About Me: Female, 63, Bauru, Brazil, member since Nov 2011
Hi I really enjoyed this community because the people are friendly and helpful. I discovered that I have Hepatitis C. I hope that the community can give me encouragement and clarify many doubts. I get ttx in Brazil on 05 January. thanks
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I'm really finding myself very ugly, and now came a few balls on my chest and neck, which seem warts. Feels like I'm turning into a witch. My neck is red and strange, a herpes has attacked me in the cor..."
Hi lia, it's good to see you posting again, and I'm glad you are treating. I wish you success and hope it goes well for you. Triple tx with Incivek didn't work for my husband. He was UND at weeks 8 and 12, but he had a viral breakthrough at about week 16 and the VL didn't drop back down, so he had to stop treatment at week 24 or so. He stopped treatment on April 13th. He will have an ultrasound on May 1st, do labwork and see his NP on May 4th to make sure that his blood counts are coming back up properly, and then he'll see his hepatologist on July 7th to monitor his liver and see if she has any recommendations.
The new oral drugs look promising. The success rate seems to be very high for PSI-7977. Right now, with just the standard of care (Interferon/Ribavirin) your chances of success are about 50% I think (not sure). I haven't studied a lot about it, but I will see what I can find. Can you tell me more about the study, as far as what other drugs you would take and how long it would last, or the name of the study? Sometimes people get placebos in a study and they aren't told until the end if they got the drug or the placebo. Here is some information that another forum member shared about studies, and I posted it in my journal: http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332520/Clinical-Trials-and-Medical-Research-in-Hep-C
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