stage 2 fibrosis with inflammation

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KJL
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2006 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey I posted a few weeks ago before my liver biopsy. The procedure wasn't bad. My results indicated stage 2 fibrosis with inflammation. I am starting on Pegasys and Copegus next weekend. If anyone could share with me their experience on the first injection of these meds I'd appreciate it. I know there will be some unpleasant side effects. I work full time and I have a 5 year old daughter and a three year old son, so I don't have much time to be sick!! Hope all of you are doing well... I enjoy reading the posts on this site.

wheredidigo
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   Posted 10/14/2006 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thats great that your results werent too bad,,,you have some time to get something done.  i dont know about these injections but maybe someone else will come along,,,if they are anything like interferon,,,a few hints,,,,,drink PLENTY of water and gatorade to keep yourself hydrated,get plenty of rest,the day after will especially be hard on you(maybe,not always though:)) maybe ask for someone to help with the kids the day after your injections. good luck and keep us posted on your treatment and how your doing...one more thing,if you do feel like you need antidepressents,dont hesitate to ask your dr about it,,,,,,these treatments can be rough and you need to be in a good frame of mind to deal with it all,,,,,also make sure to get out of the house,even to take walks,,,,,,again,good luck
trish
 
 
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!" 


KJL
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/15/2006 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply. Pegasys is interferon and Copegus is ribavarin. So the day after you take the medicine is the worst? Do some people throw up? Is it like the flu? Do you lose hair? If anyone can share their experience... I just want to know what to expect. I'm a pretty stable person mentally and emotionally so hopefully I won't get depressed. If I respond to the treatment, will my liver completely repair itself?

wheredidigo
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   Posted 10/15/2006 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
for most it does seem the day after is worse,though for some it is a couple of days,and still fatigued the rest of the week. my husband through up for the first couple of months,then just didnt have any appetite. he did lose some hair,but not all of it,,,he had alot to begin with so it wasnt too bad,,and i had to have him cut it shorter,was finding LONG strands all over the tub when he got done showering lol (he was goin through a mid-life rebellion with the hair,,,his mom kept telling me to make him cut it,and i refused,told her he had to make SOME decisions in his life on his own,,,til all the hair blocked up the tub,,,,) ,,,I dont think the treatment will repair the liver,just stop the hep from attacking it,to prevent further damage,,,,,,,good luck
trish
 
 
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!" 

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