Why stop 4 days early? Cutting corners and making up your own treatment protocol is not a good way to successfully treat hepatitis C. If you are treating with three drug therapy you risk developing resistance and have no other options until new treatment become available.
It your call.
i stopped 5 days early....i felt i had to stop to stay alive...i think you take the drugs till you feel your bodies going to give out...the morning i stopped i made it downstairs to the kitchen(that was really tough) where my girlfriend was making me blueberry pancakes..i looked dead..my face fell into the butter...she said "you gotta stop" i did....lots of folks trying to help thought it was nuts stopping 5 days early....later i found many with bad symptoms had stopped incivek early...its funny how different drugs affect people...and what defines a bad symptom...when i went to my doctor i would prep my girlfriend as to how we could make light of my symptoms to be able to stay on tx...one time i couldn't even sit up in the chair for the exam.....had to lay down....they took me off riba for 10 days but i kept taking the incivek and interferon full dose...i would take the drugs as prescribed the best you can...i'll bet you will feel better at least mentally when the incivek is done.. good luck...billy
Doing less than the prescribed protocol is always a risky venture when doing HCV therapy.
if your doctor feels the side effects are life-threatening and ceasing any of the drugs because of this you should follow his direction.
Obviously the drug is so new no one can answer. It depends on your reasons. If it is the fatigue there are shots you can take once a week to battle the anemia. Ask about that.
I am also finding the teleprevir a real challenge and I'm in week eleven, but I didn't go through all this to quit and then worry till my final SVR. If you possibly can hang in there do it, but only you know your body. Also are you sure the symptoms you are experiencing are definitely the teleprevir?
Spring I asked the same thing I know the end is torture but hang in there you came this far FINISH... I finished yesterday kept one pill in the bottle so when I think life is bad I can go look at that and remember how I made through treatment. You can do it keep swallowing those pills down and know when its over its the best feeling in the world! Today is day one for me off the meds WAHOOOOOOOOOOO... Keep pushing!
I had that conversation over & over in my head thru my entire tx. That's all I thought about. But Then I thought to myself I have to finish this, I made it this far, I can do this. If I was able to finish, so can you.You're almost there!
yeah, tough it out unless your doc says stop. You will feel only a little less like crap for the next four days if you stop anyway. I cant imagine anything getting much worse in the next 4 days if you stick with it. You can do this!!!!!
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