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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25781

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Naught to report is not only a snappy rhyme it's what we like to hear!
YMMV
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25790

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Thanks Doc , Its a miracle alright. I prepared for the worst but expected the best and its only getting better. I was expecting to have to take time off work for this, but that seems unlikely now. Its only day eleven and digestion has normalized a lot. I feel I'm getting more out of food and I look forward to the day i get some weight back on . My number two's have had a colour change back to normal..Only us hepper leppers will appreciate that :evil:
There's still a bit of brain fog but early days. Energy levels climbing and a marked feeling of peace and lifted spirits. Very Happy
To anyone still on the fence about treatment,Just Do It is all I can say!
G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25809

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Still going well on tx.
Had to do a medical for work and pleased to say nothing came up in the urine drug test as expected. I kept what I'm doing and taking to myself due to the level of intolerance mentioned earlier.
Nice to know if anyone else is in the same situation. All good here!
G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25811

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Hi vedruss. Well I'm happy to hear your medical went well. Unfortunately we are all too aware of the intolerance that still exists.

Good to hear things are going well - your treatment is going to fly by. :)

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G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
New tx 030916 (Viekira Pak, Solvadi, Ribavirin UND @ 111116. EOT 170217.
SVR12 and SVR 24...
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25820

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I commenced Epclusa 2.5.18, and look forward to contributing to the Fora.
1970's-Bad behavior as a teenager.
2001- Insurance Company denies coverage due to HCV positive
2002- Another HCV positive reading and referral to liver doctor.
2003-Commence Interferon Combination treatment. VL 205,088 after 3 months. Doctor says stop.
2007-VL 1,045,320.
2017-VL 3,121,174.
2.5.18-Commenced generic Epclusa.
3.7.18- VL Undetected!
3.13.18-US Abdomen Complete scan reflects "Normal echogenicity with no mass detected. No dilated intrahepatic biliary ducts".
8.1.18- VL Undetected!
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25821

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Welcome to the forum Tigerfan, and congratulations on starting your treatment. Epclusa is a breakthrough drug, way better than Interferon in terms of efficacy and side effects, you should be very optimistic. The forum here is full of great people who are very supportive.
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25825

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Hi Tigerfan (I"m sure your behaviour wasn't any worse than the rest of us!! :cheer: )

It's great to hear that you have started your treatment. You've gone through the very worst with interferon so I know that you will have a much better time with Epclusa. Drink lots of water, try to sleep well and be really good to yourself.

I'm one of the many successes on this forum. Great to have you with us.

Coral
G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
New tx 030916 (Viekira Pak, Solvadi, Ribavirin UND @ 111116. EOT 170217.
SVR12 and SVR 24...
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Treatment Started today 1 year 3 months ago #25878

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Hi Tiger fan,
I'm new here as well. Coming up to the four week mark in a few days. Sure is nice just taking one pill a day. There's plenty of helpful people with first hand knowledge here to help as you have already found out. All the best for your treatment.
G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #25920

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I received the 4 week bloods and Great News!

Viral load undetected
and referred to another lab for conformation (I 'm assuming).
AST 18, ALT 15, GGTP 13

Bloody Awesome.. The Sof/Dac is nailing that poxy virus :evil:
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G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #25921

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Yay Vedruss!!!

Every time someone post this news it is such a joy. Congratulations! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
G1a probably early 1980's, Biopsy F1(2010), F2-F3(2015). VL 5+mill; 2+mill (2014) Tx naive. Accessed Sof/Led through Dr Freeman at GP2U and Buyers Club (lifesavers!!!)
Commenced tx 12/11/15. 9 wk: VL <15 Detected but LFT = Normal 12 week results: UND (Yay!) Due to slow response commenced Sof/Dac 4 Feb for 12 weeks. EOT @ 24 weeks 27 April 2016. (With thanks to Dr Freeman et al). SVR11 result: VL 1,950,000. It's back!
New tx 030916 (Viekira Pak, Solvadi, Ribavirin UND @ 111116. EOT 170217.
SVR12 and SVR 24...
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #25922

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Great news Vedruss, you're definitely on the right track for cure :) Just stay the course for the remaining 8 weeks, take the medication on time, eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest. Looking forward to your post of undetected at 24 weeks.
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #25935

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Hi All, I havent posted much lately as
Ive been working 11.5 hrs for the last 10 days and theres not the time. I am finding though, its not the daunting huge struggle as it used to be. I feel good. A bit tired but not the dead tired,nothing left, as it used to get. Its amazing at how the mind/body puts sickness out of your consciousness when it has passed. I should have written all the things that used to hold me down on a scale of 1-10. Then I could gauge exactly how things are now and pass it on. I do remember fighting to stay awake during breaks etc. Having to Stop for a while when nodding off driving home,Scary stuff. The thirstiness is still there and the brain fog comes and goes but that is about all. I am sleeping well and get up easily. I was told GT 2 is an easier type to treat and it has been, luckily for me. I wish to say thank you to all you good people for the support and friendship shown.
G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #25936

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Hey there Vedruss, Well that sure is music to my mermaid ears, what fantastic labs you have now. How good is it to be HCV free and have such a healthy set of LFT''s eh? You still have the rest of TX to go and of course it has some sx different for everyone I believe, but they are very easy considering the big picture in my humble opinion (having been through a fair few meds over my little run in with the virus). I am just so happy for you that is great news. I recall the tiredness not only lifted but the last four or so weeks were full steam engines on. Others have said the same type of thing in their blogs on tx. Whatever your next few weeks hold it is all pretty cool anyway, it is just take the meds and chug along enjoying every new part of being HCV free. here's to catching you next post! I'll join you in a big hydrating glass of water to that :)
Happy Splashes
Ariel
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #26035

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Coming up to the 8 week mark and still waiting on the test results that were sent away. Had a fibroscan today, KPA 10.3
I read the posts on it as soon as I got in and they certainly put things in perspective and put the mind at ease. What a great source of info here.
I'm still feeling good although a bit run down due to work. Have a few extra lumps and spots , and still have had odd runs of brain fog. But happy to say that's all there is. Drinking lots of water and looking forward to the EOT :)
G2 non A non B
Diagnosed 2002 biopsy grade1,stage1
LFT 2002 2004 2011 2015 2016 2017
AST 76 69 34 46 45 64
Alt 185 175 67 103 84 129

2017 VL 1,600 000
march 1 4 week tx VL undetected
AST 18, ALT 15

8 week qualitative undetected
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Treatment Started today 1 year 2 months ago #26039

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Hello vedruss,

At 8 weeks there is not long to go now...
YMMV
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