14147Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Hi all...with an update
- Apr 10, 2004--- Tatezi <tatezi@...> wrote:
> looked back to my last lab and my hemoglobin was at 6...surely thatYes, that should have rung LOTS of bells! You must not have a real
> would have rung some warning bells to a real doctor.
>Yes, you can. This is serious.
> I was unaware of the danger I was in until I came home from County
> and did some research...damn, you can die from severe anemia.
All they said was that if it gets worse to
> page them and go to the emergency room. They didn't even warn me toYou have even the slightest twinge GO to the ER ASAP. If your pulse
> watch for chest pains.
gets over 120 I would go if I were you.
>Well, #1 is probably that these are very expensive drugs. However,
> Why they didn't prescribe procrit or epogen...I don't know.
all recent studies say to prescribe one of them before resorting to
stopping ribavirin completely. #2 is that it doesn't sound like you
have a real doctor! Maybe he doesn't know about those drugs. Really.
I think I'd page that doctor and ask him to prescribe either Epogen
or Procrit ASAP. Your other doctor could prescribe it but then who
will have to pay for it?
>Everything that is not necessary! Eat, sleep, rest. Or go to the ER.
> Anything else I should avoid to make it through the weekend?
Keep us posted.
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