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Side effects after Incivek is over?

I am about to begin week 8. I was just curious to see if any of you have already wrapped up your 12 weeks of Incivek. If so, did your side effects get any better? Since I have to treat 48 weeks I have been counting down the days until the Incivek is over and hoping that things will get a little easier once this part is over. Thanks!
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Week 8 of triple therapy. Developed anemia. Incevic info says to stop this drug. Dr will probably restart Ribivan at lower dose.  Does anyone know how this effects outcome of treatment?  I cleared at 4 wks.  But am wondering ?
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Hey ocgirl.  I had similar side effect as you.  Yesterday was my last day on the Incivek and thus far my body has responded as planned.  Will be glad when this whole thing is over.  Good luck to you and everyone that has to fight this illness..
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After I did this treatment and relapsed I wasn't interested in doing it again. I heard about the new drug but wasn't going to do it. Then I fell in love and couldn't be in a relationship knowing there was a cure but I was too lazy to give it a chance. I went to my doctor to get checked; my viral load had risen and was 7 times worse. When I told the love of my life, her support and promise to stand by me was the encouragement I needed. On the 27th day of this Triple Therapy treatment I did my CBC/Viral Load test and 8 days later found out it dropped from 4.3 million to being undetected, 0, it was gone. Until yesterday I never thought it'd be LOVE that would save my life but she proved it to me. Truly my success comes from her, my nurse/coach, my inspiration; the patients in this forum and developing a routine that strictly follows the requirements of this treatment which includes not missing any doses, and everything I wrote about in previous messages. May the Lord be with you all, don't give up, you can do it!
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http://www.drugs.com/dosage/ribavirin.html
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brxman, I too am starting week 8 today, I took medical leave from work cause I just don't have the energy to do much. I haven't had to modify my meds so far.

budd007, dang man you were taking 1800mgs of ribba a day? You must be a pretty big fella. The recommended dosage for Ribavirin is 1200mgs per day.
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My hemo had dropped around the 8th week of incevik my doc dropped me from 9 riba's a day to 6 a day this helped abit. After reaching the 8th week is when all hell broke loose on my mind and body , before that I was doing OK for the situation I was going through. What ever you do hang in there the best you can and life will start getting better. Just slow down ,I finished on the last day of last year after doing 51 wonderful weeks of treatment and so far its been 6 months and still negative knock on wood , Hang in there.
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