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LOW RED BLOOD COUNT ON S & O ?

Today my nurse called to go over my treatment that starts on Friday and she mentioned that I will be tested every two weeks to make sure all is okay,  I was surprised when she mentioned low red blood count. Like to know if anyone here had low red blood count due to Sovaldi and Olysio treatment. If so, what you did for it. Thanks  
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683231 tn?1467323017
Hi Fred

They did blood work for me at weeks 1, 2, 4, 8, & 12 they just want to make sure the meds are not having any bad effects on you.

They tested my liver functions and and did a CBC (complete blood count). That is pretty much standard when being treated. They are just taking care of you.

The only thing that I noticed on my tests was my liver functions went into nornal range in the first week of treatment for the first time in 25 years since I knew I had hep c.

The nurse may have been thinking of the other treatment with ribavirin. That can and often does affect red blod counts. But not so much Sovaldi Olysio

Good luck
Lynn
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The drop in red blood count usually occurs with Ribavirin, not what you are taking.   No worries!   They just want to keep up to date on all blood counts, so you needn't be concerned with the S and O.   Precautionary at best on their part.
Take care
...Kim
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317787 tn?1473358451
Hello, congratulations for getting approved for S&O.
I agree with above, we are all different, reactions are different; they are being cautious and looking out for you.  Some people are very sensitive to the sun on this, others aren't.  I found some people sharing their experiences about the new t, S&O. I thought you might be interested in information, Good luck

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/My-SOVALDI-OLYSIO-Treatment-Experience/show/2182694
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7510956 tn?1411671417
Hello Dee, thanks
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