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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/7/2005 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been on treatment for nearly three mths but the my nurse and doctor has told me to stop my injections and only take 2 pills aday now,im so worried incase its not working im sure it is,i hope so .my platlets have fallen from 120 to 21 in my blood tests.i have to be very carefull not to hurt myself or i wont stop doing well got two teenagers been single since ever ha .can eny one tell me why or enything that can make platlets go down so quick, can it be smoking 'i no the interferon is proberly the two weeks till i find out if the treatment is working.hope you all that are feeling the pinch with the drugs well,just remember you only have one life.make it a healthy one ah liz eyes ...x

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 12/9/2005 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I do believe that the interferon can cause your platets to drop. Check with your doctor to be sure though, please do not be afraid to discuss this with him or the nurse. If they are really good, they will take the time to answer your questions. How long have you been on the treatment? I think with in the first week or so of treatment, they are able to have an idea if the TX is working for you. Because, the viral load would decrease and your IP-10 should increase. However, the proof in the pudding really comes six months after TX. At which time viral load should be down and remain low.
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/12/2005 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your reply,just got told my platlets are up to 25,next week is when i find out hopefully.i will have done 3 months of treatment.they mite have to lower my interferon if they dont go up,will i have to be on treatment longer only on the 6mths meny questions,my nurse dosnt talk so good.they are nice
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