Hello, I am a 52 year old 140 lb female. I am a Geno Type 1A with Grade 2 Stage 4 . When I started treatment on 2/1/08 my viral load was 12M, within 8 weeks of the triple combo I was undetectable. I took 180iu of peg (reduced to 135 after 4 weeks), 1000 Riba and 1000mg of R1626 (16weeks) I continued to be undetectable until I had to stop treatment due to dangerously low lymphocytes and CD3/CD4 on Nov 26 2008; after having done 43 of 48 weeks. On Jan 2nd the blood work showed I relapsed and my viral load was 4M. I would like to know how long I should wait to retreat. How should I retreat? I wonder if I had been able to take the full dose of the Peg if I would have had a better chance. The Prodrug affected me so badly that they had to reduce the Peg. I have not taken the R1626 since June of 08, it is now Jan 09 and my immune system is still affected
I would appreciate any advice or information you can share. My doctor said that it would be a waste of time to try 48 weeks of SOC since I took that however I really didn't 135iu is not 180 and 43 is not 48. I have been told that because I am stage 4 I will need to treat more aggressively or maybe longer. I am very confused and afraid.
I would wait as well with this one. This drug has had some bone marrow effects and they seem to last a long time. You may be able to qualify for a protease trial or one of the two proteases when they get approved in 2011. Certainly rushing to treat now would be a mistake. Take some time off and cure your liver, your marrow and your soul. then we can deal with this next year.
Thank you very much, I have been through a year from hell and everyone, family and friends are telling me I need to treat right now because of my transitioning to cirrhosis
Study doc not helpful. Thank you so very much!
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