I am in week 5 of Rx, first time ever treating, undetectable at week 4! So only 3 weeks to go (I hope). I am in a clinical trial and they decide if you treat for 8 weeks or 12. But since I was undetected at week 4, Im assuming theyll stop me at 8 weeks.
Side effects are (increased) insomnia, (increased)anxiety, occasional depression (but chalked this up to some life issues), impatient/feeling overwhelmed w daily tasks, and some forgetfullness. For the first 3-4 weeks it was a walk in the park. But at the end of week 4 symptoms/side effects seemed to increase. Now I feel good as long as I manage to get rest, exercise, and stay active. Sleeping well is the hardest part. Decreased appetite at times..and I think hormones are out of whack too. GI issues, but hope this all goes away when I finish in a few weeks:) Was just curious if anyone else was experiencing these symptoms. Thank you Solvadi and Olysio!
I also treated for 12 weeks Sovaldi & Olysio.
I was not on a clinical trial and 12 weeks is the current recommended treatment protocol with these drugs.
My best guess is your clinical trial is to try to determine if 8 weeks will be enough to eliminate the virus, so instead of 12 weeks patients could treat for 8 and still get the same result saving a whole lot of money ($1000 a pill Sovaldi) which would make the prescription drug insurance providers happy.
Bluemetal here. I started the O-S tx on 7/16/14. Had to stop 22 days later because of rare but serious side effect not listed in the warning sheet that comes with the meds. Not to be discouraged..it doesnt happen to everyone. Im Gt 1a F-4 cirrhotic. This is thye most difficult to treat catagory as it there seems to be ahigh relapse rate in this group therefore Im not missing anything by terminating treatment. Will now wait for the new tx coming in Oct.
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