Sunday, June 28, 2015

Harvoni 10 Week Labs

My 10 week labs were also Undetectable!   All other labs were in normal range as well - though they were normal pre-Harvoni.  Feeling better day by day.  Felt like crap from the second month on and for the first few weeks following last pill.

Was really tired... more apathetic than anything else.  Just felt better sitting on the couch than going out and walking. But could never sleep - have never napped during the day - and sleep at night was restless.  Still is - have no problem going to sleep - just wake up at 2-3 and usually toss and turn rest of night.

My doctor was out of town so I had to wait to have labs done at 10 weeks instead of 8.  And just as with getting the 4 week results, I do feel better just having the results in.  Nice to know that the stuff worked and that it didn't destroy my liver and kidneys in the process.  Would love to have my B and D3 levels checked, as well as Magnesium and Thyroid levels.  Some of the Forum folks report that they have doctors that actually test their levels post-treatment - and many are very low, particularly in D and B vitamins.  Which I took throughout the treatment.

Will have the 12 week "End of Treatment" labs done in early September - those are labs done 12 weeks after the last Harvoni pill taken on June 2nd.  If those are clear, then one is declared "cured."

Still a bit bloated and drink more water than I did - though I always did drink a lot to begin with - never sodas.  Some juice,  sometimes wine (on rare occasions) and usually 2-3 cups of coffee daily.

Took supplements throughout - added milk thistle back during second month.  Took Low Dose Naltrexone throughout - around 3-4 times a week.  

The flower in the pic just appeared one day out on the porch - around the time that I got my ten week labs back - kind of a rebirth?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

After Harvoni

It's been a week now since I took my last Harvoni.  I didn't really feel well for a few days afterwards, then had a couple of good days.  But these last few days, I have been dragging.  I just don't feel well - headaches, virus like feeling, fibro flare, just no energy at all.

Many others on the various forums say the same thing.  I don't know how long it takes to recover from the stuff.  And I was only on it for 8 weeks.  And felt pretty darn good before treatment - at least had energy.

Not really sleeping hasn't helped either.  Still very thirsty and drink a lot of water. 

I was undetectable at 4 weeks - and I am not sure if my doc will do any more lab work until the 12 week End of Treatment labs and viral load.   Hoping of course that I remain undetectable.  We'll see.