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Treatment with high dose Interferon

anita55
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Joined: Sep 2010

I am a RN and my daughter-in-law age 41 has been diagnosed with Stage 2b ulcerated melanoma. Her oncologist has ordered at CT Scan and MRI Scan and referred her for a Clinical Trial with high dose Interferon. Has anyone been in one of these trials or taken high dose Interferon? If so what kind of side effects did you experience? Now that you have had the treatment would you do it again?

Thanks for an information you can provide me with regarding your experience.

Anita

pixtonjl
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Joined: Sep 2010

Anita, I am on high dose interferon currently. I am a 37 year old female. I have been taking the medication for two weeks. I was so afraid to take the medication because of all of the negative reviews I read about it I almost did not do it. So far other than a very little bit of nausea I have been fine!!! I am a little achy but taking the tylenol before treatment I am able to resume my normal daily activities. I hope this was of help.

anita55
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Joined: Sep 2010

My daughter-in-law will be starting treatments on Monday. She too is scared to death but thinks she atleast needs to try it and see how well she can tolerate it. Appreciate your response. Let me know how you continue to do.

pixtonjl
Posts: 3
Joined: Sep 2010

The interferon was not for me. My doctors and I decided that with little to no evidence that the medication was going to work, we were no longer going to continue with the treatment. I felt OK at first and quickly my labs started to get crazy and I was not thinking clearly. So, I had to discontinue. Possibly ur daughter in law will have a better reaction to the medication.

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