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Well I have not been here since 2006- i had an SVR that lasted about 6 months, then back with the dragon.
i got so sick last time i tx i decided to stop because i live alone and had no help. i did mange to get disability which now helps pay my light bill!! but i am interested in looking for new tx options- i would appreciate any updates you all have in case i can consider trying again.
also what do you all know about non-invasive liver "biopsies" can we get them here in texas? i do not want to mess
with my liver at this time.
hope everybody is hanging in....
it's waaaayyyy hot here and that is compounding my discomfort!
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Hi. So sorry to hear about your setback with the 'dragaon'.
Yes, in case you have not yet heard, there is new tx in the form of a third drug added to the interferon and riba.  It increases the success rate significantly ( doubled) for first time tx to about 78-80%.  It also has a great success rate ( don't know the % off the top of my head) for relapsers.  The FDA just approved both of these new drugs in May of this year.  They are called teleprevir (Incivek)  and boceprevir ( Victrelis).
Talk to your doctor.  Things are looking up in the hep C world.  
I will be starting tx very soon and glad I waited.  I contracted in 1978 and dx in 1996.
Thank God, I have been symptom free all this time and feeling good, however, my biopsy showed several years ago that there is something going on in there, albeit mild.
Good luck!
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Yes simple bloodwork    http://www.ccjm.org/content/77/8/519.short  I did both and they came out the same>I would never ever do a biopsy again
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