Lives in Bendigo, Victoria
No prior treatment Genotype 1b Fibroscan 0 (only showed a bit of a fatty liver) Diagnosed in February 2015 Currently on my last week of treatment taking led/sof Last LFT normal
Insomnia the only side effect
Undetected at 4 weeks
SVR4 - undetected - all bloods good and GP very happy
SVR12 bloods to be done at end of April 2016
SVR12 - undetected!!!
I am just dropping a note to say I am still HCV free 4 weeks and 8 weeks post treatment
Was elated for a while, then fell into depression of wtf to do now I'm free--- but my mood is improving again as you'd expect when such a worry has been removed from my life.
thats the best of news for you and people like me that will follow.
The 'wtf do I do now' is something I am scared of a bit. When I was told that I would definitely need 24 weeks on sof/dac (I started on 12 weeks needing to clarify my F value), I actually felt a bit relieved.
The only way I can rationalise this feeling is by relating it back to the endless waiting I/we endured previously before generics.
It is also different as the outcomes will be outcomes we initiated rather then being a result of some specialist inflicting interferon on us.
Just the nature of what we are doing here I suppose, but I have faith I will be SVR in the end. Posts like yours will let me keep the faith so to speak.
HCV free 8 weeks post treatment - good for you and good for me!
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.
When you get the news it is the most incredible feeling, I was laughing and crying at the same time.. My hands to shaky for the email to type and let people know! It was amazing happiness!
I was like it for a few weeks. Then I did go into a depression over it, but it didn't last.. with the deeper comprehension I was finally free it couldn't beat me this time. I am 49 and had woken up with a ticket back into life but with nothing and not knowing where to turn, how to restart , but yeh it just didn't win, the freedom won. So don't worry if you do dive a bit, it's natural.
I didn't ever feel as if I was waiting, failing interferon was like "ok, I am incurable, that's my chance used up, it will kill me in time, how do I deal with it" and i couldn't really. I had trained myself into not starting or investing in anything or anyone as I wouldn't be here to enjoy it or see it through it became a habit in my approach to life & thinking.. I also became very fat, withdrawn and misanthropic, It was my way for a decade, (since interferon fail) and it's fairly big thing to change now
But everyone has a few big things in their life, this is one of ours and it's a very nice one. Like most other people-- we too will be ok
I really wish you all the best !!
Diagnosed in the early 90's, geno 3, had Interferon 2006, currently on Sofosbuvir & Daclatasvir