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Author Topic: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?  (Read 2324 times)

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Offline Lukey

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Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:24:03 pm »
I have small kidney cysts that contain fluid. Could Hep C be in this fluid and open up after Tx and reinfect me? Or, will Vosevi stop the food source for Hep C and the Hep C in the fluid will die in 41 days? I've heard that these meds stop the food source for HCV and it can no longer replicate, there fore, it has no choice but to die.

I know they say HCV can't live outside the body for over 41 days.
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
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July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 08:26:19 pm »
The DAA’s simply prevent the virus from replicating. Think of it as birth control for HCV.

The hep c virus lives in the blood stream I doubt it is inside your cysts
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 Lukey

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 08:34:34 pm »
Hi Lynn.
Thanks. Sounds like I might have to say farewell to HCV soon.
Did you see my other post here yet? I got the OK for Vosevi 12 weeks today.
I should be on Vosevi in a week or less, hopefully. 
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline Lukey

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 08:36:47 pm »
Can you fill me in on reinfection? If I get a new toothbrush at week 4 of Vosevi and sterilize everything that may have touched my blood, will that be enough to prevent reinfection?
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 09:14:41 pm »
I didn’t do any of those things

Still was cured.

Some people did that more for their own peace of mind.
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 Lukey

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 09:35:40 pm »
Awesome.

She said LDN (low dose naltrexone) 3 mg is not contra indicated so I guess it will be OK to take on 12 wks of Vosevi.

My MD wants me to avoid vitamins, minerals and herbs on Tx.
She said Epsom salt baths are OK to keep my magnesium level up but no Mg orally.
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 09:43:09 pm »
Cool good luck on treatment I saw on your other thread you are approved that is great!
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 Lukey

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Re: Could a Kidney Cyst Cause Relapse?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 12:03:16 pm »
Thank you Lynn. I'll keep you updated with my info.
I hope to be on it in a week or less. <3
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

 


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