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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
11/11/2008 11:15:50 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Wow, so many different experiences to ribivirin and interferon. I'm in my 20th week of 48. Load was 5.4 million baseline and dropped to 3000 after 4 weeks now undetectable. The mental side effects have been the worst for me ie. unpredictable anger, depression and sleeplessness, treating these with lexapro and ambien. After I was diagnosed with hep c I developed a condition called vasculitis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
11/8/2008 12:54:53 AM

Reviewer: jjayrtr@aol.com, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started treatment in july of 07 and on till june 08, in com,bination with peg interfuron first 12 weeks piece of cake, no real side effects, at 12 week mark, told hep c non detectable, now expierencing severe vertigo, I work in a hospital on the evening shift and have to sit down now most of my shift so I dont fall down infront of the patients. overall knowing I am non detectabl ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/20/2008 12:11:31 AM

Reviewer: rick, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
the medicine made me feel very ill only to be told that your medication was not working

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/26/2008 2:53:04 PM

Reviewer: bchgypsy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started this treatment in May 08 & stayed on it for 4 wks--3pills am & pm with 1 shot a week. Ended up needing a blood transfusion-was weak, short of breath,lost weight,& pooped FIRE! It did drop my viral load from 685,000 to 615 but within 3 wks of no treatment the load is back on the rise and they want me to start again--I just recovered I am not lookin forward to starting-I was a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/25/2008 1:14:49 PM

Reviewer: Roberto33445, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this drug (ribavrin), interferon, and a clinical trial of Telaprevir (hopefully not a placebo) for 6 weeks. I was told told to expect to be sick, get a bad rash, lose weight(I had hope for this one), and generally expect the worst. But I'm happy told say that it hasn't been so bad. I just noticed the first signs of a rash on my chest today and my lack of sleeping has been he ... Show Full Comment

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