Aa
A
A
Close
7469840 tn?1409849436
Just got approved-- starting meds 2/7/14
I have type 4, with low numbers. Got the Sovaldi from Vons pharmacy, am picking up interferon and ribavirin on Friday, and am going to start on February 7th. Will be taking it for 12 weeks. Looking forward to doing this, have been healthy, any suggestions on preparation? Am nervous about giving myself the interferon injections.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Good luck. I have not done treatment yet and will not be on interferon when I do. That said, the self-injection thing, I do understand.

You need to be in the mindset that you are doing it to someone else or to something inanimate (like an orange - a thin-skinned one). In fact, try practicing on one. Try to remove the emotion from it (injecting yourself). It is something you simply do, and move on, as it doesn't hurt (like brushing your teeth, trimming your nails). In fact, once you have done it a few times, it is likely that you will find yourself in that mindset (i.e., just something you need to do).

I wish you luck. Jo
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
4113881 tn?1415853876
Good luck with your treatment. I think for a lot of us...the anticipation of the first injection was the worst but once you do it...the next ones not such a big deal. You will be alright.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
7469840 tn?1409849436
Thanks for the tips. I have nurse friends to help me too if I chicken out. I have gotten really healthy the last several months, walking at the zoo every morning, watching my diet, have lost weight. Feel great! I don't understand many of the terms people are using in their posts. I will probably learn them as I go along.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
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
What Is Hepatitis C?
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Diagnosing Hepatitis C
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
Just Diagnosed? Here’s What’s Next
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
Understanding Hepatitis C Treatment
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
Your Guide to Hep C Treatments
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
Managing Side Effects of Treatment
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
Making Hep C Treatment a Success
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Recent Activity
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 "There comes a time when si... Comment
21 hrs ago
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Barb135's status
Sep 20
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on AnnieBrooke's status
Sep 20
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
DC
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
683231 tn?1467326617
Blank
Auburn, WA
7469840 tn?1409849436
Blank
San Diego, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
Hepatitis C Community Resources