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  • rhemicvanfos rhemicvanfos Jul 31, 2014 4:37 PM Flag

    Thank you Solvaldi

    My first treatment for Hep C I went through one of the toughest times in my life wanting to give up due to the harsh side affects of incivek combined with interferon and ribavirin. I ended up finishing my treatment but the virus came back within a few weeks.

    I when Solvadi hit the market earlier this year I started combination treatment again with this drug in place of incivek. It was not a walk in the park but I managed to work full time and manage a 3.6 gpa in college while on this treatment. The difference was night and day. There were next to no side affects with solvaldi. The worst thing I experience was a light fatigue throughout my day.

    The best part about Solvaldi was that it worked! I am almost 3 months out of treatment testing undetectable which my doctors considers a dam near cure. 6 months is suppose to be the guarantee.

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    • If you are so inclined, tell this to GILD legal department for when Congress comes at them about the price, you can thank them with your personal success story.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • No side effects? Are you gen-1A? Were you on Solvaldi+interferon and ribavirin? I am trying to understand how anyone could take IFN without side effects. Congratulations on your success!

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      • Yes geno type 1A and on Solvaldi + interferon and ribavirin. For me I kept myself so busy with school and work that I didn't have time to even think about the side effects. I think different people have a different reaction to the treatment. I have a friend who just started his and has been complaining of some body aches but again that is nothing compared to Incivek. I could easily write a 2 or 3 page report about the negative side effects I experienced while on it (incivek).

    • Thanks. Great to hear about your success. Gives me a good feeling to be a shareholder of this company.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Fight on, fight on.. Sovaldi is here . Point is that saving one's life from Hep C virus is a miracle.. If you know someone who is suffering from Hep C, that person's family, care takers, medical staff, friends can only watch helplessly the slow deterioration of the sufferer's body and mind.. Sovaldi is a true scientific breakthrough.. Law Makers have no business micromanaging market prices.. And the insurance company should not give "Sovaldi' price as an excuse for their quarterly underperformance.. .. Let market decide what the right price for Sovaldi should be .. If a viable competitive drug emerges, Sovaldi price could be adjusted.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • I too finished treatment with Sovaldi and am virus free after 2 Months, Kaiser only tests again at 12 weeks from completion, no detection you are Cured, that is the new standard. I went through treatment with interferon sovaldi and ribavirin and agree any triple therapy is a living hell, hard to just get up and use the bathroom, severe depression,anemia and could barely move. Hope it worked, and very glad for you and all others that have a chance with Sovaldi to live a better life!!!!!!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Oregon wanted you to stay sick.

    • Great post...God is working miracles through Sovaldi all across the globe

      I hope you live a long and fruitful life...

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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