Hi, new to this forum. Just heard about this new treatment today. Diagnosed around 24 years ago from I V use but never considered Interferon due to the sife effects. This seems do able as I've been clean since April ' 99. Gen type3. Only problem is that I consume around 24 units of alcohol weekly more or less. Anyone have any feedback about this. Ready to quit but need that extra kick.
Regards to all.
OK, it was a scientific experiment with N=1 (one person), so not statistically significant. But I was so convinced it was the bug and not the booze that was messing up my liver, I went ahead and did it just to try show that alcohol consumption is a false argument to deny treatment. End result, alcohol had absolutely no effect on patient outcome (N=1, but I am sure I am not the only one).
For a healthy person, 24 units per week is not excessive. For everyone with Hep-C, the health priority should be to kill the bastard bug first. Then look to the booze if you still have a health problem.
Oor Wullie (AST=26, ALT=22, GGT=24, VL=0, ethanol > 28)
Diagnosed Jan 2015: GT3, A0+F0/F1. Fatigue + Brain-Fog.
Started Sof+Dac from fixHepC 10-Nov-2015. NO sides.
Pre-Tx: AST 82, ALT 133, Viral Load 1 900 000.
Week4: AST 47, ALT 58. VL < 15 (unquantifiable).
Week12 (EOT): AST 30, ALT 26, VL UND
Week16 (EOT+4): AST 32, ALT 28, GGT 24, VL UND
Week28 (EOT+16): AST 26, ALT 22, GGT 24, VL UND
Ever grateful to Dr James.
Relapsed somewhere after all that... Bummer!
Jan 2018: VL 63 000 (still GT3).
How manny GT3's on this forum are cured?
5 years 10 months ago #24042
I seen my consultant yesterday and got my SVR confirmed at 12 weeks. I don't have another test til end of Dec 2017 (52 weeks). I'm over the moon. Will put it on my records with Gp2 (something like that) as soon as I get a copy of the test results in the post.
GT3a diagnosed Sept 15 believe contacted 25+ yrs ago
VL 1.6mil ALT. 41
Started Sof/Dac Redemption Trial 7/10/16g
Wk 4. Undetectable. ALT. 14
Wk 8 Undetectable
Wk 12. Undetectable End of treatment.
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
Hi to everyone, just to say i am another gt 3 who has reached svr 48. Without this place it would have been almost impossible to get the sof and dac i needed to cure my hcv. My real name is John and I live in Shropshire UK. Thanks to James and Greg and London Girl and others.
gt3 started sof dac jan 2016 now 48 wks svr. not the real wilko johnson just have the same real name. shropshire uk