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Author Topic: because genotype matters, type 2  (Read 7486 times)

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Offline petra

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because genotype matters, type 2
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:17:22 am »
I was diagnosed with Hep C 2 a few months ago. Have recently started Sovaldi and Ribavirin. Gilead, through their Momentum Program. It 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.
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 BattleTheBeast

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  • Female, 57 - SVR12 as of 7/23/15!!
Re: because genotype matters, type 2
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 06:21:21 am »
Hi Petra,

I just wanted to check on you and see how you are doing, I hope you are doing well and this beast is about gone. If you started around 10/29/14 I hope you had your first 2 week blood test, you may be waiting on those results right now.

I wish I had more to share with you but I am fairly newly diagnosed 56 year old female, l with Genotype 1a and in treatment with S/O. Unfortuneatly I found out because I started having symptoms of cirrhosis even though I didn't drink except maybe a glass of wine here or there and lots of Pineapple/Vodka on vacations every couple of years.

I will be thinking and praying for you that the results are good and you are doing well.

~Mel~
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline petra

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Re: because genotype matters, type 2
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 08:20:19 am »
Hi Mel,

I'm doing fairly well with the treatment. The itchiness, that I noticed almost immediately, has backed off and it never was unbearable. My 1st, pre treatment, viral load results were considered high...  after one week on meds, it was determined to be very low. I am awaiting the results of blood work done last Thursday [exactly 4 weeks]. I was told I would know this week. Fingers crossed that I will do as well as you have done so far.
I am not sure what condition my liver is in. I too only found out a few months ago that I had Hep C.

Cheers,
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 BattleTheBeast

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  • Female, 57 - SVR12 as of 7/23/15!!
Re: because genotype matters, type 2
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 01:45:57 pm »
Hi Petra,

I am still itching like crazy! I am so glad that stopped for you :) Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing!

~Mel~
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

 


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