About Me: Female, 60, Berks County, PA, member since Jul 2010
Beginning of this year 2010, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital both ambulance and hospital and ambulance put in an IV. They did nothing for me, I went to my GI he did an endoscopy I am prone to GERD issues, Liver bile was leaking into my stomach causing the pain
[More]. I was put on Carafate for 2 months and the ulcers healed and so did my stomach. Another endoscopy was performed to varify all was okay. Shortly after that my AST & ALT began to spike. Here are the lab readings. 2/13/10 AST-28 ALT-38 (normal)
6/18/10 AST-98 ALT-203
7/10/10 AST-72 ALT-158
*All tests were done by Quest*
7/15/10 HCV RNA Quatitative
339 IU/ml - 2.53 log IU/ml
*Says please note due to character limitations viral loads values greater than 10 million is reported as 10.0E6 IU/ml *
HCV RNA Quatitative real time
966 IU/ml - 2.99 log IU/ml
Back to labs---Liver Fibrosis panel
Hepascore (TM) calculation In range 0.07
Metavir Fibrosis scoring scale F0-F1
GGT out of range @ 461
Rilirubin 0.6 & Hyaluronic Acid 9 (in range)
Had a painful liver biopsy August 9 2010
Final Pathologic Diagnosis,
Liver, needle biopsy: Chronic hepatitis C, mild to moderate activity ( grade 2-3), with focal portal fibrosis (stage 1).
No evidece of bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis.
Bloodwork taken October 1 2010
AST 58 ---- ALT 106
End of October 2011 I went to my Rheumatolgist, I have not been there since 2009, we talked and I told my DR that I had found out last year that I had Hepatitis C. The Dr looked over some of my old labs that had been faxed to her and she pulled out a lab from Quest stating that in 2006 I was tested for HCV and was at that time negative for the virus, so some time between 2006 and 2010 I somehow got this virus, I was glad to know that I have not had it for 20-30 years, it now explains my low viral load, but I still have the virus and still don't know how I got it. At least I can now wait for the new orals to treat.
bloodwork collected 11-6- 2010
HCV RNA QU--15,344
HCV RNA log--4.19
blood work collected 12-23-2011
HVC RNA QU-- 3170
HVC RNA log---3.50
Protein, Total --8.4
HepaScore 0.10 --Metavir F0-F1
AST 37 ALT 53
Gamma GT ( GGT) 87
ALBRUMIN SERUM 4.9
ALK PHOSPATASE 80
waiting for HVC RNA QU-- count
Collected 10-16-2013 Hepatitis C RNA, QU
HCV- RNA (IM/ML) <15 Not Detected
HVC - RNA (Log IU/ML <1.18 LOG IU-Not Deteced
No Hepatitis C detected---WoW---I go back again 2 more times and if if says the same thing, my body fought off the virus...I'm so glad I did not start the treatment.
Last year I was retested for HVC came up negative .... I waited a year and got retested again it came up Negative....my numbers were always low, my body fought off the virus-- I am one of the few lucky ones... but still have many other issues related to autoimmune that crop up whenever they want, leaving me unable to make plans.
I went in for a dental cleaning and xrays ( had not been there in a while) I struggle with Fibro, RA & OA, so wanting to go anywhere while at anytime any part of my body could cramp up or spasm was not something I relished bein..."
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi Im off or out of internet right now borrowing someone elses..Dont be afraid of tx. till you try it. I will hope it goes as well for you as it has for me.. gee 2+ yrs seems like along time to wait. Especially with all the uncertainties (spelling) of life. I guess you have to weigh all the factors to bais your desissions..Im glad I choose the one I did with tx...And I want you to know although I am no expert and lots of people have sx. and some had symptoms prior. I never had symptoms and really no sx to speak of.. Take care Ginger
Thank you for everything! Hi DragonHater, thank you for the numbers for the pharmasutical companies, (for people w/o insurance) I have reposted those numbers for others. We all thank you ..I like your puppy...I start a clinical trial next week....I thought I thanked you, but I dont see a note so I dont remember. I thought for sure I did. Have a wonderfull day. And thank you for always thinking of others. ginger
Thank you for the numbers . They will come in handy im sure. Hey get this , I walked away from computer and watched tv. left computer on. Peanut the cat (that does no wrong) walked on my keyboard layed on my mouse. And the little she devil reported a post of spectra being comented on by eureka as abuse. I couldnt undo what she did my screen was frozen . i turned my puter on and off several times before I was able to move anything.
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