I was born with Hepatitis B and has been living with it for 25 years. After I started working, a doctor refer me to see a specialist and she suggested me taking Truvada to treat my Hep B. I have been taking it for almost a year now and it's been showing improvements. (Before I started, I have been having infections for awhile). Though, I can't find any result on how people react to Truvada. At times, I felt the doctor has not been completely truthful with me about the drug which is still at it's experimental stage. So I was just wondering if anyone out there had experience or heard anything about this drug.
According to what i have heard, Hep B is not curable or easy to cure. I also know that if i stop taking it, my infection would flare up. I mean.. it's kinda depressing when I find out I might have to take this drug for a long time and it's very expensive..
My advise after this to people is that, before you start taking any kind of treatment, do a thorough research and see if it's really necessary. I just felt that I am kinda stuck in this now and I could have just taken better care of my body and I will be fine.
Anyway, any kind of feedback would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!
I agree completely. People assume that doctors have all the answers and the best answers. Though they know more about medicine than us in general, they can be awfully wrong too. I don't know if docs keep themselves in touch with all the latest research.
People like us usually have an advantage over patients with most other ailments -- this is not going to kill us right away. We have enough time to educate ourselves and make informed decisions.
I guess you would have seen http://www.truvada.com/pdf/fpi.pdf . Is that where you came across the list of possible side effects?
As to whether this was a good time for you to start meds... it depends on so many things! Please post your lab results right here in this thread (don't start another) and I'm sure someone out here would let you know their thoughts about it.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.