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Iím curious about your doctor prescribing the Epclusa for 24 weeks. Standard protocol has been 12 weeks, even with cirrhosis, and has been very effective. Make sure they keep an eye on your HBV status as well.

HereĎs a link to some light reading (lol) on Epclusa:

Epclusa Monograph



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66 yo GT1A - 5 Mil - A2/F3 - (1996) Intron A - Non Responder, (2013) Peg/Riba/Vic SOT:05/23/13 EOT:12/04/13 SVR 8+ years!

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Wow! Allow me to welcome you to the forum. You have quite a history fighting the Dragon. Iím sorry you had such a roller coaster ride. Thatís not at all uncommon with those of us that have been infected for decades. Whatís important is getting it cured, and you will.

It has been quiet around here for the last year, or two. Actually thatís a good thing, because the new medications/treatments are so incredibly effective!

Iíll review your post again, and talk again soon. The one thing I must say, and it will provide you the most benefit during treatment is to do your absolute best to drink 3-4 liters of water everyday! I kid you not! These new drugs demand extreme hydration! Do your best to stay on that schedule. Iíll provide a picture†below that might help you keep track, lol! Trust me, it helps.†wink




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Hello everyone...ok first post.

I like some others was told I had Hep B & my body had cleared it.† Years later when pregnant with my son again told the same thing that I had had Hep B.† In 2003 I had a Hep C test the first & it was positive.† Family were sick so I just put it on the back burner.† I must have got it before 1989 so probably 35+ years.† I am F & 69 years now.† 2005 I became sick very & went to the doctor who frankly didn't give me the time of day.† This btw is in England.† I went back to bed & wanted to die!.† Later I managed to go to a Chinese herbalist & after putting a very large blister on my stomach which lasted 5 months & 7 months of accupuncture & cooking chinese herbs twice a day I felt so much better.† I began travelling as although not cleared treatment was out of the question due to the cost.† Fast forward when I wound up in Clermont Ferrand hospital in isolation for a week with whooping cough they did all the tests on my liver it was now 2014.† I was told I had GT 1a - F-1 in blood work & fibroscan & told treatment not necessary yet check in year.† As I felt ok I didn't go back I am english & though I kept an eye on advances in treatment but after my local doctor attitude earlier I did nothing except go back to the Chinese herbs maybe for a couple of weeks each year.† Then Covid hit by now i had spent about 7 years between the UK & Thailand.† It was a no brainer whether to go back to UK so I stayed in Thailand.† They found in France that I was off the chart for thyroid in 2014 & I was balanced after about 4 months.† My reading for thyroid should have been 0.04-0.5 (something like that) my reading was 104 way off the charts.† I did not want to take the Covid vax and got Chinese herbs & vitamins etc in case & decided to stay put until it was over.† A year in my hip went & luckily I had insurance & I would never have got past the waiting list in the UK so in July 2020 had a full hip replacement.† So now I'm here a week into treatment that thank God is affordable.† A friend gave me the name of a doctor in Thailand & I went to see him 24th March 2022 a few days ago.† Ran all the tests.† I am F4 now cirrhosis 15.7 on the Meld chart.†VL - 1m & AST - 82 ALT - 97 & I was immediately given Sofosbuvir & Velpatasvir 400mg/100mg.† Interestingly having read quite a bit on the boards I was also given Legalon Cap 140mg which turns out to be milk thistle!† I see many are counselled to stop it if they take it.† I rarely did but did take 100% red reishi mushroom but stopped.† Dr does not want me taking anything else even other vitamins so I did not prior to seeing him anyway.† So I am grateful to know to drink lots of water - I did not know & 5 days into treatment I began to feel lousy nothing specific though feels like my liver is being squeezed, just feel uncomfortable & unable to sleep properly all week.† All I know is I am very blessed as Dr says it should clear ok but he wants me to take it for 24 weeks.† Anyway if you read this lot.† Thank you for allowing me to write it.††



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69, GT 1a, F, HepC, found 2003, Infected before 1989, SOT 26/05/22, Epclusa 24 weeks, VL 1m+, AST 94, ALT 82, F4 cirrhosis. Meld 15.7. Undetected 16/08/22. Final check 5/12/22

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