Hi Kouligirl, welcome to our world. Lol -- Just having a little fun with you.
If you find that you're tired all the time and listless, you might want to ask the doctor if they could check your thyroid. I felt listless and lightheaded the first couple months of starting incivek.. the meds affected my thyroid.
I can only speak to how I felt but I was listless for most of the 3 months I was taking incivek. I was nauseas and just didn't have any energy. I stocked up on ginger beer and ginger candies for the nausea and rested as much as possible.
The first three months might be hard but remember the time passes by quickly and you will start feeling better quickly!
I think it's great that you found this website.. There are a lot of people here who has been thru this and can provide information.
Best Regards! Stay in touch!
To all of you who are doing the 3 drug treatment for HepC... I have to say good for you!! As for me, I am just too freaked out by the side effects, and I know too many people who have actually gone from working a full time job and having a life to going on disability and not being able to get out of bed because of the drugs. I just can't bring myself to do this. I feel great, I am healthy right now. I see my doctor every month and my viral load is low, I have had a liver biopsy, (and I have to say that that was the worst thing that I have ever went through and I have had 3 kids, one vaginally, and 2 C-section! and I will NEVER let them do another liver biopsy!!) I just don't know who anyone can go through all of the side effects of these drugs when there is no
Does make you sleepy and lethargic . I did my 12 weeks of it. As my Doctor said " I heard cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer or replacement are pretty bad too. You can try a fibroscsn to test your liver also. Not as accurate but a biopsy is only as accurate as where they do it in the liver and the interpretation too. Newer drugs with less side effects coming out if your liver can wait .
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- Side Effects of Incivek (detailed)
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