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Is a good idea to take some probiotics on sof/led 6 years 9 months ago #6257

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Do this meds affect the flora of intestine? Do they kill the good bacteria? Can we take probiotics while on treatment?
Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
Two weeks
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured

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Is a good idea to take some probiotics on sof/led 6 years 9 months ago #6264

Hi Enkel I used to use probiotics to help digestion when I was sick with the virus. Bowels were just terrible due I think to autoimmune dysfunction via vagus nerve and brain, not exactly sure of the mechanism. I seemed to be intolerant of several foods. I stopped taking the probiotics as my gut came good 3 days into sof/dac. bowels have been great since then and I am gaining weight. I doubt the meds are detrimental to gut flora. Now I can eat all the foods I used to be intolerant of when sick with virus.
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Is a good idea to take some probiotics on sof/led 6 years 9 months ago #6265

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Hi Enkel, I see your viral load has dropped from 5 mill to 17 in only 2 weeks. CONGRATULATIONS!

Any change with your anxiety?
NSW Australia. Genotype 1b 30+ years, F0-F1, VL 91,000 Feb 2015 (740,000 in 2010), Tx naive.
Ordered Sof/Dac from Buyers Club 21 Sept, received 14 Oct.
Virus UNDETECTED at 3 weeks AND 12 weeks (EOT) AND SVR4 AND SVR12 AND SVR24. :-)
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Oops, just reread your signature Enkel - your ALT is down to 17, not VL. Well, that's still good news!
NSW Australia. Genotype 1b 30+ years, F0-F1, VL 91,000 Feb 2015 (740,000 in 2010), Tx naive.
Ordered Sof/Dac from Buyers Club 21 Sept, received 14 Oct.
Virus UNDETECTED at 3 weeks AND 12 weeks (EOT) AND SVR4 AND SVR12 AND SVR24. :-)
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Blood sample for viral load taken at two weeks too, but it needs one week to take the result

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Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
Two weeks
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured

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All the best of luck for your result Enkel :)

Re the probiotics I take one cap daily, wasn't planning on changing that during tx.
GT1a since 1988, diagnosed 1990
F0, tx naive
VL 262,000 ALT 40 AST 26 GGT 13 Fibroscan 04/12/15 - 2.9
Started Mesochem sof/dac 12 weeks 01/01/2016
11/02/2016 - 6 weeks UNDETECTED
AST 26
ALT 26
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Do these meds affect the flora of intestine?


No.

Do they kill the good bacteria?


No, they don't kill any bacteria.

Can we take probiotics while on treatment?


Yes.
YMMV
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Is a good idea to take some probiotics on sof/led 6 years 9 months ago #6296

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Hi Enkel,
Congratulations for blood tests at the end of the first 2 weeks!
Like me GT 1b and waiting VL!
Good luck and excellent treatment results! :lol:
HCV since I don't know. Diagnosed in 2010.
GT1b, F0/F1, VL 9M, ALT 44, AST 42, Tx naive,
started 12 wks Twinvir on 06.12.2015. Feeling great and grateful :)
virus not detected 06.02.2016 & SVR24
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Thank you

It was ALT 17 from 55 the upper limit, AST 20

Viral Load after New Year I guess. I dont know why so much delay, maybe the vocations
Male, Fibro F1. Geno 1b. ALT 67 before treatment Viral load 5 million. My huge viral load replicates in my nervous system as I suffer anxiety.
Started Twinvir 12/12/15.
Two weeks
ALT 17 at 2 weeks
Viral Load UND at 2 weeks
ALT 13.5 at 7 weeks EOT
ALT 10.5 at 15 weeks EOT
ALT 13 at 27 weeks EOT, VL UND, Cured
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ALT and AST values ​​close to both of us. The same upper limit to ALT.
It's hard to wait so long! But at least we have good results at LFT.
I believe that we will succeed! :)
HCV since I don't know. Diagnosed in 2010.
GT1b, F0/F1, VL 9M, ALT 44, AST 42, Tx naive,
started 12 wks Twinvir on 06.12.2015. Feeling great and grateful :)
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