Just an update. I have HCV genotype 1b, Fibroscan 11.5 borderline cirrhotic, all ultrasound scans have come back normal sized liver, smooth surface no scarring...AST/ALT and GGT all raised before treatment...compensated liver, lichen sclerosis and hypothyroidism (managed).
Viral load 2013 was under 3million.
Pretreatment viral load was 584,000
Began treatment HARVONI only 22 January 2016
Viral load at 2 weeks: 401
AST/ALT and GGT all within normal range for first time in 40'years
No side effects, increased energy levels
Viral load at 4 weeks: <24
All LFT are still normal
Viral load at 8 weeks: <12
Feel great all tests still normal
Hope to clear virus ...SVR by next blood tests at end of 12 week treatment
14 April 2016
13 July 2016 And final tests to make sure the HCV hasn't returned
So far it is good...hoping the HCV will be undetected next time!
If any one wants to ask me what regime I follow I am happy to answer any questions. I will say one word of advice...drink loads of water(never alcohol even in food) around 60 ounces as a guideline..it helps with side effects like headaches, fatigue...everyone responds differently. Good luck to anyone out there on treatment or about to begin.