Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Digest Number 87
- Cindy.... the doctor who took you off treatment after 3 months didn't knwo
what he was doing apparently.
Genotype ones usually do treatment a full year. But you should go pcr
negative within 6 months. Other genotypes usually only need 6 months to stay
in remission. But a lot depends on your liver and other factors.
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- Dear Connie,
I think you'll be able to better answer that question when you know
your genotype. I never went negative either, and I was on for 53 weeks, and
the last 3 months of that was high dose interferon. I am genotype 1b, a
very stubborn one. It's not going to surprise me at all if you find out
that you are also a genotype 1. And even still, it just doesn't work for
everybody. If it does turn out that you are genotype 1 you might consider
waiting for the pegylated, unless you can get your doc to do daily dosing.
>From: Constance Dickson <constance_clearwater_florida@...>______________________________________________________
>My former Dr I had told me I would be on combo 1-2
>years and new one said that was only if I was in a
>study.....but at 6 month mark my viral load dropped
>from 12.5 mill to 300 thousand and ALT and AST's were
>in the 50-60 range. It was right after that I lost
>job and insurance and was pulled from treatment. How
>come I never went negative?
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- i off combo now 5mo did a year nonresponder VL was 5.5mil in the
beginning and at the end but did go down in between what i`m wondering
is why not keep be on longer and this was uv of penna. instead he said
he would see be in a year what with that felt like GI was sending be
home to die LOL all other test like alt came back at normal range