MarkFly1's MedHelp Blogs https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/5113878 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en EOT on Nov. 13 Well, I took my last Ribavirin pill on the morning of the 13th to complete 24 weeks of treatment incl MarkFly1 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:35:35 -0600 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/949543/EOT-on-Nov-13 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/949543/EOT-on-Nov-13 Week 16 Well, this past Wed. was the 16 week mark ... 5 weeks after stopping Telaprevir and many dose reducti MarkFly1 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:13:11 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/880963/Week-16 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/880963/Week-16 In the 12th week My doc and I agreed to stop the telaprevir a week early, after 11 weeks. Feeling a bit better. One MarkFly1 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:10:01 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/849802/In-the-12th-week https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/849802/In-the-12th-week 8 week viral load Just found out today that my 8 week Heptimax result was <5 ... i.e., undetectable. Meds are causing MarkFly1 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:14:04 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/832175/8-week-viral-load https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/832175/8-week-viral-load Week 6 blood work Well, I'm half way through triple tx. At week 4, my viral load using Heptimax was <5 IU/ml which I t MarkFly1 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:48:12 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/815399/Week-6-blood-work https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/815399/Week-6-blood-work 3rd week down, start of 4th week of triple therapy So far so good. The meds seem to be working very well. Was UND at 2 weeks and today, I finished my MarkFly1 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:25:21 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/798934/3rd-week-down--start-of-4th-week-of-triple-therapy https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/798934/3rd-week-down--start-of-4th-week-of-triple-therapy 2 wk viral load Just got the 2 week viral load test back.... I'm invisible! Viral quantity "not detected". Yes!!! MarkFly1 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:25:23 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/797298/2-wk-viral-load https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/797298/2-wk-viral-load 2nd wk blood test Still waiting to get the viral load at 2 weeks ... probably come in on Monday, June 17. The CBC, CMP MarkFly1 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:13:48 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/795939/2nd-wk-blood-test https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/795939/2nd-wk-blood-test First blood Today I finally got my first blood results drawn 1 week after initiating tx. Don't get a viral load MarkFly1 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:57:00 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/790289/First-blood https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/790289/First-blood 1 week down, 11 more to go ... arghh This morning completed the first full week of meds. Had to lie down, but feared I was going to throw MarkFly1 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 08:19:14 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/787883/1-week-down--11-more-to-go--arghh https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/787883/1-week-down--11-more-to-go--arghh Triple Therapy and Ondansetron Well, I finally went ahead and called the doc after sending an email. Took a small Ondansetron pill, MarkFly1 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:48:45 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/787454/Triple-Therapy-and-Ondansetron https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/787454/Triple-Therapy-and-Ondansetron A down day Third full day on tx. A yucky day... hot face and mild nausea plus guilt for not getting more work d MarkFly1 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:27:22 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/785504/A-down-day https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/785504/A-down-day First day of Tx Took my first IFN injection yesterday afternoon and first pills last night around 7PM. Today, 30 May MarkFly1 Thu, 30 May 2013 11:45:54 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/784099/First-day-of-Tx https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/784099/First-day-of-Tx Ready to start Incivek 24 May 2013. Spoke to pharmacy people today, got word from them of insurance authorization and arran MarkFly1 Fri, 24 May 2013 23:03:20 -0500 https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/778323/Ready-to-start-Incivek https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/778323/Ready-to-start-Incivek