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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18406

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HI Everyone - For anyone who is concerned about treatment - I contracted Hep C 38 years ago. Symptoms started appearing 10 years later but was finally diagnosed in 2010 with the usual level of doom and gloom from the British NHS. Having improved my lifestyle and diet and starting regular acupuncture, homeopathy and osteopathy my health improved greatly. This had the unfortunate outcome of de-prioritising me for treatment through the NHS - only the most ill qualify at present. However - I was directed to this site by a fellow "Hepper" and here I am to tell you that my first blood test at the four week mark is free of virus!!!

So anyone not sure about the chances of success or side effects of the meds - please go for it!!! I haven't felt this well in years. It has been a bit up and down but nothing we Hep C experts can't handle. Just be good to yourself, eat well and rest.

All the best to everyone
GillA xxx
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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18407

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Welcome GillA, :)

Great news to hear that your viral load was undetectable at 4 weeks. :woohoo:

Is the NHS monitoring your treatment or have you had to arrange that privately?
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18408

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Hi Gaj

It is truly amazing - I think I'm still trying to digest the results!! I am being monitored by my very understanding GP. I stopped the hospital appointments as they were completely unable to be anything other than be gloomy, unsupportive and at times downright scary. They also kept telling me I would have the treatment "soon" but they actually do not know when the meds will become available to everyone if ever.

GillA xx
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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18410

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Hi GillA and welcome,

Thanks for posting and congratulation on those great results. I had the same experience with hospitals and walked the path to undetected with the help of Dr Freeman and this site. Taking control of our own health and future has paid big dividends. I agree - it's amazing!

Coral #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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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18412

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I'm loving the good news stories and happy for everyone.
Just hope that they are not swinging the stats against ME and pushing me into the 4% corner of those that don't end up with UND
And all this time I was sure I wouldn't be stressing out.....


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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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18414

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Hang in there Beaches. I was a bit slow to respond so I understand but those results are looking good so far. #flower #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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Do Not Despair!!1 5 years 10 months ago #18416

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Welcome and congratulations to you GillA
It's fantastic having a GP onside I also had that privelege
Keep us posted on your progress
So happy you have treatment
Splashes of happiness from Ariel #flower
Beaches it's all good I have a feeling in me waters beachbabe :+1: #love
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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