This is R. S. from Boca Raton, Fl. I don't know
if you remember me, We have talked on the phone, and I've
emailed to you before.
In July 2002 the doctors took me off peg interferon
and ribaviron. Before treatment
started I had a 1,000,000 viral count. 3
mos. after treatment discontinued blood test showed perfect
liver functions, but 9,000,000 viral count.
3 more mos. more tests show perfect
liver functions, but 14,000,000 viral count.
Dr. Schiff says. Do not worry about viral count,
it is not very important. Liver functions
are perfect, we will keep a watch on you. great
news, liver functions are normal, See me for a appt. in
a year. My normal liver functions he credited it
to the interferon/ ribaviron treatment. I kind of
doubt this. I think it's from the natural treatments
that you suggested, that I have been following.
All except the frozen stuff. I simply can't afford
it. The problem is I am more exhusted than I have
ever been. I need to sleep 10 hrs. a day and I'm
still always tired and weak. I have a thought that
while on the interferon/ riba., treatment my immune system
threw everything it had at this virus. The viruses
that survived are battle hardened and resilient. They
are replicating and my natural immune system has no power
to fight these survivors. This is why the virus
count keeps going up.
Do you agree with my thinking? My level of energy keeps
declineing. I imagine my viral count is over 20,000,000
by now. Can you offer any advise other than frozen
thymus, which I can't afford and did not seem to help
when I tried it for 4 months. Will my virus count
continue to rise until I am bed ridden? DR. Schiff
says they are coming out with and currently testing pro
tease inhibitors. This works well with HIV patients.
He believes that it will be the ultimate cure for HCV.
But this availability and FDA approval is 3 to 5
years away. Don't know if I can live with this weakness
and fatigue that long.
Need a second opinion. Please advise. Thank You!!!
The hep c virus mutates with each replication and builds
an immunity to interferon.
I think you are right about the liver functions being
normal as a result of my program. I have seen that
when the virus is on a spike, that it continues to a plateau
and then hovers around that area until acted on one way
I have watched several people who were experiencing a
prolonged spike and when put on my program it takes up
to a year just to stop the spike and reveres the trend
to a downward movement.
In each case I assume this will vary.
Do not use any antibiotic unless it
is absolutely necessary. Do not get a flu shot unless you feel
it necessary. I would not get a hep A or hep B shot
but that is up to you. Do not use anti depresentants unless
All of the above will raise your
viral load, double, triple and even cause it to jump 10
In 1995 when interferon failed on me, I was told that
there may be something new in a few years. Well,
it is just not true.
I wish it was.
Hep c is a very complex virus and man is no where near
finding a virus cure for the common cold let alone hep
c. The best healer of all time short of Jesus is
the immune system he created. One needs to feed
the immune system what it needs for as long as necessary
to get the desired results.
In one sense your doctor is right, the viral load is somewhat
strange in that it is not related to symptoms or AST or
For the fatigue, The best thing I have seen is Natcell
CF Support. I am taking it and it is amazing.
CF Support consists of Natcell Adrenal and Natcell
Mesenchyme. Together the two make a unbelievable
difference in the quality of life. Adrenal support
is necessary for the hep c suffer and Mesenchyme can help
rejuvenate the liver and other damage organs in the body.
Try it and I think you will agree.