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Greetings from Texas 6 years 2 months ago #20411

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Hey y'all.
My sig line kind of tells the story. Just did my 4 week post treatment VL yesterday and am hopeful but not overly confident. My treatment plan hit a snafu halfway through. Had been approved to retreat for 24 weeks but got cut off at 12 weeks, appealed, lost appealed again and won but there was a 10 day gap in treatment so I refused any further shipments.
The Insurance Company messed up big time and apparently they know is by nature of second appeal approval. They were proven wrong in the initial denial so I assume if I do fail, they will be cooperative going forward.

The rapid reach of UND is a hopeful sign and I should know more next week sometime. Boy talk about being able to hear the clock tick!
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Gen 1a VL 3.8m F2/3 V Pack/RBV Breakthrough Dec 2015. RAV's Detected NS5a M28T/NS3 Q80K and D168Y...Harvoni 12 weeks SOT 04/15/16.. UND at 4 weeks. EOT 07/07/16 UND at that time as well. HCV RNA post treatment + 4 weeks drawn 08/04/16. Awaiting results Faith in hand, lump in throat. LOL
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Greetings from Texas 6 years 2 months ago #20412

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Welcome Jimmy. Proud to have you on board!

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Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
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Greetings from Texas 6 years 2 months ago #20414

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Hi Jimmy and welcome. You've had a bit of a battle but those results look pretty good so far. Good luck with that blood test - we totally understand the anxiety while waiting for results. :whistle: Let us know how you go.

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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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Thank you both very much for the warm welcome.
I will keep y'all updated. Just more bits of data to consider.

Jimmy
Gen 1a VL 3.8m F2/3 V Pack/RBV Breakthrough Dec 2015. RAV's Detected NS5a M28T/NS3 Q80K and D168Y...Harvoni 12 weeks SOT 04/15/16.. UND at 4 weeks. EOT 07/07/16 UND at that time as well. HCV RNA post treatment + 4 weeks drawn 08/04/16. Awaiting results Faith in hand, lump in throat. LOL
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Hi Jimmy,
Hoping that run around they gave you hasn't cost you your chance this time, good luck!
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716
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Hi !

To be honest I was a little shocked they had initially approved the 24 weeks. Guidelines do not particularity support it. At any rate water under the bridge now. Just have to hold for results and pray.

Jimmy
Gen 1a VL 3.8m F2/3 V Pack/RBV Breakthrough Dec 2015. RAV's Detected NS5a M28T/NS3 Q80K and D168Y...Harvoni 12 weeks SOT 04/15/16.. UND at 4 weeks. EOT 07/07/16 UND at that time as well. HCV RNA post treatment + 4 weeks drawn 08/04/16. Awaiting results Faith in hand, lump in throat. LOL
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Welcome JimmyK, best of luck with your Tx
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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Greetings from Texas 6 years 2 months ago #20426

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Welcome Jimmy,

Nice to see you here. Best wishes for your results and success this time round. :+1: :)
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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Greetings from Texas 6 years 1 month ago #20442

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I greatly appreciate all the kind thoughts and words. It will all work out.

JimmyK
Gen 1a VL 3.8m F2/3 V Pack/RBV Breakthrough Dec 2015. RAV's Detected NS5a M28T/NS3 Q80K and D168Y...Harvoni 12 weeks SOT 04/15/16.. UND at 4 weeks. EOT 07/07/16 UND at that time as well. HCV RNA post treatment + 4 weeks drawn 08/04/16. Awaiting results Faith in hand, lump in throat. LOL
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Hi JimmyK, good luck with your results and keeping VL UND. Thanks for posting your experience. #flower
HCV since 35-40yrs., GT 1a , Dx 2004; VL 4-5 mil, F2-3
Tx sof/led started 3/4/16
4wks VL <15
9 weeks VL UND, ; Alt-15,Ast-13
16 weeks VL UND Alt-20, Ast-22;
EOT 24 wks UND
SVR 4 UND
SVR 12 UND, Alt.15, Ast. 17
SVR 24 UND
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"Faith in hand, lump in throat." I hear you and resemble that totally! lol Good luck JimmyK, wees behind you!!


G1a dx'd in 1992, Biopsy F2 VL 8mill +. Tried tx with Interferon/Riba, back in 2008 didn't last long it felt horribly ugly!! I stopped tx, after 5 weeks!!
Started tx 6/1/16 with Harvoni.
12 Month Labs= UND
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Update on EOT + 4 Weeks HCV RNA Blood Draw.

To my pleasant surprise, and of course by the Grace of God, I remain UND.
So from here things are looking up and I will go on to the next step which is to determine SVR 12.
That draw will take place 09/29/16.
I believe I am now in the roughly 96% category for success so very pleased.

JimmyK
Gen 1a VL 3.8m F2/3 V Pack/RBV Breakthrough Dec 2015. RAV's Detected NS5a M28T/NS3 Q80K and D168Y...Harvoni 12 weeks SOT 04/15/16.. UND at 4 weeks. EOT 07/07/16 UND at that time as well. HCV RNA post treatment + 4 weeks drawn 08/04/16. Awaiting results Faith in hand, lump in throat. LOL
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Congratulations on UND JimmyK! Proud for you brother!

Failed Interferon 96', G1a, VL = 9 - 5.5 Million, F3/A3, AST 111, ALT 190, Generic DAA treatment Sof/Led (Mylan - India MYHEP LVIR) - 8 June, 2016
2 Week Results 20 June, 2016 AST 19, ALT 32
4 Week Results 06 July, 2016 AST 22, ALT 30, VL = 35
6 Week Results 20, July 2016 VL only = HCV RNA Detected, Non-Quantifiable <15
8 Week Results 04 August 2016, Labs, LFTs Normal, VL = UND
12 Week Results 31 August, 2016 LFTs Normal, VL = UND
EOT + 4 Weeks, LFTs Normal, VL = UND, "SVR4"
SVR12, 21 Nov 2016. CURED!!!
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Hey JimmyK,
I'm arriving late to a lot of the more recent posts and posters. Went back to work, "temporarily I hope" :dry: :lol:
Anyway, welcome to the right place for support and understanding. Sounds like your prayers were answered regarding EOT, 4 wk test results. Now on to 12th week :+1: .. You'll certainly be added in my thoughts and prayers along with the rest o' the bunch here.
GT1a; Got it some time in the 70's; Diagnosed @1976
Tx naive
METAVIR: A2-F2
SOT May 18, 2016: CMP: AST 162 ALT 241 VL 13000000
3 weeks after SOT: AST 27 ALT 31 VL 138
Reached EOT Aug. 10, 2016 / Received svr4 results Sept. 20, 2016: AST 22 ALT 24
Hep C RNA "NOT DETECTED"
AS OF 3/20/2017 ,Hep C RNA PCR "NOT DETECTED" THAT'S SVR24!
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Many congrats to you Jimmy! Good luck with your new life without HepC weighing you down! :woohoo:


G1a dx'd in 1992, Biopsy F2 VL 8mill +. Tried tx with Interferon/Riba, back in 2008 didn't last long it felt horribly ugly!! I stopped tx, after 5 weeks!!
Started tx 6/1/16 with Harvoni.
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