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Author Topic: New Test Results Week 8 Epclusa  (Read 5270 times)

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Offline Av8tor737

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New Test Results Week 8 Epclusa
« on: December 24, 2016, 06:34:12 pm »
12/21/2016 Week 8 Epclusa with no ribavarin. 

Hemo and Liver results all normal. Mildly elevated Creatinin level at 1.28 and my blood sugar was 218 at the time os the test (type II diabetic).  Blood sugar does not worry me as I was fresh off an airline flight and had coffee and a cliff bar due to lack of decent food to eat. Anyway, good news...

ALT. 19
AST. 17

HCV RNA. <=12
HCV LOG. <1.08

HCV Undetected.  Next blood test week 12 at end of treatment 1/11/2017.

I have found my side effects appearance somewhat different from others. My first four or five weeks were trouble free, nothing.  However they have worsened as time has marched along.  A lot of muscle aches in both chest and back.  The brain fog everyone speaks of began also around week six.  Found myself having difficulty focusing at times lately.  And then there is the depression.  I have never suffered from it, but after nine weeks now I am convinced this drug does induce it. Every now and again I have experienced very down moods.  Another thing I am convinced of, is they did not study enough on the effects of heart patients or those with heart conditions.  I've been lucky so far and after extensive heart testing, I've been cleared as fine with no issues.  I will finish the treatment.  But my cardiologist cannot explain my sudden rise in blood pressure readings and fatigue since starting this drug.  Folks, it probably goes without saying ASK QUESTIONS AND MONITOR YOURSELF.  Good doctor, bad doctor, they simply don't know the answers yet.  This drug is too new and I sure as hell don't trust the FDA.  But the positive side is it seems to be working.  I just am of the opinion there are more side effects to this other than "mild headaches and fatigue".  I'll save celebrating until my post treatment six month blood test.  Drink plenty of fluids (not sugar drinks) and get your rest. Good luck to you all and I'll report back mid January.

Contracted 1970's?
Diagnosed 1/23/2013
Genotype 3
Start Epclusa 10.20.2015
AST 349 ALT 240
VL 468347
HCV Log 5.68

11.21.2015/Week 4
Liver and Hemo tests all normal
Labs : AST 19/ALT 19
HCV LOG 1.05

12/21/2016/Week 8 blood work

Hemo and Liver test numbers normal

ALT 19
AST 17
HCV RNA   <=12
HCV LOG 10   <1.08

HCV Undetected


Hemo and liver tests better than the last. All normal.
ALT 20
AST 19
HCV RNA   <=12
HCV LOG 10   <1.08

HCV Undetected

Offline Lynn K

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Re: New Test Results Week 8 Epclusa
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 12:01:32 am »
A few did have some additional aches and pains and a few did experience some rise in BP glad you are on top of it.

Just a few more weeks to go hang in there.

Wishing you the best over the holidays and soon to be free forever from hep c!
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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