book was just wonderful. My FiancÚ has Hep C Genotype 1a.
He went the Peg-intron / Ribiviran route for 3 months and
that was the most horrible thing we ever experienced. He started
out with a viral load of over 1 million copies per ml. His
liver functions were elevated, not to bad, but elevated. He
also has Rheumatoid Arthritis, which the Hep C and Combo Therapy
made 100 times worse.
Liver biopsy showed : Active Hep C - grade 3 Focal unicellular
lobular necrosis - grade 2 Moderate centrilobular steatosis
Portal- portal tract bridging fibrosis with architectural
distortion - stage 3-4
ultra sound and CT scan show inflammation of the liver, fatty
infiltration, gallbladder wall thickening with borderline
dilation of the common bile duct.
have decided that going the Alternative Treatment route was
much safer and that he can regain some quality of life. He
stopped the Peg-interferon / Ribiviran about 2 months ago
because his platelets were at 23,000 and his white count was
at 1.2. His first doctor (mechanic) we dumped after being
on the treatment for 1 month and having a fever of 106.2,
he told us not to worry that this is normal. Typical!!! His
new doctor reduced the dose he felt a little better, but the
blood counts were dangerously low and he was at risk of a
cerebral bleed. At that point he ended Combo Therapy.
work in a Lab drawing blood and processing specimens... yes
I know you don't like us phlebotomists very much... to be
honest with you neither do I!!!... I pretty much have open
access, with doctors permission of course, to when and what
labs to run on him. His first viral load after 2 months of
treatment came back non- detected... after stopping...4 weeks
after the first viral load, his level was at 5,916. 4 weeks
after that he is at 231,000.
has only been on the alternative treatment for a little over
3 weeks. I was wondering what you think of the herbs and supplements
he is on. I will be looking into the ones in your book that
I don't have. I put it on as an attachment...if you don't
get it let me know.
I have watched a 47 year old funloving man turn into someone
who cannot even get out of bed some days. His doctors give
him narcotics(without the Tylenol) thinking that is the only
way to help with the pain of RA. After being on the stuff
for over 6 months he is now trying to get off it... NOT PRETTY!!!
These doctors make you a junkie, but hey they are now destroying
his liver!!! WHATEVER!!!
have faith that alternatives will help and not just buy time.
I have to believe... I don't want to lose him. I left my husband
4 years ago, I have 9 year old twins (they honestly love him),
my ex-husband is a cop... typical cold hearted cop. I finally
found a man that is loving, caring, thoughtful ...everything
a person could be and want. I will not let Hep C take him
away from us, I can't let it! He had a blood transfusion when
he was a child ... even though he had a wild time in his youth,
we think that it came from the transfusion. None of his friends
that he was wild with have Hep C ... we asked them all to
be tested. Thank God, all clean.
info or input you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank
you for your time and your book. I recommend it to everyone.