I have Gt 1a, diagnosed 30 years ago, 6.5 million VL, F0, liver function AST 59, ALT 62 (done 8/15) . My journal will not be as comprehensive as others since I am just going to get blood work from my GP after 6-8 weeks to see how I am doing.
I was denied twice by insurance, and again on appeal. I realized no one will give me treatment, but I get tired at the end of the day more than other people do, so I know I am being affected by this virus. I didn't want to wait until I am approved by insurance and have real problems.
I got an RX from GP2U.COM for 12 weeks sof/led (book the longest session available, 20 or 30 min.to discuss with Dr.). I was able to arrange for 12 weeks of meds (Twinvir) to be shipped to me in USA by a third party.
I started meds on 1/15. All I can tell you is I feel great. It's not a placebo effect. It is unreal how my daily fatigue has been lifted after just 2 days. I know this is working; no side effects at all. I just pray that 6 months after treatment I am VL undetected
It's not placebo mate these meds start to work almost instantly, after 48 hrs I was flying high and I knew they were working. Watch for the come down though but if your anything like me it should all even out after about 2-3 weeks on tx.
Two time relapser.
SVR 4 achieved 12/16 at last
SVR 12 achieved 22/02/2017 The Bastard has been defeated
Good for you!
Posting your story, no matter the length or depth is great. It really shows people from "up here" that we can access affordable, reliable medicine by working with the good folk "down there" to get it imported from "over there".
A much more favorable form of Triangular Trade than the vile version from America's past.
Enjoy the feeling of getting better instead of worse.
Good luck! We are starting at the same time. I just started sof/dac on 1/16. I slept ok which is rare and feel fine today. Now to see how work goes tomorrow night.
Congrats! Glad you are feeling better already
Welcome and a big Congrats to you Greedfighter for being pro-active in taking your health and wellbeing into your own hands. I'm G3a, started Sof/Dac 13/01, 16 weeks Tx.
Good Luck and post how little or more you want as we all appreciate everyone's experience and sharing of info.
QLD Australia ☀️
G3a HCV 35 yrs Tx naive
Started Sof/Dac 13/01/16
13 Feb'16 VL UND
Glad you got your meds instead of waiting & waiting & waiting....for your insurance people to allow you the goodies (if ever)
Now's your time, happy for you.
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!
Yes, it seems these DAAs waste no time doing their job. Our poor livers have been under a relentless attack for decades. Now, the enemy is being decimated by the millions in a few days time.
Time to feel better.
Time to feel good.
That is so great to hear. Looking forward to the undetected post.
Diagnosed in 2000, Genotype 1(b), no previous treatment,
Viral Load 90,700, ALT 86, AST 56 (as of Novemeber 15, 2015)
Starting Redemption Sof/Led on February 2, 2016
Thanks to Greg Jeffries, Monkmed , FixHepC and Dr. Freeman
Week 5 of tx
Didn't test for viral load. Will test is July at 12 weeks EOT
Liver enzymes in normal range
Congrats for taking the reins and deciding enough was enough, GF. Another 1a here, in a few similar position to you fibrosis & stats-wise. I too thought why wait until we have become more symptomatic and our livers more compromised in order to access tx at some future date?
Good on you for being proactive and kicking off the fight now. And hard as it is to believe, it does work, as you've noticed already. All the best
GT1a since 1988, diagnosed 1990
F0, tx naive
VL 262,000 ALT 40 AST 26 GGT 13 Fibroscan 04/12/15 - 2.9
Started Mesochem sof/dac 12 weeks 01/01/2016
11/02/2016 - 6 weeks UNDETECTED
Thanks everyone for your encouragement and good luck wishes! I really appreciate it! Thanks also to everyone who can relate and has posted their story here too! My story is by no means unique on this site....we're all here because either an insurance company, or national health system won't help us! Feel free to post whatever you would like here!
I posted initially that I had my daily fatigue greatly reduced; just thought I'd share 2 new side effects I had on day 3. I find that I think much more quickly and clearly (I guess this is the infamous "brain fog"). I never really thought I had any.....but now I realize this crummy disease really paralyzes you in many ways. Because of the brain fog being lifted, I have side effect 4: I'm more upbeat and have a more positive outlook.
I'm still having no physical side effects from the treatment.