Posted 9/24/2014 4:57 AM (GMT -6)
I haven't posted in a while but had a question about the Sovaldi and Ribavirin treatment. I have done a few interferon treatments in the past. One put me into remission (Regular Interferon and Ribavirin) but my Hep C came back after one year post-treatment. I've been waiting for another treatment to become available. I have genotype 1, so I'm waiting for Sovaldi to be approved the end of this year. I remember when I did the pegylated interferon that I had horrible side effects. I couldn't complete the treatment. One thing was the doctor had told me to not exercise. As someone who'd always been athletic, I thought he was being overly dramatic so I went to play softball anyway. Then I couldn't get out of bed for 2-3 days. It made me so ill. I've heard the Sovaldi and Ribavirin don't cause side effects. Has anyone had experience with this, with the side effects? I'm wondering if I won't be able to be active once I start treatment? Any experience or feedback is very much appreciated. I'm the kind of patient who will have a reaction or side effect, no matter how uncommon it is. So I'm thankful for any feedback.