I am a genotype 1 responder relapser. I'm in my 2nd round of treatment
Im in week 10 of treatment with pegintron and ribavirin.
I weigh 175 - but I could easily reduce my weight by a few pounds.
i am having a lot of psychiatric side effects (and other side effects)
from this round of treatment.
I am in the interferon dose range of 167 - 187 pounds, 120 per .5 ml.
I want to get the most out of treatment but if it would help me with the
psychiatric side effects do you think I could get my weight down and
then take a lower dose of interferon. My ribavirin dose was reduced from
5 tablets to 4 tablets
Also, Im not clear after reading the conference reports from natap if
weight based dosing is the standard of care or if there is a prescribed
dose that is the standard of care.I dont want to reduce my chance for