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When to take interfuron

They say it is better to take interfuron before you go to bed so you sleep trough
     a bit of the rough part do you find that to be the case?
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Definitely! And on your "Friday" so you can have a coupla of days to recuperate.

For me, the 1st shot has always been the worst, like having a bad flu, but after that it doesn't affect me so much.
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Oy I wish we could just sleep through the side effects. In my case the more debilitating sides tend to kick the day after I administer the injection.  In other words, while not every shot feels the same I generally have to take my shot on a Friday so I have all day Saturday to get through the rough part.
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Really thats something you will have to adjust to, for me the sides didn't take hold for 6 hours or so. I found it was better for me to take my shot early then pop a couple of tylenols at bedtime. That seemed to work best in my case.......... Good luck
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I'd do my shot about two or three hours before bed and slept through the first part but generally the day after I was fairly out of it, too.

Taking tylenol with the shot, before or after is a good idea.

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  Well, when I first began my Treatment, my Doctor gave me my first shot, around 11 am, and told me to expect flu like symptoms, in 4~6 hrs. She was right, in 6 hrs I got muscle aches.
  The meds made me exhausted, by 2 pm, and I work 5 hrs a day, 7 days a week. So...I would work from 7 am~1 pm. Once I began giving myself the shot, I did choose to do it around 4 pm.
  My first 8 shots were the worst. By 12 weeks, I barely had any reaction to it, most of the time.
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With my first shot, I didn't feel much. I thought there was something wrong with the med. I had really hydrated, and I think that helped. For the most part, it was a few days later when it seemed to hit. This tx is so unpredictable. My description of triple tx: have felt yucky often! Get dehydrated, and all other sx are compounded.
May the odds be, ever, in your favor,
C
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I did my shot right before bed, as at the beginning if tx I'd usually start to feel achy about an hour later. After a month or so the interferon was built up enough that there wasn't any "sudden onset" anymore, at least not directly associated with the time of injection. After several months I seemed to have a lot of interferon in my system all the time, but I would nevertheless have occasional periods at totally random times (and random days) when I would suddenly feel like I was getting a little peak of interferon and I'd feel achy and a little feverish. I believe the stuff would have occasional bursts of release into my bloodstream, but I just believe that because it felt that way, and I don't know what was really happening.
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