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Svr 12 Solvaldi Olysio,ribaviron
Hard to believe but I have been told I was cured of hepatitis C.
I am a 50 year old male who had type 1a. I have stage 4  developing cirrhosis.
I treated three previous times over the last 10 years.
I would like to thank all of you at this board for lending your advice, support and information over the years.
It truly made the experience much less difficult.
A special thanks to the founders of Med Help who started this as a non profit years ago.
Their  easy to use board was populated with so many knowledgable people who helped me understand a disease which I had never heard of when I was diagnosed.
Those of us who struggled with this disease as the new treatments and science moved ahead over the years share something special.
Of course I will be continuing 6 month scans of my liver years ahead.
Again thank you all !
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What great news--very happy for you and hope this is the beginning of years of virus-free life.

One critical question :  Did you use a Protease Inhibitor in any of your prior treatments?  As may of us have, I did use a PI in my latest (relapsed) course and for those of us still seeking SVR, it clearly plays into simeprevir response.  

May your ultrasounds always be clear.
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Fantastic. Wow...to have failed three times before and to now achieve SVR must feel incredible (sorry it didn't happen years ago - but glad it did happen - finally!). Your post sounds like you anticipated not reaching SVR - glad you were wrong. Good Luck. Jo
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Thanks Wmomitch,

I didn't treat previously with pi's.
As a 1a non responder I was was advised to hold out for sofosubuvir.
According to my doc the ledipasvir is going to bring high curd rates for non responders of all kinds. I was told that I could treat with ledipasvir with expected success regardless of my previous treatments including Olysio Sovaldi Riba combo.
I hope you have the opportunity to treat with these new drugs soon.
Hang in there
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Congrats.  By the way, are you the same Giddyup from years ago?  And didn't your spouse post for you back in the day?
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Congrats, wow you were one of the first ones at this site. So this is really great news. Enjoy
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Hi, I'm sooooo happy for you, always good to see dead dragons,! Enjoy your life now!  It gives us so much encouragement, especially with all that you have been through. A question/// did you treat with only the Sovaldi Olysio combo? If you're busy I completely understand...
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So sorry, just saw my question answered in your post, duh?? I still have a bit of brain fog...thanks so much and best to you!
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Congratulations! Another dragon is slated! I am so glad that old timers and newbies are both having success!
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A big congratulations to you!
I just went DVR on S/O this week too
A good week
Enjoy !!!!
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Haha not DVR , I meant SVR
I was 43 years with hep c, now gone
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Congratulations on slaying the beast!  I take my last pill in about 15 minutes.  3rd attempt.   I hope I'm enjoying the feeling you are basking in today soon!
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Thank you!
Yes I am the same giddyup. Yes, my wife wrote in under my name and had her own monicker "woesme" I chose the name because some of the posts when I came here were so funny I felt giddy and up. It is sinking in that this weight has been lifted. what a great feeling. I just asked my wife and she said  the diagnoses was in 2002. There were a few foggy years after that and I had trouble getting the dates right.
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Congrats!!!!!!
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Well Done!
Congratulations!
"Cured" sounds really good!

Mark
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Great news...So very excited for you
.....Kim
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Good job!  It must be such a huge relief hearing those words.

Marty
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I remember you too!!!!!

Congrats!
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Congrats, what a burden lifted. WmoMitch, you stated that it is critical if Giddyup5 had done prier Protease Inhibitor treatment. Why is that critical, I fall into that category and will be treating again?
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