About Me: Female, Brooklyn, NY, member since Oct 2011
Caregiver for my husband who was infected with the Hep C virus in 1979 from a blood transfusion. We learned he had ESLD, (Stage 4 Cirrhosis) in December, 2010. He tried triple treatment with Incivik for 5 weeks. Had to stop treatment due to severe anemia. Viral load re
[More]mained "unquantifiable" for 8 months. Had a liver transplant in June, 2012. Virus is now back... as is his cirrhosis. Started Sovaldi plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks on Feb. 13th, as he is Geno 1a and interferon ineligible. Praying for SVR by the fall.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds as if your husband is a fighter. I am sure that he will beat this. at the least, remain in remission. you are awesome to be there swinging for him when he can't. god be with you and watch over you.
In 2005 I went through 50 weeks of Ribavirin 500mg with Interferon injections 2 times a week. Lost my hair and felt as though I had a terrible case of flu for 50 weeks. I did lose 30 pounds. In 2009, I did the pegatron injections, 1 time a week, with again 500 mg;s of ribavirin also 3 pills at a time, 2 times a day, kept hair and lost 22 pounds. I have kidney damage, legally blind, multiple tia's, memory loss, hypertension, IBS, muscle and joint pain, headaches, and a constant ringing in mt ears. The medications ate the bone marrow of my awesome straight teeth. Dentures are a pain. But better than the alterative.Sick to stomach every minute of every day. Fatigue is hard to handle. I just am one of those people. my treatments, should had been stopped.
I really pray this is working for him. as for myself a false negative after 3 mo's of treatment. finished, then tested positive with high viral load 3 months afterwards. twice I did the treats. sick as Hades. Internal damage due 2 treats. body can't handle more. I am a low % that this happens to. I pray it continues to be undetected. a total remission for him. Blessings and prayers.
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