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Author Topic: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin  (Read 9174 times)

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Offline AussieRosa

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Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« on: July 18, 2016, 10:14:42 pm »
Got the call from my hep c nurse this morning. It's official: I am undetected at 12 weeks past EOT. That's a cure, baby! I can't quite believe it yet. I'm so elated and grateful for those meds. Even though I'm still having some weird sides and my hair is falling out in clumps it is so worth it. For everyone considering treatment: just do it! And thank you all on this forum. This place has been of great comfort to me.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 10:16:17 pm 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 :-)

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 10:21:46 pm »
CONGRATS AussieRosa !!! FABULOUS NEWS  8)  8)  8)

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 AussieRosa

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 10:25:26 pm »
 :)  Thanks so much, Kim!
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 BillT

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 08:50:08 am »
Congratulations Rosa!!!Welcome to the other side. :)
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 FutureThinker

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 02:44:51 pm »
AussieRosa, SO VERY 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 Lynn K

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 08:22:51 pm »
Congrats AussieRosa!!!!! Doing the happy dance for ya!
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 10:15:28 pm »
Thanks, Bill, FT and Lynn. It's still sinking in. I keep breaking out into a big grin. These meds are such a miracle of modern medicine. My heart breaks for all those who are suffering and cannot access the treatments. I feel so very lucky to live where I live.
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 Allen Cunningham

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 08:36:14 pm »
Aussie - Congratulations!!

I knew you would be cured! Time to celebrate, but no booze

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 03:31:32 am »
Thanks so much for your support, Allen. We both made it! I'm planning on a celebratory dinner at a very nice restaurant with my niece, and may have a sip of champagne. But just a sip :)
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 hummingbird57

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 07:11:48 am »
AussieRosa - congrats!!!!!!!   So happy for you.
Genotype 1a
contracted 1975/ dx 2003
treatment naive
Harvoni tx - started 7/3/16
Treatment completed - 9/24/16
EOT - 10/6/2016 - HCV Undetected!!!!!!!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2016, 01:43:21 pm »
Thanks so much for your support, Allen. We both made it! I'm planning on a celebratory dinner at a very nice restaurant with my niece, and may have a sip of champagne. But just a sip :)

Enjoy that celebratory dinner & sip of champagne, AussieRosa! You have certainly earned it. I think it is very important for each of us to celebrate this landmark moment in our lives as part of honoring ourselves.

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 drummerman

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 11:22:42 am »
You did it Aussie!!!!!!!!!

congrats!

dm
Diagnosed07
Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2016, 08:13:46 am »
late to the party - been snowed under at work - but congrats! So pleased for you!
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 HazelAustralia

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2016, 08:46:53 pm »
Hey Aussie Rosa,

That's such great news. Congratulations and good on you for persevering.
Sorry I didn't read this earlier and respond. I hope your symptoms are subsiding now and that life is good,
Best
Hazel
(I still haven't had my EOT tests - seems like forever - 6 months will be up in September).
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

Offline AussieRosa

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 02:43:40 am »
Thanks, Hazel. I do think it's pretty rough that they're making you wait 6 months to find out whether your treatment succeeded. I've never heard of anyone not getting an EOT + 12 weeks test before. Wishing you the best of luck for September!
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 :-)

Offline its time

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Re: Cured with Viekira Pak & Ribavirin
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2016, 08:03:38 am »
aussierosa   that's the best news!!! congrats!!
living free ... must feel great...   so happy for you hope you enjoyed your dinner with your niece...
4.16.16  VL 1.7 million  AST 62   ALT 80  RBC  4.84
HBG  15.4
GENO TYPE 1A
7.9.16   Viekira + Riba 12 WKS (EOT 9.30.16)
7.23.16  2 wk lab
     VL  20    AST  20   ALT  16   RBC 4.05   HBG 12.6
8.6.16  4 WK LAB
     VL UNDETECTED  AST 14   ALT 14   RBC 3.98
HBG 12.4
9.3.16   8 wk lab
     VL UNDETECTED  AST 14   ALT 10    RBC 3.74
HBG  11.9
10.8.16  12 WK EOT
    VL  UNDETECTED  AST 16   ALT  12   RBC  3.76
HBG  12.0
END DECEMBER GO FOR 12 WK BLDWK
1/5 2017 HEP C FREE.. CURED :)

 


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