So I finally got into the Gilead Study and stated TX the Tuesday after Thanksgiving making for a really crappy Christmas and even more crappy New Years... But hey, I'm on treatment... This morning I took shot 7 which to my understanding that means week 6... My pills consist of 8 in the morning and 6 at night and the shot on Tuesday... My life seems like one big blob of a day, the only thing that I can remember seems to be to take my drug store every day... The sides that I have experienced are all different from week to week but the most common is hair thinning, not so much loss just thinning at the moment. Body aches, I feel that my skin hurts and if someone touches me they are putting their life in danger,lol...Oh and the rash at the injection site, really pretty, I am just glad that it's not summer, well who am I kidding I can't wear a bikini anyway... So I take 2 investigational meds and riba and interferon I think, if I got into the 1 arm of the study if not I take placebos and the riba and interferon, either way I'm getting treatment!!! The only thing that sucks is that I am kept blind to all of the bloodwork and have no idea what my vl is. I was told my the DR that I would be kept blind until around week 14. I am kinda excited because it seems to be going fast so far, I know I have a long way to go but dang, week 6 already!!! I can't remember half of my life from Thanksgiving till now but I think it has been good, my kids prob could tell you more than me! My only regret is that my kids are so small and I am doing this TX as a single mother and it takes away from their childhood! I can do anything for 11 months, that's the only thing that is getting me thru this!!!
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