Hi there. A big Congragulations !!! Yes!!!
Plain and simple.....You will feel like **** for a few more months. Sorry that's the way these meds roll.
I'm 5 months post Sovaldi and Ribavirin. Everyday will get better and better and better! No worries. You are NOT permanently going to live in a state of massive confusion for much longer. Once they leave your system (6months) you will have your old life back minus Hep C. What a glorious concept. Your feelings of killing your neighbors and spouse will also stop.
Your eosinophils normally fluctuate with these meds. Mine did the same and I talked to my Hemotologist (Dr specializing in blood disorders) and he said
"Forget about it", he's Italian! Your good to go....
Thanks - these drugs do strange things to us, but it seems that every day i feel a little bit better. I have faith that the side effects will resolve with time and care. Regardless, it is slowly sinking in just how fantastic a gift SVR is - definitely worth the effort and challenges. I'll be hoping for the same for you!
I am happy to hear your good news on the SVR! Maybe the eosinophils will resolve after the 6 mon post treatment point, one the Interferon and Riba are completely cleared out? I hope so. I've had asthma for years and the weird thing is, I never had it as a child, so don't know if all the interferon caused it or aggravated an underlying tendency towards it. Once again, happy for your news. I am only 1 week post treatment with those same meds. Susan400
Thanks Sue - may you soon join the ranks of SVR!!
Congratulations on SVR!' I remember you were,one of the,ones to post when I started treatment back in May. Now, I am playing the waiting game. News like you and Sandi have received continues to give me hope!
You are correct! What an awesome birthday present!!
Interferon can cause the eosinophils to be elevated. If it persists, in a few months, I would see a doctor in order to rule out other causes.
Causes of elevated eosinophils:
Asthma, allergies such as hay fever
Inflammatory disorders (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease)
Some cancers, leukemias or lymphomas
Thanks so much for the thoughtful and thorough responses! This forum has been my most valuable resource during the past 6 months. I can't imagine doing this without all of the wisdom and experience that is represented here.
by the way, this latest blood work was done on my 50th birthday - i couldn't imagine a better gift!
Congratulations on being a drgonslayer and slaying your dragon! I am 19 weeks EOT this week, and am finding that anxiety and forgetfullness are lingering, kicking my OCD into overdrive sometimes. I did the same triple therapy as you and am very thankful for it. Can't help you on eosinophils though I know it is caused by the interferon. Congratulations again!