I should have added that this does not mean that I am hep c free but it the chance of a relapse after this length of time is greatly reduced. Just wanted to clear that up for the newbies.
You are so lucky to clear virus after only 9.6 weeks. I did read somewhere that they were going to test a svr after only 12 weeks of tx. That incevek kicks but. Not easy to deal with side affects though but worth svr.Fortune tally, i did not get a rash but, had other problems. I got so weak I could barley walk I fainted and need blood transfusions. I felt 100% better after the transfusions though. Just sorry the Doctor waited so long to order the transfusions.
You are 3 mos post tx also? I should have said once I stopped incivek I continued with Peg and riba for the remaining 24 weeks. I am wondering if you were able to finish tx after the transfusions?
I agree with you that Incivek kicks some serious. It sounds like you had your share. Good luck and I hope you are SVR.
G, that is really great news. i'm very happy for you. good luck with your new found health. i can't wait. i have 9 more weeks. take care of yourself. belle
Thanks Belle! I will be looking for you in nine weeks. You have been so brave and done so well. I pray that success will be yours.
It is great to hear you are UND at 12 weeks post tx. It looks very good for SVR. It is good to hear the success stories and it gives us all hope. Congratualtions on finishing tx and on your UND status at 12 weeks post tx.
Great news. Good luck and enjoy your health
I was discontinued at 9 weeks too while continued (and continuing) on the interferon/ribo for 48 weeks. Although I was formally discontinued because of the rash it was the intractable anemia that stopped any protest from me. I have cirrhosis, was a previous non/partial responder to mono and dual therapy. This time around on Incivek, etc. I was undetectable in about a week and remain completely undetectable at 8 months. My EVR leads me to be optimistic about continuity towards SVR....d
Hi Gerbils: Thanks for the update. Looks like Ellen started treatment 3 weeks after you did. Now, it's on to 6-month SVR and being cured!. Cheers, GB
Hi there! You may or may not have read my previous post but it was my first and since I read that you have cirrhosis, I would like to paste my first post here for you in hopes that you will share your story and experience with me, and perhaps shed some light or offer advice. Anything helps. Thank you in advance!
My grandmother has had Hepatitis C for years and she is now 69 years old. She has been drug and alcohol free for over 35 years but the damage was already in progress. She never did the treatment for Hep C because her gastric doctor thought it would be too harsh for someone her age. She just got a liver biopsy and has been diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver stage 3/4 (stage 3, border line 4) yet she has absolutely no visible symptoms at all. I'm just afraid of the unknown and the days ahead. I reassure her that she and everything will be okay but Lord knows I'm terrified, and I've cried alone each night since her diagnosis. Anything you can share with me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again in advance!
What wonderful news. Thanks for sharing it with us.
You are amazing to have gone through so much. My doctor had one patient that took Incivek for less time than you, was EVR but completed the rest of the treatment period with peg and riba and SVR'd. Thanks for posting. I sure hope you SVR!
very good news! Congratulations! Thank you for keeping us up to date....
I am beyond happy for you! Congratulations, you are a dear to share with everyone
Big bear hugs ((()))!!!
So happy for you keep on being happy! Congratulations on remaining und....anne
I am happy for you. Congrats on the 3 month and onward to SVR.
What wonderful news. Your story certainly gives me inspiration. Thank you for sharing and continued good health!
What a happy post! I'm so happy for you and your husband, odds are completely in your favor for SVR.
Thanks for the wonderful update.
Praying for SVR
That is great news. The rash is a beast. Keep us updated. Love success stories.
Was hoping to hear this good news for you and so happy to hear it. Congrats, things are looking very good for you. :-)
Great news! A very strong indicator you made! I am so happy for you and it sounds like the sx are dissipating too. Hoping the best for you.
Great News never get tired of hearing these success stories. I surely hope this is the treatment that slays the dragon for me!
Yes I did another 12 wees of peg and reba after incevik.(not 24).