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Meg's Test Results 6 years 2 months ago #19835

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Congratulations Meg! :+1:
HCV since 35-40yrs., GT 1a , Dx 2004; VL 4-5 mil, F2-3
Tx sof/led started 3/4/16
4wks VL <15
9 weeks VL UND, ; Alt-15,Ast-13
16 weeks VL UND Alt-20, Ast-22;
EOT 24 wks UND
SVR 4 UND
SVR 12 UND, Alt.15, Ast. 17
SVR 24 UND
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Thank you guys! #love

So...with the completion of 7 weeks of treatment - came all good things and I am feeling way better. :whistle: There is no comparison actually with the "me before" with the "me during" tx.

But all pretty roses have thorns (although they don't take away the beauty and fragrance of the flowers) #flower #flower ...and so I got a bit unsure on how to go about the cholesterol thorn/ issue. Will it resolve by its own with EOT? Is cholesterol a real culprit still or have doctors changed their opinion about it? Just for some context... I come from a family with heart disease. My mother, her mother and her siblings all died young due heart attacks. I believe I took over my father's genetics though and don't think I am at risk. I also always had low BP and have no idea if it has gone up with the DAAs. Something I should check this week. As you can see my cholesterol levels did increase post initiating Tx. Vitamin D and B12 decreased on the other hand. Also I thought I had been immune to Hep A and Hep B but according to these tests the vaccines I took years ago (?!) did not make me immune to them. Another surprise this week I did not like very much.

Cholesterol levels before (on the right side) and during tx (on the left side)



Vitamin D before and during tx:




Test for Hep A and Hep antibodies (not sure what to make of them)

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Tx naive -G1b - F1
VL 2.270.000
ALT 40
Start tx June 4th/2016 with DAAs - Sof/Led from India
Bloods on two weeks of tx (June 18th)
AST 17 - ALT 10 - GGT 19
Virus UND
Bloods on six weeks of tx (July 16th)
AST 17 - ALT 8 - GGT 12
Virus UND
EOT on August 8th (did 9 weeks and 3 days)

SVR 4 Virus UND (September 7th)
AST 13 - ALT 5

SVR 14 Virus UND (November 12th)
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Wow Meg,
I salute you on your great news!! Keep it coming!! :cheer:

G1a dx'd in 1992, Biopsy F2 VL 8mill +. Tried tx with Interferon/Riba, back in 2008 didn't last long it felt horribly ugly!! I stopped tx, after 5 weeks!!
Started tx 6/1/16 with Harvoni.
12 Month Labs= UND
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Hi Meg,

looks very very good :).
About your cholesterol level, any stress lately? As far as I know, there exist a link between stress level and cholesterol.
Or you can have a look also here : www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/sbd-s...rvoni_173180-eng.php where it is specified that:
"Ledipasvir was well-tolerated in studies up to six months in the rat and nine months in the dog. The primary effects noted in toxicology studies were decreased weight, weight gain and food consumption and minor increases in cholesterol."

Boa saúde :)

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I'm sure Dr James will have some excellent input on the cholesterol numbers, Meg. Hopefully, just a passing blip on the screen. I do see that your Cortisol number is down. Not a doc, but I do know that Cortisol is a stress hormone and lower is good, so you are apparently doing a great job at keeping you stress levels down. Good for you, and for your heart! :+1:
Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
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Oups, I missed the info about the cortisol... Thank you Fitz.
Perhaps a copy/paste error then? (106 instead of 160 :D ) Just kidding....

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HCV kills more than 500000 people every year. HCV generic drugs work. Don't become a statistic.
By sharing this Youtube video you might save someone’s life!
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I'm sure Dr James will have some excellent input on the cholesterol numbers, Meg. Hopefully, just a passing blip on the screen.


I'm with fitz on this - just have another look at SVR12. There is nothing overwhelmingly urgent about cholesterol - long term high levels rust your arteries but that takes 20 years.
YMMV
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Yay good to know! Thank you so much for your input Dr Freeman. #love
Blood transfusion in 1992 - Diagnosed in 2007
Tx naive -G1b - F1
VL 2.270.000
ALT 40
Start tx June 4th/2016 with DAAs - Sof/Led from India
Bloods on two weeks of tx (June 18th)
AST 17 - ALT 10 - GGT 19
Virus UND
Bloods on six weeks of tx (July 16th)
AST 17 - ALT 8 - GGT 12
Virus UND
EOT on August 8th (did 9 weeks and 3 days)

SVR 4 Virus UND (September 7th)
AST 13 - ALT 5

SVR 14 Virus UND (November 12th)
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Hi everyone I was waiting for a SVR 4 before posting again so since my lab results just came out yesterday here I am with the VERY good news that the HCV RNA bloods came UNDETECTED! :woohoo:

Such a relief as these last days prior to the labs I was getting a bit paranoid and suspicious I might relapse! One of the reasons was that immediately after EOT I felt great, super great actually for about two weeks but then on weeks 3 and 4 after EOT I felt tired again and some of those pre tx pains in my joints - as well as on the soles of my feet - returned with a " vengeance" ! OH MY!

I see now that those sides and fatigue post tx were probably part of the healing process and although I know I have to wait for SVR 12 and SVR 24 to really celebrate and consider myself cured - I am so so happy that I have come this far and so wanted to shared it with all of you.

My liver is looking pretty good too by the way so I SHOULD just relax from now and enjoy the ride :whistle: until it is time for that SVR 12 test in early November.

ALT = 5
AST = 13
Alkaline Phosphastase = 44
Bilirubin Total = 0.2
Albumin = 4.2
Total Protein = 6.6

Best wishes to all of you and thank you so much for your presence! #love Hope we all achieve SVR and that those reading this forum who are still undecided to treat with generic DAAs - please take the plunge asap because these meds really work and there is a whole new HEP C life waiting for us! xoxo
Blood transfusion in 1992 - Diagnosed in 2007
Tx naive -G1b - F1
VL 2.270.000
ALT 40
Start tx June 4th/2016 with DAAs - Sof/Led from India
Bloods on two weeks of tx (June 18th)
AST 17 - ALT 10 - GGT 19
Virus UND
Bloods on six weeks of tx (July 16th)
AST 17 - ALT 8 - GGT 12
Virus UND
EOT on August 8th (did 9 weeks and 3 days)

SVR 4 Virus UND (September 7th)
AST 13 - ALT 5

SVR 14 Virus UND (November 12th)
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Hi Meg
Thanks for sharing your great news achieving SVR4 is awesome you clearly have got this for sure #flower #flower
The LFTs are so good gosh our labs in Oz don't even read under 9 on ALT, I have had it say <9 so you have a really specific reading there too that's the first time I have read ALT at 5. It's very interesting the differences in pathology ranges from place to place it fascinates me.
You mentioned about a few little niggles after EOT I think a few friends have felt same, I recall a bit of fatigue that I didn't expect. Considering that we are more than just our physical bodies I personally believe there's a psychological and emotional release after treatment and it could make anyone tired or anxious even.
Just my humble opinion
The main thing is you are cured and have started on the SVR road towards SVR12 which I am sure you will get just look how wonderfully healthy your liver is that's fabulous
Congrats again
Very happy splashes from Ariel #love #flower
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Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
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Hi Meg,
Congratulations, these are excellent news!!!
Stay positive, like you been as until now :) SVR12 is very close ;-)

Cheers,
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Fantastic news Meg! Those lab numbers are incredible. WOW!!!

Here's to SVR 4!!!

Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
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Meg, :cheer: :+1:




I can't resist, sorry fitz, ha ha, it's impossible to top the Leo champagne toast, lol! :cheer:
Gt 1a, F0, VL 6.5 million, AST 59, ALT 62
Started Twinvir 1/15/16
6 wk. labs VL UND, AST 27, ALT 20
EOT labs VL UND, AST 23, ALT 19
SVR 16, VL UND, AST 28, ALT 17
SVR 24 , VL UND, 10/8/16
SVR 125, VL UND, 9/22/18
SVR 230, VL UND, 10/3/20
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Hi Meg,
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Congratulations!
#flower #flower #flower
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Cùng nhau loại bỏ Viêm gan C trên khắp thế giới!
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Excellent news :+1:
Congratulations Meg!
On to SVR 12
#flower #flower #love
GT2b diagnosed 10/2015
since: unknown
11/20/15 VL= 214,070
12/4/15 ALT=18 AST= 24
1/16/16 started sof/dac
2/13/16 @4wks VL=UND ALT=13 AST=22
3/12/16 @8wks VL=UND ALT=10 AST=18
4/9/16 EOT VL=UND ALT=11 AST=19
9/23/16 SVR24 ALT=11 AST=22
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