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Ribavirin

I was just wondering how long some of you took the ribavirin after your last shot. I'm going to call the Dr. On Monday and ask. But I'm just a little anxious, my last shot is Mon. night. Thank you!
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1815939 tn?1377995399
You would take it Monday and then the following 6 days.

So you should take it the same day as your shot (Monday) and then for another 6 days after Monday to finish out that week (Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.) Your last day will be the Sunday following your last shot. That would give you the full set of weeks, either 24 or 48 weeks, depending on which set you are doing.
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Avatar f tn
Take them, like you did before, until they are gone.  I was a day short, no telling where i screwed up, but take them all. You dont want to lax on the last week since you have gone this far.
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4670047 tn?1375734001
Ok thank you. Well I've come this far 24wks I'm not going to skip out at this point ill do the full course.    
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766573 tn?1365170066
I agree with the others especially since your treatment start date was 03 December.
(Since you were on shot 7 in this post)

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/week-7-know-und-test/show/1881227#post_8739983

Based on that it will be exactly 24 weeks (or 168 days)

From and including: Monday, December 3, 2012
To and including: Sunday, May 19, 2013

It is 168 days from the start date to the end date, end date included

Or 5 months, 17 days including the end date
Alternative time units
168 days can be converted to one of these units:

    14,515,200 seconds
    241,920 minutes
    4032 hours
    24 weeks
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4670047 tn?1375734001
Well thank you, and thanks for the conversion. Lol!!
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3159077 tn?1356034731
Congratulations mzkity, you're coming down the home stretch. I did what Pooh said and that's what my NP told me to do. 24 shots, and 24 full weeks of riba. I like your analysis Idyllic.
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4950316 tn?1394188185
Hahahaha
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Avatar f tn
hi congratulations you well down the road and the end is just round the corner well done
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4113881 tn?1415853876
I cant believe its already gonna be 24 weeks! Im extremely happy for you!
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Avatar f tn
Hi mzkity,
From what I remember, you have Cirrhosis.  Why are you only treating for 24 weeks instead of 48 weeks?
Advocate1955
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4670047 tn?1375734001
Well the Dr. Never said anything about treating longer. I'm 2b and your correct Cirrhosis. Should I ask him?? Uuggg!!
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3159077 tn?1356034731
I meant to ask you the same thing but I forgot to send you a msg. I don't know if 2b makes a difference but I think the standard protocol is 48 weeks for cirrhosis. Don't want to ruin your weekend, but I think you should ask your doc.
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4670047 tn?1375734001
Oh dear!! My last Dr. appt. he had my last blood test scheduled for June and to see him 6/17. Maybe because I'm not advanced cirrhotic and not experiencing any symptoms??
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3159077 tn?1356034731
Please don't panic, as I'm not certain of the need for 48 weeks of treatment for 2b's w/cirrhosis. I tried to look it up but it's hard for me to wade through all the info. to find the answer right now. Hopefully some of the smarter members will get on to give you their opinion. I was just saying I would ask my doc if I were in your shoes.

My biopsy showed stage 3 fibrosis 21 months prior to my starting treatment and I was questioning my NP about it. How did they know I hadn't progressed to cirrhosis? Should I treat 48 weeks to be safe? I'm genotype 1a and if I had cirrhosis I'm pretty sure they would have made me treat for 48 weeks.
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4670047 tn?1375734001
I went on one of the sites and got lost in it, but came up with one thing. I never had an RVR. I think if I'm reading correctly in those cases even being 2b they extend treatment. However Evan said just get tested again (mainly for peace of mind), I did and it was UND. So I'll just wait and all him Monday. Thanks for trying. :).  
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Avatar f tn
I'm sorry mzkity, I forgot that you're g2. You're fine, the protocol is 24 weeks for g2.
Advocate1955
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