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Pneumonia during interferon treatment

Dear all,

I have just completed my 5th dose of interferon (180mg) and most unfortunately I have been diagnosed with pneumonia this morning.  The respiratory doctor suspected that it is due to low WBC as a result of interferon treatment and so she ordered some blood tests (LFT, WBC etc) and the result will be available within these few days.

The question is whether I should continue the interferon treatment when I am fighting the pneumonia.  Your kind advice is very much appreciated.  Many thanks.

I myself has also had bronchiectasis (at lingular) though the pneumonia this time is at right lobe.

Regards,

Cyrus
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Sorry to hear that cyrus.
I don't think anybody will advise you on what to do now. I think you need ask your doctors to consult what to do now as things become complicated.
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I am on my 32nd week of intf. Last week I got flu but even so I made interferon injection. After that my fever went to 37.5 and stayed around this for 4 days my cough was getting worse so I took Tamiflu. After one pill of tamiflu I had terrible hives all over my body. I never had anything like this before. My doctor prescribed me one injection of Tavegyl and Zyrtec and Erius for 5 days. And only after five days my hives disappeared. I was also advised to do Interferon injection 3 days later from my scheduled date. This is just my experience.  
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Dear Andrey,

My doctor just advised me to stop the interferon injection for 1 week so as to allow time for the pneumonia to resolve.

Would Stefano and studyforhope please advise whether the suspension of 1 week interferon will have any adverse impact on my treatment result?  Many thanks.

Regards,

Cyrus
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My doctor told me its standard practice to postpone or restart the whole TX if you get sick for other reasons.

Keeping my fingers crossed you get out of it ASAP.
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One week of suspending interferon will not have any major impact on your treatment.
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liposomal vitamin c has been found very very effective on this i suggest you add it as soon as possible to your treatment, there is a report of a man in new zeland saved by this, he was on respiratory machine and they wanted to switch off machine because dying...
all my family tried it at the start of flu and we always got flu blocked to mild cold resolved in 1-2 days
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Dear Stefano,

Any liposomal vitamin C brand recommended?  I am in Hong Kong.  Many thanks.

Regards,

Cyrus
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livon labs

http://www.livonlabs.com/

check if you have local distributors for asian area
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http://open.salon.com/blog/jeffrey_dach_md/2010/10/20/vitamin_c_saves_dyingman_by_jeffrey_dach_md
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guys it also helps to vaccinate against pneumonia before doing treatment.

But do what stefano said. Increase the vitamin intake. Immune system is in overdrive when on interferon. I just cant believe these treating doctors dont know what to do in these cases to level it out.

But then again I am not  surprised how can they know if they read only instruction manuals written by the drug companies.  Yep. I wish it was actually funny darn it.
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by the way i had a family member, transplanted, with sepsis which is deadly especially on immune suppressed...we thought it was flu and give lipo c 30g and waited more than 48hrs before getting into hospital (stupid doctor did not even visit to check if it was flu or not) anyway we knew it was sepsis after few days in the hospital and we have been very lucky to give her lipo c because a life saving procedure is giving IV vitamin c at the on set of sepsis

i dont remember the death rate but every hour lost before giving antibiotics into hospital increases death rate so drammatically

in the hospital she stopped she was given a mix of about 4 antibiotics of the most potent types IV, she stopped lipo c thinking not very useful now but restarted immediately as she developped some cough which disappered same day as lipo c was restarted

i mean this liposomal vitamin c is a bomb and it is better have it home anyway

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101117184457.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22116695

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we cant say 100% liposomal vitamin c available at home saved her life but we can be sure the outcome without it could have been drammatically worst with damage to major organs being 48hrs late

just had no time to review this on livonlabs website to be helpful for others too, by the way now we are 3 families using it at first signs of flu and it always worked 100% to block it on all of us when it happens just taking 6g of lipo c
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Steph you are right. Look what intravenous vitamin c does. It even slows down HIV and clears cancer tumors reportedly.

The medical industry knows all this.

You know that big pharma is manipulating everything to have no cures for anything now. It is up to us to spread the truth.  

All we really need is honest doctors somewhere that set up clinics that cure people with what we know works.
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