Good luck on starting tx and obtaining SVR, I think with these new drugs the chances are excellent! I am on week 13 of tx, and 5 weeks with Vic. My white blood count dropped pretty fast, so that I was on weekly Neupogen injections by week 5. The doc said I had an excellent response to Interferon apparently. My hemoglobin started at 14 and by week 12 was down to 10. The doc just reduced my Riba from 1000 mg to 800. I weigh 143 so am right at the borderline and am okay with the reduction as I am past week 12 and have been UND since week 7. I am a CT which is harder to cure, you are a CC so you are in good shape! As far as sides go, everyone is different, for me fatigue, headache, (didn't have the gastro issues that Dave had), bad taste in mouth and dry mouth are the worst. I did started dropping hair like crazy once I added the Vic.
There are some wonderful people on this forum who will help you through this! Keep in touch and hugs to you.
I am feeling really good, it's six month post treatment and I am svr, the stuff works.
Good luck to you and Evangelin with your tx.
My husband will be starting Victrelis in about 2 weeks. A nurse is supposed to come out to talk to him about the Victrelis and then they will send the meds. I don't know exactly how long all that will take.
find out tues 9/6 when start date is...will be by end of month.
how you feeling? any new insight? hope and prayers....
I had some gastro pain a couple of weeks after vic was introduced (week 10), this resolved after a couple of weeks. HGB, Platelets, WBCs and ANC were all normal prior to tx and became quite low. Rescue drugs were necessary to keep going. I was in a trial and completed a 43 week tx 6 months ago. It was tough but ok as I pretty much expected.
Good luck with your treatment, what week are you in?