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Offline J.R.

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Boarding the H-train in the morning
« on: February 20, 2016, 02:32:59 am »
Tomorrow will begin my journey in ridding Hep- C from my life. On 8 week cycle of Harvoni, doctor ordered 1st blood test in 2 weeks. Hopefully, VL will be drastically reduced.  It has been a great support for me to read what others have gone through. Hoping for the best.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 05:16:22 am »
All the best for a short, sharp successful treatment! We are always here for support. :)
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline Just breath

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 10:22:19 am »
Best wishes for a Hep C free life...
I just took my first pill today for 12 weeks... I call it my freedom pill....

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 10:39:02 am »
Tickets please. :)
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 04:30:58 pm »
Welcome aboard the H-Train, J.R. and Just Breath! May your travel be smooth. You will soon arrive at your destination. :)

kim
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/

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 05:27:08 pm »
All the best Just Breath. This is the year of winning against the dragon.
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 04:22:34 am »
Welcome, JR and Just Breath.  I wish you both a side effect free, successful treatment. Please keep us up to date on your progress and outcome.
Rosa
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 11:42:59 am »
A big thanks to everyone and may we all be Hep C free  ... :)

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 05:38:58 pm »
Make sure you stop at the designated place on Tuesday or Wednesday, as that's when I'll board!!! The future is looking brighter............ FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline J.R.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 08:34:11 pm »
Day 2 coming to an end. No side effects. Did have a very slight "head buzz" yesterday, but heeded the advice given here to drink LOTS of water, I think, helped.

FT-  glad there will be joining the ride together.  Hopefully, we all have a smooth ride next few months
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 02:28:33 am »
My bags are packed and waiting at the door............. FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline J.R.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2016, 12:40:40 am »
day 4-  outside of the head buzz for a few hours the first day no side effects. Positive note- first time in a long time I didnt feel tired at end of work day. Maybe the fog of fatigue starting to lift.
Hard to wrap my mind around the fact this disease will be gone shortly. Always believed treatment would have some not-so-pleasant side effects.
End of next week first blood work.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2016, 04:00:58 pm »
JR & Just Breath --- I boarded this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!  Took a window seat and plan to enjoy this journey, that I have waited so very long to start. JR, I also am in a bit of disbelief that this HCV dark cloud may be on the way to being lifted. So let's just settle back, stay as healthy as possible for the next 83 days, and look ahead to our destination!  The future is very bright! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Else

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2016, 06:26:54 pm »
Woooo-hooooo!  Congratulations FT on a battle well fought!  Congrats to all!
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

Offline slats1056

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 06:45:33 pm »
 The boogie woogie choo choo train keeps chugging right along.
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline J.R.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2016, 07:25:20 pm »
FT-Awesome to see you've boarded. We both can enjoy a window seat on this journey together.  So far I can't believe it's this easy. I feel like I've fell victim to that snake-oil salesman. Standing on the street corner hawking his magical elixir. "Take this pill and feel like a new person!"   Fingers crossed
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2016, 09:28:28 pm »
JR, ain't it the truth! I felt like I hadn't taken anything all day today, so I truly hope this is what it's going to be like for the next 3 months. But, I also adhered diligently to the hydration advice given by so many, so I'm thinking that was part of it.

Just so glad/grateful/thankful/happy/relieved/ecstatic to be on board!!  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline Else

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2016, 11:07:20 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D
F/53 yr
diagnosed 1995
Genotype 1a
ALT: 58 AST: 39 ALK: 105
Viral load 4,201,950 IU/ml
Fibroscan 6.5 (F1-F2) Fibrosure 0.36 (F1-F2)
Treatment-naive
After 3 denials, finally approved!
Harvoni 12 wks - start date 9/15/15
4 wk labs 10/14/15
ALT: 12 AST: 16 ALK: 85
HCV Not Detected!!!
8 wk labs 11/10/15
ALT: 13  AST: 15  ALK: 77
12 wk (EOT!) labs 12/8/15
ALT: 11 AST: 15 ALK: 78
HCV Not Detected!!!
10wk posttx labs 2/11/16
ALT: 22 AST: 17 ALK: 61
HCV Not Detected!! SVR10!!!
SVR10 (99.7% Cured!!!)

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2016, 06:37:39 am »
settle back and enjoy the ride
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2016, 10:57:05 am »
I think the "Class of 2016" is going to be a big one!!  Thanks so much for the well wishes, means a lot! The support given by so many on this forum is priceless....FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2016, 11:30:01 am »
Hi fellow passengers, JB and JR! Just thought I'd check in; so far, very, very good, today is day 4 for me and I am thus far astounded  at the lack of sides.  Still very tired, but that has been my norm for a long time now, hopefully it will improve eventually.

I wasn't a big fan of the rock group Queen, but since about an hour after taking my first miracle pill the song "Another one bites the dust" has been going thru my mind (LOL), as I envision the viruses being attacked and not replicating correctly....."and another down, another one down, another one bites the dust"! Just so glad to be finding something funny and laughable about this disease now. Keep the spirits up and I'll keep in touch --- FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline J.R.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2016, 10:31:30 pm »
FT- good choice of a song. Brought back memories from HS. That song was my class' song to play after every sports victory.  How fitting every pill a couple 100 or so thousand Hep cells bite the dust.  As with you, I have had no sides at all.  Had a slight headache building thursday but felt that was more work- induced than meds. So far a smooth ride. Today marked one week on Harvoni.  One more week and first blood work. Hang in there this ride wont be that long.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2016, 05:38:36 pm »
Happy to hear you're doing well and let's hope this train ride stays this smooth! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 12:37:05 pm »
Hey fellow Harvoni passengers! I'm feeling more "normal" than I've felt in months as of day 8 and just wondered if you're experiencing the same? I'm guessing my liver enzymes may be normalizing? Many people who have blood work done prior to week 4 have reported a significant change in both VL and enzymes. As of yesterday noticed a lot less tiredness and today even more so, for which I am VERY, VERY GRATEFUL. Fatigue has been my worst symptom for a very long time (years) and not having it feels almost surreal. Hope it stays this way!  My next labs aren't until 3/23 so won't know until then.  Hope all others are doing well.... FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 02:37:09 pm »
Glad you have started tx. For me the first 2 weeks was bad but now EOT I am much much better except for some edema in the lower legs. Everything should improve as time goes and time flies :)
M/57 yrs.
Contracted (Unknown) 10-20-30 yrs back ??
Treatment Naive
Geno 1a&1b
VL  17+ million
ALT 200+, AST 170+
Fibroscan F4 ( 26+ kpa ) on 8th Dec. 2105
Started Tx 11th Dec.2015 ( 12 wks. Gilead Harvoni)
7/1/2016 :Viral Load|<25 UND.
23/1/2016: ALT 34 , AST 35, ALP 143
8 week NO labs done
EOT:03.03.2016 ( 84 pills eaten )
ALT 26, ALP 124, BIL .54
V/L <25 UND E.O.T.
4 weeks E.O.T. V/L UND::: SVR 4
SVR 12 and  SVR 24 on 16/8/16
Fibro 24.5kpa 23/05/16
SVR 63 05/17
Fibro 17.03.2020 kpa 6.3

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 04:23:44 am »
Jakas, as my albumin came into range I found the edema went away. Now I occasionally get it if I've been flying long haul, or on super hot days, or I've spent lots of time on my feet. Not nearly as bad and I no longer regularly  take diuretics.
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2016, 05:02:37 pm »
Jakas, I have to admit I am shocked at this lack of fatigue so early, but also realize this can change as this journey continues.  This disease affects all of us so differently, as proven by all the posts on this forum, so keep the faith that you WILL continue to improve! That "undetected" word is the most important and once that's achieved, the hope is that it all falls into place eventually. Just glad to be on this train and moving! Sending a letter of thanks to my state IMR this week for their help.
FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 06:13:14 pm »
Hello FutureThinker,

Thanks for the invite!

I am on day 82, of this 84 day Harvoni ride.

When I got my bottle from the pharmacy yesterday, I had them take my picture holding it, with a big smile.
They laughed, and maybe thought, "Americans are funny!".
I've waited a very long time for those meds!

So far, I've had no side effects.

I feel kinda good, actually...  :)


pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2016, 06:40:32 pm »
Hey Pansy, I, too, took a picture of the Harvoni bottle, but mine was delivered to my home so it was on my kitchen counter -- only the dog saw (l0l)! Glad to have you on board and let's hope the ride stays smooth. LynnK provided some excellent advice on the antacids - lots of great info on this forum along with a big helping of support and empathy.  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2016, 09:13:20 pm »
Jakas, I have to admit I am shocked at this lack of fatigue so early, but also realize this can change as this journey continues. 

Hi Future Thinker. In the first 7 days on Harvoni, my viral load fell from 4 million to just 131. So really, most of the work was done in the first week, virologically speaking. I felt a noticeable improvement in mental clarity by Day 6 or 7. Memory was functioning again, etc. Energy was much better too, but I think the energy part was the "Harvoni High" kicking in.

good luck! :)
kim
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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/

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2016, 11:57:36 pm »
FT- it was about day 6-7 that I could feel the fatigue lifting. Im noticing im sleeping better at night. Feeling rested when morning comes around.  Havent felt like that in some time. So far, no effects except mild headache, but drink some water and it dissipates. Been drinking somewhere between 50-80oz of water not including other beverages. Hopefully, will know VL next week.  I go in for a blood draw Monday. Two weeks & two days after boarding the train. Fingers crossed
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2016, 12:25:49 pm »
Kim and JR -- I am just amazed that tangible improvement is happening so quickly. I so hope it stays this way. Brain fog is better but still present, I am sure that will take a bit longer to fade, but not having movement be such an effort anymore is just wonderful! Kinda makes me mad that my insurance co. made me wait ~ an additional year to feel so much better, but at least it is happening.We just have to look forward at this point and be grateful. I don't think it's easy for others (even medical folks) to really understand just how immobilizing fatigue can be.  I couldn't put a good description on it myself until I wasn't feeling it as much! It's like a weighted cloak has been lifted off my body, making getting up and moving so much easier. Amazing!!

JR, prayers and crossed fingers are with you on Monday!!! Sounds like it will be good news from the improvement you, too, are experiencing.  I have to wait till 3/23 but am very excited for your news next week.  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2016, 05:10:48 pm »
I glad everyone is doing so well.This time next month I get my 12 weeks bloods drawn and I can't wait.A lot of people have gotten on for the ride since I got to EOT,and I love seeing all those undetected posts.Congratulations to everyone,we're winning.
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2016, 12:27:02 pm »
Yes, WE ARE WINNING! And it may take some longer than others, but we are definitely moving in the right direction! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 02:02:26 pm »
So far this ride has been uneventful. That was until the train pulled into our first stop, I was pulled from the group and asked to consent to a body search. I agreed and the conductor scanned his wand the length of my body. He looked up and said, " You, sir, are clear; continue on your voyage." The look of disbelief caused him to restate, " You're undetected. Enjoy the rest of your journey!"

I still can not believe 18 pills into Tx and VL is undetected! First step to SVR!!
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2016, 11:29:07 pm »
 ALL HAIL HEPLANDIA AND THE TRIBE OF THE UNDETECTED ;D ;D :) :) 8) 8)
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2016, 01:29:52 am »
Fantastic news. Enjoy that feeling. :)
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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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2016, 02:49:14 am »
Hello,

I am on day 8, and the migraine from hell has started. I've been drinking water, and I took a light pain pill, any other suggestions?

It's a bad one.

Thanks,

pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2016, 03:33:17 am »
Do you tend to get migraines or is this something new?
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2016, 11:43:48 am »
JR ---- YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!! So happy to hear this! And loved your way of posting the news, keeping us in the dark until the end (LOL).  I really think we need to rename this ride to be on the "Magic Bus" vs. the Harvoni train........ it seems like magic, what this one little pill can do. Magic, miracle, whatever you want to call it, it's happening, and to us!! I also continue to be doing well, just so enjoying not being so tired anymore. Sent my letter to the state IMR to thank them for their help in saving my life. You must just be elated -- have a great weekend!!  The future is bright, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2016, 05:39:05 pm »
@Aussie Rosa,

Have gotten them from time to time, but not regularly, no...

I took a headache tab, and it worked.

I'll just have to wait and see, stay away from stressful situations, drink a lot of water,
and maybe cut down time viewing computer screen!

Thanks for reply!

 8) :)

pansy

Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2016, 01:47:46 am »
Futurethinker- Thanks,waiting for those first results was filled with 48 hours of anxiety. I am able to view my labs results online and not wait for a phone call. When I received notification tests were viewable I had to have my wife read them to me.  Hearing the words, "undetectable" brought tears of joy& relief that this journey is going down a different road. I can only imagine the gratitude you feel for the IMR to force your insurance to grant treatment. Glad to hear you're not experiencing any side effects, one of my biggest worries in starting tx. Still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that taking this pill is stopping a virus from decimating our livers.
Positive thoughts to you, Just Breath, Sunflower, and a few others who started Tx
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2016, 05:17:32 am »
@Aussie Rosa,

Have gotten them from time to time, but not regularly, no...

I took a headache tab, and it worked.

I'll just have to wait and see, stay away from stressful situations, drink a lot of water,
and maybe cut down time viewing computer screen!

Thanks for reply!

 8) :)

pansy

You're welcome, Pansy. So glad the headache med worked for you. Hope it was just a one off and not a recurring problem.
Rosa
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2016, 12:50:40 pm »
Futurethinker- Thanks,waiting for those first results was filled with 48 hours of anxiety. I am able to view my labs results online and not wait for a phone call. When I received notification tests were viewable I had to have my wife read them to me.  Hearing the words, "undetectable" brought tears of joy& relief that this journey is going down a different road. I can only imagine the gratitude you feel for the IMR to force your insurance to grant treatment. Glad to hear you're not experiencing any side effects, one of my biggest worries in starting tx. Still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that taking this pill is stopping a virus from decimating our livers.
Positive thoughts to you, Just Breath, Sunflower, and a few others who started Tx

Hey JR,

Your are not alone my friend.  I am a total wuss when waiting for the results.  I have the docs office staff trained to blurt out "undetected" first word so I don't have to wait for the long sentence..."hello, we got your labs today...bla bla bla"  Seriously I am a wreck.  When I check them online I like shake like a leaf.  Haha...I have even past the SVR12 mark and I am still dreading the SVR24.  If I stub my toe I wonder if I am relapsing...OK thats a stretch but, truly it is nerve racking.  You are going to be just fine...best of luck.  ;)
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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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2016, 01:10:49 pm »
Beto, you are tooo funny, but I totally understand the anxiety you describe, as I'm going to be there very soon waiting for my 4 wk result. I'm hoping my doc's office will call asap when they get the result, vs. making me wait for the appt, due to the prolonged journey I've been on to get to this point! I don't know what their protocol is, since I've never been on treatment until now.

JR -- I think it's magic!

Pansy, glad you're finding a relatively easy way to get rid of the HA.  Seems if I start getting one, I drink more water that's taken care of it, so it hasn't been an issue. It's certainly one of the more common side effects, per Gilead. Mine seems related to hydration thus far.

So glad this ride is going relatively smoothly for us, we are very blessed! I hope everyone who is on this train/bus if finding ways to handle the sides as they crop up, on our path to the other side. Here we come!  FT

Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2016, 08:12:32 pm »
So great to read everyone's excitement and enjoyment of the ride...
I'm on day 14, and feel like I can speak better, think better, didn't have a nap for about four days!! Wooooohooooo!!!

ft

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2016, 11:18:15 pm »
great news forest dweller...a lot of folks are reporting that.  Keep up the good work
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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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2016, 11:28:08 am »
Forest Dweller, I agree on the lack of need for daily (or twice daily) naps ---- BIG change! Moving towards that other side........ FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2016, 12:43:39 pm »
Fellow travelers, just checking in to say I just finished bottle # 1 and getting blood work done today!! Can't believe 28 days of treatment have flown by so quickly, it's almost like a dream.  Still doing well, enjoying the lack of fatigue and staying positive.  See my doc next week, so will hopefully have good news to report! Hope all are also doing well -- FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2016, 01:05:45 pm »
rock on FT!!! you so got this!! :D :D :D
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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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2016, 12:14:57 am »
FT- Awesome!  I finished my first bottle this past Saturday. Had second blood test, AST/ALT couple points higher than first test, but not worrying as they are well within range.  Just waiting for the HCV RNA results to update my signature.  Hard to believe this time next month will be EOT for me. Then the wait for EOT SVR12.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2016, 01:17:39 pm »
I think I was actually shaking when they drew my blood yesterday, excited and scared at the same time.  Keeping fingers crossed, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2016, 11:48:47 pm »
2nd stop on this ride and still UNDETECTED!!!!
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2016, 11:41:46 am »
Very, very happy to hear this! I'll post when I get my 4 wk RNA number........ FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2016, 05:15:33 pm »
Keep up the great work you guys! Awesome results thus far.
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2016, 05:22:32 pm »
Received my 4 wk results, a mixed bag: 40 - 70 point decrease in liver enzymes and now well within normal limits, but VL is still detectable at 30.......... but down from 3 million, so doctor is happy, not concerned, and I'm to continue current program and get labs at 8 wks. So while I'm happy, I'm not as happy as I could have been getting that magic word in the report, "undetected".  All other lab tests are great (platelets, creatinine, albumin, bilirubin, INR), so it's a waiting game at this point.

I even called Gilead to inquire as to the 4 wk detected vs. undetected status, but she wasn't much help and didn't know much. I read what I could find online and know the EOT VL is what is most important, so that's what I've got my eye on! So on the right path and will stay on it, hopefully with better news next time.

Still feeling very good and not having any real issues with this treatment, for which I am very thankful! Will keep in touch on this journey and the future is bright, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2016, 06:21:09 pm »
I didn't go UND until between week 4 and week 8. I sat on 40 ish for a while. I felt disappointed, like you do. Your other numbers are telling a happier story though. Normal range? Way to go!
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2016, 08:23:34 pm »
Philly, thanks so much for reassurance.  I know in my head that this isn't really "bad" news, but we all are so wanting that UD word in our lives! It really helps to hear from someone who wasn't UD at 4 weeks and went on to victory.  There's nothing I can do about it except continue taking these pills everyday and "stay calm and carry on"! My doc is confident I'll be UD on the next labs, so we will see. Thanks again, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2016, 02:01:05 am »
FT- sorry you didnt get the results you wanted to hear at 4 weeks, but keep your chin up. Those other test results are indictative that your liver is getting better. Keep up the fight.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2016, 02:27:20 am »
Hello, All!

After 26 pills, 2 short of a full bottle, the virus is undetected!
My usually low platelets rose to 10.0, still low, but much better!

I had a very good dr. visit, today,
got bottle #2.

     


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Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2016, 12:36:17 pm »
Pansy, great news!! While I'm still virus-detected (30), it did go down 5 logs and my AST is now 21 and ALT 14, huge improvements. I'm hoping/praying my next labs next month will show the magic word "undetected"! JR, thanks for your kind words and lets keep fighting the good fight. Keep up the good work and glad all is going well, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2016, 12:56:23 am »
I can't believe my ride ends next Friday. Then the wait for EOT tests at 4 and 12 weeks. My doctor has me testing every two weeks while on tx. Just received latest one and still Undetected!
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2016, 06:20:02 am »
That's great news, JR. Those are the words we all want to see. Here's hoping that you will see them after EOT too. I'm sure you will. Best of luck!
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2016, 01:11:25 pm »
JR, very glad to hear it! Keep your fingers crossed for my next blood work in the next 2 weeks.  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2016, 12:29:04 am »
FT- hoping the best for you.  Have  no doubt you'll g be hearing "undetected" shortly.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2016, 07:19:11 am »
Hi Pansy, JR and FT,

 Pansy, I will go for my 4 week blood work on Monday and it will be 1 day short of my first bottle.  In the last week I feel like I am undectected.  I can only hope my feeling is right or close to it.  I really will be thinking of all of you and wishing for great results!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2016, 12:14:57 pm »
Well, I hope I'm not jinxing my next report, but I have to say I felt another layer of clarity at the end of the 5th week, or maybe the new energy level was more sustained throughout the day -- something more than what I'd already noticed........ so I am hoping that may translate to being UD!! It's like I said before, you don't know just how unhealthy you feel until you don't anymore. What a wonderful revelation!!  My doctor's office reports offer graphing of results, and it was just awesome to see my VL line literally plummet from a year ago! Fingers crossed for everyone, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2016, 12:32:09 am »
Hi, Future Thinker,

Good for you!
I agree about not realizing you feel bad until you feel better!

I had water build up, making me feel uncomfortable and puffy.
That is starting to lessen, even I drink more water than ever.
I have 6 wk blood test soon.
I hope your next one's a great one.
It is amazing to see the levels drop, after (for me) a couple years worth of high/normal liver function results.
What will be interesting is I go for 6 month thyroid check-up very soon. Been taking thyroxin for hypothyroidism for 8 years... I'll see if it is now changed, in any way...

Sending my best wishes to all!

pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2016, 02:37:30 pm »
I'm just staying positive, really believe in the power of that.  Did you bring up a weight gain issue on another post?  If so, how's that going?  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2016, 10:39:22 pm »
Hi, FT,

Yes, weight gain...

A lot of it is water retention, and when it gets uncomfortable, I take a dandelion-extract capsule, a diuretic, it makes puffiness go down.
To be free of this virus, it is a trade-off well worth it!
 
Once my treatment is done, that will be my next goal; dieting and weight loss...
Until then, I drink a lot of water, and eat healthy meals, and YES, stay positive!   :)

Also brie41, best wishes on your 4 week tests!


pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2016, 12:00:00 pm »
Pansy, sounds like you've got it under control.  I'll gladly deal with a few extra # if I reach SVR!!!  I know what to do about extra weight, the HCV is a much different beast....... but we are on our way to beating that, aren't we!  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2016, 12:48:22 am »
Halfway point!

6 wk blood test, still undetected.
But my platelets have again risen to 12.5!
I asked my dr once again, "Do you think this platelet problem I had, might be hcv related"?
He is starting to believe it.
My platelets are not fluctuating, they are climbing!
8 wk checks will say more...
Maybe I can leave prednisone, completely!

A good report today!

Best wishes, to all!

pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2016, 07:31:49 am »
great news Pansy!
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2016, 07:48:42 am »
Congrats Pansy! I quite believe your platelet issue is hcv related. Here's hoping it resolved quickly.
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2016, 09:55:15 am »
Hi Pansy,

  Congratulations!!  That is wonderful!  I had my 4 week blood work on Monday and I am going to call and see if they will just tell me the results over the phone instead of going in to get them.  I just can't really see the point because it is what it is!  I hope you keep feeling better everyday!!!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2016, 12:49:33 pm »
Pansy, great news and I hope to have some myself next week! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2016, 02:59:54 am »
Well, guys and gals, tomorrow marks my last day on the H-train. It has been an uneventful and smooth journey. Hopefully, everyone has had a smooth trip too(so far). Now I must wait in line and hope the ticket agent punches my SVR12 card so I can fully enjoy life again!!
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2016, 06:57:01 pm »
So quickly! Good luck for svr12.
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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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2016, 09:07:31 pm »
Great news, J.R.! I'm about 2.5 weeks in on the H Train and the time is flying quickly.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2016, 05:33:25 pm »
Well, my 8 week(EOT) results are in: undetected!!  AST 21 and ALT 42.  I'm happy beyond belief.  Now the wait for SVR12!
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2016, 05:45:06 pm »
Hey JR and so happy to hear your news!!  I should know the results of my 8 wk lab soon, so will post when I get it.  How's the ins. situation going, any luck yet? So happy to hear you are exiting the train successfully! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2016, 08:54:16 pm »
Great news, JR! I'm getting my 4 week labs (tx)  done this weekend.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2016, 07:29:39 pm »
Well, my 8 week(EOT) results are in: undetected!!  AST 21 and ALT 42.  I'm happy beyond belief.  Now the wait for SVR12!

C O N G R A T S   J.R. !!!!!   8)  8)  8)
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/

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2016, 08:48:57 pm »
I'm typing thru tears....... just found out I am UNDETECTED for the first time in 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am walking from the caboose into the "UD car" !!!!!!!!

So very grateful. Now the rest of the year is ahead to stay this way -- thinking positive thoughts! All have a fantastic weekend! THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2016, 11:29:23 pm »
I'm typing thru tears....... just found out I am UNDETECTED for the first time in 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am walking from the caboose into the "UD car" !!!!!!!!

So very grateful. Now the rest of the year is ahead to stay this way -- thinking positive thoughts! All have a fantastic weekend! THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT! FT

CONGRATS
FT!! Wonderful news!
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/

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2016, 11:50:14 pm »
FANTASTIC, FutureThinker!



pansy

Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2016, 01:43:18 am »
Very happy for you FT.
Isn't it an amazing feeling?!

Best,

Hazel
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2016, 08:32:20 am »
Hi JR and FT,

  Great news for both of you!!  Wishing you both continued SVR success!!!  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #88 on: April 23, 2016, 11:25:51 am »
Thanks to all and yes, it IS an incredible feeling.  The first thought I had when I woke up this a.m. was this is the first day I'm awakening w/o this retched virus for such a long time! And Pansy, LOVE your post, how do you do that (the large colored letters)? These DAAs are truly miracle drugs.  All have a great day, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2016, 11:43:16 am »
Good morning, fellow train passengers and warriors! Just checking in, today marked my 70th pill so I am now on the home stretch! The time has literally flown by due to this being such an uneventful and enjoyable journey. For anyone who is hesitating to start treatment with Harvoni, all I can say is discuss all your concerns fully with your doctor, and muster up the courage to start treatment. I know not everyone has such an easy ride with this, but so many of us really breeze thru it.  I am so very grateful (as is my husband!) that has been the case for me.

Have just 2-3 more labs and hopefully SVR in August! Stay positive and think healing thoughts...... FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #90 on: May 04, 2016, 01:22:11 am »
FT- awesome news!!!!  Glad to see youve reached undetected.  Next week go in for my 4 week EOT lab.  Fingers crossed.  Took a little break from the internet.  As for my insurance dilemma, my doctor was cc'd of the denial. When I called insurance they said the issue had been resolved through my doctors office. Hope everything is going great in your treatment.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2016, 11:32:37 am »
Thanks for the well wishes, and I'm glad to hear the insurance glitch is now resolved. Maybe the insurance companies are just trying to see if they can get away with not paying for a test they basically ask for? Who knows, but glad you fought it!

And good luck on your next labs, too.  We are on our way! FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #92 on: May 17, 2016, 12:04:49 pm »
Hello fellow train passengers and warriors!!! My journey has moved from the "D car" to the "UD car" and has now reached its destination, as I just took my last, 84th pill.  Now I will exit and walk towards the next destination, SVR. It seems so surreal! I really can't believe I have just finished treatment, it was so uneventful. It's in God's hands if I reach the next destination or not; but I am so very, very grateful that there are options on the horizon that will guide my HCV status if need be, options that were not available in the not-so-distant past.  I am also so very grateful to those who participated in clinical trials to find the answers in order to get these DAAs approved and on the market.  We are very blessed to be receiving our treatment now! Important to keep in mind.

EOT labs are scheduled for this afternoon, and then I walk..... and wait.... until August for 12 week EOT labs. It's a very emotional day, full of hope, good will & gratitude towards all on this forum who have supported me when I truly needed it, and prayers that all with this virus will someday be able to say they are cured. That's now the statement I hope to make!

For those still riding this train, hang in there and continue to fight! We are going to get to SVR, if not on the first round, likely on the second. The future is bright, FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #93 on: May 17, 2016, 05:06:46 pm »
Congrats FT!

We are fortunate to be alive when the cure finally came yes.
Between F2 & F3
Alt & Ast nearly 100
Viral load over 8 million
Gt 3a

Treated 12 weeks with Sovaldi & Daklinza, start date mid-April 2016
Undetected at 4 weeks into treatment
Alt & Ast  normal
Treatment completed July 14
Most likely will be undetected at 12 weeks (mid October 2016) as symptoms are gone

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2016, 02:32:23 am »
Congratulations on finishing your treatment, FT! Here's wishing you all the very best for SVR!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2016, 12:15:24 am by AussieRosa »
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2016, 07:07:36 am »
Congrats FT - the wait is tough but you've already proved you are tougher!
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
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2016, 11:46:30 am »
Thanks all!! What a ride this has been!! Can't say I'm not a little apprehensive about the next 3 months and the next blood test in Aug., but I am determined to enjoy life during this wait period and as I always say & try to do, "stay calm and carry on". It just does not do us any good to worry ourselves sick and increase our cortisol levels off the roof when there's not anything we can do about it, except stay as healthy as possible. So that's my plan!  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #97 on: May 19, 2016, 12:16:59 am »
Sounds like a good plan, FT. And you'll be surprised at how quickly it flies by too. Before you know it you'll be getting that SVR confirmation.
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2016, 01:11:25 am »
Congrats FT, and as Aussie said time will fly.

My EOT 4 week lab results came back: Undetected!!!
Looks like my passport to SVR is one step closer.
Contracted-mid 80s
Diagnosed- 2008
Treatment Naive
AST-34 (01-16 test)
ALT- 71 (01-16 test)
VL-4.1 mil (01-16 test)
GT- 1a
Fibrosure-0.33 (F1-F2)
Harvoni tx start 2/20/16
HCV RNA Quant- undetected (3-7-16)
AST-16. ALT-30 (3-7-16)
AST-19. ALT-39 (3-21-16)
HCV RNA  Quant- undetected (3-21-16)
AST-17, ALT-38 (4-1-16)
HCV RNA- Undetected (4-1-16)

EOT-4-15-16
HCV  RNA- UNDETECTED
AST- 21  ALT- 42

4 wk EOT (5-13-16)
HCV- undetected
AST-17  ALT- 36

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2016, 01:19:45 am »
Great news, JR. 4 weeks is a real milestone eot and a very good sign you'll reach SVR. You must be over the moon.
Gt 1a
contracted 1983
Fibroscan 6.1
Treatment naive
VL 2.97M
ALT 38
AST 47
Started Viekira Pak + Ribavirin Tues 19th Jan 2016
Week 4: VL Undetected!
March 5th Ribavirin dose reduction to 800mg from 1000mg
EOT April 11th 2016. VL Not Detected
12 Weeks post EOT: SVR12. Cured with a capital C!!
6 months post EOT: Undetected :-)

 


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