This is an update on my completed Sovaldi treatment from May to September, 2014.
My viral load was 1 million; Genotype 2; Treatment naive'; Age 56; location nyc; My pretreatment liver profiles were OK although slightly elevated enzymes and my ultrasound showed no damage.
I began Sovaldi w/ Ribavirin with no problems for about 16 days. After then I began to feel weak. I managed to take it for 56 days. By then my blood was anemic and I was losing weight so I stoped taking it. My Vr Ld had become 61 by day 18 and undetectable day 40. That was July 2, 2014.
On September 12, 2014 my Vr Ld was still undetectable (almost 6 weeks after stopping Sovaldi/Ribavirin). The doctors urged me to take more which I did the same day blood was drawn (8/12/14). By day 15 I got very weak and sick and I stopped TX on day 19.
So it seems I'm cured after 56 days of Sovaldi/Ribavirin. Note all my numbers were good having only had HCV for about 15 years so I do not suggest that others do what I did. What gave me confidence in stopping on day 56 was (beyond my 'good numbers') was that I weigh only 139 pounds and the TX was a 1 size fits all regardless of weight. best health to everyone, neil, nyc
Post Edited (neil005) : 9/11/2014 4:55:34 PM (GMT-6)