Geno 1a . Diagnosed 2004. 1st treatment Feb2005-Aug2005. Early responder. UND for 6 months. Became anemic. Taken off all meds while in hospital for 4 days. Started back on lower dosage of riba after hospitalization. Viral breakthrough three weeks later. All meds disc
[More]ontinued. Enzyme levels great though and viral count low. Biopsy Dec 2004, stage 0 class0. Biopsy 2008, stage 0 class 0. Enzymes great also.
The beast reared its ugly head in Nov 2011. Routine blood test showed enzymes in middle 200's. New biopsy Mar 2012 3 of 6 or stage 2 class 2. I had first two biopsies in Texas, my home. Husband relocated to Rochester 2010 for position at university. Six months before I moved, my enzymes were in the teens and I felt great. Found a good hepatologist at medical school here. He said stress was causing this. I quit my job in May 2012. Then went home to Texas, lived with my Mom and went to the beach alot and got so much better. After two months I returned to start my triple therapy with incivek. I am not allowed to travel to Texas until my treatment is over. Can't wait to see my family again and feel the warm sunshine on my skin and blowing through my hair ( after it grows back)!
According to the study that Can-do posted, you may still remain undetected. Maybe your chances are not as good as if you had gone 12 weeks, but tx failure is not a sure thing.
Hang in there. All the best to you.
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