This is my second time on tx. The first time was Pegintron combo for 48 weeks, after months I relapsed. I am now on week 71 of 72 taking Pegasys, copegus combo. While I still have plenty of sides effects including hypothyroidism (due to tx)they don't compare to how sick I was on the pegintron.
The insurance company gave me a harder time getting approved the first time than when I started round two. They never questioned having to do tx over or when I had to start procrit and neupogen.
Unfortunately I am not to familar with Zadaxin or its side effects but I still don't think it is wise to do two different types of therapy at the same time especially when there are so many sides and precautions that the doctors have to watch for.
Good luck to you. Kim
Miles Andrew would be a good person to talk with about this. His website is full of information on xadaxin (thymosin) and he's been through the tx wringer, so is knowledge is fairly encyclopedic: http://www.mkandrew.com.
You should definately inform your doc. They need to know what your taking. I was going to take it also if I didn't have a 2 log drop by 3 months and my doc was ok with that. I had the 2 log drop but wasn't clear so I opted for extended tx. My hepatologist recommends 48 weeks from clearing. I did 71 weeks. I chose pegasys combo for the same reasons you mentioned. Zadaxin is very expensive and insurance won't cover it. I think back then it was about $800 a month from the pharmacy I spoke with. My insurance com[any was fine with how long I was on tx but others are more restrictive. It should tell you in your policy. I wish you the best. Making all those decisions is just so hard. LL
I live close to Las Vegas. Know of a good doctor? One like Layla's, that might be cool with Zadaxin? I would go to Dr. Cecil in Louisville, if he wasn't so far away. I read that you have better odds of responding to interferon if you haven't taken it before? For this reason, including possible insurance issues, I want to take my best shot, pun intended. My Doctor retired. The Gastro group in my local small tourist town shoves you off to his nurse. I haven't met him in the 2 1/2 years that I have been going there. That won't work for me. I put a note out to Miles, thanks for the tip.
iam going on shot #5 iam 1b 11 million vl, mind if i ask what your vl is