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Hey RB,

Welcome to the forum. You're the first here that is one generic Epclusa (Sofosvel). Lucky you! We're gonna hammer you for information aka "pick yer brain"!

Sorry you're feeling bad, but the first couple of weeks seem to take the most adjustment. Be sure you are drinking a lot of water, at last 3-4 liters per day, faithfully. Very often increasing water intake, along with a good diet, makes all the difference. May I assume you are no longer drinking alcohol? Not a good idea for anyone with a sick liver.

Your lab numbers look much improved. Are you being followed by a local doctor? Keep us in the loop. 

If you would like to add some info in your signature line, there's a link in my signature that can be helpful. You can see what some of us have done. It really helps to have a brief reference when replying to you or commenting on your posts. Up to you!

Glad you're here. If you have any questions, let us know. You can also find a lot with the search function above.



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I am day 18 on Epclusa, well actually Sofosvel, Bangladesh copy, 100 times cheaper, as i am paying for myself ! But have had some ****y side effects. 

Day 1 i was all over the place, dizzy, nauseous, stomach ,head aches etc. Day 2 onwards, only the odd headache, but depression, insomnia (5am now) sleep most days till noon or later, no motivation and terrible fatigue. Only yesterday did i feel a lot better. However still chest pains (which worry me as i had a stent 12 years ago) and discomfort/mild pain in the liver region, although that seems to have subsided the last 3 or 4 days.

I don't really understand fellow sufferers who feel the effects of Hep C, probably because i assume i contracted it 40 years ago at 17 years of age and i don't know any better maybe !

Pre treatment my AST was 93 and ALT 81 and VL 1,600,000, compensated Cirrhosis, Child Pugh A . 2 days ago down to AST 37 and ALT 33, so i guess something good is happening.

I had peg Interferon and Ribavarin 6 mths treatment about 6 years ago and cleared it, but reared its ugly head 3 months after EOT. I must admit i went back on the booze after the treatment, so not sure if that was a factor. Either way i hated that treatment and it has left me mentally scarred and effected me terribly e.g. depression etc.

I am Geno 3, which seems to be 'popular' in the UK and i know its hard to treat, but hoping for better luck this time, although i have read some alarming articles about DAA's and the occurance of hepatocellular carcinomas after treatment. 

Good luck to all on treatment, interesting to see others reactions, results to Epclusa.

p.s. Sofosvel 10 USD per tablet !



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Thanks Pabilito and Canuck.  It's a hard thing to go thru, but it will get better. I do feel like he is with me, and will always be.

Drinking lots of water not only has kept the side effects to almost nothing, but I have lost a little weight in the past week. I feel so full from the water that I don't feel the need to snack all the time!

Thanks for all the support. It means a lot.

 

 

 

 



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The only sides I got were in weeks 1 and 2...none after that.

Sorry about your dad.



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Phoenix,

You should be feeling really good about that, few sides to speak of, not feeling anything too bad physically, and just knowing you have the very best treatment there is, and that it will work (IS working!).

I am sorry for your loss tho. I think of my Mom everyday! It is hard when you have much on your plate and on your mind. All WILL get some easier with time. It is a double journey for you, you will need to juggle life and grieve and celebrate at the times you need to, freely, and with abandon. I recently lost a good friend, and that too was hard. But I do feel like they are here with me now, and have and will be right along with me through my journey. I carry them, sometimes in my heavy heart and sometimes with just the pleasure of them. My good company certainly couldn't be happier for me!

There's goes tig's scratched record again - "water, water, water"! Tig, if you are going to go on and on, like a broken record, about the importance of this water thing, then the least you could do is perhaps entertain us whilst doing so ... you might consider presenting same in true practiced turnablist DJ form maybe? ...

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That's great news, Liz! Epclusa is really sounding like the real deal. Don't forget to keep pounding the water. Very important part of keeping those SFX at bay. You and Ruby are neck and neck, keep charging! smile



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The first week is done! Feeling great, with hardly any headaches anymore. No sides at all. Very happy about that!



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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It is a tough time, but it will get better. Kind of like the diagnoses of hep c and then the cure. It's a shock and scary, then it slowly you begin to feel better with the help of family and friends. 

Feeling pretty good physically. The headaches are not as frequent. No other side effects to report!

Thanks again friends.



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Liz I am sorry to hear this. I know the feeling of losing parents. You and yours are in my prayers.

 

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Liz,

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. You have my condolences as well. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Glad that the name change stuck! I was hoping it would be an easy fix and it was. Sometimes they can give me fits! I have to agree that it's a nice title and is already a popular thread. I imagine it's going to be well visited due to the effectiveness of this protocol. Good stuff!

Keep the positive reports coming!! 



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Hi Liz,

Oh, I`m so sorry you`ve lost your dad, I really sympathise.  Condolences to you and your family.   Good to hear you`re bearing up well and it sounds like your treatment is going great. 

Wonderful to read all your reports on progress so far, what a nice group of Epclusers we have here!

Have a good day, keep drinking the water...  smile



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Hi Everyone...a great big hello to my fellow Epclusa warriors :)

I've read some of the posts and I must agree the sides on Epclusa are more than manageable.  I'm finding that anything I'm feeling comes in waves and certainly doesn't stay long at all.  Honestly I don't believe I am feeling anything new except for the headaches, I was feeling fatigued pre-treatment and as we all know just feeling yucky some days.  I must say in comparison to prior treatment (peg) this is a cake walk lol  Just knowing that I will join Club Zero very soon is exhilarating!  Whoohoo!  Wednesday I start week 2...it's hard to believe it's been almost a week after all the waiting and gobblely goop ...I'm on my way smile

Phoenix17, my heartfelt condolences, your in my prayers.

There seems to be many of us in the Epclusa Corner, we are a blessed group indeed!

It's another beautiful sunny day here, 26C /79F with the humidex we are looking at temps around 30C. 



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Hi Ivery! Sounds like you are doing great! My only sides are a slight headache that I still get once in a while. It's only been 6 days, so I am sure it will go away. Nothing major though. Have not been feeling tired, although for the last few years I have had quite a bit of fatigue.

One weird thing though, I walked into a room at work last Friday and everything seemed a lot clearer. Kind of like when you get a new prescription for new glasses. I don't feel like my brain fog is lifting, but who knows.

Tig - Thanks for the name change! Sorry I not get back to you sooner, but my dad passed away late Saturday night. Doing OK.

 

Hope all is well for everyone!



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Oh yeah, hello Phoenix!  Tiger or Tide? 



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Ooops, I just looked at the old bottle. It was 400 myg also. Haha I m not sure what I was thinking. The old bottle of ribv was 200 mg I think. Anyways, 400my since sot epculsa. 



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Hey Ivery, 

I've been wondering how you were making out!! Phoenix will be glad to meet another a fellow epclusian from Alabama here, if you have not met up elsewhere yet.

Congrats on cracking open bottle #2 BTW, but, what the heck is that all about ... "first bottle 200 mg, second bottle 400 mg"!!??

In epclusa the standard dose is one pill daily of combined sof=400 mg and vel=100 mg. Can you elaborate what you mean in your post? I am awful curious!!

I remember what a distasteful start you had to get through as your "intro" to treatment, before you were lucky enough to get switched up to epclusa, but I can't understand your post, if they actually modified/changed your sof/vel dose due to your prior start of the riba based one??!! Doesn't make any sense. Maybe I am misunderstanding.

Glad tho your worst side at the moment on the good new stuff seems to be that serious sugar fix!! smile C.

 

 



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I'm on my second bottle . First bottle 200 mg, second is 400 mg.   It's a pretty normal lifestyle I'm experiencing.  Only 1 major side effect.  I crave sweets like CRAZY!!!!! And I'm a healthy eater. Candy, jelly, ice-cream what ever I can get. I try to watch it but I'm getting out of control. Actually sucking my 3 rd piece of butterscotch now. Haha. I did notice a little more tiredness since I started second bottle. But nothing extreme or  problematic. I took a nap once since I started epclusa. 



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I believe my limited cyber skill has achieved the change you seek, Liz! Lets see if it works, lol! A new day to go with a new title... smile



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Hi Phoenix,

Tig can do that for you.  I agree, it has a nice ring to it! 

Thanks for starting this thread, it`s going to be very useful as a source of information for others coming along, and I`m sure we`ll be seeing a lot more people joining you in the coming weeks and months!  



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I would love to change the title to Epcluser's Corner. Makes more sense. 

Tig - How can I do that?



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Phoenix,

So glad you, and Ruby Red, and now Ironworker are starting Epclusa all about the same time!!

Lovely to see it finally being rolled out by prescription in the U.S., and I am thrilled to see my first-fellow Canadian (Ruby Red) getting it by prescription as well!!

Just grand! You are so lucky.

Ironworker

You can also check out other folk here on Epclusa, by searching up their name threads "Ruby Red", Canada, "Ivery", Alabama, "CandaceV", Ohio. With you in New Jersey, and Phoenix in Wisconsin, I hope we will just continue to see many more and more lucky Epclusa recipients becoming well right across North America soon. I hope Epclusa  is now or soon to start in other countries too! I have not heard so yet.

 

 

 



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I'm calling this the Ecplusers' Corner from now on in.



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Great to hear you've started Ironworker.   The sides are so few and so mild you won't really need to 2 weeks leave from work but the fact that you do is brilliant.



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Thanks tig 7:00pm sounds a good time for me. I'm going to take 2 weeks off and let the meds get into my body. God bless

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Hey Spud Wrench (IW),

I like to tell people that the administration time is subjective. We used to take our meds based on the side effects we experienced. If you don't have any, it isn't critical. Should you develop headaches or fatigue right after taking your medication, then it comes into play. What is important is taking it at the same time daily. If you have to change times, it can be done, very slowly, with your doctors knowledge. The key to these meds is keeping a constant level in your body and that's done by proper scheduling.

As Liz mentioned, she takes hers at 7PM and sleeps through the period that side effects affect her most. You shouldn't have much in the way of side effects anyway. You may have some fatigue, headache and general malaise. Your first line of defense is water, plain old water. Drink at least a gallon per day and if you're crawling around, hanging steel, you might want to increase it a bit! Been there, done that.

Just take it easy and let your body talk to you. You have to keep in mind these are powerful medications. The better you take care of yourself, the better these treatments take care of you.  

 



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I take mine at 7:00pm. This was advice from a few on the forum. It works well for me. I think sleeping thru some of the side effects is a good thing! I do know of someone who takes it in the morning. I guess it depends on your schedule. The only side effect that i have had are a few slight headaches. You will do very well!



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Hello everybody can anybody tell me what's the best time to take meds ? Just curious. Thanks and god bless

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Day 3: Still slight headaches ( yes Tig, I am drinking a gallon of water a day!) smile Feeling a bit more tired tonight than I have been. Otherwise all is well!

Tig - My daughter is keeping a close eye on me. Every night she makes sure I am drinking water!

Syd - I was a big drinker for many years. When I adopted my daughter, I pretty much stopped. Whenever i would have a drink in the last few years, it really made me feel yucky. It's a good thing I don't like it anymore! Yes, I know that best friend well.

It is strange to think that the way i have been feeling all these years will be gone. I know I won't feel like 20 again, but I also know that my body and mind will get better. 

Would love to hear how everyone else is doing on treatment!

 

 



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How exciting to see how quickly Pablo and Canuck have been joined by a throng of others. And it's nice that Ruby and Phoenix can compare daily notes on their journey. 

How lucky are we to have actually lived to tell the tale and get the new DAA treatments? 

(Sorry but when you've had a chronic illness for 40 plus years it takes a while to adjust to the fact that maybe your health is improving. ) I've never felt blessed before this. Also had to let go of the hand of my best friend, Alcohol. I didnt really miss her in the end as she'd been making me feel so sick whenever we got together. It's strange that I couldn't really imagine life without her, but now she's gone I realise what a bad influence on me she was! Admittedly we did have many fine times together but they were always costly in one way or another. How scary - I'm sounding like a reformed alcoholic! biggrin

Anyway back to the biz - you go girls and everyone else who's been lucky enough to get Epclusa. 

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I have heard others say they can feel it working. Maybe you are? Whatever it is, I like the way it sounds! Keep up that water routine, we're watching, lol!

Once you get a week under your belt, you'll feel a bit more in tune. It takes a while for your body to adjust to these drugs, they are serious business. You may feel great, just the same, remember to save some energy for Dragon slaying. The time will go by quickly, so treat yourself right. You'll feel so much better for it. This is where I insert: Take it Easy and encourage it... smile  I'm counting on an easy ride. Good luck!



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Thanks guys! I am drinking a gallon of water a day, and I think it makes a world of difference. 

Day 2 is about the same as yesterday. Small headache in the morning, but none since. 

I know it sounds weird, but I can feel it working. biggrin   Maybe its all in my head, but that's OK. smile



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I feel great, thanks, Phoenix.   I was a tad disappointed after finishing treatment because I was expecting some big improvement, but once I thought it through - it's going to take time for my liver to heal - the disappointment left me.

I did notice a big improvement though after about a week on Eclupsa.  That toxic feeling I had for years disappeared. Yeah, light headaches and a slightly zonked feeling sounds about right for sides...but these should go in a week or so.

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Hey Liz,

Sounds like we've got a good report already! Water is your best friend to ward off the side effects. The first 2-3 weeks tend to be the adjustment period and if you keep hydrating, eating well and stay compliant, you'll be celebrating in no time smile

 



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Hi Shadowfax - Yes, the water has been helping. I was surprised how easy it was to drink a gallon of water! 

I hope we do see a lot of people starting this. Hopefully it will be easier to get, and be available everywhere. 

 



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This is great! So many people starting Epclusa at the same time and I know everyone will easily support everyone else.

This protocol it is clear will pick up a lot of steam considering all the ground / genotypes it can cover.

Great news and Phoenix ... It may be the Epclusa that helped with your ankles as I would speculate that just like Harvoni, it dehydrates you and that is why water is so important. It probably got rid of your headaches as well. I know 100% with the exception of one day out of 84, whenever I started to get a dull headache on Harvoni, drinking water right away got rid of it.

Congrats to all starting this and you are on your way to slaying this dragon.

 

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My Epclusa meal was the best thing i have had in a long time! The only side I had today was a few tiny headaches. It was weird. As soon as I felt one coming on, it would disappear. They would last about 2 seconds. Mostly in the morning. Otherwise I felt pretty good. Slept well except for the times i had to get up due to drinking a lot of water.biggrin One good thing I noticed today is that for quite a while i have had swollen ankles. One hurts as well. (that's why I went into the doc in the first place.) Even with being on my feet a lot today, both ankles are not swollen as much for the first time in about 3 months. Epclusa??? We will see. 

Welcome Ironworker! Congratulations on the Epclusa! Keep us posted on how you are doing with it. 

Pablito - How were you feeling after a week? 

Ruby Red - Did you get it yesterday? How was your first night? 

Thanks everyone!

 



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Hey, hey Phoenix - how's she going? Did your delish epclusa meal sit well with you last nite? You and Ruby will be comparing menus later today!! biggrin 

Welcome Ironworker - great news, you got Epclusa too! New Jersey must be a good place to be. Nice it's being rolled out there. So far you have friends in common in Wisconsin, Alabama, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, and it seems you will soon be getting more and more company to share experience with as we are seeing epclusa now being doled out to people! biggrin C.



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Congrats Iron worker.

I finished Eclupsa 12 weeks ago.  In terms of side effects, they were super-mild and only lasted for about a week at the start of treatment.  I had some flu-like symptoms.  Flu-like is not the best word but it was in that ball-park...a sort of zonked feeling of being on powerful drugs.   A handful of mild headaches and some stomach cramps on one occasion.

Really nothing to worry about.  Drink loads of water and rest when you can.

Best of luck.

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I've been approved pharmacy ready to ship. First have to take care of a dental problem first looking forward to treatment. Has anybody had any side effects from treatment? Would like to hear from you. God bless

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Thanks for starting this thread Liz and best wishes for a successful journey! Looking forward to hearing how this TX goes for you and RubyRed.



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I can't wait to hear how it goes.  I really think we are about to put this whole virus in perspective. Dragons Be Gone!



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SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!!  I WON!!

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Nice title for this new thread! It will be a great place for all current and new Epclusa members to meet. It will turn into a great resource going forward from here. There aren't many Epclusa w/wo Vox veterans around here because the drugs are so new. If you weren't on a trial as our group here was so fortunate to get on, these are the first applications of the protocol. I know it's a ground breaker. The researchers just continue to improve these treatments, it's amazing. If there was ever a good time to have Hep C, it's now...



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Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I was diagnosed with hep c a month and a half ago. After many blood tests and a Fibroscan my doc was ready to put the pre approval in for Epclusa. I was approved and received my first bottle today. I will be on this for 12 weeks. I took my first dose at 7:00pm.

I will regularly post how it's going. 

Not much to say tonight, since it's only been a little over a hour.biggrin   

Anyone here that is on Epclusa, please let me know how its going for you. ( Ruby Red!) It will be interesting to see how the same medication works with different people. 

It's going to be awesome!



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