Good, I'm glad that vomiting session was a one-time thing. TX is bad enough without adding vomiting and red blotchy skin to the mix. I had nausea in the beginning of my TX but, thank God, it quit after about week 5 or 6. I still don't have a great appetite but at least it's not nausea. I think we're at about the same stage of TX...I took shot No. 19 Friday night and I think you must be at about No. 16? I'm doing "okay" so far...not great/not horrible...I am still able to work full time and that is important to me. My worse side from about wk 12 thru wk 18 was rash/itching but that seems to be better now too since I started taking benadryl prior to my shot and prior to my riba. Keep up the good progress Linda!
Hi Linda. How are you doing after your bad bout with the vomiting and the red blotches on your face? I hope all turned out okay.
Hi Linda, I started the antidepressants last week and I am starting treatment in a couple of weeks. So far I feel mentally great! Much better than at the beginning of the month. Thanks for your advice earlier!
thanks for the encouragement. I think Im gonna throw up just from nerves. You are right about thinking positively...will let you know what happened tomorrow.
Sounds like treatment hasn't been too bad for you? I am starting Dec. 12th and am trying to be optimistic. Any words of advice?
Yes...I would sleep all weekend, almost literally and I was good to go through the week...just dragging a lot there toward the end. Thx goodness it's over for now. I tested negative the 1st month out of txt. I sure hope it goes well for you.
I took my shot every Friday at 8:00 p.m. Work was very important...so I didn't want to feel bad on Monday's. The end result was I slept through the whole weekend on purpose. The shot made me feel "listless" for about 12-24 hours.
I have genotype 1b so I'm in it for 48 weeks. I will let you know about my first shot...it's a very strange feeling waiting for this darn shot. I've had many medical procedures over the years and this simple little shot is, by far, making me the most apprehensive. I think it's mainly because no one can really tell you how it will affect you. In some ways it feels like Russian Roulette. But I'm determined to keep positive and keep moving. Are you a 24 or 48?
I just read your post to ric60 and I see you are starting TX very soon. I am starting this Friday. We are about the same age and I feel like maybe we're about to start the trip down the Yellow Brick Road together. I'm not very good at finding my way around this site yet so I hope I'm doing this note thing right. Take care and I wish you great success and little to no sides with TX!
Just a quick note to say hi!
None of the docs know what came first...I am an RN and in the 80's we did not wear gloves and I had many needle sticks. I had the +RA years before I knew about the Hep C. They were not testing for Hep C then.
Have a wonderful day and I know you will make the correct decision.
Just a quick note to say hi!
I can tell you that I was really sick before treatment and I would not change anything...I know I gave it all I have and I don't ever have to wonder did I make a wrong choice and I also felt at peace with the decision. My daughters wanted me to be around for a long time. I pray that you will find peace with your decision!
Just a quick note to say hi! I was able to work in my garden on the good days during the treatment. Usually the 3 days before the next injection were decent and I would forget the treatment with God's love and I watched my veggies and plants grow. I am now 60 and my doctor tells me I am the oldest person he has treated and could be why I have problems....I also had RA before and was very run down from the Hep C before I started treatment.
Many Blessings to You!
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Try and not focus on the negative outcomes....Everyone is different. I just joined this forum this week and I see many feeling great after treatment.
Linda, I have Geno type 1 too-after all the meds, you do know geno type1 doesn't fair well with traditional meds. I am on Dr. Zhang's Chinese medicine. I found out about him from Prevention Magazine. Please google him to read about him. I have been feeling great. I see him once a year with my bloods and he is such a gentleman. I too was so afraid of losing my job and hair! If you don't live in Manhattan, I do know he will treat you via the phone and probably will see to it that whatever state you reside in he will send you to a branch, just google him Dr. Zhang in N.Y.C. Jude358