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Update: 3 Days Left of Incivek!!!
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Update: 3 Days Left of Incivek!!!

This is just an update:  my husband has three days left of Incivek!!!  He'll be finished on Thursday night this week.  He's managed pretty well throughout this treatment so far (third treatment in four years).  He was VL 78 at Week 4 and VL UND at Week 8.  His labs were all good last Friday, but he does have symptoms of anemia (extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, pale, weakness, cold hands/feet) even though hemotocrit and hemoglobin were both OK last week.  He came home early from work last Thursday, missed work on Friday due to symptoms of anemia, and spent the weekend resting.  He went to work last night, but had a tough time (fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea).  He reduced Ribavirin from 1200 to 1000 yesterday per Nurse Practitioner's advice.  The immediate goals are to get to Thursday, finish Incivek, and check labs again on Friday.  The long range goals are to complete 36 1/2 more weeks of treatment and reach SVR!!
Advocate1955
Tags: incivek, symptoms of anemia, UNDETECTED
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1815939 tn?1377995399
I am hoping your husband feels better when he stops Incivek. I know I do and I have only been off of it for 2 days, LOL. I also hope his labs improve and he does well. Countdown: 3 more days! WooHoo! A time to celebrate.
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1494170 tn?1361754460
Glad to see he is almost done with at least the incivek part and UND.

Best of Luck with the rest!!!

Merry Christmas n SVR New Year!!!

Gene
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1945316 tn?1329751825
I finished Incivek on Nov 23rd...have same side effects, low Hemo, fatigue.
On last 30 days I developed the rash, mild but the itching is a bear.
My treatment will be completed Feb 13, 2012.
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1711722 tn?1356491154
Hi.  Good news!  May the next few days be tolerable for your husband.  And the days after that, a relief.
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Merry Xmas Advocate and to your husband.   Hopefully he will have gentler days in the near future!
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408795 tn?1324939275
Good to hear!!  You are both gonna be so happy when tx is completly over and again when he gets his SVR.  good luck moving forward!!  
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1669790 tn?1333666195
Hope your husband feels better after the riba reduction.  Sounds like those last few weeks on Inc are tough for many.  Also hope the remainder of trt on SOC goes easier for him.  Being his third, he sure does need a break.  Best wishes to both of you.  
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Best wishes to both of you. Hopefuly the rest.if tx will go easier. I suffer from anemia too so I.know how diffuclt this is. After the.inc is done he will start to feel better. God bless
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Congratulations!  My husband is just entering his 4th week, can't wait to be looking at only a few more days of the Incivek.  So far so good, but we're taking it one day at a time.  He has good and bad days, mostly good at this point.  Hoping the rest of his tx is smooth sailing!
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Good news.  Just being fat free is such a relief.  Life after incivek has been so much easier for me.  Not that i still don't feel bad, each day is a challenge still, but it's still much easier without the incivek sx.  Hoping it is the same for your husband.
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Thank you to everyone for your words of support and encouragement.  Praying for SVR for all.
Advocate1955
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1846163 tn?1331052348
Hope you both have a wonderful Christmas, and that your husband starts feeling better.
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