Peginfuron (sp?) Treatment

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Sad in Michigan
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   Posted 9/19/2007 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  I just found out that I will have to begin Peginfuron in a few weeks - I have had Hep C with no symptons until the past year or so - I am scared and don't know if I will be able to work.  Do many people work while on treatment?

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to healingwell Sad in Michigan. So sorry about your hep C. I know that question has been asked before but I can not remember what the outcome was. Someone should be able to answer that question. Hopefully soon. I just want you to know that you are very much welcomed here. Good luck and take care....Pink Grandma

Marg57
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   Posted 9/20/2007 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I also would like to welcome you but cannot help with an answer to your question. I think I have seen this treatment in posts and hopefully someone with the answer will reply soon. I have AIH and have found this Forum a wonderful support.
Take care and good luck.
Marg
 


hep93
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   Posted 9/20/2007 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum, Sad. The treatment name is peginterferon. I have not taken this treatment, but expect to have some form of treatment for my chronic active hep C, once I get past necessary surgery. I do know that the treatment is said to be "rough." Most people do have a hard time with it--nausea and vomiting, extreme weakness and fatigue--which renders them unable to work or go to school. Of course, everyone is different and has different responses. Some people go through the treatment with little problem, while others do get quite sick. When discussing future treatment for myself, I told my hepatologist it's a good thing I no longer have to work, and she agreed. You can Google hepatitis C treatment and find more information that way.

Good luck!
Connie

JEFF123
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   Posted 10/12/2007 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I havent worked sence I started . Ive heard of others working, you may need to see how it goes for you.take your shots so you be off the same time you woud be off work.so you see how sick you get. Your emoutions are going to flip out. It would be a good idea to get a psych. hang on your going to hate it. go for the zero load

JEFF123
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   Posted 10/12/2007 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
hep93 said...
Welcome to the forum, Sad. The treatment name is peginterferon. I have not taken this treatment, but expect to have some form of treatment for my chronic active hep C, once I get past necessary surgery. I do know that the treatment is said to be "rough." Most people do have a hard time with it--nausea and vomiting, extreme weakness and fatigue--which renders them unable to work or go to school. Of course, everyone is different and has different responses. Some people go through the treatment with little problem, while others do get quite sick. When discussing future treatment for myself, I told my hepatologist it's a good thing I no longer have to work, and she agreed. You can Google hepatitis C treatment and find more information that way.

Good luck!
Connie
would you spell check for me

Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/12/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was unable to work while doing the treatment, but his hepatologist said that there were many people that were able to continue to work. Each individual handles the treatment differently.

hep93
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   Posted 10/12/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeff, for a price! LOL! I just try to make sure that treatments/drugs/diagnoses have the correct spellings, in case someone wants to do further research. ;)

Connie
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