good luck. could you please remind in which conditions Peginterferon could be tried ?
The first day i felt miserable. Now i feel ok. My biggest concern is that i may seriously scar my liver and not be able to reverse it. and i want to be able to stop before that happens. Anybody has any insight on how their doctor managed this?
The nurse told me she would check my blood test in a months time but nothing else.
You cannot do fibroscan every month.. it’s not accurate while on treatment anyway.
Now i just have to wait and check blood tests results.
I don’t see many Peginterferon choices on this forum, most people seem to opt for nucs
Does anybody know if generalized pruritus (itchy skin) is a normal side effect in pegyinterferon ? I have a rash on my chest the size of my palm and itchy skin everywhere.
And this is vital info:
The determination of HBsAg level is pivotal to individualize pegylated interferon (PegIFN) treatment; it
is the key investigation to decide early termination of PegIFN among non-responders
Second shot of Peginterferon today. Blood test after 4 shots they say.
I asked for a fibroscan which they did, it was 8.8 kPa. although i had half a litre of water 1 hour prior. I’ve read online that it can alter the reading. At this hospital i had the same reading 4 months ago, but when i double checked it the next day with an actual doctor at a different hospital, , it was 7.2 kp. . I will ask again next month and be sure I don’t eat or drink anything prior, only because it’s weird to have a 2kp difference in 48h time.
As side effects, i only had flulike symptoms for the first 24h and muscle pain, and for the past 2 days i experienced skin pruritus and a red chest rash.
I was hoping they will check the blood test faster at the beginning of the treatment, but hopefully it’s safe this way.
2 weeks after peginterferon treatment started, i have ALT: 848, AST: 319 !!!
I've already scheduled a doctor visit, this is extremely high, i'm afraid of serious liver damage going on
I’m only 29. But liver not in very good condition. Very high hbvdna, millions