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    Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
    8/16/2008 8:54:00 AM

    Reviewer: patricia, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have found the side affects of the drugs very difficult to handle. My doctor has lowered the dosage of the interferon which has made a small change.I feel like stopping the treatment. The doctor should have information for self help groups as I feel so alone. My family are wonderful but they don't know how i really feel.Its also the stigma of having this dease. I am a 58 year old woman and h ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
    7/25/2008 12:14:11 AM

    Reviewer: cherej, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    This medication made me think I was going to DIE! Severe flu like symptoms. large hematoma at injection site. I was very thankful for my husband and mother & kids who helped me through this treatment. It is NOT easy. But it does work. I was in treatment for 8 months. And after 4 years I still have normal liver readings from lab test every 6 months. I thank GOD for this medication. Please follo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
    5/12/2008 4:54:41 PM

    Reviewer: ahumbleheart@peoplepc.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    48 weeks of treatment has allowed me to live with a lot less chronic pain

    Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
    5/2/2008 2:35:43 AM

    Reviewer: comradecait, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I did the combination therapy with Ribavirin for 3 months before stopping it. i thought i was going to die. went to ER 3 times in a week for abnormal heart rhythms, trouble breathing, and muscle and joint pains. I test negavtive for HCV after being off for 3 months but i still ahve the muscle pains, weakness, trouble thinking and remembering things, balance and coordination problems, and no en ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
    1/5/2008 4:27:47 PM

    Reviewer: doc_hyolliday_b4, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    this is a very bitter-sweet experience!, i had to constantly remind myself why i needed to continue treatment. i felt awfull most of the time and needed mental health care!.i recomend a good coach and diet!.i took the medication for one year and it has been FOUR YEARS!! and there is no hcv in my blood!!. you will hate this drug!, and you will love this drug!, remember to eat well and do not!!!! re ... Show Full Comment

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