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Still not right

Mar 04, 2012 - 0 comments

I had my blood drawn last week and hgb is 12.1, so it is still good, however I continue with the joint pain, and headaches.  The doctor put me back on my cholesterol medication, however after reading the posts today, regarding the new FDA warnings, I have that on my list to talk to the NP on Wednesday.  I don't feel good, like I did three weeks ago.  I am on my 18th week.  

Not feeling quite right

Feb 25, 2012 - 0 comments

For the last 3 weeks I have had quited a bit of joint and leg pain.  Legs ache and feel heavy, no edema, and circulation is ok.  Just feel yucky.  I was feeling great.  I have a CBC on Monday, hope this increase in RIBA is not lowering hemoglobin.   No shortness of breath, or dizziness like the last time my Hemoglobing was low.  

Monthly visit

Feb 16, 2012 - 2 comments

My hemoglobin has increased to 13.5, I will be increasing my RIBA to 1000 mg, back to the dose when I started treatment.   Feeling good, and hoping it continues.

Should I increase RIBA?

Feb 14, 2012 - 0 comments

Good news,  HGB continues to improve.  Up to 13.5, and my NP asked me if I wanted to increase my RIBA to 1000mgs.  I started treatment at 1000mg and when my HGB started to drop we decrease the dose, finally down to 400mg.  Then after a few weeks of procrit HGB increased and we started to increase RIBA and discontinued procrit.  Wondering ........if I increase my RIBA dose back to 1000 mg, does it improve chance for SVR?