Apr 27, 2013
Time for an update.
After a horror first few weeks with Incidious, anal burning, diarrhoea, rashes, heartburn, crashing HGB levels from 146 to 75, platelets from 168 to 55, bleeding gums, spontaneously bleeding nose, my Ribavirin was lowered slowly (over 2 weeks at Week 2) from 1200mg to just 400mg. After a blood transfusion at about the 4-5th week, everything seems to have settled down.
I was still DET at Week4, but a log drop of about 6 saw me with HCV Viral Load of 15, after starting TX with VL17,000,000.
WEEK 8 - I AM UNDETECTED. hepC RNA NAA (quan) 2.0X10(6) Log 10 IU/mL 6.3
My thyroid has also settled: T4 levels could be high because I doubled my dose of Thyroxine from 100mg to 200mg.
Wk4 Wk8 OCT 2012
free T4 14.3 free T4 24
free T3 3.1 free T3 4.2
TSH 14.3 TSH 0.4
Albumin 31 Albumin 28 (L) Albumin 32
ALP 73 ALP 64 (h) ALP 140
AST 41 (h) AST 48 (h) AST 150
ALT 31 (h) ALT 32 (h) ALT 99
GGT 75 (h) GGT 42 (h) GGT 524
So, things are settling down. I just think my body went WHOAH! what the ****! And went into 'Oh my Giddy Aunt, what's this?'
So, time to plod on.