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Author Topic: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!  (Read 10971 times)

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Offline CE

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Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« on: October 23, 2015, 12:20:49 pm »
Hi all,
I am so overwhelmed with emotion right now! I just got my 24 week post treatment results and I am SVR24, CURED!!!  I was very apprehensive to gear my results as that fear was always in the back of my mind that is would not work. But ALLELUIA!!
I feel pretty good; my hair is growing again, I lost 12 pounds (eating better and wanting to lose weight), and my outlook on life is so different. I enjoy the little things and find myself more patient and kinder.
I want to thank all my kindred spirits on here for your support and sharing your experiences. You all helped me because only you know how it feels. Bless you all and I wish the very best for you. SVR FOR ALL. It will happen.
Take care.
Chris
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 02:43:04 pm »
:D :D  C*O*N*G*R*A*T*S   C*H*R*I*S !!!  :D :D
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 MaryC

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 04:22:39 pm »
This is truly a reason to celebrate Chris!  You are cured and more healthy than ever in body, mind and spirit!
Mary
GT 3a
Dx'd 4/15 not known when contracted
Labs 7/15:
-VL 537,000
-AST 32
-ALT 41
-Fibrosis score 0.46 (F1-F2)
Started tx 9/17/2015 with Daklinza + Sovaldi
6/6/16: 24 week EOT SVR!  Cured!

Offline beto

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 12:37:33 am »
Love it...way to go Chris.  3 can be tough I know and the treatment is... well...you know.  Very happy for you.  No more worries.  Now seize the moment!!

peace
HCV/nonA,nonB acute phase 1975
HCV detected active 1990
HCV persistent chronic diagnosis 1995
1995 liver enzymes mild elevations
1996 Biopsy F2 fibrosis
treatment naive geno 1-A
2000-to early 2015 Viral load 150, 000 to 800, 000
recent liver enzymes before treatment alt/ast 59to209,  Fibroscan F4,cirrhosis
start tx Harvoni 7/11/2015
6.5 week-UD-ast/alt 25/25
9wk-UD-ast18 alt23
10/3/15 completed tx
11/5/15 new fibroscan f0-f1 amazed
6wk EOT UD ast/alt 20/20
12EOT-UD-ast/alt19/21
25wk-SVR! 19/18

Offline Lee

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 03:18:59 pm »
Wow, that is awesome news, Chris! Thank god for this new medication that is saving us!
Female
Infected mid-1970's
Diagnosed 2013
Viral load prior to treatment: 6.6 million
Genotype: 1a
Started Harvoni: 4/20/15
Four week viral load: <20 too low to quantify
Eight week viral load: undetected

Offline TexasC+

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 06:28:52 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS!!!! I am so glad your cured!!!  I know it was not easy , but you did it.
I am hoping for the same. I have 1 week and 6 days left of my 24 weeks of riba and sovaldi.
Knowing people are getting results helps. Thanks for posting it
Genotype 3a
diagnosis date 4/29/15
treatment naive
viral load 6 million
unknown date of infection
Sovaldi and ribaviron  24 weeks started 6/1/15
End of treatment date 11/15/2015 VND last 2 labs
3 month follow up 2/22/16 NEGATIVE !! NOT DETECTED

Offline CE

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 07:27:14 pm »
Thanks everyone!! I also found encouragement when someone posted their cure. It gives hope and assures we will all get there some day. It is a great era for us. Many have suffered through agonizing treatments that would fail, but now it is shorter and great results. Stay with it, stay focused, stay hydrated and eat healthy. Look at it as a way to really better your life. You are being given a second chance! Grasp it!
Be sure to keep posting so the newbies get that same encouragement.
Take care and all the well wishes in the world for you all! 
Chris

Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Offline Francis60

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 08:34:46 pm »
Well done Chris....so happy for you;)

Offline TexasC+

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 06:52:12 pm »
CONGRATS Chris !!!! I am so very happy for you.
Genotype 3a
diagnosis date 4/29/15
treatment naive
viral load 6 million
unknown date of infection
Sovaldi and ribaviron  24 weeks started 6/1/15
End of treatment date 11/15/2015 VND last 2 labs
3 month follow up 2/22/16 NEGATIVE !! NOT DETECTED

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 03:18:03 pm »
Congratsssssss!!!!!  Great to hear there are more of us now.
Recovery is a slow process, but, a forward one for sure.  I am over a year now post treatment and still seeing improvements.  The every now and then annoying leftover sides has become very infrequent with time.

Offline Francis60

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2015, 12:11:29 am »
Well done Chris, I am now also in club24 :)

Offline kimharvest

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 02:28:33 am »
Congrats Chris!  Me too! Just got my 6 months after - Not Detected! 3a is a tough foe.  I still can't believe I am this lucky, especially after being thrown out just after 3 1/2 months.  I hope I never see ribavirin ever again!!!  My heart goes out to non-responders. I can't breath, my joints are growing in front of my eyes and my eyesight hit the worse numbers ever, but thank God I shook the hep after all that! You all are in my prayers.
kimharvest
"Eat healthy food and drink pure water for a healthy life."
GT 3a  15,000,000 VL.
Started Sovaldi/Ribavirin 1/26/15 for 24 weeks.
Doctor Office Dropped me on 5/8/15 at 14 weeks;
Finished 4 months total, two months short.
I do not recommend Grand Junction Gastro!
Not Detected at 3, 6 & 12 months.

Offline CE

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 06:52:34 pm »
A great big CONGRATS, Kim and Liam!! I am so happy to see the geno3's winning the battle! And so true about that ribavirin! That stuff is so toxic. Healing is definitely a slow process, but we now have the rest of our lives to do that! I sometimes wonder about the long term effects down the road since we technically were guinea pigs. I had my checkup with my PCP and he was thrilled with the results. I also have shed 20 pounds as of this date. I eat better, exercise and thank God I got a second chance. I find I am more patient, more compassionate, and cherish the little things! I also continue to pray for you all. Take care and God bless.
Chris
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

Offline Greatful

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2015, 10:28:07 am »
That is the best news Chris, Kim & Liam!!! I am starting to stress about my post 12 weeks test at the end of this month, so I came to the forum today to see what was happening. So glad that it's good news, it does give others hope.

I'm taking my test on 12/28 and I'll post results as soon as I get them. Best wishes to all of you.
Grace
Genotype 3
Tx: Sovaldi, Ribavirin
Started 24 week tx April 7, 2015

Offline CE

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Re: Cured!!!! G3 Sovadi/Ribavirin 24 weeks!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 12:11:40 pm »
Best wishes to you, Greatful!! I know it's easier said than done, but try not to fret. I will keep you in my prayers! You nailed that beast!!
Take care!
Chris
Chris :)
Diagnosed July 2014
Genotype 3
Viral load of 950,000
Most likely from blood transfusion in 1978
Treatment started November 2014
Sovaldi and Ribavirin for 24 weeks
End of treatment April 2015
SVR12 July 2015!!!!!!
SVR24 October 2015!!!!!
Cured!!!! Praise the Lord!!

 


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