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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
9/24/2008 4:17:56 PM

Reviewer: Johnny753, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for only 5 weeks, before I started my viral load was 1.2 million after 4 weeks my viral load was undetectable, I still have 43 weeks to go and I would not wish any of the side affects on anybody. Each day I experience something different. In the long run so far I guess I am very fortunate. I do walk 2-3 miles a day and found out it helps with my side affects and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
7/28/2008 2:04:02 PM

Reviewer: mparmenter25, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I took Ribavirin with Peg-Interferon for 48 weeks. The first 12-16 weeks were the worst. I had nausea,depression, lack of sleep, RLS and other flu-like symptoms. After 48 weeks they told me I was to continue for another 12 weeks. Ten weeks into the second part of my treatment the doctor told me to discontinue usage as my viral load count was almost to the original number before I started over a ye ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
7/8/2008 7:08:10 AM

Reviewer: tammy5050, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I been on my meds for 12 weeks, my side effects hav'nt been to bad some days worse than others. one never knows what to expect from hour to hour. Be sure not to wear jewerly my necklace gave me a large rash on the back of my neck and back, feels like allagater skin now. my back hurts alot and I pace the floors alot. white cells are being distroyed so i'm on nupagon shots every 3 days. doc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
4/19/2008 4:19:09 PM

Reviewer: manmadepills, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've taken this medication for one year of HELL along with Pegasys. The past two blood tests was negative, but I've lost all of my facial hair from the top of my head to the bottom of my chin including the nose area. I also developed a rash on my back and neck which had a terrible itch. I was told the hair would return and after 3 months i'm still waiting. I was told to take 2 tablets ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
4/19/2008 2:50:06 PM

Reviewer: sunnyiam52@aol.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
been on treatment since aug. 07. the last 2-3 months have been pure hell. serious weight loss. started at 174lbs. now at 132lbs. saw the dr. yesterday, have very bad hand tremors, also serious infection. suppose to be on treatment til dec.08. not gonna make it. treatment is killing me. have choise 2 stop treatment and take risk of hep coming back, rather then let the cure kill me. i'm ... Show Full Comment

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