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Author Topic: Currently on week 22  (Read 7959 times)

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Offline roxy209

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Currently on week 22
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:59:02 am »
Hello Everyone.  I have 2 injections to go to finish the 24 week therapy.  I am nervous. Are there any side effects from not taking the medication of Peginterferon and ribasphere once the treatment ends.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 01:02:34 am by roxy209 »

Offline iana5252

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Re: Currently on week 22
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 04:31:38 pm »
Hi Roxy,

Check out Devon's blog at 10 weeks post treatment. He describes how the side effects wound down after stopping treatment...

10 Week Post Treatment Update
By Devon Nicholson

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Re: Currently on week 22
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 11:20:37 pm »
Mostly things gradually get better with ups and downs. However, it is common for people to get colds or minor infections in the first month or two from the drop in interferon - Despite all the side effects, interferon was boosting your immune system and without it, you back to being susceptible to whatever is going around. Be sure your immunizations are up to date, and wash your hands a lot. Also, stay away from sick people.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline roxy209

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Re: Currently on week 22
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 12:44:23 am »
Thank you.  I will follow up after my 24 week lab and will update on my recovery.  Thank you for your concerns.


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