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Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2016, 03:54:27 am »
Great news JR! One step closer ...
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 brie41

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2016, 09:29:19 am »
Congrats JR, great news.  I will go for my 4 week EOT on June 7th, so hoping for the same results.   Congrats also to FT on finishing up treatment.  It is a long wait, but I agree time is much better spent enjoying our life in the here and now!!  Totally out of our control like you said anyway!!  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!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2016, 11:40:51 am »
JR, great news!!! It's just now 48 hours that my system hasn't had a Harvoni pill -- nothing new thus far.  How is life post Harvoni going for you? Noticing any changes?
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 KimInTheForest

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2016, 12:27:24 pm »
My EOT 4 week lab results came back: Undetected!!!
Looks like my passport to SVR is one step closer.

Congrats on your SVR4, JR! :)

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 #104 on: May 24, 2016, 06:39:34 pm »
Last pill on H-train, today...

Wow.

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

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #105 on: May 24, 2016, 07:01:46 pm »
Pansy, it's kinda scary, isn't it? But also what a relief!!!! You got thru it!!!! Now we wait for that SVR report......... Happy for you, 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 KimInTheForest

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #106 on: May 24, 2016, 07:07:24 pm »
Last pill on H-train, today...

Wow.

pansy

Congrats Pansy! You did it. Now the Waiting Game begins...

best,
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/

Offline J.R.

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #107 on: May 25, 2016, 01:20:11 am »
Congrats FT to reaching EOT. Now the waiting game. Pansy, congrats to you too.  Not feeling much diferent post tx.  Just glad to get my energy back. Hated that late afternoon energy lag. Work couldnt get over quick enough.  Hope alls well your way FT
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 brie41

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #108 on: May 25, 2016, 09:49:19 am »
Congrats Pansy!!  The long wait for so many of us!  So it seems most here feel better being off treatment. I have not felt great for the last few weeks.  My eyes use to always be red and watery but on Harvoni they were so white and not irritated.  But  now not so much.  I don't have allergies so not sure if it means anything.  I also am dealing with fatigue that is so unusual for me.  I walk everyday and it has been such a struggle for me.  There a few hills that just about do me in.  I am stopping to catch my breath.  I felt great most of the time while treating so I guess I didn't expect this.  I am starting to take vitamins and drinking my green drinks but just not quite myself yet.  So still enjoying life and just moving a little slower these days!!  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!

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2016, 06:53:22 pm »
Hey JR! I'm feeling pretty good thus far, but today feel very good, optimistic and more energy, so am hopeful my old self is coming back.  It's been gone for a long time and I am ready for it! But I am realistic that this will likely take some time, and that's OK.

There was some miscommunication w/ my doctor & they want blood work 2 weeks post EOT, so while I was trying to put the August SVR test out of my mind, guess we'll get a "sneak preview" soon. So keeping my fingers crossed and enjoying having treatment completed and hoping for that SVR! Hope all is well w/ you, too -- 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 pansy

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #110 on: May 28, 2016, 07:03:23 pm »
FutureThinker,

Sorry I missed your pic question the first time!

There was a great post by Gnatcatcher on how to upload a pic for your avatar.

This also works, for small icons or pics on posts here.

Here is Gnatty's post:
http://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=3234.0;topicseen

Cheers!

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

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Boarding the H-train in the morning
« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2016, 11:09:40 am »
Hey Pansy, thanks for the link.  I do hope you are feeling better soon.  That's all we all want, is to feel like our old selves 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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