Aug 02, 2013 - 9:09 am
Diagnosis: Nodular Melanoma, Breslow 5mm, Clark IV, no ulceration, no periphereal lymphoadenopathy. T4NoMo.
I was on Biological therapy with interferon alpha 2b. I went through the induction phase. 5 days a week 30 MIU INTRON A intravenous.
My liver was so damaged by the end of the month that my doctor thought i had Hepatitis. My ast/alt were like 450, and 420.
The second phase was better, but still pretty bad. 18 MIU INTRON A 3 days a week for eleven months, subcutanously with Multi Dose Pen.
I remember I thought that eventually it will get better , headache, nausea, fever, leg pain but it's didn't. I mean, the fever was not so severe as it was in the begining but everything else just stayed the same.
Now i am doing a research of real life stories of how everyone handled interferon.
Please, if you went through a therapy with Interferon, Roferon, Peginterferon, tell me how you dealt with it. What were the side effects? Did anyone found a way to deal with some of them?
Also, if you are about to start this treatment , please contact me and i will help you with all i know about it.