posted a few months ago about how i started my therapy. and then again about how i was told i tested virus negative after only 4 weks. my md said it was a very good sign. then in feb i posted about my being incivek free. i was supposed to be on the regemine for 48 weeks, however just a week ago i was told that the devistation to my body by the drugs ribavirin and pega inter. is so bad that if i stay on them another month i could very well be dead. so, after 25 weeks i am kicked off the program. not knowing if i bfeat the big C or not. the good news is ,that after only 2 days i sleep at night and my energy levels have risen to new heights that i haven't felt for over 5 months. i am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best. good luck to all of you still pilling and injecting, i hope you make it.------63View Thread
this is not a boast but a celebration. TODAY I AM ONE MY FIRST DAY OF INCIVEK FREEDOM! six years ago i was on just iterf. and riba. and achieved non detectable status. but was rremoved because i was deemed too depressed to continue. this time around i am taking the triple cocktail which includes the telaprevir (incivek). and i achieved virus negative status at 4 weeks. however now i am at 10 weeks and the incivek rash has turned to stage 2 and getting worse. so the decision was made to remove me from the telaprevir. so i am headed for 36 more weeks of riavirin and interf. shots. but NO MORE INCIVEK!!!! to all of you out there stil on the trip. meds hang on. the feeeling of that milestone put me on a new level of determination to beat this thing. this is my third time around for this war on my liver. and i am about to be liberated. please don't dispair, it is your life on the line, so fight for your freedom to live.View Thread
if you think that it is ok to RISK your life because you like BEER so much. then go ahesd and clean the gene pool for the rest of us. everything i have ever read on booze and how it relates to ones liver has been negative. every one states. booze KILLS liver cells. and if your liver is in hep-c mode, itt needs all the tlc you can provide for it. please don't take the chance.View Thread
started the tiple therapy nov.16 2012 i did fine for the first 5-6 weeks, except for the pain of a bowel movement. it felt like i was passing broken glass. after 5-6 weeks, the itching started on my arms and shoulders. and this became so bad that i scratched myself to bleed. so i went and bought a shower back brush and use it to scratch. it is not nearly as abraisive as fingr nails. then came the rash. not too bad , and the md told me it was mild. i baought almost every kind of skin cream and moistener there is , but with very limited results. finally he prescibed hydrOXYzine. and that helped much more. so at least i can sleep for half a night now. and by the way. i had an appt. with my md on jan.16 and i asked him "when do we do the test to find out my viral level?" and he said " oh, didn't anybody call you?" i said "no" he said "you have been viral negative since week 4" well, i thought to myself nice to know. so when i left i called my wife to tell her. and as soon as i started to say the words i just broke down crying, and i mean sobbing that i just might be curred of this. after all this is my third time around on the different drugs so i was very emotional. so now i am at the beginning of week 10 on the incivek three to go and i think i can do the other 36 weeks of just interf. and ribav. more easily. i expect the rash and itch to go away. since i did not have these on the first 2 tries, i attribute them to the incivek. i remain hopeful.View Thread
hello, i am new to this site, and to posting messages. i began the treatment for hep-c on nov. 16 2012. interf. ribav. and incivek. i had been on riba. and peg. interf. about 6 years ago. my doc said to me that the virus was down to an undetectable level. but i was showing extreme signs of depression. so he took me off. now i have a cirrhosis condition and my new doc says lets do it again with incivek this time.boy what a side effect difference. any way i have ben having some severe problems with bowel activity. until i realised that the drugs weere destroying all my intestinal biotics. so i began yogurt, this helped greatly. also vitamins c and a wil help with white cell renewal. now, if i can just find a good menu list to create some sppropriate meals from i just might be able to get through this. my incivek will be discontinued on feb 18 of 2013. i am looking forward to this milestone. i hope tha some of you more experienced people will be able to suggest something. as i continue, i will also try to convey anything that might help.View Thread
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