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First dose today, the journey begins 3 years 2 months ago #19681

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Well I can honestly say, the way I am feeling compared to 7 days ago is extraordinary. My right upper quadrant which was sometimes very painful is now gone, the red spots on my arms and chest are diminishing (I hated those spots). Simply put, it is at this point, incredible.
I'll post more in a few days, hopefully with the same vigor and results as I feel today. If something drastic comes up I'll post sooner.
In good health my friends!
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
Cured!
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First dose today, the journey begins 3 years 2 months ago #19685

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Hi Sven, I'm late to your party but happy you've left the door open :lol:
... and not trying to outdo GT2 ... thanks to his picture, I remembered one of my favorite illustrators of all time did a number of Viking themed paintings. Hope you enjoy it.

Is that "dragons" blood on your battle axe ??? :lol:
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
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METAVIR: A2-F2
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 2 months ago #19688

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Happy to be out done Matt ... great pic.
1983: Hospitalised with Acute non-A, non-B Hepatitis after ICU blood transfusion 3mths earlier => HCV GT2
22/02/16: (pre-tmt) ALT 61, VL 2.48 IU/ml Hepascore 0.32 (F1/2), fatigue, brain fog, bloating (Treatment Naïve)
10/04/16: (Start tmt) Sofovir +DaclaHep (SOF + DCV) by Hetero Labs in India
09/05/16: ALT 34, VL: NOT Detected :cheer: :) , FBG 11.9 :huh:
17/6/16 FBG 5.7; PPBG (@14.22) 6.9 (@ 20.45) 7.1; BP 124/72
:) (Accu-Chek Mobile & Omron Auto BP Monitor) :)
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19732

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Congratulations Sven and Simone!
i've taken my 1st tablet today....
2 wk: VL UND, ALT 30
37K RNA, ALT 486
Tx begin 20 July 2016
Tx naive
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19734

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:woohoo: Sven, Simone and now, JamesF! Like the Dark Knights battling the the dark foe HEP C :lol:
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
Tx naive
METAVIR: A2-F2
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19735

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Saint George
The Dragon Slayer...
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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19736

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Well since I survived the 1980's, the gold rope chain with Sir George slaying the dragon, a little tacky for 2016, its been on hanging around my neck for 30+ years. :)
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
Cured!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19737

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JamesF wrote:
Congratulations Sven and Simone!
i've taken my 1st tablet today....

That's just great James. Like this group here on Fixhepc told me.... You're in the right place and we'll be with you all the way .
In good health my friend.
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
Cured!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19738

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I'm not a tattoo kind of person but some of those illustrations could be apt (not Batman, that would be just too cheesy)

Reading about other people's treatment journeys makes me happy B) :)
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19750

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Thanks everyone!
2nd dose in a hour's time.
2 wk: VL UND, ALT 30
37K RNA, ALT 486
Tx begin 20 July 2016
Tx naive
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19767

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Good luck to all those stating /beginning treatment -- I am 2 weeks left to go on 6 month treatment- gen 3a - compared to the old treatments that i did this has been relatively comfortable and doable :) Hi Simone -- keep coming back am also recovering day at a time last 29yrs !!

6 months sof/dac and 1 month on riba for first month , gen 3a F3 / 4 small varices / undetectable at 7 wks in treatment
still undetectable


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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19782

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Labs right before 1st meds on 7/12/2016 :
AST- 55 IU/L
ALT- 69 IU/L

Viral count - 3,471,080 as of first day right before first dose taken 7/12/2016

Update: feeling very good, energy great, brain fog almost non existent, red spots diminishing.
No real side effects accept BP high due to anxiety on first day ( I think this was it), pain in upper right quadrant now gone.
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
Cured!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19813

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Hi Sven

Very encouraging signs ... you should be confident that the DAAs are working their magic and you're on your way to SVR.

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1983: Hospitalised with Acute non-A, non-B Hepatitis after ICU blood transfusion 3mths earlier => HCV GT2
22/02/16: (pre-tmt) ALT 61, VL 2.48 IU/ml Hepascore 0.32 (F1/2), fatigue, brain fog, bloating (Treatment Naïve)
10/04/16: (Start tmt) Sofovir +DaclaHep (SOF + DCV) by Hetero Labs in India
09/05/16: ALT 34, VL: NOT Detected :cheer: :) , FBG 11.9 :huh:
17/6/16 FBG 5.7; PPBG (@14.22) 6.9 (@ 20.45) 7.1; BP 124/72
:) (Accu-Chek Mobile & Omron Auto BP Monitor) :)
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19838

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I have noticed, thank you fitz, that many issues are snapping back to normal. From the red spots on my arms and chest are 90% gone, I hated those things. Also I have never seen my eyes as white as they are in a decade! My mental well being is also better than it has been in...I don't know how long! So if I gain UND & then SVR I would call this drug a miracle drug. So far so good, nothing to report negative at this time. I get my 14 test next week and will upload as soon as it comes to me.
Thx all.

Thanks GT2. Initially my doctors said that 8 weeks would do as my viral load was and stayed low. However this was when the insurance was a possible player. After it was apparent they would not pay under any circumstances for my treatment the doc said 12 weeks is what he wanted.
Yes I am not a fan of monetary based healthcare but who is!
Contracted HCV 1980's
Geno Type 1a
F3 ( doc says once treated I'll be F2 maybe F1)
Meds shipped 6/17/2016 arrived early 7/2016

Viral count - 3,471,080

4 week quantitative bloods: August 17, 2016. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

8 week quantitative bloods: September 14th. I have been diagnosed as <15 (told undetected)

11 week PCR RNA Qualitative bloods: September 26th 2016 - Undetected

December 19th 2016: Cured!
Viral count: zero!!!
2018 viral count: still zero!
Cured!
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First dose today, the journey begins.... 3 years 1 month ago #19896

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Guys, it's slightly hard to believe but I'm feeling like I have more energy after just 4 days. Others have commented on it too! :)
2 wk: VL UND, ALT 30
37K RNA, ALT 486
Tx begin 20 July 2016
Tx naive
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