When I was young about 17 or 18 I was partying hard and had a lot of fun, a little too much if you ask me.
Anyway fast forward to today. I ended up getting hep c virus from doing drugs. I had the virus for about 22 years. I am clean and sober now days but If I had half a brain when was younger well you know. As soon as I found out that I had hep c I gave up drinking, alcohol speeds up the replication of the virus.
I started taking bht 250 mg. Anyway I take it twice a day morning and at night 250 mg for a total of 500 mg.
Started bht in 2017. I started to feel better inside and out. I was able to get up off my couch and do things and was not sleeping my life away. My doctor wanted to check my hcv blood levels.
I just got the results back. quantitative test is 343,000 qualitative was Undetected Doctors usually consider a viral load over 800,000 IU/ml as high. A low viral load would be less than 800,000 IU/ml. If a quantitative test indicates undetectable viral particle levels, but the qualitative test detects HCV, it means that a person has extremely low levels of HCV in the bloodstream.
The numbers are looking very good and I will keep up with my bht treatment. I am not taking anything else but D3 and Calcium and zinc.
I take zinc to boost my immune system. Also I read online that drinking coffee will help your liver function better and it stops the hep c virus from replicating. Also when I feel a cold coming on I take some vitamin c. Almost forgot the most important thing to take, drink lot's of water.
I just wanted to say hang in there everyone.
Schizandra and Milk Thistle
In 1997, I contracted Hep C from transfusions. Early the next year I finally found the identification of a vine I'd found in the deep woods years before. It is Schizandra glabra (the American species, not chinensis, the Asian species). I read that the Chinese use their species to treat hepatitis, so I started eating the berries/seeds daily, by the handful. I picked and froze a few quarts for a few months' supply. A month later, I found Milk Thistle seeds and added them, about a teaspoon powdered, twice a day. Three months later my hepatologist said there was "not a viral body to be found". I have been Hep C free ever since.