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Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
5/25/2009 6:43:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
HEP C FROM BLOOD TRANSFUSION 1971. 20 YEARS LATER I STARTED TO HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS WEEKLY. TREATMENT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE, I IT TOOK FOR ONLY 5 MONTHS AND WAS CLEAR OF VIRUS. DID HAVE SIDE EFFECTS, NAUSEA, HAIR LOSS, FATIGUE. MY WORK PLACE ALLOWED ME TO WORK WHEN I FELT LIKE IT AND I BELIEVE THIS KEPT ME STRONGER PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY. HAD A GREAT MEDICAL TEAM WORKING WITH ME ANSWERING ALL MY Q ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
3/19/2009 7:28:56 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
from the onset of taking the injections and the oral tablets I began to grow depressede and fatigued. My physician said these side effects are expected and will clear afteer the six month program. Three years now I have been on every anti-depressant known. I suffer chronic fatigue and what they are now calling Fibromyalgia. I contracted the virus when I had a blood transfusion in 1968, presuma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
11/10/2008 6:43:36 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Treatment was discontinued after 12 weeks as it was not effective. I continue to lose hair, am anaemic and require weekly iron shots and my thyroid is not funtioning properly resulting in inability to regain weight. I was much healthier previous to treatment.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
10/5/2008 11:45:16 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Side efects were terrrible. just finished with tratments this week. All test ressults came back negitive. Stsrting to feel norrmal again.

Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
7/22/2008 11:17:29 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had none of the disease show up in over 3 years but I think it has messed up my thyroid. I lost a lot of weight when i was on the medication and now I can not gain any back. Has anyone else had this problem?

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