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Author Topic: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago  (Read 13416 times)

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Offline Rod

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Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« on: April 11, 2015, 08:20:34 am »
Hey everybody whats happening? I hope all is going well. I just finished an 8 week treatment of Harvoni 2 days ago. I was treatment naive. 1.6 million viral load when I started. I was likely infected during the 90's. I was undetected at 4 weeks. I go back to Dr next week to have more labs done so yall pray for me that the virus is still undetected ok. Thanks. This entire process has been a roller coaster. I found out a few years ago I had the disease, i thought the worst. I felt my life was over. I was so afraid, dr told me new drugs were in process that didnt have bad side effects and that had tremendous success rates, so I waited to get treated. Dr wanted to start me on sovaldi and olysio but insurance denied it. Insurance wanted to have me put on less expensive treatment first, the one with bad side effects, etc... but since I suffer from depression and had shot myself in the past that wasnt really a choice, so after Dr submitted Another appeal letter it was finally approved. On Sovaldi treatment I didnt really experience any side effects. I was tired every now and again but ive been tired for years so that was nothing. About 6 weeks into treatment my energy returned. I feel great. I remain optimistic my future and hopefully I will here the word cured sometime soon If thats Gods plan for my life. I just wanted to tell yall that I appreciate the support and encouragement you all give on this forum. I kept the disease a secret because of the stigma, but im beginning to talk more about it with people outside these forums. Thanks again everyone. May God bless all of you and give us the cure we desperately seek.

Offline Bituman

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 08:33:49 am »
Glad you are doing so well Rod, and congrats on that "undetected."  It's great that you are so optimistic about the future.  Keep up the good work!

Bob
Age = 59, male, infected likely 1975
DX 07/07 GT 1a
Biopsy 2007:  GR 1, stage 0, HAI = 2/18
Since 2007:  1.48 MM < VL < 11 MM, avg = 5.64 MM
IL28B=CT
1/26/15, AST=43, ALT=55, VL=3.59 MM
2/5 Start Harvoni 12 weeks; Treat naive
2/20 AST=29, ALT=24, VL=59
3/6 AST=29, ALT=25, VL<15
3/19 AST=24, ALT=22, VL=undet
4/3 AST=29, ALT=25, VL=undet
4/30 EOT, AST=22, ALT=20, VL=undet
5/29 EOT+4, AST=20, ALT=19, VL=undet SVR
7/24 EOT+12, AST=23, ALT=18, VL=undet SVR
10/16 EOT+24, AST=22, ALT=17, VL=undet SVR

Offline debham

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 09:27:36 am »
Keep us posted I'm a week and a half in to my 12 week tx praying for you good luck.  :)
Diagnosed 2003
VL 300,000
Geno type 1 a
Start TX 4/01/15
VL 2.3 million
Tx Naive
12 wk Tx
Harvoni
Last Ultra Sound
No presents of fibrosis

Offline BubbaT

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 09:58:35 am »
Hi Rod,  thanks for sharing the good news!

Glad things are going well for you, keep us posted, I'm at  week 6 of 12.
Today is better, Praise God, I'm going to win this fight !
Age 57 male
Infected late 70's
Diagnosed 95
1a, 2 prev biopsy 95, 2004
Ct 2007, 2015
Treatment Naive
F4 A3. Fibrosure/ CT 2-5-15. Ammonia 222
VL 2.2 mil.
Started Harvoni  3-3-15. 12weeks, finished 5-26-15
4 week VL undetected
12 week EOT undetected

Offline Rod

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 04:50:55 pm »
Glad you are doing so well Rod, and congrats on that "undetected."  It's great that you are so optimistic about the future.  Keep up the good work!

Bob

Thanks Bob

Offline Rod

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 04:51:54 pm »
Thanks Bob

Congrats on your undetected status aw well

Offline Rod

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Re: Finished 8 weeks of Harvoni 2 days ago
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 04:54:11 pm »
Keep us posted I'm a week and a half in to my 12 week tx praying for you good luck.  :)

Will do. Congrats on getting treatment. The time will go by quick, drink lots of water

 


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