Aug 06, 2011
Week 2 in the books. Double yay! Doctors appt Monday, week 1 lab results kind of stressed me out. I guess the ongoing discussions on the HepC boards, people correlating how well the Ribavirin is working with drops in their hgb levels, got in my head. I know not everyone experiences anemia with these meds but because I only dropped a tenth of an IU (14.2 to 14.1) in my first week I start second guessing myself; am I eating enough; should I exercise; what about the f'in purines that lady keeps harping about? no biggy, I'll just spend more time on my knees praying and less time reading the message boards.
Unremarkable week though. Still somewhat itchy but it's under control. No apparent rash just small unnoticeable bumps that I think can be contributed to the Riba. Can't run or doing anything outside. That bums me out for sure. The new issue of Runner's World magazine came and I pitched it in the trash. I stare at the treadmill in my living room hoping to warm up to it. not so much, though.
wbc count is down so at least I know the interferon is working. For some reason I always get an infection in my upper sinuses when my white blood cell count is low. no itchy butt, no nausea, no serious side effects to date, still working. good spirits just cranky due to inactivity.
week 2...yellow poop (undetermined), mild itching (riba rash), heat & light averse (riba sx), sinus infection (low wbc/pegasys)