I am on treatment with PEGASYS & Ribavirin. I am genotype 1b in week 32 of 48. I began treatment with a viral load of 10,100,000 and went to 784 by week 4. Undetectable at week 12. When I started treatment I weighed 165 and was put on 1,000 mg/day of Ribavirin. At week 32 I weight 140 and my hemoglobin is at 9.9. My doctor wants me to lower my Ribavirin to 800 mg/day. I am hesitant in doing this. I do not want a viral breakthrough. What are your thoughts on reducing Ribavirin? I really dont want to jeopardize my chances of clearing this virus!! I also read that when taking PEGASYS the dosage for Ribavirin at 140lbs is 1,000-1,200mg vs (PEGINTERON & Riba @ 800-1000).
Thank you for your help.