Hi all, I'm someone who has been interacting with ghe Liver trust for some time. I'm just about to start my 3rd round of interferon, ribravarin based meds covering 2 years of my life. First time I was non detectable at 48weeks but it didn't stick on my 3 month check. Next up I did rib' and int' in conjunction with telaprivir which was absolutely horrible. After 6 months I was non detectable again and this time it stuck, YAY!!! After about two years of being virus free I succeeded in reinfection but got a different genotype yo mix things up a bit. I felt like such a grade A twat and was so embarrassed to be in contact with the same lovely, kind, patient good people who had been my hep nurses for the previous 6 or 7 years. No matter how much they must have thought what an idiot they have only been supportive and on my side. So now I start my next round, only 3 months this time and apparently it's getting better and I don't have to suffer protease inhibitors thankfully. When I was first treated I was in a medical study and success rates were less than 50%. Now I'm told it's upward of 80% and I think I've done the nasty regimen so others font have to now.
I start on the 4th of the 4th at 4pm which seems spritual, or numerically significant if you believe in that stuff, I don't, but I'm so positive this time and I know I won't be having a fourth round if this is successful, fingers crossed.
Has anyone else with genotype 3, alt in the 30's, some cirrhosis gone through treatment recently and what's it like now?