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Hep C & Suboxone
53 y/o F  5'4" @ 110 lbs.  Was dx with Hep C in Dec 2007. Current viral load is 999,000. Genotype 1a.  Starting tx for hep C Dec 2009.  

Had been clean/sober for 2 years.  Started using hydrocodone in July of this year-- I want to start back on Suboxone tx for opiate addiction.  (Was on suboxone for 5 years 2003-2007, which was most effective for me).  

What do you know about the effects of suboxone on people with hep C?  Haven't told doctors re: relapse yet.

Thanks...

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I've been on suboxone for gosh about 7 years now.  It's kept me on the straight and narrow and is the only way I could continue to work and get my life back on track - I am SO grateful for that stuff!

Anyway I treated in 2005 for 72 weeks.  Started out 43 years old, female, 5'7 117 - 120 pounds (don't know that any of that part mattered but you put down yours... :)  Genotype 1A and 1B.  I started out with a pretty low VL of 568,000 so not far from yours. I was bx'd as a stage 3.  Week 4 my VL was only 411 but unfortunately at week 12 I had hit a plateau and was at 419. I was UND by week 24. It was for this reason I decided to continue to week 72.

I have been cured for over two and a half years now.   Still on the suboxone and don't really wish to go through the agony of going off of it yet.

So that's my treatment suboxone story.  Treatment is hard work and it isn't fun but it is doable and it works. You have to go for it hard and just keep going when you want to quit and pretty soon it's over and you have won.  You CAN do it.

Do you know what stage you are yet?

Good luck
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Hi.  I'm starting triple treatment with victrillis for hep c, geno 1a. Have been on
suboxone  16 MG for over a year.  Did the suboxone interfere with your treatment?
Congratulations on finishing treatment.   jts.
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