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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26128

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Chugging along looking forwards to the EOT. Had just a few drinks whilst away for a few days and paid the price. Had been doing everything possible health wise till then . So back on the water fruit and veg regimen.
The water certainly keeps any sides at bay and is noticeable when I'm not keeping up the intake. Simple really, just remembering to keep a bottle with you. Still waiting on the rest of the results that went away at week 4. Also did a qualitive at week 8 so waiting on those now as well. All the best to everyone.
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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 3 years 6 months ago #26131

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Wishing you luck!
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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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26140

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Thank you Vedruss for pointing out the importance of drinking plenty of water during treatment, best of luck with your upcoming results.
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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26151

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Had just a few drinks whilst away for a few days and paid the price.

This would be one of those cases where you should listen to your body. If it's telling you booze is bad it's probably best to listen to that advice...
YMMV
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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26281

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Hi All,
Last pill yesterday! Looking forward to finding out if it works long term. Only just received the results for the 8 week qualitative 2 days ago-Negative. Whew..Would have been too late to order more meds if a different result.
I will post as it goes. May have to another doc tho as mine has lost interest since I went the generic route.
Many thanks to everyone here. Its been very informative and supportive. All the best to you all.
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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 3 years 6 months ago #26282

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Congratulations on being undetected Vedruss, that's really great :cheer:. Looking forward to news of the virus still being undetected 12 weeks from now and cure being confirmed.
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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26288

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Hello Vedruss,

The waiting for confirmation of SVR12 can be hard.

Pretty much every relapse I've had has known it's happened before the results are in so if you continue to feel ok, and possibly feel better as the pills wash out that is a very good sign.

Chances are 20:1 in your favour things will go well.
YMMV
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Treatment Started today 3 years 6 months ago #26292

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Congratulations on finishing your tx Vedruss.
I wish you the best outcome of course! I will be cheering on to SVR for you
Please post your updates and of course any worries we are all here to support each other along all of the way to cure. Undetected is awesome! Great stuff
Happy Splashes from 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 3 years 6 months ago #26297

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I do feel the drugs leaving and this arvo (after work) was best I've felt for ages. Stomach has settled down too. Good advice much appreciated Doc,cheers Arial and Mar.You guys are great. will keep u posted.
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 3 years 5 months ago #26436

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Just a few days out from 4 weeks EOT.
Its hard to put a finger on how I feel as I still have had some gastro issues, also the tinnitus. Had a bad cold I'll call it (Man flue) for a while, Its only just hanging in there now. I managed to keep working during it. I used MMS to help get me through.
It was so helpful reading the EOT forums. They really are gold! I had been having doubts ,so thanks to all my supportive friends out there. You feel very close.
I have treated myself to some massage therapy, Some high end probiotics and minerals (today)and also had some spinal adjustments as I am starting to excersize again. I'm taking it kind of slow (mostly) . My sleeping has been really good most of the time and when its not, I lie in bed using that time assisting my body to heal. I have decided to wait before I get another VL test done as there has certainly been some resistance from the med fraternity in that regard. I will let my body decide . I looked at my house yesterday at the work that needs doing around it and for the first time I looked forward to getting on top of it and not the other way around. All the best
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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 3 years 5 months ago #26437

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Hang in there Vedruss, you're on the right track. The flu symptoms are a known side effect of medications, and even though they lasted a bit longer than usual, they seem to be disappearing now. The first couple of weeks on treatment are by far the toughest because they are associated with most of the heavy lifting your body does to get rid of the virus. It's great that you're preparing to start exercising again, and fixing up around the house, sounds like you're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, best of luck.
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Treatment Started today 3 years 5 months ago #26450

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Fingers crossed Vedruss. Chances are it will all be ok for SVR and you will walk into a new life.
YMMV
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Treatment Started today 3 years 2 months ago #27077

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Hi All
5 weeks to go till EOT24.
Feeling good and looking forward to summer. I have had a few ups and downs and have finally seem to have my digestion issues under control. Its been a long time coming. The brain fog has noticeably changed for the better along with the digestion .
An over abundance of methane gas absorbed from the gut, into the blood stream, effecting the brain maybe??? LOL...
Whatever it is, it is certainly a boost to the confidence being able to remember whats required when its needed, thats for sure.
Great to see things happening with the traction Hazel has made. Good on you Girl!
Onwards and upwards
Best wishes to you all
Ved
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 3 years 2 months ago #27078

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That's really great Vedruss, everything seems to be getting back to normal after the virus was eliminated :+1:
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Treatment Started today 3 years 2 months ago #27079

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Hello Vedruss,

With end stage liver disease (ESLD) there is no doubt that some of the issues realted to the "hepatic encephalopathy" aka dysfunctional brain, relate to toxins from the gut. Lactulose is used to help "flush them out"

With the average Hep C patient, this is not a factor, and exactly why patients have "brain fog" is something of a mystery. This article may make your eyes glaze over but, in short, HCV does get into the brain at low levels and cause problems:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840160/

The good news side is that when you treat HCV the vast majority of patients report "Hey, my brain is working again and now I can do stuff!"

Here is another article:

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apt.14594

Which concludes:

Patients with chronic hepatitis C exhibit cerebral metabolite alterations and structural or functional neuroimaging abnormalities, which sustain the hypothesis of hepatitis C virus involvement in brain disturbances.

So not only do patients notice this issue, the boffins with their machines that go ping, can see that Hep C definitely causes issues in the brain.
YMMV
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