Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Anyone ever have to go on Procrit? SOS!!!
- Hi Donna,
Davis is on Pegesys... and needs to take Procrit because her blood level has
gone down so low.. Hemoglobin... in particular..
We just broke down and are in the process of getting 1 vial today.. at a
all this and no fortune cookie..
Gonna inject her as soon as I get it... and will keep you posted.
Thanks for the input.
In a message dated 5/14/03 3:03:46 PM, Mscue40@... writes:
<< HI Anita, I am a bit confused. There has been medicine for hep c that
requires only 1 shot a week for a year. I just finished it. It is Peg-intron.
I took 120 mcg weekly (the Peg-intron) and 800 mg daily of ribiviarin.
I am 1a and was undetectable at 16 weeks..
I believe there is a weight chart for how much medicine is needed.
I know there is a man here Gene who had to take procit.
The treatment is strong medicine and there are numerous side effects.
You did contact your insurance and they have no mail delivery service?
When I switched to mail delivery it cut my costs tremendously.
- Dear Anita, sorry this is so late in coming but have been off my mail for a
couple of weeks. Yes, I had to take Procrit while on standard combo. My count
went below 8 also. I dropped like a bomb only 2 weeks into Tx and tried to
regain red cells using Vit.C, E & Folic Acid...to no avail. Was put on procrit
about 2 months into Tx for the duration (13 months). I was on 40,000 units
weekly. I got it at my pharmacy & had it injected at the Hemotologist's
office. I did have some sides...can't really remember now (been off tx since
Aug.2001 & procrit a month later.) But I think I had headaches...altho it was hard
to tell what sides came from what drugs! My Riba was lowered to 3 pills
daily. Whenever we tried to increse, my counts would drop and I would usually end
up puking alot. But I have to say, there was nothing worse than dropping
counts really fast. I couldn't get out of bed, short of breath, dizzy and just
felt really crappy...so the Procrit is defiitely worht doing. Good luck to
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