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No I believe it's 12 weeks.

 

(forgot to say thank you)   

 

Curious to understand why the great amount of water is crucial?

I certainly make it a point to drink about 5 x 500ml bottles daily and then perhaps 1 or 2 other cups of various liquids but 8 admittedly will be making me feel a bit waterlogged.

So am wondering if those that have not been drinking enough, are people that tend not to drink enough all the time, leaning towards dehydration, etc?



-- Edited by HepCGtype3 on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 11:16:09 AM

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F. 58. Canada. GT2, likely since 1982.

Pre-treatment: VL ____, ALT 17 (to 40), AST 15, Fscore F0-1, Fibroscan 6.2kPa's, Abnormal Hb, RBC, HCT, Creatinine.

12 weeks Epclusa - SOT Aug 5/17, EOT Oct 21/17.

Week 4 - VL ____, ALT 10, AST 11.

 



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Yay,

so glad you've started your treatment

 Due to your determined water consumption, you may well avoid side effects!

Are you doing 8 weeks?

Alison 

          

 



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Hi 2 or 3 (hee hee),

I replied to you (over in your old thread, just now), so I have just copied and pasted my reply over here! Glad you have started. biggrin C.



Hey Hep3,

So glad to hear from you again, and to hear you got your epclusa start! Yay! Day 3!

I was so sorry for your prior rough weeks (just prior to your start), obviously, you felt well enough now (had regained enough ground back, and rebuilt some strength) in order to start in on your epclusa.

You were wondering about sides? Have you had any headaches? If not, then you are likely getting enough water in to prevent them - they seem to be the number one thing people may notice the first while, that, or just feeling blah/yuck - but I felt blah/yuck before treatment! 

If you have not discerned any appreciable ill-feelings (that are dif than the norm for you) by 3-4 days in, then perhaps you will not notice much at all, all throughout your treatment! We HAVE had quite a few folk here (on various drugs) who have felt nothing, hardly anything, or very little! The ones who did feel yuck did so more in the beginning, than later, and, many could feel better when they realized they just needed to increase their water intake.

So, I hope you are one of those who just sail through! (You well-deserve an nice, smooth, easy ride after all you have been through).

I am glad you have tamed that air machine of yours to behave without causing you grief.

Do you think it was a bout of flu (as well) that you had, that was making you feel so dreadful weeks back? It's good you are having the ongoing GI work-ups - that sounds as though it will help you and your docs work your way through to the bottom of the troubles, if nothing else by ruling things out. (BTW - hey, I hear ya, about how dreadful vertigo hurling can be!, only truly had it a few times myself, wish it on no-one!).

Lots of water, a gentle nutritious diet, treat yourself with as much TLC as you can. Glad you are on your way to being 3-less! biggrin C. 



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HCV/HBV 1973. HBV resolved. HCV undiagnosed to 2015. 62 y.o. F. Canada.

GT3a, Fibroscan F3/12 kPa - F4/12.6 kPa, VL log 7.01 (10,182,417), steatosis, high iron load.

SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

SOT March 10 - EOT May 5, 2016 - SOF/VEL/VOX 8 week trial.

 

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Hi. Just started Epclusa. Am on my 4th day today.  Oh no, sorry, my 3rd day.  Tomorrow morning will be my 4th.

I had a thread in the introduce ourselves section but just before i started these meds I was really ill for a month so, that thread relates to that, rather than this trip with Epclusa.

There is some discrepancy at the moment and I believe at this point that i am actually Geno 2 rather than 3 which appears to have been an error.

 

 

Up until 2 mins ago I thought I was on my 4th day and was doing a silent dance that i had gone 4 days without side effects. I have noticed a lot of people seem to get hit by the 4th day. I thought i was going to miss it but guess i have one more day left before i know   lol

So far I  haven't anything to report other than i am trying to drink a ton of water. I  understand that this is extremely important so i am sitting with two 500ml bottles in front of me now and about 3-4 down already today and i hear that is still short a few.

Tomorrow, being my 4th day, I will be drinking it faster and get a great deal of it down before 3pm so I wont be floating come bedtime   :)

 

 

 



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F. 58. Canada. GT2, likely since 1982.

Pre-treatment: VL ____, ALT 17 (to 40), AST 15, Fscore F0-1, Fibroscan 6.2kPa's, Abnormal Hb, RBC, HCT, Creatinine.

12 weeks Epclusa - SOT Aug 5/17, EOT Oct 21/17.

Week 4 - VL ____, ALT 10, AST 11.

 

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