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Author Topic: Because genotype matters, type 2  (Read 7430 times)

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Offline petra

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Because genotype matters, type 2
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:07:33 am »
I was diagnosed with Hep C 2 a few months ago. Have recently started Sovaldi and Ribavirin. Gilead, through their Momentum Program is covering "half" of the cost. 12 weeks is about 33 thousand. I am in Canada.
I would appreciate any anecdotal info regarding this treatment or experiences with the disease itself. I am a 59 year old female, considered slightly underweight, don't smoke [stopped even having a glass of wine after being diagnosed], blood work normal... except of course for the Hep C diagnosis.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2014, 09:10:41 am by petra »
User Name: petra
Gender: female
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 118
Diagnosed: June 2014
Infected: unsure of when
geno type: 2
Biopsy Score:no fibro scan or biopsy
Pre treatment: 3.5 million vl, other blood work normal
TX start date: October 17, 2014
Treatment Protocol: 12 weeks of 400mg of Sovaldi and 800 mg of Ribavirin per day
Side Effects: fatigue, itchiness.

Viral load:
3.5 million at start of treatment
18 at 4 weeks
undetected at 6, 8, and 12 weeks.
SVR at 12 weeks after treatment

Offline katsie

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Re: Because genotype matters, type 2
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 02:09:55 pm »
 I'm Tx naive, Geno 2b and waiting for better Tx for geno 2's. Tx without riba.---too many difficult sides with riba so I'm waiting and hoping for riba free Tx for us 2's. My enzymes are not too bad--5-10 higher than normal range and viral load at 1.6 mill. My Doc said I can wait awhile. Meanwhile Im learning all I can.


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