuk!!! I am a non responder ...

4weeks into Sovaldi/Olysio

Pjwms
  • By Pjwms · New reply 6:26 am
  • 2 replies
  • Received word today from of RN and recent labs show viral load undetectable. 4 weeks into new meds. Feeling very fortunate today and thanking God for his mercy ...

Sovaldi and Olysio

Pjwms
  • By Pjwms · New reply 12:41 am
  • 6 replies
  • My husband has just finished his 1st-28 day course of Solvaldi and Olysio, 2 more 28 day courses to go. No sides except sun sensitivity, even in the shade. Viral load has gone from 120, 488 to 104 in ...

HELP - EU buying Sovaldi in USA

AmeliaG
  • By AmeliaG · New reply yesterday at 7:54 pm
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, My Mother-in-law has Hepatitis C, in cirrosis stage. She is genotype 1. She lives in Portugal . In Europe SOVALDI is theoretically available just in hospitals, throught national healthcare system ...

The name free

focus4freedom
  • By focus4freedom · Posted yesterday at 6:44 pm
  • 0 replies
  • I've been reading discussions and I just noticed someone else goes by Free as well. I'm focus4freedom so maybe it won't be confusing......two totally different cases and people.... I'm the " Free " who ...

Sore breast.

JohnChilds10
  • By JohnChilds10 · New reply yesterday at 12:09 pm
  • 3 replies
  • I've developed sore nipples on bothsides. I am 66 years old male with theses symptoms just 4 weeks. Anyone else have haveing these sympsons? John Childs30 ...

Sovaldi, ledipasvir and Ribavirin trial completed

Strider100
  • By Strider100 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I wanted to share my husband's experience with the drugs so far. He completed the trial of the above Gilead drugs two weeks ago and is feeling much better, although he is still dealing with cirrhosis ...

Advise

Cvargasj
  • By Cvargasj · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My daddy has cirrhosis caused by hep c. He has been in the ICU twice in about as many weeks his ammonia levels and potassium level both were very high and his platelet levels are very low. He has had ...

SIMEPREVIR & SOFOSBUVIR

lilymay
  • By lilymay · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hello, I was wondering if anyone is taking Simeprevir and Sofosbuvir for their Hep C . My husband is Geno type 1B and we went to his Doctor ( gastro/hepo) and he took my husbands name down and said he ...

SOLVADI and INSURANCE "CATCH 22" !

richs1997hepChope
  • By richs1997hepChope · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I called my insurance plan, HUMANA GOLD PLUS, and asked how much of the cost of SOLVADI they would cover. HUMANA told me, after a long time of waiting for an answer, that SOLVADI is NOT even on the list ...

Skin Rash During Treatment

Kentigsw
  • By Kentigsw · Posted April 6, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Before treatment, i had a very severe skin rash that brings me to the ER. My GI doctor said it is caused by hep C virus after the blood test which is kinda rare. Also, my type is genotype 6 (im asian)...So ...

M.

pissy
  • By pissy · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have Hep C and for a year I had taken Interferons combined with ribavirin for a year. From the first treatment good results were shown, but after a year taken the treatment, the doctor told me the I ...

Viral Load & Fatigue

bajamama
  • By bajamama · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Hi Friends..... I am currentyly in the process of finding a new Gastro DR. for my Hep c. Why? because when I ask him if my viral load of 5.8 is bad his response is "I've seen worse" I have geno type 3 ...

living one day at a time

fluffyjuliecato53
  • By fluffyjuliecato53 · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • im new here I have cirrhirosis of the liver,encephalopthy heptic,and diabetes type 2. does anybody else have the same? I tried treatment for the hep c a few years back and found out that I was allergic ...

Solvadi Cost Ten Dollars A Pill In Egypt!

richs1997hepChope
  • By richs1997hepChope · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • The drug company that makes Solvadi is now being asked to explain why the cost is so high, making it unavailable to many hep C patients. Though many can't afford the treatment that cost $1000 a pill in ...

New Hep C Meds

Bondrika
  • By Bondrika · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 43 replies
  • Hi all! I'm new here, just found site this morning. I have been on tx twice before but haven't reached SVR. I have a new doctor at Emory, in Atlanta, that started me on the new Sovaldi and Olysio Saturday ...

dark urine

april78
  • By april78 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • My husband has been having very dark urine for several days his urine is always orange but this looks like cola. He doesn't want to go to er but. I think he should . Anyone have ideas about what would ...

uneducated ppl r really getting to me!!

sinfulashes
  • By sinfulashes · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 30 replies
  • So ... i have known i have hep c for four yrs ... i finally go to a specialist nxt week but lately many ppl i have told about it back away like they r going to get it .... i know its there stupidity but ...

What Insurance Companies Cover Costs of New Hep C Meds?

richs1997hepChope
  • By richs1997hepChope · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Someone I met recently told me his hep C is now undetectable as a result of his treatment last year with Incivik and Ribavirin. He feels great now! He told me that the cost of the treatment, $60,000 ...

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