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Author Topic: I'm hep c free 12 weeks post treatment undetectable  (Read 1858 times)

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Offline Ntwobad

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I'm hep c free 12 weeks post treatment undetectable
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:01:01 pm »
I'm so happy to be free. Now i need to deal with all the damage it has caused. My doctor never told me to change my diet but after reading some of these forums sounds like I need to. I'm curious to what supplements you guy's  take for better liver health. I was diagnosed about last summer  with hep c. My doctor says I'm between F3/F4 fibroscan was 18/fibrosure was F3 All my blood work is normal, platelets are above 230 and I feel pretty good. How often is a fibroscan recommended after treatment?

Offline Type0Negative

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Re: I'm hep c free 12 weeks post treatment undetectable
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 01:01:19 am »
Congratulation on your cure! I am against of herbal medicine- I have read more than once about liver damage from herbs- why take them if you dont have to? Try to move on and enjoy your life disease free!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: I'm hep c free 12 weeks post treatment undetectable
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 03:13:05 am »
I don’t have a special diet or take anything at all except a low dose blood pressure medicine. I was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis with liver biopsy in January 2008.

What I do need to do for better liver health is lose some excess weight and get some exercise.

I m doing blood testing to include AFP and abdominal ultrasounds every 6 months. I see my liver doctor at UW liver every year. I also have now every 2 years an upper endoscopy which is reduced from every year due to previously having had grade 3 esophageal varicies that needed banding back in 2012 but so far I have not had any reoccurrence.

I had a pre treatment Fibroscan which was 27 and another one at 2 years post it was 33. We have no schedule for any future Fibroscans.

I have a platelet count post treatment of about 110 which is improved from pre treatment about 80 to 90 range. I suppose if my platelets ever increase we might do a Fibroscan to see if anything is noticeable. But really a Fibroscan is not important it won’t provide any important information and won’t change my follow on plan going forwards.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 03:14:36 am by Lynn K »
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!

Offline KimInTheForest

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Re: I'm hep c free 12 weeks post treatment undetectable
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 06:18:19 pm »
Congrats on being cured, Ntwobad!! Great feeling, isn't it? I don't do much with supplements. I am a big believer in healthy, unprocessed, organic food. Don't eat from cans or boxes or fast food. Lots of fruits, veggies, some grain. I carefully source my meat, dairy & eggs so they come from pastured, grass-fed, free-range sources. And be sure to get some exercise every day. A nice 30-min walk is good. I think these sorts of basic lifestyle measures will do more for your liver than vitamins or supplements.

kim
Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC)
1970s: Contracted HCV (genotype 3a)
2015: Cured with Harvoni + ribavirin (12 weeks)
MY STORY: https://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/undetectable-my-hep-c-story/

 


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