Mark, iwould love to go but it is on Saturday the day after my shot. These past weeks my mental health has. Improved since I have been working in the yard-an hour today and taking 5,000 iu a day of vit d3. I was low for the third time. So, I have also been laying I n the sun-10min on each side. I have been eating red meat everyday for the past few weeks and noticed my anemia isn't as bad as it had been. But with 3 more days of incivek my itching has increased. Did you exercise during tx? Christel
I did exercise during treatment, although it was a very hit and miss affair. I tried to let the way I felt dictate what I tried to do, good days I took advantage of. Is the sun helping your rash? It sure helped mine. Hang in there, life gets much better after incivek...Mark
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