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Should I reduce riba now or when I finish incevik?
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Should I reduce riba now or when I finish incevik?

I reduced riba from 1000 to 800 mg on 12/9 because my hgb has been around 8.0 (or low 8’s, not in 7’s).
On 12/15  doctor told me to reduce riba to 600 mg because hgh is still low….despite 5 weekly shots of procrit.
For some reason I resisted reducing riba to 600 mg, but I can tell I am feeling so tired that I think I am ready to reduce to the 600 mg.
Am I defeating myself my not reducing – can my hgb drop lower and doctor tell me to temporarily stop riba ?
I will finish my incevik tomorrow – is there any advantage to taking the 800 mg of riba till I finish the last dose of incevik tomorrow, and then the following day reduce riba to the 600mg?   Or should I just reduce now?  Thanks.  ginger
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Ginger... From your other thread is was suggested to you that reducing Riba (as your doctor has recommended ) because of the still falling HGB. was thr right thing to do and also should not be of too much concern because you wre already UND.

I would think there is no advantage to waiting and jeopardize .it falling any further  and should do what the doctor has advised..

Good luck..
Will
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Strongly agree with Will (hi will)
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thanks.   guess i needed to hear it again.  don't know why this is hard for me.   anyway,  i took 400 mg of riba this monring, and tonight will only  take 200 mg so a total of 600 mg.     And will continue at the 600 daily riba dose and see how hgb does.  thanks again.....ginger
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I would have been very tempted to do exactly the same and certainly understand.  Hope you feel better soon.
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You'll be fine.  This dose reduction will not affect your outcome, according to the trial studies, and it will allow you to continue treatment.  Hope you feel better.
Advocate1955
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i think will's got it right..reduce and play it safe....better to be able to stay on tx...btw after stopping the incivek i tanked while taking more then the doc recommended..stupid mistake....billy
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thanks all....i always appreciate your advice.
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