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I am on week 21 of my ribavirin and peginterferon treatment.  I am probably experiencing every side effect this medicine can deliver.  Have had 2 transfusions within 4 weeks of each other and the second one only increased my cell count from 7.5 to 7.7.  I was given Procrit and was told that I may have to have this injection every week.  I am also experiencing sores and problems in my mouth.  The doctor says that this is also a side effect to the medicine.  I will do what I have to do to make it through the end, but I just would like to know if there are others in my area that may go to HepC meetings, if they even exist.  My family, friends, and boyfriend are 100% with me but unfortunately it is so hard for me to explain to them what I am going through, physically and emotionally.  Is there anyone that knows of meetings for this cause?

PJ
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Wow, sorry to hear you’re having so many problems with treatment. If you tell us roughly where you live, someone might be able to suggest a support meeting close to you. You can also ask the local hospital or your treating physician bout meetings close by.

Hang in there, and good luck with the results—

Bill
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I live in Henderson, Nv.
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Try calling CPMC liver clinic and asking them if they’re aware of local HCV support groups:

(702) 796-9111

Sorry I couldn’t be more specific—

Bill
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Thank you Bill.

PJ
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Hi, PJ--

I sent a private message to an old member here that might be more familiar with the Southern Nevada support network; bookmark this post, and check back in th next day or two and see if she responds,

Bill
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Thank you, again.  I really appreciate all the info I can get.

PJ
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