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Author Topic: Liberation Day  (Read 7855 times)

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Offline yag1064

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Liberation Day
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:34:54 pm »
Hello All,
   Today was the first day with no meds. 12 weeks completed. Took the 12wk blood test. Should get the results next week, but my doc says that the virus coming back is highly unlikely. So now to clear the system of the drugs.
  There is one side effect I have noticed. I started having herpes outbreaks, cold sores, or pimples with puss. Also the skin around my ears became itchy, inflamed and crusty. I don't know why but something I am watching. I wonder what it does to our autoimmune system. The virus was gone after 2 weeks. I wonder what was going on the the other 10 weeks.

Tested positive 2007
Non respond-er to treatment 16wk of 48wk
Started I/R/Sol May 2014
Hep C returned as of Jan 2015
Started Harvoni Sep 16, 2015
1st Test V/L:20
2nd Test V/L: undetectable
Dec 2015 EOT V/L undetectable
12 wk SVR :undetectable  Mar 25,2016
24 wk SVR: undetectable  Jun 24,2016
52 wk SVR undetectable   Dec 16,2016   -- I,m past it!!!

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Liberation Day
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 10:55:45 pm »
Congratulations! Yes, those are known side effects. Yes, your entire body gets the effects of these antivirals. However, it will get better, and better. Enjoy.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)


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