Not me failed twice. 1st time was IntronA. 2nd go was with the white Horsey.
I am G3a and yet to experience the joy of relapse, so never been UND.
Actually with the What Ifs and If Onlys I have with NR, Relapse would just annoy the hell out of me.
Geno 2b, VL 1,250,000 prior to tx.
UND at week 4
Treated for 13 weeks, was UND at 4 weeks post tx. Will have next blood draw on 7/17, and doc appt. on 7/27. If I'm not still UND, I don't know what I'll do because SOC causes me to have severe autoimmune problems.
2nd tx. Ive been UND since Dec 06. 34 daily shots to go. Almost there. I get my next PCR test in mid-Aug. I still feel pretty lousy most of the time so Im hopin the yuckies stop after last shot & I remain UND. SVR is only a dream @ this point.
Good luck to all of you.
I am UND since week 3, now on week 27/39. First 12 weeks were Telaprevir/Peg/Riba and since then just SOC. So 12 weeks more SOC to go with loads of SX. Type 1b, starting load 13 million, stage 2 grade 2.
Ive been UND since 12/07 I think. On 7/18 gastro said he is very pleased w/ my progress. He said blood levels are perfect. WHAT? yes perfect. 22 more days of daily infergen shots and Im a free man. He said I could cancel my aug appointment and get a PCR 12 wks after meds completed. The sides are still kickin me real hard. "I dont worry, cause Im sittin on top of the world". I'll be a dancin testamony to completing tx. Good luck to all.
I'm trying to decide what you would call what I did....viral breathru at 30 weeks of the flying horsey. So..I had vb at 30 weeks of SOC, so no SVR for me, not even an UND. Lowest I got was 100,000 at 12 weeks after a starting load of 2 million.
Me got mutated virions at 30 weeks, no UND, no SVR, geno 1, no a or b specified, stage 3, grade 3, vb at 30 weeks SOC with Pegasys. That sums it up. Sort of.
I think the main purpose of the basic was that UND can be reached --- and so can SVR.
To give hope to those that are searching as to whether TX works.
I think the main answer then, would be, that TX does work for some. Not everyone. But it does work.
I'm sorry for those who have to do more than the basics. I feel for those who have to do more than one round. And for those who never clear. My heart goes to them. Because I don't know if I could have done more than one round. Those people - They deserve medals - Purple Hearts. Because that TX was the worst thing I've ever done. I made it through...
I obtained UND at Week 4 of the Vertex Prove 3 trial and go in next week for the next major gate: Week 12. The tough part is knowing that the results will not be shared with me until Week 14. I am cautiously optimistic, and have been extra diligent regarding taking my meds at the scheduled times. My attitude is that one way or another, I'm going to have a SVR. Like professionals whom have credential abbreviations at the end ot their names: e.g., P.E., M.D., LVN, etc., I'm going to place SVR at the end of mine! Oops! Got to go - time for my ribavirin!
I actually treated twice. The first time in ’02 I used a peginterferon/ribavirin combination. I developed a intestinal infection the first month of treatment and decided to suspend treatment for a year. In ’03 I used Pegasys/ribavirin combo for 24 weeks. No problems the second time around.
was caught without doctor for 4 weeks....had VL @ 3 wks - was 135 (4 log drop however)
found new doctor....had VL @ 7 wks - was UND
at end of Tx was UND
Female, age 56 (no biopsy, only Fibrospect II & ultrasound)
12 week post VL testing to be done next week - I claim UND right now!!
Geno 1a VX950 prove 1 trial participant --> 41 weeks of tx --> 3 month PCR UND = SVR. Can't believe I can actually say that now, but mannnn it feels good!! WOW!!!!! Here's EXACTLY how I feel about it: http://www.darkharbor.com/snoopydance/
Geno 1b, VL before treatement between 2-4 milion, UND since week 6, done 48 weeks of tx, now 4 weeks post tx I am UND.
My reccomendation - if your doc is telling you to go for treatement, do that, it is not easy but it is not so difficult, if you don't do the treatement it can be much more difficult.
It was difficult for me on some parts along the treatement but is was also very difficult for me to leave with the infection before the treatement.
I had my 21st injection of peg last Friday June 1. They will test my viral load a week after my 24th and final injection on June 29 (which is a waste of time, I know I'll be UND then, they should one at 4 weeks post-treatment) and then again at 12 weeks post-treatment in September.
I was UND at 8 weeks, but still detectable (44) at 4 weeks.
"They will test my viral load a week after my 24th and final injection on June 29 (which is a waste of time, I know I'll be UND then, they should one at 4 weeks post-treatment)"
While the odds are you will be UND at EOT it really is an important PCR. If by chance there is a need for future treatment that info is very important. Without it I would not have been able to get in the last Boceprevir trial.
Wow, a great old post I have been looking for.A lot of success stories.I did SOC for 11 mos in 2011,last 9 mos.UND.Follow-up HCV came back.Rested 6 mos then started triple tx.Lasted 11 weeks till complications set in,stopped tx.My 3 week follow-up I was UND.Very good lab tests.Next lab test in 6 mos.I feel I have beat this in many ways since weaning off tx.Feeling better than before and hopeful of SVR.Lets post more success stories.We need to read these.
I was 1a. Started second treatment 01/14/2012 went UND 03/19/2012.So that makes me an UNDIE. My Dr. is retiring 07/01/2012 I'll be tested again on the 15th. of this month so I can share the results with my Dr.
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