Sep 03, 2011
I was very afraid and nervous yesterday I took my first pegintron shot at 12:30 pm, started to feel a little groggy about 5 hours later. Went to bed about 7, woke at midnight with a fever of 102, terrible shivers, aching all over, was so cold. My first thought was to take ibuprofen. My husband reminded me about how much my blood levels fell the last time. So, I am going to try tylenol for fever and reserve ibuprofen for really bad times. Last night was bad, I only took two ibuprofen vs the 4 I usually take. My hemo said that aspirin paralyzes the platelets for a week while ibuprofen does the same for a few days.
I was going to take the pills out and put them in a pill box with a timer. The nurse from Vertex told me to keep them in their containers as they would stay fresh that way. Oh well, I will come up with a better way. I tried to set a timer last night but it was on pm instead of AM, oh well :)
I just woke (9/3) feeling a little achey, going to take my incivek and riba at 7, 11, and incivek at 3. The training person was nice but did not know much about the mental side effects of interferon or riba rage; which is my biggest concern, Oh well, I guess there is a difference between having it and knowing and being a trainer. She said it must have been my trial drug that made me anxious, irritable, unable to remember words hah.
5 hours ago I took the Incivek, riba and went back to bed with some tylenol PM. Seems to have helped me sleep, I pray that the sides won't be too awful.