May 9, 2014 Great News Results from week 4 VL test undetected!!!
April 30, 2014 4 week blood test results
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE 21 units/L 10-55 (down from 150 pre treatment)
ALBUMIN 4.0 g/dl 3.4-4.5
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE 20 units/L 6-32 (down from 109 pre treatment)
BILIRUBIN 1.0 mg/dl 0.1-1.0
HEMOGLOBIN 14.3 g/dl 13.5-17 (down from 16.7 pre treatment)
ERYTHROCYTE DISTRIBUTION WIDTH 15.9 High % 11.7-14 (first time High)
PLATELETS 127 Low K/mm3 140-375 up from 88 pre treatment
April 25, 2014 Report received
DAY 14 VL Results results Great news, undetected expected at week 4
HCV RNA LOG10* (V2) 1.1 LOG 10
HEPATITIS C VIRUS RNA <12 IU/mL
The quantitation range of HCV RNA RT-PCR is 12-100,000,000 IU/mL.
Here is a history of my ALT AST PLATELETS over the years. The last time my PLATELETS were higher than 127 was back in 2005
I became a member at Medhelp in October 2012 but only occasionally read some of the post and made my first one on April 2013. During the fall last year with the good news about the new treatments I became much more active here. Was quite compulsive and spent hours here almost everyday making comments and adding my opinions. Started SOV/RBV April 3, 2014 fort 12 weeks GT2 F3/F4 well compensated.
My sleep pattern for years was late to bed 1 to 6 AM and up at 9 to noon and even during the first 4 weeks of treatment. Have had almost no side effects other than the usual ones I've for many years. Eating food with fat and staying well hydrated was a big factor when taking RBV. Suddenly after 4 weeks I started getting a little more tired at about 10 to midnight and started to go to bed then and get up earlier like 6;30 to 8:30 AM. More natural and closer to the hours of light and dark somewhat.
I live alone but with the nicer spring weather, I am outside a lot more, interacting with people, going for long bicycle rides and walking more. I will still post occasionally, offer my opinions and give updates but will be more focused on living my life and not burying my head in the computer for hours every day.
Again thank you for all your help and support through my HCV progress and treatment. I realize that it can be much harder for some of you than my so far "cake walk" treatment.
My best wishes for all the good people I have met here and I continue to hope and pray for the best for all of you.