Hi, my husband is in his thrid week of Interferon/Ribavirin treatment. He is suffering severe migraine like headaches within about half an hour of taking the ribavirin. They continue all day, until he takes his second dose of ribavirin, which just compounds the problem. His only respite is between waking up and half an hour after taking the first dose. He feels incredibly nauseous, and so has difficulty eating and drinking. His is also starting to suffer from insomnia, possibly because he naps during the day, so his sleep pattern is moving and he is sleeping later in the mornings but being awake later at night. I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to advise me how best to support him through this, as I have never been a sufferer myself, so don't fully understand what he is going through. I think he should drink more, and would like him to take a short walk every day - everything I have read suggests this is advisable, but I don't want to come across as nagging him. Also, is it better to just let him sleep when he is able to or should I encourage him to get back into a regular sleeping pattern? He tried the treatment 2 years ago but gave up because of the side effects, he is now at a stage where he really has no option but to continue with the treatment. Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks CarentonView Thread
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