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Lucinda Porter

There isn't good data on this at this time. Some physicians think it does, some think it doesn't.

June 11, 2018 CA

Christine owen

Does marijuana affect hep c medicine,, while taking

June 10, 2018 NV - Nevada

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Sorry that treatment didn't work. I don't know of any US docs who are doing this, but I do know that many people have fought and won against their insurance company. Have you worked with one of the advocacy groups such as Hep C Careline? 800-532-5274 or

October 3, 2015

Renee Qualley

Hi Lucinda, Was lucky enough to get Sovaldi thru Support Path and completed Sov/Ribiviron treatment in May. Virus was "undetectable" 4 weeks in and remained so throughout treatment. Found out at 3 month check that I relapsed. As you know, Gilead changed their Support Path criteria, and I no longer qualify to get drugs for retreatment. Have been doing extensive research on generic Sovaldi from India and daclatisver from China. Have you heard any more news about getting US docs to write scripts for these? I have been following Greg Jefferies' brave journey and am praying I can find a sympathetic doc to help me with the scripts and supervision of my treatment. Always appreciate your posts, health tips and insights. Happy Health!

October 3, 2015

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Wow - you have a story of courage and tenacity! (Hope you will share it at Hep Stories: The best place to connect with others who have hep C are the Hep Forums - you can see how others are doing, and help others too.: Good luck with your treatment.

August 31, 2015

Vickie Williams

I am 70 years old and was diagnosed 15 years ago after routine physical. Believe I was infected when received 9 transfusions following childbirth in history of drug/alcohol use. Rejected interferon/ribavirin treatment due to side effects and low percentage of cure. I was recuperating from a fall in 2013 that broke my leg and required 8 months of surgeries/rehab when I heard about new treatments. My goal was to get back on my feet (literally) and see if I was candidate for these treatments. Jan. 1. 2014 my New Year's resolution was to get healthy, but I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Jan. 6. Feb. I had surgery and started treatments for the cancer. After first round of chemo, my liver failed and I was in intensive care for 9 days. I was not able to tolerate chemo so I researched every traditional, natural and holistic option to beat the disease. Feb. 2015 I was cancer free and doctors suggested Hep C treatment during this "window of opportunity". I started 16 weeks of treatment with solvaldi/ribavirin on Aug. 10 and want to find others going through this treatment. I have AFIB so I have a lot of the side effects. I'm very serious about completing treatment and would like to know how others have accomplished this :-)

August 30, 2015

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Yes it is possible, assuming you still have HCV - as for what to treat you with - that depends on factors that you and your doc need to discuss.

August 27, 2015

Meredith Hergenrader

Is it possible to have normal liver enzymes but still have some damage being done from hcv? I feel like I have pressure on the right side under my ribs and sometimes have stabbing pains. I was checked got checked for gall bladder but that wasn't it. I did fix months of interferon and ribavirin in 98. But I was never gene-typed. Could I benefit from harvoni?

August 27, 2015


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