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Author Topic: 1 Week down!  (Read 6322 times)

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Offline tillyboo

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1 Week down!
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:21:42 pm »
11 more weeks to go on Harvoni.  I have no side effects, except some tiredness.
Do most of you have labs at 4 weeks? 
I had an abdominal ultrasound that showed some evidence of hepatitis, but no tumors or masses.  They said I have a mildly dilated pancreatic duct.  The doctor said they  follow this as it can be a pre-cursor to pancreatic cancer.
I am happy to be tolerating the Harvoni. 

Wishing you a great weekend! 

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: 1 Week down!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 08:37:48 am »
tillyboo, glad your first week went so well. It's common to have labs at 4 weeks (that was the way my hepatologist did things), although it seems to be less common now, since there's enough experience with Harvoni that the hepatologists know that the vast majority of patients are undetected by then, but of those who are still detected, nearly all will be undetected by the test twelve weeks after the end of treatment. THAT's the test that decides if someone is cured.

Sorry there's a new thing doctors will be watching, but it's all too common that a diagnostic test turns up something that just MIGHT be a problem down the road.

You have the best attitude: have a great weekend!

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline tillyboo

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Re: 1 Week down!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 05:07:52 pm »
tillyboo, glad your first week went so well. It's common to have labs at 4 weeks (that was the way my hepatologist did things), although it seems to be less common now, since there's enough experience with Harvoni that the hepatologists know that the vast majority of patients are undetected by then, but of those who are still detected, nearly all will be undetected by the test twelve weeks after the end of treatment. THAT's the test that decides if someone is cured.

Sorry there's a new thing doctors will be watching, but it's all too common that a diagnostic test turns up something that just MIGHT be a problem down the road.

You have the best attitude: have a great weekend!

Gnatty

Thanks Gnatty.  I am surprised (and glad) to have no side effects from Harvoni.  I hope it is working! 

Offline BillT

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Re: 1 Week down!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 08:43:14 pm »
Hi Tilly,
          I'm glad the tx is going easy for you.I think we have all been more tired than usual when we treat.That seems to be the norm regardless of the tx we're going through.I did the Viekira.One thing I'll tell you in advance with the Harvoni is not to worry if you still show detectable through this,and don't get discouraged.We've had a lot of discussions about this but for some reason a lot of people on the Harvoni do and they all went on to SVR.A lot of us think that maybe the tests are picking up some clutter from the killed virus.Whatever the reason don't get yourself in a twist.Good luck.
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 tillyboo

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Re: 1 Week down!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 07:56:42 pm »
Thank you BilT!  It is going good!

 


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