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Got my 4 week results this morning and I am not undetectable.  Feeling a bit discouraged wondering if its worth the fight.  Started out at 1.9 million, 444 at 2 weeks and now 179 at 4 weeks.  Not sure I'll make  48 weeks of treatment, my platelets are already down to 28....
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Are you on triple with Incivek?
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I am sorry to hear this news. Try to keep your chin up.  I relapsed after 48 weeks of hell 3 years ago, if I can start over anyone can...Are you on triple therapy with Incevik?
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374652 tn?1311302831
Sorry about your results, dont give up, see what your doc says and carry on.  It must really be discouraging, you can lean on all of us.
best wishes,
Mary
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What do you mean give up? you're way under the 1000 required see where you are  at 12 weeks. You may be undetectable then. My platelets are at 25 (4 week blood test). I'm hoping they stabilize. Let's not worry, it's bad for your liver. Sounds like things are working right now and that all we can hope for.
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Now is not the time to throw in the towel, your still in the game. Your platelets should level off and even start to rise some, lets hope that will be the case. By chance if they don't then a slight dose reduction of the interferon might be needed soon.

You need to get to und as soon as possible, my guess would be if your not now you soon will be and before week 12........ You just got to hang in there for now, i know 48 weeks is not any fun but we do what we got to do and before one knows it you will be close to that time.

Think positive, don't give up yet, you are responding.......... Very best to you.

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You are still in the 75% SVR catagory. No worries.
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Hang in there !  You can do it, not everyone goes UND by week 4. DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE !
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You have had an excellent 4 log drop at  Wk.4  ,,and as others have said no everybody gets the golden RVR  at this point...actually less than 60% did in Incivek trials.  

It is certainly not time to throw in the towel..if you go UND. soon and at least by week 12 you still have an excellent chance of success

I see from your profile that you are a previous non responder..so that would mean according to Inciveks/ protocol you would have been doing 48 weeks this treatment anyway.

Hang in there...this is a great result

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1.9 million to 179 in 4 weeks is a great reduction and hopefully you'll see a und by week 12.  Keep your chin up and keep the faith.  We hope to hear great news for you at the next PCR.  
Best of luck.
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I am so sorry to hear this, I know how bad this news feels...   Susan400
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Thanks for all the encouraging words!  I needed to hear a little of that today.  I am on triple therapy with Incivek.  Doing shot 6 this Sunday with a dose reduction of Pegasys.  Platelets are stable at 28 again this week, so a bit of good news there!  Thanks again everyone!  :)
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980756 tn?1313449508
id tough it out...you will be undetected by 8...then 4 more weeks left of Telap...it got  easier for me after stopping the the Telap....my nurse said everyone in the trial said it got easier...i know it did for me...48 weeks is a bummer...but its worth it to be free of the dragon!!!  hang in there
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You are doing great!  You've achieved the benchnmark <1000 so there is no throwing in the towel.  You have to hang tough, take care of yourself and try to stay positive.  We all know how hard that can be when we feel lousy.  You have nothing about which to be disappointed.  Continued success!!
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Sure it's not what ANY of us wanna hear. We want that UND.
I'm in solidarity w everyone else:  What? You mean you went down almost 2 million in 4 week? Woohoo! You're on your way!! Xoxo Karen :)
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