Very good point, as I have talked to many people who breezed through tx without a problem. As far as time of infection, my mother has had this longer than me, and took a few shots in a clinical, and had not one SX.. She was kicked out of study, as they where testing Sx's..I think it is all individual, and there is no gaurantee. Only way to find out is try it, and be well informed before hand.best wishes to all.
Just finished tx (48-48 ) I'm 58 yrs. and have hep-c for at least 30 yrs. My sides were not to bad as others I've read about on this site so I don't think age and length has much to do with it. Everyone re-acts differnt. Thats just my veiw.
I've had hep c for probably 35 years. By the way I turned 55 Thursday. This is my 3rd tx. First was regular interferon 3 x per week plus 800 mg. ribavirin. The sides were rough. Second round was Pegintron at reduced dose and 800 mg. ribavirin and the sides were quite bad, maybe worse than the regular interferon. This time it's Pegasys at 180 mcg.(full dose) and 1000 mg. ribavirin and it has been fairly easy. I do have anemia and low platelets but I think that is typical of transplant recipients. Other than that I have no complaints and it's been 70 weeks of this last round. That's it. Mike
Just anecdotyl but a clos friend did 48+ geno I not cleaar at 12 but becausr it was a trial they continued 1 post tx bright as a button all hair back suffered few sx never missed a day of work.
And at 40 she looks around 20-22 *itch.
She contracted through needle stick as a burns nurse. Found out whenshe went to pick up a picture from a passport booth,someone had planted a use needle where the photos come . But the hcv had been there for some time. Got to be worth a shot eh?
Happy birthday Mike. I like to refer to you as "Iron Mike". However, Scott is giving you a run for your money! You guys are like the Energizer bunny....just keep going and going and going. I bow to each of you for your determination, courage and thoughtful comments regarding HepC.