James-Freeman-facebook wrote: On relapse the liver functions usually tell the story - if they are up that's bad, if down that's good and the VL will be UND
Thank you Dr. James! That is very reassuring. ALT is a touch higher - within 4 points of 8 week labs (while still on DAAs). AST is actually 4 points lower than the 8 week labs.
A buddy came by last weekend with a bag of Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) in his hand, and I'm afraid I indulged a bit. No alcohol though. Also had chicken quesadillas (lots of low quality carbs, and gobs of melted cheese but delicious) later the same day, and at the time didn't think about the effect it might have on labs. Don't usually eat that way, or I'd feel like crap, and weigh 500 lbs.
I was a bit concerned about the increase in ALT, but found the following study which points to the spike in dietary fats, and carbs as the culprits so not sweating it at all at this point.
I didn't live like a monk before treatment, and probably won't afterwards. So better to have real world baselines I can live with than worrying about fractional increases and decreases that are well within the normal range
Mike G. Thank you, brother! It sure feels like cured, and hopefully we'll find out if it's SVR 4 within the week.
YAY Fitz I am so happy for you! Such awesome news my friend! And hey considering how well all your labs are that dragon has surely been slayed! Look at his face now. Hahaha
Big hug and Happy SVR4!!
Blood transfusion in 1992 - Diagnosed in 2007
Tx naive -G1b - F1
Start tx June 4th/2016 with DAAs - Sof/Led from India
Bloods on two weeks of tx (June 18th)
AST 17 - ALT 10 - GGT 19
Bloods on six weeks of tx (July 16th)
AST 17 - ALT 8 - GGT 12
EOT on August 8th (did 9 weeks and 3 days)
Vindecat de HCV cu med. generice. Cured with generics HCV drugs.
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what a wonderful news to read while drinking the morning coffee ! Congratulations !!!
Enjoy the rest of the journey to SVR12 !!!
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Nice. Very nice.
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND
12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Wow! A lot of wonderful people to thank for their fantastic support! - Meg, Gaj, Sven, Fara, RHF, Hieu, Beaches, LG, Mike G, GreedFighter....
A word to other Americans who may be having difficulty obtaining their results in a timely manner. The medical staff, clinics, labs, etc. won't tell us this - but we have an absolute legal right to copies of our own medical records upon request.
We may have to go to the clinic or physicians office in person to get them, but under the law we are entitled to them, and they are obliged to provide them upon request.