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Author Topic: Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C  (Read 2830 times)

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Offline beckybonner2013

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Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:18:46 am »
Ok guys I'm new to this, plz help me understand. I have lost Alot of weight within 1 year, doctor said I have hep c so I went &seen a specialist  test came back said that my body fought it off by itself. But I'm losing weight  plus I'm sick like every morning, I also feel depressed, memory loss, useless, etc... The doctor also said I was a pre-diabetic. I have 2 amazing kids that's 4 & 7 years young, I don't wanna lose my life, I have had Alot of stress on me & I was working in a huge building I run & walk Alot I dont know if the depression & working made me lose weight r not but since I've stopped working there I've gained 2 pounds & it's only been 1 week.

Offline beckybonner2013

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Re: Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 12:23:41 am »
Oh yeah I forgot the ringing in the ears, Ive had similar symptoms that Mike has had

Offline lawrosa

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Re: Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 12:29:17 am »
I asked the mods to move your posts to their own thread with a link to mine for reference... I can help you as best I can. I just came from endocrine doctor today and he is running hormone tests, Epstein barr, lupus, lymes, etc etc..  Ill get results in a couple days...

Here's a link to my original thread...
https://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=5004

Welcome to the forums...
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 08:29:27 am by Hep Forum Moderators »
MiKe L.

Intravenous drug user 1980's (25 years clean)
HCV genotype 1a
4/8/17-6/3/17 Harvoni

Before treatment: 2/7/17

Viral Load 2,458,720
Fibroscore 0.34 [F1-F2]
NAS 0.20  [A0-A1]
Bilirubin 0.7
ALT 48
AST 37
ALP 78

Cholesterol
LDL 108 ( bad)
HDL 57  ( good)
Total 180

Most recent: 7/27/17

Viral Load UNDETECTED

Bilirubin 0.6
ALT 10
AST 13
ALP 93

Cholesterol
LDL 148 ( bad)
HDL 47    ( good)
Total 221

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 10:19:28 am »
Ok guys I'm new to this, plz help me understand. I have lost Alot of weight within 1 year, doctor said I have hep c so I went &seen a specialist  test came back said that my body fought it off by itself. But I'm losing weight  plus I'm sick like every morning, I also feel depressed, memory loss, useless, etc... The doctor also said I was a pre-diabetic. I have 2 amazing kids that's 4 & 7 years young, I don't wanna lose my life, I have had Alot of stress on me & I was working in a huge building I run & walk Alot I dont know if the depression & working made me lose weight r not but since I've stopped working there I've gained 2 pounds & it's only been 1 week.

Oh yeah I forgot the ringing in the ears, Ive had similar symptoms that Mike has had

Welcome, beckybonner2013. Congratulations on clearing hep C on your own! Between your immune system having had to fight off the hep C, your hectic former job, and all the energy it takes to raise two young kids no matter how amazing they are, your stress level must have been through the roof! Unfortunately, unless some doctor has a lucky brainstorm, it may take a while to figure out the cause(s) of so many symptoms. I'm glad you have Mike lawrosa to help you. If you have relatives/friends who could pitch in to give you a day or weekend off from your responsibilities so you could give your body a chance to unwind, it would be useful to know which symptoms are only due to the high level of stress and which symptoms persist even when you can be relaxed. If you can't have a whole day or two of respite, can you indulge in something that soothes you for an hour or two? A bubble bath? Being outdoors in nature? Whatever your "thing" is?

Indeed, you have a lot to live for. Fortunately, one thing that caused you much stress and worry -- hep C -- is over and done with. Just so you know, the hep C antibody test will probably continue to be positive ("reactive") for the rest of your life; all that means is that your immune system made antibodies to hep C when it was fighting it off. The reason the specialist knew you no longer have hep C is that a different test couldn't detect any hep C in your blood sample.

Best wishes,

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Having Symptoms But Doctor Said I Cleared Hep C
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 08:30:16 pm »
Sorry to hear about your symptoms.

While you likely will test positive for antibodies for the rest of your life this only means at some point in your life you were exposed to the virus. To confirm current active infection you has a second test for the hep c virus itself which came back negative meaning you do not have hep c.

I hope your doctor is able to get to the cause or causes of your symptoms but whatever is going on it is not cause by hep c as you are not infected with the virus.

Best of luck to you
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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