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Offline skunk

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New guy
« on: May 24, 2016, 10:31:24 pm »
Hep C, Geno 2. Have meds and plan start date 05/28/16. Sovaldi plus Ribavirin. 12 week regimen. Any happy stories out there? I am 63. Had myself tested 12 years ago, but most likely infected 30 to 40 years ago. 3 million count whatever that means. No particular symptoms that couldn't be explained away by age. Taking advantage of my health insurance to get rid of this bug inside me. I still pay the Out of Pocket Max at 6200 ( I hope) Kaiser. My Dad died from liver problems (booze). I stopped drinking 16 years ago and was tested when my liver enzymes stayed elevated and my past life was risky.
Happy stories first, please. If I struggle with the treatment, I will come back for that sort of help. A sponsor or newbie pal okay.

Offline HazelAustralia

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Re: New guy
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 10:02:08 am »
Hi Skunk,

The 12 weeks go by pretty fast and my treatment seems to have worked. I think you have a very good chance of getting rid of it. What country are you in, if you don't mind me asking? Why the co-payment?


Female age 53
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline Lynn K

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Re: New guy
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 12:31:07 am »
Hi skunk

Lots of happy cured people here!

As far as your copay at least in the US there may be help for you from the manufacturer of Sovaldi 

Check out this link:


Eligible patients may pay no more than $5 per co-pay for SOVALDI

We believe that cost should not be a barrier to receiving treatment. That’s why the makers of SOVALDI offer a co-pay coupon. If you are eligible, you may pay no more than $5 per co-pay.

Good luck

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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