Treatment Age Factor

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Davoe Says:
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Hi I'm in Australia ,hvc pos geno 3,63yrs old I have mild emphasemia I am worried about side effects at my age breathless Ness depression ext my fibrosan was 6.5 thankfully I don't have bad liver symptoms yet,thinking my age may be issue with doing treatment, I think it's normal to feel bit tired at63 I grew up in 70s great yrs but dangerous. Thanks people.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Davoe! How are you?

Yes, the older you are the more sensitive you can become to side effects, to you may experience more of them and experience them more intensely than younger people.

The U.S. FDA lists the typical ones for Sovaldi as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, feeling tired and insomnia.

Are you on any other medications?

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Elmo Says:

Hi, I am genotype 3 and just finished the treatment on the 11/8. The past week has been somewhat an anxious time. Things began fine, as the first blood work I had after 28 days showed my liver function was normal. Then at about day 50 the s*** hit the fan. I was so ill. Constipated, lethargic and savage depression. This lasted up until about the last week. I had to keep reminding myself that the depression was due to the medication I was taking. Terrible times. I put on weight, my stomach swelled up. I was unable able to exercise due to the physical pain I was in. Nowhere was any information available about what I was experiencing. I'm 59 and have been HepC positive for the past 35 years. The first post treatment blood work showed I was clear of the virus. So fingers crossed, the next one is in November. I just wonder what life is going to be like post HepC. The only negative is that it played havoc with my Type-2 Diabetes and still feeling mildly constipated. But the last two days I have gone back to the gym which is good and I've already started to loose weight. I just wonder what the future will bring and how to use the time I have left productively.

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Davoe Says:
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Thanx for your reply. Its hard getting information here nth nsw aust. Cont me any time good luck friend.

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Davoe Says:
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Thanx for your reply ,im on strong pain relief for neck problem so that could complicate thingsi hope you are going ok...if u want to talk cont me anytime.its hard getting info here in aust..cheers.

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Elmo Says:

Had the first test after treatment and NO DETECTION OF THE VIRUS being present in my body. WAHOO! Go back in November for the three month test. Still feeling bloated and constipated which is a drag.
Hope things improve for you.

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