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Just started treatment 2 months 3 days ago #27694

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I am genotype 1, I started generic Epclusa 12 days ago I was frightened by a lot of the side affects. So far so good, no side affects i also seem to have a little more energy. Hope this continues.
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Just started treatment 2 months 3 days ago #27695

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Hi Austincr, welcome to the forum, and congratulations on starting treatment. Epclusa is a really excellent medication with a cure rate of about 95%, you should be very optimistic. Another great thing about Epclusa (and the new DAA drugs in general) is that its side effects profile is quite mild. Just drink plenty of water (as it really helps avoid any side effects), and it should be smooth sailing from here on out. Feeling more energetic is a very common positive development after starting treatment, and it should definitely become a permanent feeling with treatment success. Please just make sure you don't take any medications that may interact with Epclusa. Best of luck to you.
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Just started treatment 2 months 3 days ago #27696

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Hi Austincr, I also used Epclusa to get rid of HepC, which I had for 50+ years. I not only had no negative side effects, the effects I did have were all positive. I began sleeping more soundly and for longer durations, an itching problem I'd had for about 3 years disappeared after 40 pills ( which really surprised me) and after only 9 pills, my viral load went from 16 million to 2300. Pretty amazing. like Mar said, drink plenty of water, make sure you get as much sleep as you personally need, NO ALCOHOL, and eat a well balanced diet. I would also suggest you keep a daily log so you can reflect on your progress and if it helps, set your iPhone to a time of day for your pill. I found that it helped me when I got wrapped up in projects. I am so glad you were able to find this site for your long ranged health. Be well and look forward to a healthier life soon. Ron
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Just started treatment 2 months 2 days ago #27697

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Hello Austincr,

Welcome to the forum!

Great news. The first week or two are the hardest when all the virus is killed off. If they have passed chances are it will all be smooth sailing from here.

Fingers crossed.

Best Regards

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YMMV
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Just started treatment 2 months 1 day ago #27700

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Welcome Austincr,

You are already 13 days in and well on your way to being cured forever. Lots of good advice here especially about drinking lots of water and generally being kind to yourself with good nutrition and sleep.

I'm pleased that you haven't had any noticeable side effects. Now it's just about doing the time. Please post any questions that you have. We'll be looking out for you.

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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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Just started treatment 1 month 3 weeks ago #27719

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I am now on day 22 and am doing great, other than a little insomnia I haven’t had any headaches or joint pain. Picking up prescription refill 2 tomorrow. Getting ready to head to Arizona to see my daughters and grandkids. I was afraid before I started that it was going to be a chore to drive and have a good time, that’s behind me now.
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Just started treatment 1 month 3 weeks ago #27720

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Hello Austincr,

With any luck it will all be smooth sailing from here. Which medication are you taking?
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Just started treatment 1 month 3 weeks ago #27723

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Generic Epclusa, I am retired and on a fixed income the price for my meds were $2300 a month I applied for a grant from Pan Foundation and they have fully covered my meds, how epic is that.
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Just started treatment 1 month 3 weeks ago #27724

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Hi Austincr,

Is that the new Gilead generic from Asegua Therapeutics? Could you take a few pictures and post them here - I'd love to see what it looks like.

It's great that the PAN foundation has helped you out with the price. Was the $2300 the full cost or just your out of pocket?
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Just started treatment 1 month 2 weeks ago #27742

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Day 29 and I’m doing fine, a couple of times I have been on the verge of a headache that never got there. Out of pocket $2300, the photo is of generic Epclusa by Asegua.
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Just started treatment 1 month 2 weeks ago #27743

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Thanks Austincr!
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Just started treatment 1 month 2 weeks ago #27752

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Hi Austincr,

It sounds like things are going really well for you with minimal side effects, apart from insomnia which is pretty common. Enjoy the catch up with your children and grandchildren. These precious times are when we really appreciate the enormity of what this medication has given us. #flower
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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Just started treatment 3 weeks 4 days ago #27827

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Day 51 and I just can’t believe how smooth sailing this has been, looking forward to day 84 thanks for all the support.
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Just started treatment 3 weeks 2 days ago #27829

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Hey Austincr,

Great to hear it's been going smoothly. That's the rule, rather than the exception. It's so much better than the old treatment with PEG/Riba

Best wishes, and looking forward to hearing about your SVR!
YMMV
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