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Re: Treatment breaks/Pill holidays new
      #178419 - 03/05/06 01:03 AM

Gosh I dont even get holidays off on holidays.. Should not be problem for me... Thanks Co... Scary stuff.. Ive heard both sides of this.. I don't think I want to risk that way down the road. Thank God for good meds that are here now and are hopefully coming in that illusive pipeline..



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      #178429 - 03/05/06 08:42 AM

I've had a couple. Sometimes you need the mental lift from not taking medication. I was monitored by my doctor and last time managed to stay off medicaton for almost 2 years. I'm back on it now and my numbers have gone right back to where they were before my holiday. I'm thinking about taking another one before too long.

Holidays might not be for everyone, but it's something to be discussed with your doctor.


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      #178436 - 03/05/06 09:32 AM

I recently had a holiday that lasted nearly 2 years as well. The holiday came at a time where my numbers were really good, and I was on a light regime to start with. I was going through a hard time having to nurse my husband who was not getting any better, and doc felt the stress of dealing with my husband, raising a child and the drug regime would have been too much, so he wanted to give me less to worry about.

About two months after my husband passed, I started back up again on meds, and my numbers are back up to where they were before my holiday or even better than. Though, I won't consider taking additional holidays. I hate the thought of letting that virus running rampant through my body without anything to fight it.

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      #178490 - 03/05/06 05:31 PM

You know, it wasnt really a failed attempt if it , in fact, proved that drug holidays are NOT GOOD. Now we know its not advisable to have scheduled drug holidays.

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