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Genotype 9 months 2 weeks ago #22469

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I had hepc for 43 years before diagnosis and treatment 3 years ago, ribavirin / interferon.I had genotype 2, is there a difference in symtoms and damage caused by the various genotypes? Fibroscan indicated a level of cirrhosis but not too high a level, blood tests all okay but am a bit sceptical about liver function tests,have a pacemaker now and they say I cannot have another fibroscan. Very grateful for treatment and cure but the stigma and ignorance I have encountered has to be experienced to be believed!
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Genotype 9 months 2 weeks ago #22472

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Hi Pauldavid,

My understanding is that while we all seem to be a bit different there doesn't seem to be much correlation in the level of symptoms and damage between genotypes with the exception that genotype 3 is thought to be more aggressive in how quickly it impacts as well as more difficult to treat.
Raised liver functions indicate damage occurring so if yours are okay then at very least you are stable but many patients are finding that their fibrosis/cirrhosis scores have improved post treatment so I expect after three years there is a very good chance you will have too despite not being able to test it.

Sadly, I hear you on the ignorance and stigma, though it does appear to be very slowly improving.
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND!!! :cheer: :silly: :woohoo:
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Genotype 9 months 2 weeks ago #22475

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Hi PaulDavid
One thing I can assure you
There's no stigma or anything immature and ignorant here at FHC forum just support and getting the job done
You are among friends
Wishing you a good outcome from DAAs
Love from Ariel
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Peg/inf/riba 2012(!?!) stopped at Week 43 due to potassium level ext. low plus other issues (relapse at week 4 post tx, VL120,000) many secondary niggles eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibrosc F0
Day 25 VL <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT 11 AST 17 GGT 19
SVR4 UND ALT 10 AST 16 GGT 13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST 16 GGT 15
SVR12 UND ALT 14 AST 19 GGT 12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST 20 GGT 9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT 11 AST 15
Cured at SVR12
Dysplasia Adenoma removed Aug '16
SVR24 UND ALT 11 AST16
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