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Famvir and Valcyte treatment experience.

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by keepitreal, May 29, 2012.

  1. keepitreal

    keepitreal

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    wanted to give an update on my status in case anyone comes to this post and reads it and wants to know more about my progress. (as i said, it's hard when i read people's updates and then they disappear).

    today is my 1 month completed of valcyte and famvir and i have not stayed as good as i was when i last posted.

    i've had fatigue, slight sore throat, hallucinations of odd sensations, muscle pain, and severe allergies. i usually have allergies, but these were more intense and difficult that any other year i can remember. i lost a lot of sleep three nights in a row, which of course aggravated everything. i'm now taking allergy meds at night to at least try for better sleep.

    in the first and second week i was able to take long walks, work on my art, and practice light qi gong. i was also able to cook, run short errands, and meditate. all of this was more than i could do before starting the medicine.

    now i'm really needing to check in with myself all day to see where my needs are. energy waxes and wanes and i adjust accordingly.

    hope everyone is doing well.
     
  2. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    cool, hang in there, 6 months is the number to really notice improvement, u dont feel worse then u did before av's?
     
  3. keepitreal

    keepitreal

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    hi heapsreal

    on the whole, i do not feel worse than before i started the av's. on the whole, i actually feel better than before i started them. i was not expecting this response, and so it's been quite welcome. from reading other threads on this site, and from talking with a few people who i know, i think that the racing heart and muscle pain was associated with the famvir.

    of course there's no real way to know. i just know that i have a conglomeration of symptoms and the folks i know on famvir said they had racing heart and muscle pain shortly after beginning, which was true for me in week 1 on both meds.

    i pray that my response to the drugs now means good things for six months from now.[/quote]
     
  4. undcvr

    undcvr Senior Member

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    How often are you getting your blood work done at this stage ?
     
  5. keepitreal

    keepitreal

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    once a month as of now. i had been getting it once a week.
     

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