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Author Topic: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS  (Read 12112 times)

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Offline FRED220

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HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« on: August 21, 2014, 06:40:09 pm »
While on S & O treatment do we get tested for Hemoglobin levels or is that just for Riva and Inteferon?

Offline Picnic

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 02:12:59 pm »
They ordered a complete blood count on all my labs. This includes a hgb and hematocrit. Larry
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Offline Bucky

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:27:33 am »
While on S & O treatment do we get tested for Hemoglobin levels or is that just for Riva and Inteferon?

Yes, it is part of your regular blood test. I am guessing that you know Ribavirin is the culprit in lowered red blood count. This is not a problem with S&O according to my Dr.
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Offline jma0590

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 12:38:22 pm »
my hemoglobin levels went from13 down to 9. I need another blood test. I feel like a pin cushion. my doc says if it goes down to 7 I may have to start blood transfusions .

Offline jma0590

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 12:39:52 pm »
oh I am in my 6th week of treatment so/ ribo. Geno type 3

Offline lporterrn

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 01:36:55 pm »
Has your doctor suggested ribavirin dose reduction? Also, has your doc recommended B12 - might not help with this issue, but it is still worth discussing http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22810757
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Offline Tess1971

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 12:44:03 am »
My hemoglobin went from 13.4 to 11.5 after the first two weeks of sov/riba.  dr seems to think that is okay and will check again in 4 weeks.  I am only taking a centrum silver 50+ vitamin every afternoon with lunch, but, eating bars or cereal in am that has some B vitamins etc in them.  Since I do not eat red meat or pork at all and only eat some turkey, fish and vegetarian type proteins would it be advisable for me to intake more B12?

Offline jma0590

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 02:38:17 pm »
Hi Tess.My hemoglobin went from 13 down to9 .I'm just starting week 6 out of 24. I don' like meat either and eat very little fish or may some chicken breast. I startedto take a B complex every day ,but I think I'm going to try extra B12 also

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 05:41:57 pm »
Be careful about taking "extra" of supplements. The issue with the drop in hemoglobin is because the red blood cell breaks before it is fully developed. In studies, B12 was given by injection. Talk to your doc about the right amount for you. Here is what Mayo says about too much B12 http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/safety/hrb-20060243
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline GoVols373

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 01:08:34 pm »
My hemoglobin also fell by end of week 2 to 11.5. Playing phone tag with the nurse to find out what the recommendation is.

I do have a doctor approved energy drink (sans caffeine) that I started using a second time during the day. It has B-12 (6mcg) plus other vitamins and minerals. Seems to help a bit.

Offline Tess1971

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Re: HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2014, 10:27:45 pm »
I have been drinking the Atkins mocha latte protein shakes that have only 1 g of sugar, no vitamin A , but, some  B vitamins with some minerals.  23 g of protein which is good for me since I do not eat a lot of  meat.  I can definitely tell a difference in the fatigue after a few days of doing this.  I just finished 4 weeks of sov and riba.

 


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