So I am into my 9th week of meds and have started to enjoy days when I feel so good. A bounce in my step good! I know you all know that feeling and those just starting tx it may even have happened already. It took a while in my case but then I have AF going on and that too leaves me feeling drained and breathless when I walk any distance. It is a bummer and sadly some thing I have trouble ignoring much as I try!!
Have had trouble getting on here to even read others news as J (my son) was put on antibiotics and developed the most horrendous runs to the point he was literally shitting nothing but blood and what looked like his insides.Probably TMI sorry!!!! It is hard trying to hide the look of horror on your face from someone who is totally aware of what is going on!!! Still not sure if it was antibiotics or by coincedence he had some stomach bug but all seems to be settling down. Because he has cerebral pasly of the kind that creates involuntary spasms when he gets sick the spasms get worse and he cannot even stay in bed at night so him and I have had a few exhausting nights but hey life goes on
Sure I have missed lots of news from people but will try and take some time out to have a read.
I really should get to the point of my question. I started off tx with an ALT and AST that did not appear to be particularly high and I had expected it to drop considerably more than it has. Lab results are showing VL as 'not detected' which is bloody fantastic (hopefully) but I am still fretting about the ALT and AST. I appreciate everyone is different so I should not go by other people's results but it is hard not to ask the question. Am feeling very tentative about it all!
I am due to have an ablation for the Atrial Fibrillation which scares me shitless
excuse my language I do have a tendency to swear a lot so apologize to those who may find it offensive! My meds end the very same day. I have discussed my situation with Dr Debasis who has advised taking a further 12 weeks which would increase my chances of 95% to 99%, although he has said my results so far have been very good. Everyone who has had any dealings with DR Debasis, will be in total agreement with me I am sure, when I say he is a gem of a doctor and human being and gives such a feeling of warmth and confidence in what he is saying that I am certain to go along with this and will continue for another 12 weeks.I want to express my gratitude to everyone I have spoken to so far be it here, at MonkMed and a GP2U you have all excuded mega warmth and are clearly very knowlegeable and experienced. I still need to discuss a few things with the consultant doing the ablation but am hoping this will not get in my way of carrying on tx another 3 months.
Dr Freeman what is your take on my AST and ALT results please? The AST still slightly out of normal range. Should they not come down lower than they have, given they were never that high to start with? The VL test is a Quantative test rather than Qualitative. Have asked my GP who tells me this is the test the hospital does and should be very accurate. She has been able to ask for a PCR test for my partner would this be a better test to ask for at week 12. Would it be more accurate? Guess I am feeling a little unsure about my results so far and feel very good but at the same time there is much uncertainty for me how I should be reading all these results. Could you give me your opinion along with the one i have had from Dr Debasis whose opinion I totally trust and value it's just it would be doubly good to hear someone else's. That goes for anyone else too who may read this post. Thank you to all in advance for your help and support .Loads of love to you all
Diagnosed Hep C genotype 1b early 1990's. Treated 1998 peg Interferon/Riba non responder
( Meds stopped after 4 or 5 months.
Fibroscan April 2013- 7.3kPa repeated May 2015- 5.8kPa mild scaring
May 2015 ALT 59 AST 56
21/7/2016 ALT 36 AST 44 BIL14
thanks FixhepC +Monkmed started Sof/Led 16/8/2016.
OCT 3 AST33 VL UND
OCT 11 ALT 29 AST 36 VL UND
NOV 10 ALT 27 AST 37 VL UND
JAN 30 2017 ALT 23 AST 29 VL UND
SVR12 ALT 23 AST 27 VL UND!!
SVR 24 UND!!!TY EVERYONE!