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16584782 tn?1449398004

Peg treatment

Hi  everyone excuse my grammar.

I had a checkup with my doctor yesterday and I asked me if I want to go on peg intereferon even though I don't need treatment. He said it can possibly clear me since my viral is low (30% chance) but he did warn me that the side effects are pretty harsh. So now I'm stuck, I'm due for another blood test March and I'm hoping I see a decrease in load so maybe there's a chance of naturally curing it?

If I decide to take the treatment is there something I could do to lessen the side effects?

Test results

2224 IU/ML
3.35 log IU/ML
Hbeab igm -negative
hbsag-postive
heb b core ab -postive
hbeag-negative
hbeab-positive
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16584782 tn?1449398004
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to estimate the chance you need HBsAg quantitive test, which is unfortunatelly not available in the US
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http://www.questlabs.com.sg/hbsag-quantitative/

Is this it or?
void its not here
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My DNA is lower than yours. I'm between 40 and 150 IU/ML. I'm hoping to go to Mexico or Europe soon to do my SAG quant and then decide if peg is something that I want to do. 48 weeks of potentially being sick is a long time.
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wow! that's really low you should be able to clear it fast. I find out my genotype March.
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Yes I know, the thought of it makes my hair stands. Mexico is right here but it looks like Quest Lab can do it?
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Is there a lab someone can suggest?
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that s his hbvdna, it is useless to know if you clear even if undetectable
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What do you think I should do? What supplements to take?
Should I try peg or is there another option?
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I have booked for hbsag quantitative test. Here in Italy.
What is the baseline for clearance?
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If it is bellow 1000 IU than you are in good shape...but most people have it bigger than 1000.
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Thankx aduiski, but could hbsag be lesser than dna?
Like, am dna 2369, is it possible to have a lesser hbsag quantity?
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Good question
Hbvdna is useless for response on peg, totally useless,you can be hbvdna und and zero response to clear
yes, hbsag can be lower than dna, because it's different unit 1 IU of hbv dna is not the same as 1 IU of HBsAg.
Yes in my case it is. I have hbsag 123 iu/ml and hbvdna between 2000 and 30000 iu/ml (fluctuate)
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I swallow every two years and my FibroScan Baraclude for treating 11.4 kpa kpa 7.7 and 16 months later. HBsAg was in my quantitative (July 2015) 16 582 iu ml is this noormal or high or low
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''but could hbsag be lesser than dna?
Like, am dna 2369, is it possible to have a lesser hbsag quantity?''
Very good question .
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Yes .But what can be the cause of this :
1-Patients coinfected with satellite virus (HDV)
2-Patients combining ART (antiretroviral therapy ) with natural medicines
3-Patients suffering of hypertensive on treatment that combine their treatment with ART or natural medicines.
4-Patients on direct natural medicines. Yes ,you may feel good and be ready to take  peg when your hbsag quanti drops  , but weigh the consequences very well . You may have a low hbsag ,but developed fibrosis , or damage your liver . Natural supplements are good because they are non toxic.
16584782 tn?1449398004
how would one get that result should I travel to mexico to get it?
16584782 tn?1449398004
My DNA now is 1734 and 3.24 log IU/ML  Currently waiting for genotype in 2 weeks.


My Vitamin D is at 50  Do I need to increase my Vitamin D to 90? What do you recommend Steph2011? Liquid Vitamin D or pills?

Should I wait 2 more months to see if my immune system is clearing it before taking interferon?

Thanks


Is there a test to find out how long you had it for?
16584782 tn?1449398004
I changed my diet, I take more vitamins and I try not to stress.
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Do I need to increase my Vitamin D to 90?

yes and you also need to check intact parathormone because vitd25oh doesn t show real levels of vitamin d, we can have a lot of resistance on vitamin d receptor vdr or maybe a lot of vitamin d used by immune system or the body when using peg or immune modulators, so better have a clear picture by intact pth too

Liquid Vitamin D or pills?

its the same a slong as the pills are made of olive oil and not powder

Should I wait 2 more months to see if my immune system is clearing it before taking interferon?

without hbsag quant we can say very little to nothing

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Hi Steph, Thank you..
I will get that tested as well.
Probably this week or so. What level should Parathormone be? What to do if levels are low?

I'm currently taking d3 10,000 iu daily should I increase it to 30,000-50,000 iu to reach 90?

How can I get gcmaf here in the USA?

I'm terribly nervous about interferon is there another option besides taking anti virals for the rest of my life.



16584782 tn?1449398004
Hi Steph, Thank you..
I will get that tested as well.
Probably this week or so. What level should Parathormone be? What to do if levels are low?

I'm currently taking d3 10,000 iu daily should I increase it to 30,000-50,000 iu to reach 90?

How can I get gcmaf here in the USA?

I'm terribly nervous about interferon is there another option besides taking anti virals for the rest of my life.
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Hi faithhopegod,
Based on my limited knowledge I would advice you not o begin any treatment. Your hbv status doesn't need any treatment; hence why risk all the sides with peg-interferon, with the potential possibility of increased viral replication and flares after the end of the treatment that would commit you to life long antiretroviral medication?
Please do not rush to treatment; just keep on monitoring; try to live healthy lifestyle, and live your life as if you do not have hbv. In the meantime, let's all hope the current drug researches like birinapant, therapeutic vaccine ABX203, ARC520, replicor, etc would soon bear fruit.
16584782 tn?1449398004
Hi

Thank you. Yes I am very scared of the side effects but I want to try to clear anyway possible.

"Live your life as if you do not have hbv" That is not possible. I don't understand why doctors are waiting for this virus to attack, it doesn't make sense to me.

We have to push a cure as patients with hep c push for their cure. Why are we silent?

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So I found out I have genotype A
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very good
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it has the highest response to peg, go for peg mono or peg+tdf
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go to canada or mexico to have hbsag quant before and during therapy if labs close to you dont have it
without hbsag quant it is impossible to know response
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Stef, do you know where in Canada they offer this? They do not offer in the US but certain parts of Canada are only a few hours away from me (Mexico is out of the question)
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i dont know i guess canada can t be as corrupt as US but just a guess.it is out of this world not to make a test, tests need of approval from nobody it is your choice to have it and pay for it

but again the easiest way is to ship samples to advanced healthcare countries to have it
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