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Author Topic: 8 Week Update Viekira/Riba  (Read 6160 times)

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Offline Boatguy

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8 Week Update Viekira/Riba
« on: November 13, 2015, 07:38:48 pm »
Starting week 9 of 12 week Viekira/Riba.

UNDETECTED since week 4.

So far, not so bad.

Side:

Headaches (come and go)
Tiredness
Some itching

BUT ... nothing that bad..... especially not enough to stop TX.

A few Tylenol here and there, lots of water, and we good.

Hep c 1A

Pre Tx VL = 5.1 million

ALT and AST always about 2 pts above high normal for last 10 years.

Taking Viekera Pak and 1200 MG Ribavarin daily for 12 weeks.

2 week VL on TX = 18 !!!

4 week VL = UNDETECTED !!!!!!!!!!

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: 8 Week Update Viekira/Riba
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 02:53:45 am »
Great news! Only a few weeks left. :)
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
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Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: 8 Week Update Viekira/Riba
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 03:48:51 am »
Good going, Boatguy! 2/3 of the way through!
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 Boatguy

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Re: 8 Week Update Viekira/Riba
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 08:54:42 am »
Overall, a LOT better than I expected.

Anyone having anxiety of starting over the possible sides, STOP READING THE INTERNET, and just take the meds.

You will be fine. (assuming you are in decent shape starting out)

Of course everybody reacts differently, but these new HEP-C meds aren't that bad. And 12 weeks is not that long!
Hep c 1A

Pre Tx VL = 5.1 million

ALT and AST always about 2 pts above high normal for last 10 years.

Taking Viekera Pak and 1200 MG Ribavarin daily for 12 weeks.

2 week VL on TX = 18 !!!

4 week VL = UNDETECTED !!!!!!!!!!

Offline beto

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Re: 8 Week Update Viekira/Riba
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 01:39:19 pm »
Here here boatguy,

As bad as the old meds (peg/riba) were for horrible side effects, i would have taken them and endured the consequences if they had the success numbers of Viekira, Harvoni etc.  I was pretty lucky, my sides were not too bad, however i did have some bouts (especially early on) of some pretty uncomfortable effects.  But, I was so happy to have the chance to once and for all after 40 freaking years to be rid of the crap...I was like, bring it on bitches!!  I also felt like the meds were working and took the sides as sort of a healing crisis.  Now grant it, some folks are really getting hit hard.  This forum is a place to feel comfortable just talking through any fears or difficulty.   We are lucky indeed.  peace all
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

 


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