Hello all this is my second stab at treatment but first with triple therapy, I am on week 8 of incivek and the rash is insane itchy red and blistery on my arms and legs I can say that this time around is no cake walk but easier then the first time , I believe its my mind set , this time I want to beat this, viral count was negative at 4 weeks now I just got to get past these last 4 weeks, Thanks all for sharing.
good evening eb!this thread is sooo long and i cant read eth.i would like to ask if anybody knows what are the treatments for genotype 1 available in the market so far.does anybody know when was the first treatment ever avalaible for hep c?my sister was treated with interferon back in 04 and had terrible side effects but from what ive been reading the triple treatment with incivek (is this the latest treatment avalaible for geno 1?) must have worse side effects .is this true?and what percentage of cure does it have?thanx in advance for any info
I will be starting week #8 of incivek, I have mouth sores my toung hurts I was wondering if you or any one else has had this problem
I am off Incivek tmorrow 12/20/12. Can't wait to feel a little back to normal. I hope it leaves my system quickly.
I am about to finish my 12th week of Incivek. I am genotype 1A, initial titer 1.5 million copies. I was undetectable at 4 weeks and again at about 8 or 10 weeks, so I have an "RVR" (rapid viral response), thank God. First few weeks, rectal symptoms were horrible (very sharp pains, bleeding, etc), but thankfully they really subsided a lot after that. Then all the other side effects began to dominate. Hemoglobin dropped to about 8, low WBC and platelet counts, tired all the time, wacko thoughts/depression/anger/mood swings, couldn't exercise at the gym anymore, couldn't sleep at night, etc. My doctor gave me something to help me sleep, and that helped a LOT. But, fatigue got progressively worse, and just about every day I have to lapse into a very deep sleep for a few hours. I guess I probably sleep a total of about 10 hours a day now (normal for me is about 8). I am SO sick of the high-fat diet. Looking forward to feeling a whole lot better in a week or two (hopefully); my last day on Incivek is 4 days from now. One bright note: I adjusted to the interferon pretty quickly. First few injections knocked me silly and pretty much shot the weekend, but after that it was barely noticeable. Maybe that's partly because the other symptoms/side effects were just gathering momentum, I dunno!! But, anyhow, I didn't have those "flu-like" symptoms after the first few IFN injections. I did get fairly regular fevers and retinal problems (bleeding) that really worried my doctor, also ended up in the ER with a urinary tract infection that was really bad. But after thinking about the alternatives, I was just determined to make it through the therapy. Another plus: time seems to go by pretty fast, so it didn't seem too long by the time I got to week 12. I think I just prepared myself for the worst mentally, so I ended up being a bit pleasantly surprised and thinking, "I can do this. I can make it through for 12 weeks [plus 12 more weeks of interferon and ribavirin]."
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