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619345 tn?1310345021

diet need to lose weight before tx

Well I have had every blood test possible and all came back good so I have decided to tx will start after my cataract surgery late December  but I have to take off weight my GI would like me to lose at least 8 to 10 kilos
I will be on Pegitron 100 and Riba 1200  otherwise he will prescribe Pegasys but prefers I do the Pegitron as for my genotype 1b he feels I will have a better chance
I was turned on to a product I am considering using I have checked it out on the internet  has anyone tried Livskinny My friend has recommened it to me as she has lost 15 pounds in a month She has medical issuesand needed to lose weight
and it was prescribed by her doctor and she swears by it  
It claims all good things for the liver on the website for the product It  has been a very nerve racking time since I was diagnosed and I have stayed up all hours of the night researching  and reading all the posts debating to tx or not.
thank you all for all the informaiton regarding your good and bad experiences with  sx on tx
but I have finally made the decision to move forward and Go for it
I am doing great on the Anti Depressant and feeling like my old self again  Depression is a bear
and I actually gained weight! during this trying time. Any input will be appreciated
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Avatar universal
Well, if you are unable to achieve the weight loss before starting treatment not to worry. You maybe one of many who have achieved this feat in less than 12 weeks at 1200mg of Ribavirin a day. It suppresses something’s and accelerates others, one and foremost is the frequent trips, it strikes without warning and has no boundaries in which the occurrence may strike. One bit of advice, never let the pantry go below 8.

Other than that your boarding pass is all in order for the journey. Hum… I will be having my cataract surgery this Wednesday on my right eye and have had the same symptoms as you have described, night diving is almost nill to none. I am also a 1b and am post 8 months. Keep your spirits up moving forward the water is fine once you get use to it.

148588 tn?1465782409
You say all your bloodwork came back 'good', but what exactly are your fasting glucose numbers? Given the emerging good news about the insulin sensitizer Metformin aiding in response (especially in women who need to lose weight) I would seriously look at your bloodwork again and read the report concerning Metformin that was posted on the other forum. I've dropped 40 lb. in the last 6months (230 down to 190) since starting to take Metformin ER, my fasting glucose has normalized (after being 'borderline for years, and I feel great. Something to at least discuss with your doctor.
I would tend to have doubts about a product called "LivSkinny' unless I knew *exactly* what was in it. Good Luck with your treatment.
619345 tn?1310345021
About weight loss well I asked my doctor about losing weight and why cant I start before weight loss it is because the meds in the fridge are based on the weight before I gained weight he said get at least 8 kilos off but if I don't make the mark I will tx anyway with the meds
I have made up my mind He said I most likely will not lose weight maybe he is just being him He now calls me Dr. as I come in with so many questions and info from here and the internet he is elated with me Iand likes the fact I am so on hands in my tests He says he is not going to tell me to tx but I am ready except for the weight I also feel ready  
my fasting insulin is 12 the values of reference are 5-25
Hemiblobin is 12.9 and '
platlets 225 the only bad result was the tryglicerides  198
and my white blood count is a bit off but

I have a huge lump under my left ear very painful been coming on for a while a gland but he did not want to give me antibiotics and gave me nimesulida an anti inflamatory  If it is not gone in 5 days or gets worse I go back

My eco cardiogram came back excellent as well as my ekg and the thyroid tests all  normal range too

livskinny been checking it out seems okay so far looking for the ingredients it will have to say on the product I would assume it is a hydration program I will not use it while on tx unless it is good to do so

I take milk thistle and dandelion and Omega 3
not sure if I can continue those but will hope to hear opinions on that as I feel more energy but could be the anti depressants too

thanks for the support I am relieved I finally decided and will move forward  and no I did not discuss the livskinny with him last night

96938 tn?1189803458
Based on what you say, you probably have the 120 mcg Redipen. If the doc says that your dose is 100 mcg (really 96) you will probably have instructions to set the pen's dial to .4  . If the doc is concerned about you losing some weight to match the dose for 100 mcg (really 96) why then don't you set the dial to .5 to get the full 120 mcg dose that's in the barrell?  But, I'm a believer that more Peg is better than less Peg.  Anyway, if you are like most people (not all), it's likely that you will shed a few pounds on tx eventually getting to the weight the doc wants. Take a look at the box and then look at the dosing table (Prescribing Infromation) for combo (not mono) therapy that you can find on pegintron.com or maybe the prescribing information came in the package. Let the fiesta begin.
179856 tn?1333550962
The best diet is to eat moderation portions and exercise.  Anything else - all the fad diets and as soon as you eat anything outside the boundries the weight comes flying back on.

I like the Weight Watchers diet....that way you can eat what you want if you have a craving, even McDonalds and stuff like that but you loose weight too.

It's really the only thing that ever worked for me - I have no willpower and when I want something it drives me insane.......I don't know how 'quickly' you would lose the weight but you'd have a much better chance of maintaining it.
144210 tn?1273092382
I managed to lose 60lbs before my 3rd tox. Her is how I did it:

As far as diet goes, it is real simple, I burn more calories than I take in. I use a treadmill every day and watch what I eat. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and salads. I stay away from sugar and white flour stuff.  A typical day is a Slimfast for breakfast, 3 hours later at work I'll have a salad. 3 hours later a yogurt and celary sticks, 3 hrs later some cheese or sardines (I like sardines). When I get home I work out for an hour, then eat something with protein in it like tuna, or lean meat with asparagus or a salad. I drink coffee or diet soda when I get any cravings. Once a week I eat whatever I want. I will go out for steak, or breakfast or something great which gives me something to look forward to. I count calories sort of and as the weight comes off, it get's easier to stay motivated.  Eating several small meals throughout the day with fruit and/or vegetables is easy on the liver and the URQ pain I used to have is long gone.

Good luck!
663420 tn?1248680985
Have you considered doing a clinical trial? The Telaprevir and the Boceprevir trials are looking pretty good. Using the Interferon and Ribavirin alone net about a 40% chance of SVR, But the Telaprevir and Boceprevir boost that rate up to about 65%. Considering how nasty these drugs are I don't see any reason why someone would not go for the best treatment possible because if you fail to SVR guess what? You get to do the whole treatment all over again. That is something I would clearly hate to do. I'm looking to clear this virus as fast as possible with the best treatment I can find. I have a very good Dr. and she instructs me to do the Boceprevir. I should be starting treatment in about a month. I have also researched this intensively and there are many articles that point in this direction. This is just food for thought and I wish you the best know matter what treatment you use!
619345 tn?1310345021
FIGuy I looked at the box it says as it is Hecho en Mexico but it does dial to 5 100 /0.5ml  just the pen and some foil packets and a needle are inside just says dial all the way to 5 my riba comes in a separate box  but thanks after my cataract surgery I will begin can't wait to see out of both eyes   thanks for the heads up  but it says 100 is dialing at 5 will as my GI as he will have someone give me my first injection
the pen has powder and water in it and the foil packets have alcohol
619345 tn?1310345021
I think the suggestions are great must a lost a ton over my life and then whoops creeps back on I am a comfort eater and stress and bad habits just sneak back up but I have now dedicated myself to get well I can do I am sure I think the LIvSkinny is just a drink which also has a lemon flavored cristal powder that you can mix with yougart called crave and it is suppose to be an appetite suppresant normal day for me is get up drink coffee run to work usually late don't eat till three then eat again at night late and no excercise what so ever except getting in an out of the car here it is still almost 95 in the day starting finally to cool off the anti depressants give me terrible hot flashes other than that I like them but hot flashes with heat is well miserable
nothing is perfect but I do feel better thinner and have battled weight problems all my life as I do not take care of my metabolism it is very slow from not eating actually eating more I lose weight good foods of course and eating breakfast I lose weight I am on a peanut butter kick now living alone it is the easiest thing to grab and eat I have to stock up on good food and I did buy a really nice treadmil  the beaches are great to walk on but who has the time I live in paradise and do not get to enjoy it much
thanks girls for the advice finally feels good to have made a decision can't believe I put on more weight while making the decision
619345 tn?1310345021
I live in Mexico we are at the tip here like an island no trials all very hush hush I personally have never met anyone here with Hep C yet my doctor is treating almost 300 people now a lot of medical people he is the specialist here in Baja Sur people come up from Cabo to see him anyway trials you guys are lucky that can go on them I did get some free blood work from the lab in Valencia CA they sent down cupons as our labs here can handle most blood tests but they send the tests at 12 weeks to the Valencia labs as they I am sure are using them as a study takes a couple of weeks to get the results back  my Fibrotest was done at the teaching hospital in Guadalajara a lot of doctors all over attend medical schools in Mexico so we have the knowledge but in the smaller towns like anywhere not the equipment we do not have an MRI or CAT Scan here yet but hey Walmart is almost open then Costco then Home Depot and Sams club this place has sure changed since I moved here 23 years ago only one signal light and they would move it all over town mostly sandy roads now all paved progress just creeped up on us
Avatar universal
I started treatment weighing in at 210-215...believe it or not....thats my normal weight...i just got huge frame...big bones too....i was down to 195  a few weeks ago...but i went up to 210 just smelling food...i cant help it....i just hope and pray me at 210 will cause me not too SVR
Avatar universal
And i dont look fat at all...my BMI says i sholud weigh 175....I THINK NOT...ill be a broom handle
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