I am a 41 year old male living in Hong Kong! After a standard body health check, I was initially diagnosed as having MF after a bone marrow biopsy done at a public hospital. But after a second opinion from a private specialist, I am now diagnosed with ET. Initially I was on free HU and Aspirin. Now I am paying for weekly doses of Pegasys.
What I'd like to get some input on, for those of you who may be on Pegasys, is regarding the storage temperature of your fridge. Now I know it is meant to be between 5-8 degrees C. However, when I first brought the pack of 6 injections home, I thought the my fridge would be somewhere between 5-8 C...given that I've been using the fridge for a few years without any issues. However, I checked a few days ago and it was around 11-12C! What made me recently get a fridge thermometer to check is because after my first injection, where I had flu symptoms and fever, my 2nd and 3rd injections were basically side effects free. So I called the nurse who in turn checked with the hospital doctor and dispensary. The advice was to not use the remaining 3 injections, and to go in and buy another 3.
Does anyone have any input on this, or know whether I really need to dispose of the remaining 3 injections?
Thanks in advance!