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Spontaneous Cure
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Spontaneous Cure

In Jan 2001, I was diagnosed with Hep C.  My liver enzymes were elevated at the time.  Ten months later, Pegulated Interferron was released.  In preparation for my treatment, my Dr. sent me for my liver biopsy and to determine the genotype.  The liver came back level one and the genotype was indeterminable due to a low viral count.  He sent me back out for more blood work and I tested Negative for Hep C.  I am scheduled to go back in six months for more blood tests to determine if I am still negative.  The only thing I have done different in the ten months was take 1000 mg of milk thistle daily and stay away from all alcohol.  Can you tell me if there are other cases of spontaneous clearing of the disease on record?  Can you explain my circumstances?  Should I continue with the milk thistle?  Is it OK to have an occassional drink with my wife on special occassions?  Should I have more tests?  I am a 50 year old man with generally poor health and a history of colon cancer, skin cancer, meningytis, etc.  Thanks for your time and efforts on our behalf.
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i have hep c and i was told by my hepatologist that it does not hurt to have a drink every now and then.you being at a grade one does not seem to be a drastic case if you want to relax and have a drink now and then i wouldn't worry about it .hope your test comes back negative because it has happened in many cases and never to return .so it is not uncomon for it to happen .
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