Are you e-positive or negative? 2000 IU is sometimes used as a treatment point for e-negative HBV. Treatments can be very effective for suppressing viral replication which is important.
What is "normal" ALT?
Why every 6-weeks? That's unusual. Most people monitor every 6 months. You're not necessarily looking for fluctuations like yours (which is fairly insignificant)...you're looking for climbing viral load or sustained high viral load (high being different for e-positive and e-negative).
I haven't been tested for e-antigen. I don't know why Dr didn't prescribed it.
By ALT/ASt, I meant liver enzyme tests. My ALT is 27 U/L.
In april , viral load was 1900 IU/ML. I got to know about HBV only in april.
I am taking
Phyllanthus amarus 1300 mg x 2
Licorice 700 mg x 2
Milk thistle 400mg x 2
reishi extract 500 mg x1
Vit C 1000 mg x 2
green tea extract 350 mg x 2
zinc 45 mg x1
selenium 400 mg x 2
alpha lipoic acid 300 mg x 2
Vitamin E 400 IU x1
Your DNA is coming down, which is very good. The lowing has to be attributed to the Phyllanthus amarus, etc.
At site www.hbvhbv.com in Chinese I read a patient taking some herbal medication for two years. In two months, his DNA turned negative, in two years (latest test date 8/23/08) his HBsAg became negative and anti-HBs became positive. Herbal treatment if it works takes a lot of patience.
Phyllantus is said to be very good and i have seen a lot of progress using it myself. I am using pyllantus niruri 400mg vit. c, NAC, milk thistle and vit. E.
I have been off all supplements and vitamins for the past three weeks or so just to clear my system.
I also noticed a significant drop in VL from little over 4000iu/ml to a range of 48iu/ml and 142iu/ml. I can confidently attribute the decline to the above mentioned supplements.
Be informed that phyllantus is a very strong herb, two or days in a week will do.
I am not on any prescribed medication and as long as my VL stay low i guess i will monitor the situation for a while before embarking on any medication.
With your very slight DNA fluctuations, you are probably eAntigen - and eAntibody + and in the inactive phase of the disease. Ask your doctor to check you "e" status to confirm this. If confirm, you don't need DNA every month. If you are in the inactive stage, it is likely your immune system and eAntibody that is holding the virus at down.
Your results are very encouraging. Please keep a detailed diary of your progress with your dosage, frequency of intake, healthy organic food content and amount, healthy life activities, and lab results and please share your diary with us. When the day comes that your HBsAg becomes negative and anti-HBs becomes positive, not only will you be extremely happy and accomplished, the whole community will be extremely excited too!
You might be right about thymus extracts. I have given- up thymus since it is not available here in Europe, not that i know. I always got them from the States through a friend.
I resume taking phyllantus and N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) today. I will research licorice to see if it could be combine with the above mention supplements.
Thank you for the thymus info.
Keep me inform of any development on your test results.
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