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Sorry for the delay.

I have not forgotten you guys.  (Your always on my mind !!!).

Ugh... life.  Okay, so ......  here are my bloodwork results 3 months after 8 week treatment on Mavyret:

 

TREATMENT DATES:  4-11-18 TO 6-5-18.

 

BEFORE TREATMENT BLOOD WORK - 2-16-18

  • Fibrosis F2
  • VL 9,400,000
  • ALP 105
  • ALT 136
  • AST 64
  • Ferritin Level 360
  • Iron Level 240
  • % Iron Saturation 60
  • FibroMeter Alpha 2-Macroglobulin 502
  • FibroMeter Alanine Aminotransferase 128
  • FibroMeter Aspartate Aminotransferase 66
  • FibroMeter Gamma Glutamyl Trans 64
  • RBC 5.74
  • HGB 17.3
  • HCT 50.9
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 10.4
  • AFP Total Carcinoma 19
  • ANA Anti Nublear Anitbody Screen Positive
  • ANA Antibody Pattern Speckled
  • ANA Antibody Titer 1:80

 

QUIT SMOKING CIGGS COMPLETELY ON 3-28-18 BEFORE TREATMENT EVEN STARTED.

 

4TH WEEK TREATMENT BLOOD WORK - 5-9-18

  • Fibrosis F2
  • VL - NON DETECTED
  • ALP - 97
  • ALT - 24
  • AST - 14
  • Hemochromatosis MD C282Y - Negitive
  • Hemochromatosis MD H63D - Negative
  • Hemochromatosis MD S65C - Negative
  • Ferritin Level
  • Iron Level - 132
  • Iron Binding Capacity 353
  • % Iron Saturation - 37
  • RBC - 4.97
  • HGB - 15.1
  • HCT - 43.2
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 11.2 H

8TH WEEK TREATMENT BLOOD WORK - 6-6-18

 Fibrosis F2

  • VL - NON DETECTED
  • ALP -102
  • ALT - 29
  • AST - 22
  • Ferritin Level - 227
  • RBC - 4.96
  • HGB - 14.9
  • HCT - 43.2
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 11.5 H (Don't know what this is and would welcome a definition)
  • Auto Lymphocyte Percent 14.5 L (Don't know what this is and would welcome a definition)

3 MONTHS AFTER TREATMENT BLOOD WORK - 8-27-18

  • VL - NON DETECTED
  • ALP -93
  • ALT - 24
  • AST - 15
  • Ferritin Level -  (Where is this again)?
  • RBC - 5.06
  • HGB - 15.4
  • HCT - 43.6
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 12.6  (The only thing in bold out of normal range)

 



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Sunday 23rd of September 2018 07:09:44 PM

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I kin hardly wait !! - if you left a piece of cake beside me and said save it to last, would I be able to wait?, or if I got a gift wrapped package early, could i wait to open it on the occasion - NO!! Hurry up eh! wink C.

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With good LFT’s and your previous undetected results, I know this will be the success you want it to be! Keep us informed and get ready to dance! 



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yay ziggy! normal is def good

awesome that you got in early .



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I got on the cancelation list and got in today.  I will post my results later cause Im in bed right now typing with my finger on my cell phone.

BUT.....  my 3 month wait cure date after 2 months of Mavyret treatment bloodwork is all remarkably NORMAL !!!!

Canuk......Truckin....You can say...Im an old leftover generation Dead Head.



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Wednesday 12th of September 2018 01:51:32 AM



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Wednesday 12th of September 2018 02:01:11 AM

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Well said!

 



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UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!!  I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016  CURED

 

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Ziggy, all that means is you get to stick around and let us keep your mind occupied for a few more weeks! Don't worry, the news will be even sweeter by then... wink  Waiting is always the hardest part of this, but the payoff is always worth the wait!



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m055T9N-jtM

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aweeeee zigblankstare . oh well, by then your results will be a longer svr cleared biggrin



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My apt has been postponed (by the office -not me).

So... Instead of the 6th...it is the 27th.  The next soonest apt they had open at this time.

Therefore, I will be posting my results at a later date.  Until then....keep on truckin.....



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Hey Ziggy,

You’re close enough to the actual +12 date that doing it a few days early won’t make a difference in my opinion. They often draw those blood tests a few days early or late, due to weekends or vacations, etc., so I would say, do it when it’s most convenient for your schedule. Either way, I’m sure the results will be the same, undetected, SVR. This is the test that makes it official! 

Yes, that’s me, the scruffy one. Back in the day that beard was much darker and the hair reached my shoulders. I was the biker without the bike, never could afford a HD when I associated with that bunch of Beer drinkers and Hell raisers! I did however, do plenty of the rest. I had a lot of fun, but will deny everything if caught, lol!  wink



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Canuk...

 

Are you saying its best to wait and draw next week?  If so, thats no problem.  I leave on Thurs 30th...so doing the draw on the 29th.....I can do.



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Hey Zig,

We were just debating whether he was part Santa too.

So, happy days, SVR12 coming right up!

With your EOT being June 6, then .... exactly 12 weeks from June 6, would be Aug 29 (Wednesday). 

I can't stand the waiting! Yes, yes, tomorrow (if you want) that would make it "nearly" SVR 12, but truly nearer to SVR 11 though!!, or, you could wait until Tuesday Aug 28, that would also be a very good day for a draw (nice and close to your actual EOT+12 week SVR date of Aug 29)!

But please do have bloods drawn soon though, so i (we) can party over the results soon or ASAP. Of course,  it's up to you when .... some people can save their cake to last, look at it, savour the idea of this treat in their minds instead of in their mouths just as rewardingly (not me), I gotta have the real deal as soon as i can to slavour over, oh man I kin almost taste that SVR, can't you!? winkbiggrin C.



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SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

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Wow, is that you Tig?  You look like an old biker ex boyfriend of mine... lol.  Well, good to see a pic of ya.

My SRV date is set for Sept 6th.  I will be working my last music festival of the year during Labor Day Weekend, then I am driving back on Monday the 3rd.  Can't wait to find out if I am a HEP C survivor as well as a breast cancer survivor.  

I am trying to decide if I should go to my blood work tomorrow or next week on Tuesday.  But I definitely want to have it drawn before my festival.

Therefore, I will have my SRV RESULTS up the second week of Sept 2018.

WOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinking of you guys....



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Hey Ziggy,

Good to hear from you! It must be nice to see your energy returning, especially when your friends and family see it happening. 

Be sure to let us know those results when you get them. We all have our Dragon stomping dance shoes, at the ready!



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I haven't forgotten about you guys.

I think about you all the time.

One more month until my cure date bloodwork test to see if Im cured.

Everyone says I have way more energy now and they can see the difference in me.

I see some new peeps in here.  This is the place to be.  Tig and Canuk are awesome.



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Hi Ziggy,

Glad yer back (for now) until the next festival - that does sound like a good trade, what you are doing, "working" the festivals, especially if you have camping down to an art.

How are you feeling?? Are you still smokeless? Hope it was only fun, not too hot, no mud, good food and nice people. smile 

About your pre-treatment labs ... yes, as Tig pointed out, the "FibroMeter" called for these "components" (ALT/AST/GGT) and more. Your other pre-treatment ALT/AST were drawn probably just with a standard version of a LFT "panel" - so, bonus!, you got to see both the ALT/AST result twice (and yes, as STL notes, both sets were fairly close too).

Many of these kinds of tests (or parts of these tests) can help to assess kidney function, liver function, fibrosis ... all good reasons we see proteins being looked at. (For 5's ques. as well) here is more on AlphaMac2, proteins, fibrosis testing, and more:

Way back when, Tig posted a really good review one, all about "proteins" (if you are studying up on things) ... Liver Disease Awareness 101-Globulins

In the "family" of fibrosis testing ... About FibroMeter - another fibrosis test 

More reading ... About fibrosis markers - how they can use Mac-2 blood tests

There are so many tests, for many overlapping reasons ... such as the "FibroSpect" ... About FibroSpect - another fibrosis test

Aside from your labs, let us know what your GGT, AFP, iron sat, ferritin is next time you get tested. I would not be surprised to see some of these staying at a lower level (and/or continuing to drop) compared to what they were pre-treatment. I am not surprised that your high iron load and saturation improved, the same thing happened to me - but I am glad they tested you, thoroughly, as we can see by your pre-treatment labs, to rule out any other reason (genetic or otherwise) for this temporary hemachromatosis abberation. I think your doc is right, your liver already seems to be functioning very well indeed! Aside from letting us know these ongoing labs, let us know what they have planned for you as far as having repeat U/S's and fibroscans.

As far as those other bloods, WCB's, easo's, etc, Tig is right, if they were very odd your doc would be on them, if we watched them from minute to minute they would be fluctuating for a million possible reasons, sometime easo's do with allergic reaction type things too. 

Ah, the new normal, off doing life at neat venues and with NO more bad hitchhikers in tow! biggrin C.



 

 

 



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Yes, my blood work BEFORE I started treatment was...

ALP    105 (Normal Range)

ALT    136 H

AST     64 H

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and the FibroMeter stuff.....

FibroMeter Alanine Aminotransferase ALT     128H

FibroMeter Aspartate Aminotransferase A     66H

FibroMeter Gamma-Glutamyl Trans GGT     64H

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My Hep C Dr was testing me for other issues such as Hemochromotisis which she swore I had.  After it had all disappeared she was bewildered.  Her statement to me was, "your liver seems to be functioning properly now."  I really don't know what all these blood work terms mean or what they stand for.

 



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Sunday 1st of July 2018 11:01:33 AM

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Thanks Tig,  Just looked and thought it seemed odd for Ziggy to have two different readings within the same test results. I was curious, but whatever was the case it does make sense getting two different - but close readings.



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Hi STL,

My impression of the two different (alt/ast) LFT results are probably because the Fibrotest (Fibrometer) is specifically for determining fibrosis stage. The numbers are specific to that test and were likely ran at different times and/or from different tubes. May have been sent to different labs, too. 



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Good one Ziggy, sounds like your "work" is great. A Job to kill for.

those blood test knowledgeable folk, with the bloods I am confused by the

BEFORE TREATMENT BLOOD WORK

  • ALT 136
  • AST 64

yet further down they seem to be repeated but with slightly different results.

  • FibroMeter Alanine Aminotransferase 128
  • FibroMeter Aspartate Aminotransferase 66

Are these two different types of test checking for same thing?



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Yes Tig,

If there is anything missing out of my blood work thats not posted please let me know.  Or, if there is anything that doesn't make sense. 

Thanks for everything guys.

I'm still around.

Ziggy



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Saturday 30th of June 2018 12:35:33 PM

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i'd like to know what this one is >>> Alpha 2-Macroglobulin 

mine was 400 in January '18. [the note said it was high but not what it is]



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Saturday 30th of June 2018 07:46:39 AM



-- Edited by 5-1-18 on Saturday 30th of June 2018 07:47:21 AM

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Thanks for the information and personal update, Ziggy! Sounds like you had a great time at Festival One and now on to Two! That’s my kind of Summer. Enjoy all that activity while you’re still young, lol! The word WORK makes me want to take a nap, ha.

I‘ll take a look at all those numbers and decipher them best I can. Canuck May beat me to it, but one thing is they look good. The auto easo’s and lymphocytes are a small part of the White blood cell family. They rise and fall with any number of things, colds, flu, infection, too many to count. Your doc will let you know when things aren‘t right and they haven’t, so enjoy the music!

Talk to you soon. Good luck and congratulations again!



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ziggy , thanks for the awesome updates,woohoo ! i will be tested the beginning of oct for my 3month post tx score, and stl is in Oct. too.

 



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Hey guys...I'm back !!!

Canuck:  To answer your question... is it fun to work at my music festivals.  YES IT IS.  I have been doing this for almost 20 years.  These festivals are where you can purchase a ticket and camp out and do nothing but see live bands for the whole weekend.  What I do is volunteer so I don't have to buy a ticket, I work for my ticket.  So, I get there early... I was in a tent for 6 nights.  I work reggae and bluegrass festivals.  This one was a world music fest almost all reggae.  I got to park the vendors on Weds and then do  backstage security on Thursday then I was done with work.  Then I had Fri, Sat and Sun to do my photography and enjoy my bands.  It's a blast.  Music is my passion.

Tig:  Thanks for all your advice, help, tips and etc....

As a review:  I started my first ever Hep C treatment on April 11th, 2018.  Mavyret 8 week treatment.  I had never done a Hep C treatment ever before.  My last day of treatment was June 6th, 2018.  My symptoms were undetectable after the first 4 weeks of treatment as well as the last 8th week of treatment.  I will be tested once again in Sept 2018 to see if I am considered cured.

Here is what you have all been waiting for:

 

BEFORE TREATMENT BLOOD WORK

  • Fibrosis F2
  • VL 9,400,000
  • ALP
  • ALT 136
  • AST 64
  • Ferritin Level 360
  • Iron Level 240
  • % Iron Saturation 60
  • FibroMeter Alpha 2-Macroglobulin 502
  • FibroMeter Alanine Aminotransferase 128
  • FibroMeter Aspartate Aminotransferase 66
  • FibroMeter Gamma Glutamyl Trans 64
  • RBC 5.74
  • HGB 17.3
  • HCT 50.9
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 10.4
  • AFP Total Carcinoma 19
  • ANA Anti Nublear Anitbody Screen Positive
  • ANA Antibody Pattern Speckled
  • ANA Antibody Titer 1:80

4TH WEEK TREATMENT BLOOD WORK

  • Fibrosis F2
  • VL - NON DETECTED
  • ALP - 97
  • ALT - 24
  • AST - 14
  • Hemochromatosis MD C282Y - Negitive
  • Hemochromatosis MD H63D - Negative
  • Hemochromatosis MD S65C - Negative
  • Ferritin Level
  • Iron Level - 132
  • Iron Binding Capacity 353
  • % Iron Saturation - 37
  • RBC - 4.97
  • HGB - 15.1
  • HCT - 43.2
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 11.2 H

8TH WEEK TREATMENT BLOOD WORK

 Fibrosis F2

  • VL - NON DETECTED
  • ALP -102
  • ALT - 29
  • AST - 22
  • Ferritin Level - 227
  • RBC - 4.96
  • HGB - 14.9
  • HCT - 43.2
  • Auto Eosinophil Percent 11.5 H (Don't know what this is and would welcome a definition)
  • Auto Lymphocyte Percent 14.5 L (Don't know what this is and would welcome a definition)

I still need to learn more about my bloodwork and what this all means.

I'll be back in Sept to post again.

Ziggy



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Saturday 30th of June 2018 12:17:03 AM

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Wonderful to have that EOT UND under your belt before you are off for your music festival work. biggrin Have a good time (I guess as good as you can when you are living and working out of a tent! Is it fun?) We be waitin right here for ya when you git back. Take 'er as easy as you can though, don't get too hot, too cold, too tired, try to keep eating good, drink lots of water - and DON"T smoke! (I'm trying to help). Yer on a roll girl - wink .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U52qN5MS6hw

 



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I am heading out for a week in a tent for 6 nights working one of my music festivals.  Remember?  I didn't want to start the treatment before the summer cause I work at music festivals?  Well, I will be gone for a week.  Leaving Monday at midnight, by myself, truck packed, 5 hour drive.  

I PROMISE... when I get back I will post ALL my 8 week blood work results and update you all on every thing, etc...

You all are awesome.

Everything was still undetected and in normal range but I will still post it all like I always do.

I'll make a video too of my vacation.

Be back in a week...  Peace,

Ziggy...

 



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Saturday 16th of June 2018 12:09:18 AM



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Come on Ziggy, it’s time for an update! You’ve accomplished so many things in the last two months. You should be feeling very proud of what you’ve been able to do.

I hope you continue to feel great and I want you to expect even more improvements along the way. Slow and steady progress is something to look forward to. Enjoy it, you’ve earned your Dragon merit badge! I’m looking forward to all the good news! smile

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Congratulations Ziggy!

Please keep us posted on your follow up blood work!

Enjoy your fabulous 'new' life, you've earned it!smile



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BTW Zig,

A few things I meant to catch up on with you! : )

That movie about Chocolat ... hm , sounds familiar but don;t think I have seen it - NOW i will HAVE to google up the trailer and see which/what you refer to, to be sure. It is kinda ringing a bell for me tho - I'll check. 

Funny that, that a character in it has the nomenclature as I. wink 

Obs too, in fact, made me aware of a famous or infamous "crow" of the same name! (Note Obs's avatar - may tell ya why she knows crows on a first name basis)?

Seems I keep good company, in name.

I am curious about your "champix" review, not the whole experience (you did convey that well), but expressly only how you felt "drug-wise" while you were on Champix - I know they ramp the dose up the first week and then you are on 2 mg total per day (1 -1 mg tab in AM and 1 - 1 mg tab in PM) - how did the drug make you "feel", and did you note ANY useful effect (such as the drug making you "forget" to smoke, or lessen the "thought or urge" to smoke)?

I am not sure we ever talked about your MRI again - did you ever get to read your report on that, or did the doc mention any result from it - I forget if you covered this already.

Also, aside from eosinophils that were a bit elevated, did you say that EVERYTHING else has come to be within norm limits? I know your Iron and sat. level normalized, and of course your LFT's are great. What is your AFP now? Do I recall you saying there was still some "other" blood out of wack? - maybe not.

Lovely days ahead for you, with 2 less things, things you do not need (at ALL!) - no more hep c and no cigs. Yay! biggrin C.



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Yay Ziggy!

congratulations,smile hurray and yippee- yahoo  

I can relate about not being forced to eat until youre good and ready...I am one of those people who consider coffee to be a major food, and was very relieved to be able to return to my cappuccino and ciggy breakfast after treatment.

Youre brave and strong to have given up the cigarettes.

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You must be feeling great Ziggy. Happy for you. Look forward to seeing your results. Sounds like you've been doing amazingly!



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BTW Canuck....have you ever seen the movie Chocolat with Juliet Binoche and Johnny Deep?  Just wondering.  Juliet had a daughter in the film named Canuck.  One of my fav movies.  biggrin



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Ziggy! 

Huge congrats on a splendid finish for your 8 weeks of Mav biggrin, your EOT bloods tomorrow will be perfect - bet ya a million bucks so, after such a stupendous correction of your labs at week 4!

You have done so well!, and will just continue to do so, with your EOT+12 week SVR bloods coming up in Sept as well.

So nice you are done, done done and cured, cured, cured! Sleep well tonight my dear and eat whatever you want or don't want tomorrow! Keep up with the water for a bit though, that is a good habit anyway. biggrin C.



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yay ziggy , such happy news today, thanks for letting us know

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Well, today is my last day I took treatment.

8 weeks of Mavyret which I started on April 11th, 2018 and today is June 5th, 2018.

My viral load was undetected after the 4th week of treatment.

I have a doctors apt tomorrow to congratulate me on finishing and to take another lab to check blood work.  Then again in Sept to see if I am cured.

I will post the results next week.

I completed this treatment with no side effects.  No headaches, no nausea.  Plenty of water.

I did however notice a very mildness of itchy skin...very mild, less during the second month of treatment.  And also, periodically, a flash of a tightness, numbness, tingleness in the face.

So glad I don't have to make full blown out breakfasts at 9:30 in the morning anymore.  I can not eat till I'm hungry now and lose all this weigh I put on.  YAY.

Plus....It's been 2 months without a cigg.  That's a miracle.

I'll post next week with dr apt and blood work results.

YIPPIE, I DONE.



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Good Morning,

I have the next three days off from work.  Getting ready to make my breakfast of the day and take my first three MAVYRET pills of this first new ride journey of my first Hep C treatment ever.  Drinking my ice water already.

This was not the way I wanted to do my spring fever.  lol

I'll keep you all posted.

BTW:  This is a continuation thread from my first one in NEW MEMBERS.  For some reason I can't post the link.

Ziggy

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My fav, I have peanutbutter 'N jelly almost EV-ER-Y day. Must be a kid thing. Make my own jelly, all kinds!

Yer doing good girl, Keep pullin'. smile C.



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Well, I guess I've been doing the right thing then.  Ill just loose the weight this summer when I go do parking crew at my music festivals...biggrin

 

You guys rock!

 

Guess what I'm having for breakfast with my pills tomorrow morning?  PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY sandwiches.  lol.....  biggrin



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Two tablespoons of peanut butter (32 g) contain 15 grams fat. Who doesn't like peanut butter? It would seem a convenient low carb solution.



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Hey Ziggy,

The advice and recommendations are sound. Some medications, these in particular, have been shown to be better absorbed when consumed with a higher fat meal. As Scruffy said, the old drug Incivek required it to be taken with 20grams of fat 4X daily. By the end of that course of care, people could barely choke down the fat and pills required to succeed. Look up Incivek here on the forum, it’s an eye opener for a Stephen King novel.

I suggest find a few things you really enjoy, that has some additional fat to it and switch them up several times a week. I suggest a Dairy Queen gift card with your name on it, lol! There are some suggestions in our nutrition section that you can drink, if food doesnt appeal to you. There are several smoothies that might help.

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Hiya Zig

Way back when I was treating one of my meds had to be taken with 20grams of fat. It was noted during the study that people with a higher fat diet responded better. Seemed like the fat delivered more of the med to the liver.

I had to make sure I consumed 20grams of fat  four times a day with that med (one of three meds). So may I suggest maybe those little Jimmy Deans sausage biscuits at 9:30 am. Or a little high fat Ice cream with your coffee biggrin

Good luck to you

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Hey Zig,

See page 1 of monograph - says take with food - (this is good advice just based on the principal that you may find this "easier" on your stomache), but with further reading you may note about how a "moderate fat containing meal" may be best and important for full absorbtion of the drugs - I think we spoke of this before. https://www.rxabbvie.com/pdf/mavyret_pi.pdf

You have been doing the right thing, as the priority is consistent time of day dosing, "with food" (not just a drink and a piece of fruit) and definitely not on an empty stomache (as per monograph and as per you mentioning some gastic symptoms even with food) - it's not to be taken on a empty stomache, nor does it insist you take it with a 7 course meal - just a "moderate fat content meal" will do (and of course lots of water all day long). wink C. 



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Well guys...5th week Mayvret done.  2 more weeks to go.

Although I have noticed some late night heartburn with this shipment, which I didn't have with the first box of 4 week shipment.

Also...I have gained some weight here within the last 2 months due to eating food at 930am so I can take my pills.  This is irritating.  I never eat at this time of day but I chose it due to consistency.  It is the most consistent time for me...on the way to work with breakfast.  Normally I don't really eat food until lunch...but lunch is always different times.  Oh well...too late now.  QUESTION:  When it says take with food...does it mean a full blown out breakfast or can I just take the pills with a banana and my chai tea on the way to work every morn???  I have been eating breakfast out, doing the buffets at the local cafes, etc...  The pounds have been put on.  Hope I can take them off for bathing suit spring fever time.  lol

All in all..so far so good.  How are you guys doing.  Hope you all have a great Memorial Day Weekend.



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Canuk...

Which one is the Ferritin?  What is ferritin?

Nothing is beat yet hun.  I still have to be tested in June then again in Sept.  I wonder...  Can it still come back after that?



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Monday 21st of May 2018 12:26:05 AM


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such encouraging numbers!!!

yay



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Serum iron is tied to ferritin levels. You have probably had various "genetic" blood tests to rule out "genetically caused" hemochromatosis, as well as bloods tests looking more solely at your iron levels. You would have likely had many or some of these tests (repeatedly) ... look in your records for previously abnormal results under RBC's, such as hgb, platelets (they may have been a bit high too, but maybe not), look for serum iron, ferritin, TIBC (stands for either Total Iron Binding Capacity or Transferrin Iron Binding Capacity), UIBC, transferrin or transferrin saturation. (Some labs have competely dif categories/areas where they group or provide these results, so you would have to have a read through your labs to find them. They don't just look at iron or ferritin alone when investigating you - your old labs in sig. line indicated pre-treatment "ferritin 360" (which wasn't too, too bad) and "high iron". To investigate you further I am sure they did some of these other tests as well. The good news is that your current labs (which you indicated ALL were within normal limits!smile), iron level normal at 132 and iron saturation normal at 37%, would  indicate you are not having this iron overload problem anymore!

Some of my pre-treatment TIBC saturation levels ranged quite widely, up to 65-80% range, my hgb was fairly high, and I had some other funny RBC morphology, aside from high ferritin levels - they all quite quickly normalized after cure - these iron load abberations CAN just happen simply in response to your liver not being able to function properly while you are having HCV, but they generally rule out other genetic causes, and follow the iron load to ensure it does return to proper levels/balance again. 

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Canuk...

Which one is the Ferritin?  What is ferritin?

Nothing is beat yet hun.  I still have to be tested in June then again in Sept.  I wonder...  Can it still come back after that?



-- Edited by Ziggy65 on Monday 21st of May 2018 12:26:05 AM

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Good One Ziggy! Love to see these positive results, not just in getting rid of this thing but general health as well. I'm Day 18 Epclusa and can't wait. So nice to hear your good news. Your doing great.



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