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Author Topic: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts  (Read 10125 times)

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Offline steve

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Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« on: August 20, 2014, 02:02:26 pm »
I just got a call from my GI for results of blood after 30 days on meds shows no sign of virus...undetectable.....There is hope for all of us . I had a 5 million viral load prior to starting the combo.

Offline Mike

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 04:07:52 pm »
Hip-hip-hooray!!!

Congrats, Steve. The meds are working!

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline Evil Santa

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 06:03:08 pm »
How cool is that. Great news!!
Jim

Offline steve

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 07:44:42 pm »
Thank you both

Offline rainbowray

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 10:02:43 pm »
 :)

Offline virgha828

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 01:33:07 pm »
So happy to hear this congrats!!  :D

Offline HepC53

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 03:33:30 pm »
Congratulations!  How are you feeling?
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline steve

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 08:44:10 pm »
I feel fine . I had a few bouts of side effects that lasted a week each time from rash, itching, shortness of breathe and sensitivity to the sun but as far as the virus goes I never had any effects of the virus and the only way I knew I had it was yearly blood work that showed elevated liver enzymes. My doctor was pretty sharp and had me go for the test and I was shocked I had it since I do not fall into any of the lifestyle categories .

Offline Mike

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 09:00:06 pm »
Hi Steve,

I know you didn't mean it this way: But the term "lifestyle categories" can be offensive to some Hep-Cers. An infection can occur in variegated ways, including blood transfusions, a needle prick, surgery and, in your case, a mystery infection.

In fact I know a couple of army medics who were infected, treating wounded soldiers in the fields of Vietnam. I also met a vet who most likely acquired his infection scrubbing blood off the floor and walls of a medivac copter.

Just wanted to point this out,

Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline steve

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 09:24:46 pm »
Mike no problem.. I meant drug use or tATS

Offline Mike

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 09:50:10 pm »
I understand, Steve.

It might be better to say "known infection category" or "risk factor." Lifestyle can have a negative connotation for some.

When I was diagnosed, the doctor walked in to the room and asked: Are you a homosexual or drug users? I said no. Then he said: you have tested positive for Hep-C.

The mode of infection is irrelevant - knowing that you have it and getting cured is.

Best wishes Steve and congrats on being undetected!

Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline HepC53

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 10:34:54 pm »
I was relieved that my husband & kids didn't have it, noteworthy-all my 3 kids Xi adopted. But "lifestyle" aka social stigma has forced me to keep to myself.  My own husband said that interracial sex was a common cause, seriously!!!  I guess I should mention he's a 60 year old from Italy basically a dinosaur.  My children are very intelligent but my daughter threw her pop away when I accidentally drank from her cup, hurts. Never used intervenes  drugs but hey I'm done speculating. I told my family I'm done with the hiding, my hair is falling out and they can tell who they want. No one, regardless of past choices should have to suffer and it's time we help educate people.
New Year for a Cure
Diagnosed May 2014
Rib/Sol 12wk July 2014
Cured January 2015
HCV Geno 2B

Offline Mike

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Re: Olysio/Solvaldi 1 month blood work reuslts
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 10:45:28 pm »
I've felt the same way. I never told anyone but my family that I had Hep-C because of the social stigma associated with the diagnosis. That's why this forum is so beneficial. I can finally share the experience without the stigma.

When I did VA work, every once in a while I would work with a vet who was Hep-C positive and could talk to them about it. It was few and far between; but it was nice to know I wasn't suffering by myself and that there were others in the same boat.

Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

 


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