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23 People found this comment helpful

the body rash is the worst for me.

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This is the end of 7th week on incivek. My biggest problem is not having any taste for food. Sometime because of the nausea I'm not able to take it. I have very dry skin and get very weak and tired when walking in house or going out. I am trying to hang in there. This treatment (now with the incivek) for me is very hard.

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wyndy | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
8/26/2014
Condition: Chronic Infection of Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Virus
Overall rating 3.7
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april 2009 i started, Interferon, rivaferon, and incivek. a nightmare. from the start. I had low white cells to begin with because of a another medical condition. I got everything. the rash was my worst. I bleed. I couldn't wear clothing. I walked around with 400 count cotton sheets around me. and didn't go out except to go to the Dr. and then hardly dressed. I neuron tin to help. I also had to inject myself with synthetic white cells, regularly. but, in my viral load kept dropping. and since the 12th week in undetectable . Here it is 2014, and feel better than I ever have in my adult life!!!

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Anonymous | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
4/29/2014
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
Overall rating 4.0
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Like other taking the requirement to consume 20g of fat prior taking Incivek everyday was hard. I found Hagen Daz ice cream was the best treat. I would recommend not to have treatment during the cold/flu season since the immune system (white blood cells) decreases along with red blood cells. I ate lots of watermelon, red meat, spinach, lentils and pumpkin seeds to increase iron naturally. I put lots of lotion and sunblock and wore long sleeve to avoid sun which reduced the chance of getting rashes. I had short of breath and caught a cold which took more than a month to recover. My virus level was undetectable after 4 weeks until now. Oh! my hairs stopped falling one week after stop the medication.

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Steve | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
3/26/2014
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
Overall rating 3.3
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i took incivik for three months, in conjunction with 6 months of ribavirin and interferon. It was hard to eat the oil, and I had to experiement. Walnuts worked for me. I had bad insomnia at the beginning, and nearly dropped out, as I could not work well. I was given a low dose of Xanax that controlled this. I also had some nausea at start, and I was given meds that helped to control this, and did not always need to take help. At around 2 months I developed a severe rash, like a severe sunburn. This led to peeling, and itching. It was pretty hard, but again, I persisted. After 3 months the incivik was stopped, and I continued for another three months with ribavirin and interferon. Stopping the incivik meant I could eat normally, and was so nice. The rash did not wholly subside until after treatment ended, and returned in little bursts for a few months. My viral load was undetectable within 4 weeks of starting treatment, and was still undetectable a year after starting. I feel great, my liver enzymes are normal. It was hard, but worth it. Now there are better treatments on the market with out the side effects. Try them!

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DrJ | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
1/18/2014
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
Overall rating 4.0
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Incivek is very effective but the treatment regimen is really tough and has a lot of side effects. Fat consumption (30 grams every 8 hours) was difficult to tolerate and requires experimentation to find the best personal solution. I found that small (personal portions) of Bryers or Ben & Jerry's ice cream worked well for me. The load of calories didn't matter in this situation - due to the side-effects of the medications. I say that because I lost 50 lbs during treatment. Thankfully I'm not diabetic. I experienced a substantial rash that required intervention but I got through it. In spite of the side-effects my Hep C was cured and I remain negative 18 months later. On that basis alone it was worth it. I'm left with late stage 3 liver disease so I don't have much liver function left to lose. I just wish Incivek was available sooner so I would not have lost so much liver function. I'd go through treatment again if I had to - but I'm very glad I don't...

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chris g. | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
7/9/2013
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
Overall rating 1.0
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Within 2 months, my body broke out in a rash. I had to go to E.R. and was out of work for 3 weeks. It was the worse side effect ever considering prior to this treatment, i had had 2 Hep C treatments with Interferon and Ribapk.

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