I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C several years ago. My friend
Arlene told me about chitosan oligosaccharide and I began taking
this product on her recommendation. About 2 1/2 years ago, I underwent
a liver biopsy, which indicated cirrhosis in my liver.
Just before I was going to start treatment for the Hepatitis
C, I moved to Texas. My new doctor in Texas could not believe
cirrhosis based on the blood tests he had run and had me undergo
ultrasound (I was not about to go through another liver biopsy!)
This confirmed the results of the liver biopsy performed about
7 months earlier. I continued to use the chitosan oligosaccharide
but my doctor also started me on "combination therapy" (Ribaviran
capsules twice daily with Interferon injections three times a week).
One of the side effects he warned me about was "flu-like" symptoms.
During the course of the 6-month treatment, I only experienced
these symptoms twice. My doctor was amazed at how well I was responding
to the treatment; he mentioned that given the fact that I had cirrhosis,
he hadn't expected me to respond so well to the treatment.
My last blood test indicted that my viral level was still undetectable
and that my liver enzymes are back to normal. I currently take
two 500mg capsules daily, which makes it so convenient.
It is so wonderful that we have caring doctors and friends who
help us with the best that medicine and nature have to offer.
Christine Watanabe (Texas but formerly from Hawaii)