Jul 11, 2013
Well, I'm half way through triple tx. At week 4, my viral load using Heptimax was <5 IU/ml which I take it to mean was undetectable (comments welcome). Today, got my week 6 blood work. I noticed a very slight increase in my liver enzymes. AST went from the previous 35 to 37 (slightly above normal range) and ALT went from 28 to 30, still within normal range. I queried my doc as to whether this could be an early sign of a breakthrough and he said it's only a "slight bump" and that "only viral load measurement is definite" -- not really clarifying, but I figured some random variation is normal or the increase is from the drugs themselves. Won't get a viral load check until week 8 on the 24th. Will probably be on pins and needles between now and then ... Great fatigue which rest does not seem to ameliorate. I'll be glad when this is done!