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Jan 23, 2007
... wow.. you are one tuff dude..hang in there bro. (12 replies)
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Jan 23, 2007
... I am currently doing cardiac rehab 3 times a week and sitting home getting fat. I had to quit smoking after smoking for 45 years, my diet has changed, and I'm doing as much exercise as possible. ... (12 replies)
... Hello Charmed, as they say, there are no stupid questions. to NOT ask this one would have been very regrettable. Fibrosis is sort of the only reason to worry about hepc (or fatty liver, or many other liver conditions). It is the earlier stage(s) of what eventually can progress to cirhossis. It is sometimes called 'scarring' of the liver, although that term used to be... (13 replies)

... Yes, you'd be better off smoking nothing. ... (4 replies)
Biopsy results
Dec 19, 2002
... Jeanie- first congrads on quitting smoking, that can be a hard one, but now that your into the fourth wk, it shows you are strong minded and it will get much easier, also you will start feeling the effects of NOT smoking, its amazing how much better you feel. From everything I have researched a 2A/2C with stage 1 would be the perfuct canidate for the Pegasys... (10 replies)
Biopsy Results
Jul 22, 2001
... Someone who has the same level of can lead an active, positive life. Avoiding alcohol and smoking may be enough to stop continued progression, but that is definitely not a guarantee. ... (6 replies)
... Ok, that clears up some of the fog, thank you. I just received a copy of one of my earlier labs and I went this morning and had an ultrasound and I won't know the results until Oct. 10th. At that time they will tell me the type, etc... My dad died of pancreatic cancer and my mother said that he also had liver disease and liver cancer. Because... (13 replies)
Hep C/ Kambucha
Jul 31, 2006
... gotten better. His viral count and liver enzyme levels are better than they were a year ago. I think the path now will be to check with another doctor to see if Pegasys is an option and also start taking milk thistle. .... ... (7 replies)
... room. The risks of not doing interferon outweigh any risk of doing it if you have cirrhosis. You have crossed that threshold. This means no alcohol at all and no smoking at all in addition to the above. ... (33 replies)
... without any noticeable harm. In fact my symptoms, if they are that, seem milder since I quit drinking and smoking and started taking a few complementary tx's. ... (33 replies)
... SKR Don't know about Vicodin. Sorry to hear you did not respond so well. What genotype are you? Presume you are a 1A/1B as you were on tx regimen for 48 weeks. I am 3A, only partially responded to Rebotron tx for 6 months, waited a year then did Pegasys, and responded well despite a high viral load and elevated AFP. I avoid multivitamins/minerals, because they contain... (7 replies)
... i did the 3x a week for 6 months, then off for 6 months cause i didnt respond. Then i did the pegasys 1x a week for a year, repsonded late, showed neg at end of 12 months. On the day i took my last shot i was sicker than any other time. ... (7 replies)
Next Biopsy
Oct 9, 2003
... Thanbey, Disregarding the flippancy of your "145" remark, I am trying to follow the guidelins of my gastro, ie; biopsy every 3-5 years. If I have progressed to serious liver damage for whatever reason (alcohol, smoking, or anything else), I would have to cosider retreatment, even though I could not tolerate the pegintron side effects the first time. Maybe pegasys? Anyway, I... (3 replies)
... last visit with Dr. before starting TX. She wants me to get started with TX. I'm in good shape and she has detected no heart troubles. I let her know about my smoking and she said it's OK, she said it may get harder to keep off them once TX starts. She will work with me. ... (9 replies)
... It is still a manageable disease and one in which, if you can tolerate it, six months of Pegasys and ribavirin is a very good idea. ... (9 replies)
... I'm going to see a the specialist for the first time on Friday. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible as far as the questions that I should ask him about my condition and my treatment. Here's what I have come up with: 1) Should I be vaccinated for Hep A and B? *** It is now the standard of care to vaccinate against hepA and B. One liver disease is more than enough for... (7 replies)
HCV Treatment
Oct 17, 2002
... r heart underlying heart problems, vision abnormalities, or any othe condition you see listed in the adverse reactions list in the press release from Roche about Pegasys or from Schering about Rebetron. ... (12 replies)
... acy. This is because a biopsy reading is somewhat subjective. Sort of like the Olympic judges, many elements come together to assign a number to a tissue sample. Pegasys is the first interferon treatment to demonstrate improvement on the liver histology as seen on biopsy. That is something to consider. ... (39 replies)
... Hi once more, I really appreciate all the helpful information I am receiving, But I have one more topic I need help with, which is I still am not sure which treatment I should undertake. I have not heard much about the Roferon/Ribavirin treatment, what are the benefits and how are the side effects? I know of the interferon and the Pegasys/Ribavirin treatments. I would be... (5 replies)
... Hi Bruce, I am more and more of the mind that viral load is not meaningful, anyway. It appears that the damage to the liver is not a direct cause of the virus, but is a result of our own immune response to the virus' presence. Attempting to rid the body of the virus has so far been pretty fruitless. Sure, adding the ribaviron has increased the "response" rate, but... (4 replies)

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