Well I received my meds sof/dac yesterday and was gonna wait till next week to start but have changed my mind and will start tonight. I am not sure if my gastro dr is willing to order f/u labs yet cuz I have had only one appointment with him (which took 2.5months to get) so not sure what his attitude will be. I have had labs done within the last 2months and am going to use those as my baseline. All my levels were normal which I attribute to a healthy diet. My VL was fairly low so I believe I can kick this crapt out of me soon hopefully. I figure if gastro dr refuses to do f/u with me then I have 4weeks to find someone that will. My GP may be willing, but will go through gastro dr first.
I was recently diagnosed in October through routine physical with labs but have no clue as to how long I have had this. I am an RN and have been for over 34years and have dealt with lots of blood and IV starts and lab draws in my profession over the years but cannot think of anytime that I have accidentally stuck myself. So have racked my brain trying to figure out how I aquired HCV. But gave up on that and began my obsession of finding a way to acquire meds needed , especially since I figured out very quickly! that I would never be approved by my insurance since I was way too healthy. Well in less than 1 month I have already been denied X2 by my insurance.
I found this wonderful place and will be indebted to all of you forever. So I got my appointment with GP2U and ordered meds through Kingswood. I liked the fact that several others here have used them with success and also that they test and capsulate the API's.
So my journey begins today A day that I will never forget esp since it's my son's birthday today. A good day indeed!
Thanks everyone and I will post f/u as I proceed
Good for you!!!
Surely your GP will order the bloodwork until you are UND and at 12 weeks post tx. My GI used the tests from 3 months before tx for my baseline, so it looks like you are good to go.
Also, I asked my doc to give me a paper copy of my last Harvoni script and asked her to include "400 mg sofosbuvir and 90mg ledipasvir" on it.
I didn't need it, but I imagine it would be sufficient to buy generics.
Spoke with the nurse at the GI office today and she seemed a little surprised when I told her I had started tx with generics and wanted to know if I had a script and how I had obtained it. So I gave her a brief explanation and she seemed to think there would be no problem with f/u labs and to call back just before 4weeks of tx so they could order the necessary labs.
Otherwise I am on day #3 with no sides that I can tell. I am off to work tonight for the first time since starting and I work the overnight shift,so hoping not to be more tired than usual
Thanks for all the well wishes
Hi guys, haven't posted on here (my tx thread) in a while, just getting on with life really feeling like I have lots more energy and sleeping ok. This Friday will be day#28 for me so stopped by GI office yesterday to pick up lab orders for my 4 week labs. This was the first time I actually talked to the GI nurse in person since Dec way before I told them I had started tx with generics. I was very happy to see how supportive she was. She wanted more information on how I went about obtaining the generics. She told me that she had already mentioned to a couple of their HCV patients that she was unable to get their insurance to cover tx that they had another patient (me) who they were following who had imported the DAA's. So I gave her copies of some of the information from the fixhepc and GP2U websites. Made me feel good that they were so receptive and hopefully it can help someone else to SVR that may not be aware that this option is available.
So since I am taking my meds in the evening,my plan is to go in on Saturday and have my 4 week labs done. Will update when I get those results.