Sep 21, 2013
Well, this past Wed. was the 16 week mark ... 5 weeks after stopping Telaprevir and many dose reductions of Ribavirin ... so getting my viral load check was unnerving. Got the results yesterday from a slightly less sensitive test compared to Heptimax which Quest doesn't do anymore. Result <15IU/ml Not Detected. I'm really happy and my anemia is abating a bit ... now hemoglobin is 10.1 up from 9.1 two weeks prior. Doc reduced my riba to 400 mg/day, but now I can go and alternate between 400 and 600 per day. This dose reduction made me nervous also, but my hemoglobin had gone down to 8.6 and I could barely walk. Gonna play a little baseball tomorrow and probably sit out several innings, but I'll be in the game.