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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!! biggrin C.



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HCV/HBV 1973. HBV resolved. HCV undiagnosed to 2015. 63 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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Just got approved for Epclusa after being denied the first time!  So excited about getting started and kicking this dragon in the butt!!!  I imagine I will have more questions once I finally get it.



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64 y/o female, no idea how HEP C contracted

diag. 6/2017, GT 1a, VL 7.64 mil

Fibrotest-.41 (F1-F2) ; Actitest/Metavir 0.18; Apri: 0.266

Mutations detected: Q30H/Y, H58Q

Alt-33;  Ast-28

4 week:  VL<15; ALT-7 AST-11: 8 week: VL-UND, ALT-9, AST- 9

 Epclusa SOT 8-31-17; EOT 11-22-17

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Thank for all the encouragement!  

Good idea to put numbers pre and post into the journal. 

It is so nice to have people that understand and are going thru the same thing. 

 

Liz



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Hi there Liz,

Great news that you`ve been approved for Epclusa, how exciting, 12 weeks will certainly get the job done!

Talking about keeping a journal, I recently came across my own treatment notes in which I`d written down my aims and aspirations for when I`d hopefully achieved SVR, and I was amazed to realise and remember just how far I`ve come in my life since then, getting cured of Hep C can really be a life changer!

Wishing you all the best of luck!  And a belated welcome to the forum!  smile

 



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UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 



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Hi Liz, a belated welcome to the forum and a big congratulations for obtaining the best drug combo out there today.   You should do great.   Enjoy your journey to freedom.  Chris



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I kept a journal all the way through and it still brings back lots of memories, as well as useful reminders. I recommend it highly!

Keep a section in the back for your pre, on and post treatment lab values too. Very handy reference down the road.



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62 yo GT1A - 5 Mil - A2/F3 - (1996) Intron A - Non Responder, (2013) Peg/Riba/Vic SOT:05/23/13 EOT:12/04/13 SVR 1-4 years!

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I think I will start a journal from how I am feeling now all the way thru SVR. I will try to post something every week at least. It will be interesting indeed! Can't wait.



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Great news, Liz.  I'm eager to learn more from you about how this treatment feels.  Sounds promising. Smooth sailing!



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GT2a, VL 681,500, Less than F1, Treatment Naive

12 wks Sovaldi/Ribavirin, SOT 2/25/16, EOT 5/17/16

UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!!  I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016  CURED

 



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It's good medicine and almost no side effects. You might have a little acid reflux and a few headaches. But just a few and far inbetween.



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Genotype 3  f2     vl 18,216,000. Hcv 7.260.  Alt 232. Fibrosis score 0.56. Necroinfl score 0.89    necroinfl grade a-3   sot 8-17-16 epclusa



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Thanks guys! I am glad it is for 12 weeks too. 



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Three cheers for 12 weeks! Why not?

In a few weeks you will be on your way to being cured. We will be here all the time with you.

SF



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65 yo, GT1A, , Cirrhosis, F-Scan F4 33.5, TX Naive Harvoni 12 wks

SOT 2/9/16 / ALT 187 AST 114 VL 2.3M.    POSTS

EOT 5/2/16  ALT 35/ AST/25  platlets 126 C/B VL UND

EOT +12 7/26/16  ALT 25 /AST 22/ ALP 83  platlets 129 C/B VL UND

EOT + 24 10/18/16 ALT 27/ AST 20/ ALP 71 platlets 153 C UND

 * SVR *



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Liz, I'm hoping you get 12 weeks!! 8 would do it but nothing wrong with a little over kill.  RC



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 M-61(3 Treatments)( SOF-RIBA 2014)(SOF-RIBA-PEG 2016)(HCC 2016) (LIVER TRANSPLANT 8-2017)(VOSEVI-RIBA 2017)   SVR-12. 3-13-18 https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/hep4.1280   



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Thanks RC! My pharmacy said it would be a 12 week course. I don't care how long it is, just so it's gone! I have to wait until the pharmacy that will send it to me calls tells me about what to expect and to get my co -pay. Then they will send it to my house. Gilead is paying all but $15.00 total for the 3 months co pay. i am excited about that too! I should get it at the latest in another couple of weeks. Thanks to Gilead is right! Thanks to everyone on here as well. So much help and encouragement!

Liz



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What great news Liz.   Are you doing 8 weeks or 12?   Your a 2-- so 8 weeks should do it.  What a bright future you have to look forward to, hep-c free!!  The best thing about SVR is all the news about how the liver will re-generate after treatment- that's when you should really start feeling good and start noticing a general over all wellness. Two months on treatment- can you beleave it? A walk in the park. Thanks go out to Gilead.    RC



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Thanks Ruby Red, Canuck, Wendyo!! Knowing you are with me helps a lot!

You are right Canuck. It should be like this for everyone all the time. I was really surprised at the speed everything has gone for me. I do keep thinking how that first dose is going to help my body feel!

Ruby - I know you will be joining soon. They better fast track the approval. Keep the faith! Keep that sword with you at all times! biggrin 

 



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Wonderful news Liz....the dragon slaying begin! 



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1999 TX 1 - Inter -non responder 2001 TX 2 - Peg + Riba - viral load tripled and taken off

T3:  Harvoni 12 weeks Sept. 19, 2015 ALT 41 AST 30 VL 541800 UND at EOT and SVR 24 ALT 18 AST 26 platelets 223

 



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Hey Phoenix,

Great news! Welcome to the epclusa club. Shouldn't be long now!

So glad things progressed quickly for you. That's the way it SHOULD go.

You will feel a little better just knowing it is coming now.

I did, as soon as I knew I had really and truly been accepted into my trial, then again when the first pill passed my lips, and then again at every milepost along the way. It will get better.

While waiting in turmoil, I recall salivating over the lovely trial meal tkflex36 was tucking into and I said "I'll have what he's having please!".

I am glad and relieved to see (at least in the U.S.) that epclusa is indeed being rolled out, even if it is happening in an uneven fashion, at least it is rolling. Successful scripts in Ohio (CandaceV), Alabama (Ivery) - still waiting to hear back from MommaT (N.J.) to see if that script will go through.

I must say, I am more than a little disappointed in Canada's response to get epclusa rolling here. And, as well in the delay everywhere in rolling out VOX, for those wanting/needing alternate SOF/VEL/VOX triplet therapy (like what RC needs/wants) - I am so sick of people having to do riba. I hope our Ruby soon joins the velpa zero club too. 

Very pleased you will soon be velparized! biggrin C.

 

 



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HCV/HBV 1973. HBV resolved. HCV undiagnosed to 2015. 63 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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I'm so happy for you I can't even find the words!!!

It's all going to come together and you will look back only to see how far you've come!!!

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2010 vl 9.15E+5 Peg/Riba 2010 24wks: replicated

2014 vl 4.22E+6

2015-03-05 vl 1.53E+6

2016 Fibroscan F4 22.0

Waiting treatment/ On treatment: 14/09/16 Epclusa

10/06/16Fibroscan F4 22.0

Aug/16 ALT 72/ AST 50

On treatment; Epclusa: 4 week VL results: UNDETECTED  (ALT:26)

 



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Thanks guys!

I have my water bottles ready to go. biggrin   So ready to get rid of this nasty virus. 

I may still do a little crying, but mostly ready for battle!

Thanks Tig,JimmyK, Shadowfax for the encouragement. It means a lot to me. It's wonderful to have people here who understand.

Liz

 

 

 



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Greetings Rising One! ;)

Just in case you did not know it, this is a great place to let loose and cry until you run out of tears. Of course someone will then just come by and reassure you we get it, and remind you to drink more water. wink

Waiting, Approved, On Treatment, Waiting, Cured.

That is how the Family here rolls and you are definitely one of us.

Congrats!

 

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Wonderful news that you did not have to wait long!

You are as good as cured just knowing you have that protocol going for you. It's a good day.

Keep us posted and it will be an easy journey.

 

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65 yo, GT1A, , Cirrhosis, F-Scan F4 33.5, TX Naive Harvoni 12 wks

SOT 2/9/16 / ALT 187 AST 114 VL 2.3M.    POSTS

EOT 5/2/16  ALT 35/ AST/25  platlets 126 C/B VL UND

EOT +12 7/26/16  ALT 25 /AST 22/ ALP 83  platlets 129 C/B VL UND

EOT + 24 10/18/16 ALT 27/ AST 20/ ALP 71 platlets 153 C UND

 * SVR *

Tig


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Congratulations on your great news!! I'm thrilled to hear you didn't have any problems with approval. You should be excited. Epclusa is very effective and minor, if any, side effects. You are going to do well, the data and our own Epclusa trial warriors have shown us how good it is. 

Take advantage of the time before treatment and ready your body and mind for it. Eat well, stay active and get ready to battle. A positive and informed approach is always the best direction. Prepare for success...

Stay in touch, I hope you hear something soon. 



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I got a call from my insurance company this afternoon telling me I have been approved for Epclusa! I almost started to cry, but was at work so I restrained myself. There are so many emotions going thru my head right now. 

For the first time in about 36 years my body and mind will start to feel better. It's been so long that I am not quite sure how it's going to feel to not to have this virus eating away at me. Looking forward to my new normal! I can't wait. smile

Not sure when I will get it though. Hopefully in the next week or so.

 



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