I have few more weeks to take this drug and I finish my course. This is my second treatment course for hepatitis c. I have taken it for 10 weeks so far but I need to take it 12 weeks (my total treatment plan) which means I need to take it for 2 more weeks. My treatment consists from a mixture of 3 different drugs – Ribavirin, Interferon and obviously this drug Sofovir which as much as I have understood it is the generic version of the Sovaldi medicine. I am very happy with the way my treatment goes. Honestly, it is amazing. I’m very and very happy. And that’s especially if we could compare this treatment with my first one. when I have firstly been on the treatment it has consisted of the same 2 drugs Ribavirin and Interferon but the last one was a drug called Victrelis. Yeah, the only medicine that has been changed from the first drug was the change of Victrelis to the this drug called Sofovir and it seems that this switch of drugs has changed everything as I am feeling much much more better than how I felt the last time. let me explain you the difference from the first treatment and the second one. I have collapsed during my first treatment and it is due to the fact that I don’t remember feeling anytime worse ever in my life than how I felt during that time, during my first hepatitis treatment course I have been feeling very and very bad throughout the entire half a year treatment course. Yeah, the first treatment course last half a year and what really made me mad was the fact that after I have finished it – I have had a test which showed that the virus has returned back and in the end I realized that everything I have went through was for no avail. But, I am extremely happy now to say that this time, the second treatment with this drug Sofovir (sofosbuvir) is amazing. compared to the first treatment, the side effects are very and very mild and they can barely be called “side effects”. the treatment with Sofovir I’m also feeling a little bit sick, I am also having some insomnia, some occasional fever and lastly some occasional bone pains, however, they are very mild and they are much fewer compared to the last treatment. all these side effects were present the last time and they have been much worse, plus there have been other side effects too. and especially if taking in consideration that this time I only had to deal with these side effects for only 12 weeks (2 more to go) compared to half a year the last time. that’s not a problem for me, for sure. So, I am very and very thankful for people who have made this drug real, those who created this, they really have done an amazing job. My virus load is already not detected and it has been not detected since the 4th week as I have had my first blood check 4 weeks after I’ve been on the treatment and they showed that my VL is 0. I would finish my treatment course and I’ve been told that this time the virus won’t return, at least chances that it would come back are very low. I just hope that it won’t because a second fail would hit me hard… I remember that in the beginning I have been very hesitant to have another hep c treatment (remembering what I have gone through the first time) but now I am happy that I accepted. That’s why I recommend it to everybody if you have hepatitis c.
Hi all. I’m 53 years old female and I was having hepatitis c for a very long time. I have taken sofovir for it, my doctor told me to. I have been diagnosed with hepatitis c not so long time ago which means that I lived a very long time with hepatitis c and I did not even knew it. I have found out that I have contacted it in 1987 when I have gave birth to my son. Got the diagnosed in 2015. Means I had the hep c for 28 years and I did not knew it. I have got it then because after I gave birth to my son I have needed some blood due to those complications that I have had during my son’s birth, I have been very young then. I got the diagnosed in 2015 somewhere in august or so when I have visited a doctor for having a colonoscopy because I have been feeling very bad. I was tired and exhausted nearly all the time even when I was not doing anything. I have had a generally feeling of sick. I knew that there is something wrong with me. I guess that it is because of the hepatitis c. I did not get any symptoms for all these years but then later I started to get them and even though I did not knew what it is exactly wrong with me, I knew that there’s certainly something wrong and that I need to check what. this sick feeling was getting worse and worse and it got to that point when I have been having such a bad feeling that I thought I am going to die soon because of it. I can mention here that I was using Enbrel too for very long time now (I even forgot how many years) and with all of those side effects and the way I was feeling and the warning I was getting – I have developed a thought that I am having some kind of cancer or I don’t know. good thing that I have found out I have no cancer. I have had lots of tests in order to check everything what might be wrong with me and that’s where I have found out about the hep c. they have told me that I could have the hepatitis c from that blood transfusion I have had when I gave birth to my son in 1987. But, there’s one strange thing that I thought might be important to mention it here. as I said, I have started on Enbrel years ago and since I have started it – I had liver panel blood work every 3 months. it was a regular thing to me and even though I have had this blood work a lot of time, the liver panels always showed a normal result and the virus never was detected. I think that’s strange, isn’t it? I’m just saying this because everybody should be aware that you might be a carrier of this hepatitis c virus and you might not even know it because hepatitis c is not easily detected. Or at least that’s what I have seen. Also, I think that it is pretty important to mention the fact that I do not use Sofovir alone. My doctor put me on sofovir along with olysio and my virus load went to 0 in less than a month. I have got blood check 4 weeks after I started with these drugs and doctor told me that it is undetected. The side effects from this combination were very mild. In fact, I am not sure if they were because of the drug but even if they are really because of the drug – they were all very mild. I surely recommend this combination of drugs for people who want to get rid of hep c.