My viral load became undetectable after being on Vemlidy for 3 months. Up until 3 years ago, my viral load had been fairly low with an occasional spike here and there, but nothing too crazy to warrant treatment. But at the age of 39, my viral load shot up to 90000 so my doctor finally decided it was time to start treatment, especially with my strong family history of liver cancer.
I take it in the evening while I’m eating dinner. I’ve only forgotten a few times but I usually remember early the next morning so I just take it then instead. Then I switch back to taking it in the evening the next day. I never thought I’d be the type to have one of those Monday through Friday pill organizer boxes but I’ve found it very helpful. You’d be surprised how many times you can take the pill from the bottle and then forget in the next hour whether you took it or not!
As for side effects, when I first started Vemlidy, I had occasional headaches. But it wasn’t a chronic dull headache or even a migraine, it was more of a sharp burst, then would go away quickly. After after being on the medication for a few months, it stopped altogether. Other than that, I have had no other side effects that I can confidently attribute to the medication.
Hope that helps!