damn virus, sorry to hear your news Paul.
The thought is in my mind too....but these are fantastic drugs now and you will get rid of it.
Week 8 all bloods within normal limits
Week 4 Undetected
2016 - 28 January started Harvoni & Riba treatment
VL pretreatment 639,000 alt- 77
2015 fibroscan - 6.6
2 x non responder peg interferon & riba
Really sorry to hear your news Paul. I reckon reducing high GI carbs and sugar is the way to go next time as others are saying. Wish I'd heard that advice before I started as I reckon high glucose levels are responsible for my slow response to Sof/Dac (I'm pre diabetic). I've relapsed so many times I'm finding it hard to stay positive about curing this time.
I know GT3 can be a bugger to cure but I reckon you'll do it next time. Just wondering why you are doing Sof/Dac again rather than waiting for some of the pan genotype drugs in the pipeline.
Hi Paul - I've been relocating for the past few weeks so am slowly catching up with the news. So sorry to hear yours but liking your attitude - it is what it is so lets get on with it.
Thanks all for the reminder about the carbs and glucose. I've taken less notice of this while I've been moving and things have crept back into my diet that probably aren't helping the fight.
G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
New tx 030916 (Viekira Pak, Solvadi, Ribavirin UND @ 111116. EOT 170217.
SVR12 and SVR 24
Yes, if it was me I'd be trying the low GI diet as much as possible, it's not too hard & sugar cravings get less & less quickly when on that type of diet. Bet it'd make a difference.
Good luck my friend.
Remember I'm always a phone call away for you
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!
Look forward to hearing the news from Barcelona also
we all keep goin
best wishes Paul
gt 1a VL 6m
F2/3 FibroScan - 9KPa in 2011 and 7KPa in 2015
sof/dac 10 December for 12 weeks
pre tx alt 85 ast 51
4 wk alt 34 ast 31 UND <35
8 wk alt 29 ast 32 UND <15
12wk alt 25 ast 25 EOT 3.3.16
SVR24 UND KPa5.3 F0 in normal range
I am well
.forever grateful to fixhepc
Paul, do you take R lipoic acid? I was taking it but stopped once I started treatment. I found it lowered my glucose levels (proven by blood tests) and I'm convinced it lowered my viral load as well. Might be an idea to take it in the months before starting treatment again to get the vl as low as possible. Do you know if it's OK to take while on treatment? I miss its glucose lowering effects.
That was supposed to be a PM to Archer, but it seems I'm struggling operating on this forum. Also wondering if Paul is an old Nomad refugee like myself. Weather he is or isn't, the 'R' word is a lousy outcome to have to grapple with.
I've removed your other post from public view and forwarded it to Archer as a Private Message. You can also send PMs on this site by clicking on the little blue speech bubble at the bottom of the side panel with their user name and other details to the left of a member's post. You can read PMs sent to you by clicking on your own name to go to your profile where you will find the link in a similar spot. Or via the link just under "Glossary" in the row of tabs at the top right of each page. (If that isn't showing click on the little blue tab to the right of the "Glossary" one.) Hope that helps.
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 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
Many thanks for that Gaj. I used to be quite active on several forums in the past, but my cognitive powers ain't what they used to be. Sure I''ll get the hang of it again eventually, and hope to participate a bit more around here when I do.