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Author Topic: Newly diagnosed  (Read 7550 times)

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Offline Naughtical

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Newly diagnosed
« on: June 20, 2015, 10:18:57 am »
I was recently diagnosed with Hep C.  Waiting for final insurance approval to start Viekira Pak and Ribavirin.  Apparently I've had this for around 40 years, but did not display any symptoms.  I have liver scarring but still good functioning.  To add to the fun of this I also have moderate to severe COPD and Diabetes 2.  Diabetes is well maintained with meds.  COPD has flareups that are coming more frequently.  Currently I'm also being treated for bilateral pneumonia.

My job is very understanding and accommodating. My close friends are also aware of all of this so I have a pretty good support group.

I'll post more as I start treatment.         

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Newly diagnosed
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 01:44:02 pm »
Welcome to the forums, Naughtical :) And good luck with your treatment!

Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

Offline ms.nomoreC

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Re: Newly diagnosed
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 11:19:17 pm »
Sounds like you have quite a few health challenges going on right now. I'm not a doctor but it would seem like a good idea to get the pneumonia resolved before diving into Viekira and Ribavirin. Get your breath back as much as you can. 

Good that you're getting diagnosed when there are better choices for treatment, and a cure is possible!

Wishing you good health,

"C" for Cured!

Genotype 1a
Diagnosed 1997
Probable infection 1970
Pretreatment VL 6.6, WK 2 ? WK 6 0 Wk 8 detectable
EOT VL: 0, undetectable
ALT 69, WK 2 26, WK 6 27, EOT 18
AST 75, Wk 2 25, WK 6 28, EOT 19
GGT 113, WK 2
Bilirubin EOT:.6
AFT: Pretreatment 9.2, EOT 4


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