The lower enzymes mean you’ve probably taken a big load off your liver; it looks like it’s beginning the healing process; and they will probably continue to drop. Congratulations! This stuff is more than smoke and mirrors—
No-not half gone.
It doesn't work like that.
Actually the first 99% of the virus is relatively easy to get rid off-it's the resistance fighters that are hard to beat,
Like Bill says your poor old liver is not leaking dead cells into your bloodstream the way it was and we hope there will be lots more good news to come.
Now I got my test results from my yearly physical. My thyroid counts are not good and my cholesterol .. Bad cholesterol is too high and good cholesterol is too low.
What are your thyroid levels?
i dont know. ill get a copy when i go to doc on 13th
Did you haVe thyroid problems before because it is very early in tx for you to be developing them?
Good news in the dropping of your liver enzymes. Mine both started in the 200s and at week 4 they were about 20 - it didn't seem possible or probable but they were. Unfortunately, I was not undetectible until somewhere after 12 and before 24. So you DO have to continue to follow ALL med rules and tests....dont' take anything for granted and get lax about it!
It is VERY encouraging news!!!!!!! Most likely it means that the meds are working and you are responding and THAT is the game right there!!!!!!!!
I would call the doc and have him fax the blood work over to you or go pick it up. Ask him about it and see if you need to start taking meds for it now. The Interferon may also wreak havoc on your thyroid, and you might need meds now depending how off your levels are.
You want to know what your TSH is , your T4 and T3 and if they did a free T4 you will need to know that. Is this doctor the same one that is tx you ?
nope he is my regular doc. they told me all those numbers but the numbers were flying by and they are faxing copy to my hcv doc
my hep doc did receive thyroid test and they are on his desk to look at. i will call tomorrow to see if i need meds for it. shot 3 is harsh this week
See if either the docs or lab can put a hard copy of your lab report in the mail for you, if you can't have it faxed or emailed.
I have mine sent directly fom the lab. If I get too antsy waiting, I call the lab and ask directly. One particular woman never minds giving me all my numbers over the phone, so I ask for her.
Sorry about your rough shot three. That could be a good sign, though, that the meds maxing. Some rare and lucky guys succeed with barely a side effect but most of us don't.
We're here for you and you can get through this week, too, even if it's a rough one. Let's hope there'll be easier weeks ahead.