Posted 7/18/2005 4:33 AM (GMT -7)
I have been on combo therapy. While I was on therapy I joined a couple of groups and it was really helpful. They were going through the same stuff and had a lot of good info. It's been three years since I was on therapy. I was on the Pegasys/Ribavirin combo therapy. In a trial, actually.
A lot of people were responding to therapy. It felt like everyone was responding but me. To respond you have to have a 2 log drop in your viral load after 6 months of treatment. My Viral load was 2.2 million copies per ml/iu. After 5 months of treatment it dropped to 715,000 copies per ml/iu. If it had dropped to 220,000 I would have been a responder. I have thyroid disease ( not good for therapy ) That is why I had to stop treatment.
If you have any specific questions, just ask. I can give you some info, but not all. I was 31 when I did TX. I felt ok most of the time until my thyroid went nuts. Sometimes I got bad headaches, bone pain, and nausea. These were manageable through other meds.
From what I remember.....Oh yeah, brain fog. Still got it.
As you can see my paragraphs are scramble eggs, just like my brain. Most people that I chatted with continued to work through therapy.
Maybe we can set up a chat session. I'm on Pacific time. Let me know.