I am new to this site and anxious to hear from people who have navigated their recovery thru the trials.
I have been denied by my insurance company for drug because of a low fibrosis score.
I have recently survived a heart attack & bypass which was shocking as I am quite fit and use no
alcohol, drugs etc. So having dodged that bullet I feel curing Hep c is primary goal to keep health
going. I'm very stressed about this process and would appreciate any personal experience with
using this system for anyone in the USA or Oregon.
You'll find very helpful and kind people here that will direct you to the right areas in the forum.
In my honest opinion treat now through the trials. Your GP or a GI will take your LFT's (liver function tests with viral loads). It's time to go forward now, even the $1500-2000 total is a lot you'll probably never get this chance again. We all don't know when trials will end too.
Good luck and treat now, you won't be sorry and you'll be HCV free before summer!
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016
Viral count - 3,471,080
4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)
Hello Sue, I'm in Oregon and I went forward with the e-trial. I'm now looking at svr 24 at the end of March. Mike, aka mgalbrai, will indeed be very helpful, (despite the fact that he's not an Oregonian).
GP2U & Monkmed can walk you through the process, it's pretty simple really. I encourage you the same as others, don't wait! You won't regret it.
Before you know it, you can be svr12 and cured!
All the best to you Sue,
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
Hello Sue, I'm not from Oregon, but Switzerland, same state here with the insurance.
I started, after living with HepC for 30 years, with Panovir the 29th December 16, after the middle of the therapie already undetected, another 9 pills to go. This way changed a lot for me, changed everything, still hard to realise a life without the virus. Hope you can start very soon and I'm sure, the meds will help you...they are magical...you will see
I'm not an medical expert but I'm around if you need something
all the best, Denis
Genotype 1a, since 1990
Results 2009: ISHAK 2, METAVIR Score 1, Fibrose Stiffness 6.4 kPa
Results 20/12/2016: HCV RNA (2016) >10 Mio. / AST 60 / ALT 88 / GGT 248
Starting Therapy: 29/12/2016 with Panovir (Incepta, for 84 days)
Results 18/01/2017: CV RNA quant. PCR * < 10 / AST 23 / ALT 31 / GGT not tested
Results 02/02/2017: AST 25, ALT 38, GGT 54, HCV RNA UNDETECTED