After 1 week without ribavirin, I'm back up to Hgb 8.5 as of yesterday. My iron levels were checked, and indeed I have depleted my iron reserves; I am to start 325 mg iron supplement am and pm. Lesson here: Procrit may eventually need iron supplementation to work, so your iron levelsshould be checked if the Procrit stops or isn't working.
My next check is on Mon.8/18. Hope to resume riba next Monday... maybe gradually increasing dose back up to "normal".
My white counts are in good shape now, so I am dropping down 25% from my current 300 mcg 2x/wk Neupogen.
Thanks for all your responses, suggestions, and expressions of concern.
After a week without Ribavirin my mind seems sharper, but other sides have not changed.
As always, forward we go. Thanks for all the songs this week!
Best to all,