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Comment from: David, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

I have had hepatitis C for about 20 years. I hadn't had liver level test for a while as I was all fine, but went to the doctor and had tests done. The doctor told me that normal liver levels should be 15 and that mine is over 2 million! I am going to have treatment for hepatitis C this year sometime. I wonder if I should stay close to medical assistance with liver level this high, as I live out in the bush.

Comment from: top39, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I had a scarred liver from my early 20s, right after a bad date in the 1970s. In the late 1990s I received treatment for autoimmune hepatitis. At first the steroid treatment reduced the scarring. But then one day my doctor looked troubled. The scarring had changed direction. In 2002 I was downsized and my treatment stopped. I was unemployed and stayed home. In 2004 I started a different job until I injured my arm in 2007. Then I really stayed home. I did nothing but eat and sleep for six years. In April 2013 my liver was normal again. I feel that rest had everything to do with it. I started working again, and my electrolytes are up again.

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