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Offline untreated

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Understanding results
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:16:15 pm »
Hi there. I tested positive for Hep C last year in November 2016. i was put in to a treatment program. I am in Ireland, just so you know. Unfortunately my treatment, and that of all Irish people, has been postponed because of budget problems. It's a disaster. I have some mental health issues, which i don't want to get into right now, so this whole thing is very taxing on me.
Now, I took matters into my own hands and have gotten Harvoni to take. I will, however, be doing this without the aid of a hospital. I do have  fiber scan results from before but am not sure how to read them.
What I need now is help understanding my test results and advice on what blood tests i should be getting done during my treatment. I will be going to a private doctor and asking him to do the tests. Harvoni is not approved in Ireland so i will be doing this under the Radar.
Results Fiber scan: Cap (dB/m)   IQR 20 Median 196/  E[kPa]  IQR 1.0 IQR/med 18%   Median 5.7
Biochemistry: GGT (h) 204
 Coagulation: (L) 9.6

Not sure what any of this means. Takes over a week just to get a print off of these results.
Any help would be great, stepping into the unknown now. Fatigue is now getting to much. Heat around my liver, though i think that may be Psychosomatic and only occurs when i eat large meals, or read forums like this   ;D panic kicks in.
Anyway, any help would be good.

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Re: Understanding results
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 05:03:05 pm »
Can you scan and attach?
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline untreated

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Re: Understanding results
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 05:11:07 pm »
Can't right now, it is late here in Dublin. I will in the morning though.
Thank you for the other link you sent. It is very helpful.

Offline untreated

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Re: Understanding results
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 05:58:33 pm »
Have found out how to scan, but it will not let me attach at present.


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