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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 01:37 PM
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13. Right after the shot and some hours after it was awful.
Edited on Sat Feb-10-07 01:44 PM by neweurope
So of course we took them at night, after dinner. The SO mostly could sleep, I went without often because, yes, it can be (mustn't be) like a severe flu. We took something like Tylenol, too, but not on a regular basis. I felt some dizziness, but both of us were able to drive all the time.

We also drunk Abrotanum tea (careful with this, take after presciption) and took milk thistle (Silybum marianum) pills, both of which are good for the liver (our livers didn't look all that good). If I had to go through it again I'd also do essential oils-therapy, with all the "good mood" oils like orange and grapefruit and rose, all anti depressants.
Sometimes a massage would have been heaven, but sometimes I couldn't stand to be touched.

Tell him his chances are much much bigger now and waiting for a greater virus load would be plain dumb. And maybe he will get dizzy some days and not be able to drive, so what? That doesn't mean he won't be able to drive the whole time, and if he broke his foot he couldn't drive, either. But as I said it musn't happen at all, we were able to drive the whole time. The doctors do have to prepare patients for what might happen because if you ran into those severe side effects unprepared it would be really bad, but that does not mean that all of it will happen to everybody. Like my SO didn't nearly have the problems I went through.

And once he starts his treatment make sure and tell him he's brave... every time. Men need that ;)
on edit;: the calendar is an excellent idea, I counted the shots, too :)

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  -Hepatitis C, the treatment Nite Owl  Feb-08-07 07:31 PM   #0 
  - my BIL is fighting this  mopinko   Feb-09-07 02:25 PM   #1 
  - The doctor told us  Nite Owl   Feb-09-07 05:32 PM   #2 
  - man, get a kid through something like that, and get bit all this  mopinko   Feb-09-07 09:46 PM   #3 
  - A good doctor should help him manage his side effects.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-10-07 10:51 AM   #5 
     - That's what the doctor told  Nite Owl   Feb-10-07 01:18 PM   #11 
  - It sounds like his symptoms weren't managed that well.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-10-07 10:58 AM   #6 
  - I have yet to go through the treatment.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-10-07 10:23 AM   #4 
  - I bookmarked both of them  Nite Owl   Feb-10-07 01:26 PM   #12 
     - Thanks, I may need it.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-11-07 08:30 AM   #18 
  - My SO and I underwent that treatment, successfully.  neweurope   Feb-10-07 11:20 AM   #7 
  - Do you know what genotype you and he had?  Cobalt Violet   Feb-10-07 12:19 PM   #8 
  - I'll have to ask the SO about the genotype and virus  neweurope   Feb-10-07 12:26 PM   #9 
  - We had 1 a with a high virus load.  neweurope   Feb-11-07 04:08 AM   #16 
     - Wow.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-11-07 08:22 AM   #17 
        - That dragon shield...  neweurope   Feb-12-07 02:08 AM   #19 
           - No, It's the HCV shield pin.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-14-07 05:12 PM   #22 
              - That's a nice idea.  neweurope   Feb-15-07 02:50 AM   #25 
  - Thanks so much for sharing this  Nite Owl   Feb-10-07 01:08 PM   #10 
     - Right after the shot and some hours after it was awful.  neweurope   Feb-10-07 01:37 PM   #13 
        - Is this the tea?  Nite Owl   Feb-10-07 02:05 PM   #14 
           - Yes, that is the herb.  neweurope   Feb-11-07 04:05 AM   #15 
              - Thanks for the link  Nite Owl   Feb-12-07 10:23 PM   #20 
                 - Who WOULDN'T want a massage and a mineral bath?  neweurope   Feb-13-07 08:24 AM   #21 
                    - Every day?  Nite Owl   Feb-14-07 09:31 PM   #23 
                       - The doctor is certainly right.  neweurope   Feb-15-07 02:48 AM   #24 
                          - He starts on Saturday  Nite Owl   Feb-15-07 01:19 PM   #26 
                          - He did the first shot last night  Nite Owl   Feb-18-07 11:07 AM   #27 
                             - I'm so glad to hear that.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-18-07 04:18 PM   #28 
                             - I just wish it could be me  Nite Owl   Feb-19-07 05:49 PM   #30 
                                - I'm waiting to hear about insurance. It's been about 1 week.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-19-07 11:07 PM   #32 
                                   - Have any of the tests  Nite Owl   Feb-19-07 11:53 PM   #33 
                                      - I haven't had many tests.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-20-07 07:31 AM   #35 
                                         - The biopsy wasn't difficult  Nite Owl   Feb-20-07 08:21 PM   #36 
                                            - he'll do well, I think  jeme   Mar-25-07 09:51 PM   #37 
                                               - He's done six shots and  Nite Owl   Mar-26-07 09:11 PM   #38 
                                                  - you're right  jeme   Mar-26-07 10:31 PM   #39 
                             - Congratulations!  neweurope   Feb-19-07 08:25 AM   #29 
                                - He still feels fine  Nite Owl   Feb-19-07 06:00 PM   #31 
                                   - That would be great if his brother and friends would  neweurope   Feb-20-07 03:26 AM   #34 
  - I'm glad to hear that he is sticking with his treatment...  Cobalt Violet   Mar-31-07 12:06 PM   #40 
  - That's such good news!  Nite Owl   Mar-31-07 09:43 PM   #41 
     - I'm glad he can stick to it.  Cobalt Violet   Mar-31-07 11:10 PM   #42 
  - The doctor called with the  Nite Owl   Apr-03-07 12:03 PM   #43 
  - Excellent.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-06-07 09:40 PM   #44 
  - I found out that I am type 1a.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-29-07 09:03 AM   #45 
  - From the reading I have done  Nite Owl   May-02-07 02:13 PM   #46 
  - My experience with Peg/Ribaviron  warren pease   Aug-30-07 11:03 AM   #47 
  - Thanks so much for sharing  Nite Owl   Sep-01-07 09:04 PM   #48 
  - My son went for his last  Nite Owl   Sep-14-07 07:22 PM   #49 
  - I'm so sorry to hear that.  Cobalt Violet   Sep-20-07 07:48 AM   #50 
     - Good luck  Nite Owl   Sep-20-07 08:40 PM   #51 
  - The first shot went good.  Cobalt Violet   Sep-24-07 07:07 AM   #52 
  - Great, the first few shots  Nite Owl   Sep-24-07 07:09 PM   #53 
  - here is a kick for this thread.  peacebuzzard   Jan-19-08 09:37 AM   #54 
  - Keep us informed  Nite Owl   Jan-19-08 10:28 AM   #55 
  - thanks. and thanks for the links.  peacebuzzard   Jan-19-08 01:54 PM   #56 
  - Thank you Nite Owl.  peacebuzzard   Feb-03-08 05:09 PM   #63 
     - I know the information  Nite Owl   Feb-07-08 07:34 PM   #69 
  - Sorry you have this virus.  Cobalt Violet   Jan-22-08 04:17 PM   #57 
     - I am on a medical leave and have Cobra ...cost is over 450 a month,  peacebuzzard   Jan-22-08 10:35 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-08 11:56 PM   #59 
  - a friend of mine at work had Hep C and took the inteferon  blondie58   Jan-25-08 05:20 AM   #60 
  - I lost my job because of the side effects of treatment Thursday.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-02-08 02:53 PM   #61 
  - I am so sorry about that.  peacebuzzard   Feb-03-08 05:02 PM   #62 
  - Working was a big challenge for me.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-04-08 11:39 AM   #64 
     - My son found that too  Nite Owl   Feb-04-08 11:46 AM   #66 
        - It does snowball a bit.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-05-08 11:46 AM   #67 
           - Took him about a month  Nite Owl   Feb-05-08 04:12 PM   #68 
  - I'm so sorry to hear that  Nite Owl   Feb-04-08 11:41 AM   #65 
  - My Hepatitis C blood test came back positive  HeeBGBz   Feb-08-08 07:36 PM   #70 
  - Hi there!  peacebuzzard   Feb-09-08 01:05 PM   #71 
  - I requested the tests  HeeBGBz   Feb-10-08 05:06 AM   #73 
     - I had to look up the RIBA question.  peacebuzzard   Feb-14-08 08:12 AM   #75 
  - So sorry to hear this  Nite Owl   Feb-09-08 11:00 PM   #72 
  - I probably got this in the 70's  HeeBGBz   Feb-10-08 05:22 AM   #74 
     - I think I will ask my sister to go to the Health Dept., after reading your post  peacebuzzard   Feb-14-08 08:20 AM   #76 
        - I've got most of my blood tests done through the health dept  HeeBGBz   Feb-14-08 10:57 PM   #77 
           - Give the drug companies  Nite Owl   Feb-15-08 02:18 PM   #78 
           - Thanks for all the info  HeeBGBz   Feb-15-08 05:12 PM   #79 
           - I know you are doing some research  peacebuzzard   Feb-17-08 08:56 AM   #80 
              - I signed up for that forum  HeeBGBz   Feb-19-08 08:32 AM   #82 
  - Sorry.  Cobalt Violet   Feb-17-08 07:09 PM   #81 
     - I told my boss and she has been helpful  HeeBGBz   Feb-19-08 08:42 AM   #83 
  - Get Sam-E! I sent some to my friend, end-stage Hep C, and it was a miracle.  Liberty Belle   Apr-20-08 01:04 AM   #84 
  - Why is the death rate from hepC going up then?  Cobalt Violet   May-11-08 07:45 PM   #85 
  - on the positive side, I know of many people who've been through it-  blondie58   May-11-08 09:12 PM   #86 
  - I finally finsished up the treatment.  Cobalt Violet   Oct-04-08 06:09 PM   #87 
     - I so hope it worked for you.  Nite Owl   Oct-07-08 06:46 PM   #88 
        - So far so good.  Cobalt Violet   Oct-08-08 06:40 PM   #89 

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