About Me: Male, 54, Stevens Point, WI, member since Sep 2012
Hello - I am genotype 1, I have not had a liver biopsy in 8 years, but the three I have had showed minimal fibrosis. Prior to treatment I was getting labwork done and the standard imaging of my liver every 6 months. I started triple treatment with Incivek in May 2012 a
[More]nd compared to some of the people on here, I tolerated it extremely well. So now I am approaching my 7th month of therapy, now w/just the Ribiviran and Interon. 3 pcrs including the most recent one have brought back "under a 100 copies" which my Dr. says is what we want. He says that's considered undetectable. I also get other lab work done every 6 weeks. My most recent lab work shows liver enzymes around 135 when all along they have been around 75 to 80. Is this considered extremely high for under a 100 copies? When the pcr shows undetectable do most people's liver enzymes go down into the normal range?
My primary care physician is also working with my gastoral enterologist(sp). My PCP is having a hard time regulating my tsh(thyroid) while I have been on this treatment. I am wondering if that may be causing the high liver enzymes. I am due for more lab work in a few weeks. Do you think I should wait and see that the results say since my PCP just adjusted my thyroid medicine or do you think I should insist on tests for fatty liver and/ or AIH?
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