|running on the treatment
Apr 13, 2008
I have Hep C and was diagnosed in 1999 having had it for 25 years. I am in good health for as luck would have it, I do not drink alcohol, smoke and am a vegetarian ( eat a lot of fish though). I am about to start the new interferon and ribitrin ( sp.) treatment and wonder what I can fortify my body with to allow me to keep running - as it is one thing that keeps me sane ( ish)! I did do the treatment 7 years ago and was not succesful in eliminating it. PS - after a biopsy a few months ago it was detected I was 3rd stage and my doctor is insiting I start the treatment asap. thanks - Mark
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I agree with your doctor that it is important to start therapy.
I think that if you are a runner, it will be important to keep yourself well-hydrated during interferon/ribavirin therapy. That is my main message to you. Also - keep running - since my own experience tells me that my patients who continue to exercise seem to have less fatigue than the patients who don't.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.