Re: How Horrible Peg-Intron Really Is! June
12 , 2003
My husband was diagnosed with Hep C Nov. 2002. He went
through all the blood work, liver biopsy and many, many dr
Finally in March 2003 was started on the dreaded Peg-intron
/ Reb treatment. What a nightmare........ He lasted for 8
weeks and got worse and worse.... By the way, he is type 1a,
viral load 6.4, mild activity grade 2 and mild fibrosis stage
1. ALT 310, AST 118..
We were told about the side effects, but never, never imagined
how horrible it really is. He had to go on short term
disability, could barely getout of bed, headaches, sweats,
depressed and really changed to a completely different person.
We did not get much support from, dr office, nursed, etc.
The 8th week of treatment put him over the edge... He calld
me at work and was sobbing, talking about how he couldn't
go on, etc.... THAT WAS THE FINAL STRAW...... They
took him off treatment and slowly is becoming himself again.... The
problem is, he still has HEP C.
After reading your book, and reading the message board on
your site, we are really interested.... Trying to recoup
financially from loss of work and not full pay, what is the
basic treatment to start off with that we could afford?
He is willing to try anything except interferon...... The
dr is saying he will keep track of his blood work, etc. and
see how fast this will progress... Said not to drink,
etc..... Your treatment plan is very interesting and
gives hope, but we are a little confused as what to start
with... Any help would be greatly appreciated......
Thank you and am anxiously waiting your reply
P, P, from Chesterfield, MI
I am sorry it has taken so long for me to answer your email.
I have programs
broken down by the price one is able to afford.
They consist of the items I would take if I only had a certain
amount to spend.
You can get a good idea from them.
For people who have been on the poison, there are some things
that will help one recover.