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Author Topic: VP / Riba Update  (Read 5310 times)

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Offline Pete

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VP / Riba Update
« on: August 20, 2016, 02:49:58 pm »
End of 8 weeks -

I got a cortisone injection in my shoulder, and it blew out my WBC count.  In fact it doubled to >15.   I did some snooping around on the web and learned this is a common (short term) side effect of cortisone treatment.  I was checked again a week later it's nearly back to into range.  All other labs are pretty much normal across the board.

V/L- Undetected
Hmg  back up yo pre tx levels 15.2  - up 2 points in 2 weeks, and remains stable.
Still, no side effects to report.

I expected the V/L to be Undetected, but the HMG increase is a kind of a surprise.  I thought once you started in decline from the ribavirin, your best hope was to level off at some point and try hang in there.  Have to wait and see if this is a short term event or not.   

I find if I check this forum too frequently, the treatment time seems to drag.  I'll check back in a couple of weeks.

Good luck to everyone, 16 weeks to go me.


Offline its time

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Re: VP / Riba Update
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 09:15:03 am »
hey pete glad to hear you are doing well ...great news about the Hmg 15.2  that helps a lot ... 
hope when you pop back on all is still good for you 
4.16.16  VL 1.7 million  AST 62   ALT 80  RBC  4.84
HBG  15.4
7.9.16   Viekira + Riba 12 WKS (EOT 9.30.16)
7.23.16  2 wk lab
     VL  20    AST  20   ALT  16   RBC 4.05   HBG 12.6
8.6.16  4 WK LAB
     VL UNDETECTED  AST 14   ALT 14   RBC 3.98
HBG 12.4
9.3.16   8 wk lab
     VL UNDETECTED  AST 14   ALT 10    RBC 3.74
HBG  11.9
10.8.16  12 WK EOT
    VL  UNDETECTED  AST 16   ALT  12   RBC  3.76
HBG  12.0
1/5 2017 HEP C FREE.. CURED :)


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