• over 1 year ago

    I have Chronic Hep C n have a question.

    A few years ago, I did the interferon shots treatment. After, my viral count was almost zero. I recently had a blood infection from contaminated water! After 105 fevers, my viral count was back up. Also, I believed once the shots were used, u couldn't use the pills for treatment. I'm in the "Chronic" stage with some liver damage now. I was happy to find I was wrong about the pills tho n am half way thru. However; my concern is last time I needed 3 white cell "booster" shots after the interferon shots. I received ONE. My insurance wouldn't allow the other two! I'm very afraid now, if I need those shots again, the stupid insurance won't help me. Any idea on if I'll require white cell shots like last time, after my pill treatment?? Thank you for any help u can give. I'm pretty worried honestly.

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: I have Chronic Hep C n have a question.

    The medication you took the first time is an old and barbaric treatment compared to todays antivirals. You may have headache, nausea and be lethargic. Most aren't, I can't imagine you having such severe reaction to the newer antivirals but be sure to keep your doctor on his or her toes. I would think they'd want to do a blood test as soon as you began the meds and then periodiccally. You should be on the 8 or 12-week treatment of one pill a day unless you need ribavirin also since you are not a naive Hep C patient. Good luck at slaying the dragon. I really hope you have a much milder reaction to your current treatment and in the end you are clear. Stay strong.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: I have Chronic Hep C n have a question.

    During my time of taken pills & getting cured I became anemic. Soon after my last Harvoni I returned back to what's normal for me. I did receive a transplant November 12,2009 & was cured of hepc 5yrs later.
    I believe that you should bounce right back when your regimen is completed. Good Luck