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back and body aches cures anyone ?

im 16 days into treatment with pegasus injections and 400 mg ribavivrin 2 x day.i have been up allnight with back pain and all day with body,back and muscle pain.sound like side affects from meds ? taking tylenol and using heating pad.also if i am treating for only 24 weeks does anyone think i will loose my hair ? also does anyone have any good suggestions for a vitamin without iron for how tired i am some days ? thanks,and happy holidays , all !
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Hi, as far as back pain i had it in my lower back for about 1st 6wks of tx. i also did 24wks. as geno 2 . i have been done with tx for 5mo. was und at 4wks. i lost about 1/3 of my hair but no one but me could tell. it has started growing back and really feels & looks so much better. i took b12 everyday and i've also read here where some get b12 shots. be careful thou you don't want to get anemic .hope you feel better soon. happy holidays
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thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
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thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
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thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
Avatar universal
thanks.im on laptop in bed now with heating pad.entire upper to lower back hurts,and arms & sholders  are so sore.legs too.flu like symptoms i guess.took tylenol.im also geno 2,stage 2.im worried about anemia b/c before treatment my red blood cell count was 3.80....norm starts at 3.96,and white blood cells were 4.0 and norm starts at 4.0.so i was already low/borderline then.that was back in sept before treatment.m getin blood work done monday.i have been taking b complex 2 times daily,and one a day essentials with no iron asa daily vitamin 2 times daily.also my GYN has me on calcifolic-D,which is prescription for good bones,as im 44 and recently had hysterectomy in augusti was told the 1 mg. folic acid in there can help me with my low blood counts as i take that 2 times  day.i hope i have gotten good info.do you know ? also i just went to my cardioligist and he said he could tell by loking at the inner lineing of inside my lower eye lids.as they are a nice rich pink color,not pale,so i keep an eye on my eyes too.im prepared for procrit if needed as i was low before treatment.does anyone think my levels were low due just to having HCV ?
144210 tn?1273092382
Think you fell asleep on the enter button.
173975 tn?1216261375
Are you on the laptop now with the heating pad?

wyn
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geese !!  i think i have a repeat enter button.lol.what the heck did i do......sorry.lol.......im not on heating pad right now,going To get some tylenol and water as i called dr and he said i am no where near getting enough water,as i have the chills and headache on top of everything else.my last shot was monday.he says symptoms are from pegasus.how is water able to help relieve symptoms ? oh, and was wondering why you wanted To know if i was on laying on heating pad while laptop on my lap ? ill bet u thought i fell asleep with my post ! sorry !!  
173975 tn?1216261375
I was having a hard time envisioning exactly what it is you were describing; The bed, then the laptop, then you and the heating pad on top???

*LOL*

Anyway, water helps with hydration as the meds really dry you out.  Some studies advise drinking as much as a gallon per day!  I've also read it can help with headaches.

wyntre
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