Remember me, maybe? Was diagnosed in Oct
with hepc, ast 40,
and my viral load was 611,000.
Told you I was having left side pain and you said
it might be my spleen and that a lot of people in Tx have
it? Why in Tx?
Anyway, I've been to two gastro-int specialists, one
wanted to put me on the interferon for 1 year and said
their were no 6 mos. treatments and that the cure would
be maybe 40% chance. The other gastro dr. said very
casually that it was a personal decision I would have
to make, and that I am 53 and its not like I haven't lived
a full life,?! whatever the fuck that means......
Anyway, why I am writing is that my long awaited app.
with Dr. Malet at Southwester Medical Center at Dallas
was yesterday. He said I needed the interferon for
6 mos and that his cure rate is 80%. I asked him
why everyone tells me different things and he said for
me to forget all the other drs. and that I was at THE
PLACE where all the info and tests are and in that basically
THEY are THE gurus. He said by me waiting my liver
is being damaged and I may have really bad cirrosis in
5 to 10 years.
Didn't mention your name, but did tell him I was on herbs,
milk thistle, dandelion, aloe, etc. He made no comment
but simply said that my condition will not improve without
interferon. I had him draw blood and let them test
it. I have been on your herbs for almost 3 months.
My blood work comes back on Monday the 28th. The dr gave
me 2 videos and about 6 pamplets and a coloring book type
journal. I've read both of your books.
LLoyd, I am afraid that I am letting my guard down,
and for the first time really considering this interferon
and getting this shit over with ...... I have decided
that when I get my blood results Monday and if my viral
load is down, that maybe I will just keep taking your
herbs, you know? Can you give me your opinion of
SW Med Center at Dallas? Three months ago, I started
your herbs, not all that you took, but close to it, I
gave up red meat, fried foods and all dairy like you said.
I drink the dandelion tea, milk thistle tea, reisihi
tea, aloe, and asst. pills. I take a raw egg and the coral
calcium. I have been feeling great since I have
been on these herbs, except for my left side ache. The
SW Med dr wants to do a dye test to look at my spleen
and stomach. I am also menopausal and have been
taking your pro-calm and that has really helped the hot
I am SOOOOOO afraid of the interferon, please give me
your opionion, Lloyd. I am praying that my blood test
will be improved so that I can feel confident of refusing
The CBER is the arm of the FDA that approves applications
for drug companies for sale of drugs.
Read what I wrote, print the 43 page report that schering
When you are done you must conclude that the temporary
non-detected percentage is less than 5 %.
Look at the graph on page 21. See that the viral load
is higher after treatment than before.
Read the quality of life before during and after and
you will see that the studies done in 4 countries show
that the quality of life is not in any way improved after
use of peg intron.
Read the notes I made to make it easier to understand.
Try to comprehend that the only reason that the FDA approved
interferon and peg intron is because they consider that
there is no viable alternative.
It does not matter to them that the stuff is not safe
or that it does not work, just that they say there is
no viable alternative.
Read the part that they say that they used a non-detected
at any time, weather it was one day, one minute and it
was back the next day as being a successful remission.
I could not believe it when I read that.
Read it and you decide if you want to use it. You
decide if your doctor is full of Shit or is really telling
you the truth.
Please let me know what your blood work says and see
it and get a copy, do not take the doctors word for it
over the phone, I have seen to many people get lied to
by there great doctors.