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PegIntron seems to be working

Feb 23, 2012 - 0 comments

I'm 57 and have stage 4 cirrhosis. Now nearly completed my 6th week on PegIntron. The RNA-HCV test after 4 weeks showed viral load of 44, down from about 700,000. They say anything under 100 is considered negative or an "EVR".  The side effects don't seem quite as bad as I expected, except for an itchy dry rash over about half my body and several boils, apparently caused by the low white blood cell side effect.

I feel if I can make it to the last (24th) week of treatment I have a decent chance of success (SVR).

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