1652596 tn?1342011626

just wondering

hey guys, i've got 3 more weeks of treatment.  it seems like my energy is lower than ever.  i've done 3x/weekly cardio classes for the last 45 weeks, but i can't seem to last more than 15 minutes now.  my hgb is 10.5.  they lowered my riba dose to 600 last month.  does anyone else feel like tx is harder near the end or am i imagining all this?  thanks for any input.  belle
17 Responses
163305 tn?1333668571
Yes, it was harder at the end for me even though I'd reduced my dosage.
I think the meds build up in your system.
Do what you can, and know that it will be over soon.
Just think~this summer you'll be ready to tackle the waves.
1477811 tn?1321386453
Yes, I think tx got harder the longer I was on it. It's amazing that you can do cardio classes at all. I had to give up my exercise routine completely as I could barely even walk to the gym, let alone exercise. It will be over soon and you will get your energy back. Don't expect it to come back as soon as you stop tx though. It took me a couple of months to feel like I wasn't on tx anymore. Now it's been nearly a year since I've been off and I'm back to normal except for some eye problems. Hang in there!! Treat yourself extra nice right now and know that you have accomplished something huge! Take care.
Avatar universal
Don't give into the sx, drink drink and drink more, stay active, don't sit around and thinking about feeling bad. The more I push myself the better I feel, mind set 99% of this battle.
Avatar universal
I agree with you u I have had severe fatigue since beginning and  it dont seem to get any better. I and gen 3  treating with rib an peg 400 mg rib  180 peg. If u do exercises u are lucky . I would not last 2 min I try to walk around and get up an move but  before I get to far I am worn out I am week 17/24 praying  that it stays und and never find it in my blood again. God bless you and hang in there. There is always a rainbow  so we will see it soon
1652596 tn?1342011626
thank you for answering my post.  i don't feel like something's wrong.  i knew you guys would guide me.  thanks so much.  belle
1669790 tn?1333662595
Hi belle, doing cardio 3x per week, you rock girl !!!  And so close to eot.

I'd suspect you're beginning to anticipate eot and dealing with the mental challenges of being exhausted.  Hang in there, try to stay busy with other things and the last few weeks will be over very soon.  Keep doing what you can do for now, but don't push yourself.  You'll have plenty of time to do that later :-)  
Avatar universal
Hang in belle....almost there !
190885 tn?1333025891
hi belle......soooo close! i think 15 minutes sounds good for a work out during tx at any week!.....keep posting......billy
Avatar universal
Wow, I am amazed that you can still do a cardio work-out!  I only take walks.
     I am sure, the longer one takes chemicals (although are bodies do tend to adjust to them) the more they tax are systems.
   I wouldn't push yourself to do more then you feel comfortable with. You could just take a long walk, to make up for shortening your work-out. It's all about the circulation!
1652596 tn?1342011626
thank you for the pep talk.  i've been a little down with this anemia.  i can deal with anything else but that bugs me.  do you any idea how long until hgb goes up after treatment.  as always, thanks.  belle
1652596 tn?1342011626
thanks for the posts.  it's great that so many people on this forum care about others.  thank you so much.  belle
1652596 tn?1342011626
thanks for reminding me not to push myself.  it's been so hard not to do the things i love.  i've really missed surfing.  the ocean is my healing ground.  i always came home from surfing with a huge smile on my face.  i miss that.  take care.  belle
223152 tn?1346978371
I think the end of treament is harder than the beginning too.  I think that 48 weeks is just so exhausting.  I am in week 37 and still can't make it through a day.  My hemoglobin is 10.0 - similar to yours - and I could not do any cardio.  The only thing I have continued throughout tx is Tai Chi and during that last 15 minutes of a hour class, I feel like I am going to die - every time.  I went bird watching with hubby yesterday and only made it to lunch - then I had to nap the rest of the afternoon.  Activity wipes me out.

I don't think you will lose your conditioning if you stop the cardio for 3 weeks.  Give yourself a break  10.5 is not that easy to live with.  I am excited for you so close to the finish.

2065676 tn?1331422440
Wow...good job belle 19. I am seriously impressed with your fire. What about a compromise...say twice a week. Hey, you are doing so well. Call whatever shot, no pun intended that you want.
1846163 tn?1331048748
You rock!  Only three more weeks!  Take it as it is given, do what you can, and do some extra special things just for YOU.  A facial, a massage, a nice meal out, meditate at Swamis.....take a short walk and call it your aerobic exercise.  Hugs to you and congratulations on slaying the dragon.  
Avatar universal
end of treatment was very difficult for me. No energy at all and the look of death on my face, pale and very worn out looking but within a couple of weeks after treatment ended started to feel much better even a week after had more energy. end is tough because you can see and taste the finish line and just want to cross it. Hang in there you can do it, piece of cake now. Good luck :)
1654058 tn?1407159066
You've made it sooo far. The closer to the end I got, the more achy, feverish, etc I got. I would turn my head and point it in the direction I was going just so I wouldn't get too dizzy.
We use caffeine, more naps, whatever gets us through. Just please listen to your body and get the rest you need.
You can do it!
Karen :)
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis C Community

Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent HIV infection.
Millions of people are diagnosed with STDs in the U.S. each year.
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.