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Author Topic: 4 week testing - undetected! (and some other surprises) Input please  (Read 5662 times)

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Offline LucyLoo

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I got my 4 week blood work back today. VL is undetected. Yay! This is what we’ve prayed for. However, I didn’t expect everything else to get better already and some things not at all....
It’ll be easier to just list my numbers- before and after.......

Initial Fibrosure test done and it was .78 (F4) - NOT RETESTED
My VL was 980,000 - NOW UNDETECTED
AST - 103 - NOW 24
ALT - 82.  - NOW 23
GGT - 122 - NOW 35
AFP - 71.9 - NOW 22.4!

Looking at the above, you would think I went from an F4 to an F0 in 4 weeks. Can this even happen?
I’ve been walking along in a (glorious) fog all day wondering if someone mixed up my test results. Hubs says maybe these numbers are skewed while actually still on Harvoni.
Can anyone provide input here?

I get my results online, my dr appt isn’t until next week.

1982 contracted -Military
2018. - April DX
AST 103 ALT 82
F4 A2
GGT 122
AFP 71.9

Offline Type0Negative

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Re: 4 week testing - undetected! (and some other surprises) Input please
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 10:21:33 pm »
Happy for you. The liver numbers usually improve. Never heard of thyroid numbers improving, but good for you!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 4 week testing - undetected! (and some other surprises) Input please
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 10:30:51 pm »
Congrats on the improved liver enzyme tests. When our livers are being actively injured by hep c we will have elevated liver enzyme levels. Having elevated liver enzymes does not relate to amount of liver damage that has occurred or is occurring it only means that something is bothering your liver right now. With having the hep c below detectable levels this means there is not as much or maybe any hep c virus to injure your liver.

I was diagnosed with cirrhosis 7 years before I was treated and cured of hep c. I continue to have normal ALT and AST but my platelets are still below normal although they have risen a little post treatment. I still have cirrhosis for 10.5 years now but I have normal liver enzymes.

Best of luck with the rest of your treatment
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!


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