My transplant was in April 2009. A recent biopsy shows stage 1 fibrosis so I'm going to give interferon a go, once again.
The first time around I had decompensated cirrhosis, tx was difficult and I relapsed.
I'm genotype 2, have had no rejection episodes and hope to begin treatment in a few weeks or so.
I'd love to hear from anyone who's done the treatment after transplantation and how you're faring, especially if you did tx before. My hope is this time, it will work and the side effects won't be as severe.
Wish me luck!
A - vi ew "Team Prograf" comments = we are discussing treatment after Hep C today.
Oh wow, Bobbie, 58 weeks is a long time but you're almost done!
From what my doctor says, even if the treatment doesn't work our livers will be in better condition afterwords.
Thanks Mary and Lilli, I'm approaching this with as upbeat an attitude as I can.
Since I won't begin for a few weeks so there's time for preparation.
From what I've been told the new treatment is only being done on genotype 1, the ones who respond the least to standard treatment. I'm a geno 2.
I won't be starting for a few weeks, I'm not certain on the date yet.
And I've heard of the study coming up at UCSF~~ hope your friend and I both conquer this insidious virus!
I will absolutely keep you in my prayers. Please keep us posted. I will be following in your footsteps. I had transplant Dec 17 2011. The Hep C is running crazy in new liver and affecting counts already. I was removed from prednisone today to slow process. I will need to wait a year to re do treatments. I have not tried new dosages. I am Genotype 1. My case was not cured previously on two bouts of older treatments.
Have you begun treatment?.
I began standard interferon/ribavarin treatment in October. I'm genotype 2 and have been undetected since week 4. My hepatologist said that gives me 90% chance of curing!
I think it's going to work this time~ 6 more weeks to go.
Yes, try to reduce your meds as quickly as is safely possible.
You might want to look at the research on coffee and hcv and cucurmin, ( turmeric)