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Author Topic: Rheumatologic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C infection are almost gone  (Read 7051 times)

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Offline Mugwump

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Almost one year post treatment and the recovery is now starting to show real results.


The "harvoni high" some of us experience during treatment was only temporary, by EOT the arthralgia and myalgia was becoming pronounced again. So I knew I was in for a long haul recovery.


Here is what I am now experiencing:


For over 30 years my range of motion, sense of touch, concert velocity were slowly degraded by the arthritic and muscular debilitating downward spiral of HCV to full blown cirrhosis of the liver. Now my sense of touch, range of motion and velocity is starting to reach concert levels. I can study and play productively for long periods again.

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So for those of us who have more advanced liver disease and found that treatment was not a cakewalk the road might very well be a long one but there is great hope for all of us.


Only one year before the advent of direct acting antivirals curing this disease, I had lost all hope, was out of work, in constant pain and was reaching the end of the road. I began to hope that I would meet my end accidentally while fishing the way a good friend did when his heart and body broke down.


I feel truly blessed and wish a new beginning for all of us.




Caution shameless self promotion below :-)
https://www.hepmag.com/article/eric-reesor-27742-782589663
DING DONG MY DRAGON (HCV) IS FINALLY DEAD!

Offline AussieRosa

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That's such great news. I'm so happy for you. These new drugs are truly a life-giving miracle.
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 :-)

Offline KimInTheForest

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Fantastic news Eric! Gives hope to all walking this road.

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 Philadelphia

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It's always great (and somewhat of a relief) to see the recovery of those who are a few miles further down the road. Thanks for reporting back from our future, Eric!
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 lporterrn

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Wonderful news Eric. Thank you for sharing.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

 


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