Suboxone and hepatitis c

Common Questions and Answers about Suboxone and hepatitis c


Avatar n tn It's normal to worry and fear the worst. I guess the "worst" would be hepatitis c, but I've had hepatitis c for over thirty years now, and my health has been good all that time. Now, I'm on treatment for my hep c, and the treatment seems to be working well. There are also new treatments coming along in a few years which should be easier to take.
Avatar n tn if you have pain around liver area i would go to get tested straight away and then u will know and hopefully your ok but if not your still young and most liklely healthy and have great chance of curing with treatment,the more damage ya liver has the harder it is to beat.sorry to be blunt but i think its best if people get tested just to make sure instead of wait and wait and assume and guess.just trying to give you some good advice and good luck hope to god you dont have it.
Avatar f tn 2 of my friends were using together, one has hepatitis c, and she was using a powerade bottle to get her water from. She rinsed her syringe with that water, fully submerging the needle in the bottle of water. (She is the one with the infection.) Herein lies the issue, the powerade bottle remained in the room and my other friend thought it was just a bottle of water and took a drink. Does anyone know if that could infect someone with the virus?
778888 tn?1237992891 I am going to a NA meeting tonight, the last one was over 20 years ago, just been doing AA, but the truth is I Am An Addict I only got through the Hepatitis C treatment because of all the support I received on their chat forum, so I knew what helped, and it seems like I am in the right place here. I know this only works one addict helping another, and really look forward to meeting some great people.
Avatar f tn If I did get anything out of it it was a slight energy boost and relief from the fatigue I normally experience due to having Hepatitis C. It is sold on the streets and people do take it to abuse it but it's really not in the same league as Oxycontin or similar narcotics. It is highly addictive though. If he's on Klonopin, which I think is what you meant, I doubt he stopped taking it if he has a history of drug abuse and it is dangerous to take benzos with Suboxone.
179856 tn?1333550962 Presented at DDW By Charlene Laino NEW ORLEANS -- May 11, 2010 -- Intravenous (IV) drug users who are on opioid substitution and infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be successfully treated with antiviral therapy, researchers reported here at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2010. Olga Anagnostou, MD, Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA), Athens, Greece, presented the findings here on May 3.
Avatar f tn I think he has been told that nothing can be done for him until he gets off methadone so he is no longer seeking any help for the hepatitis c. My sister ordered lactulose for him from Canada and he takes it, but it may be not as effective now. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn Certain prescription medications, including statin drugs used to control cholesterol Drinking alcohol Heart failure Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Obesity Over-the-counter pain medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include: Alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol) Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune d
Avatar f tn I know lots of people who have successfully gone thru Hepatitis C Treatment, while on methadone, and they have been cured for years now. Congrats on getting down to 30 mgs, that's great, and good luck with your treatment!
1455248 tn?1289058973 I am on day nine of suboxone withdrawal after over 2 and a half years and I jumped from like 32mgs a day. Days 4 and 5 were the worst physically for me, just icky and restless legs. Stomach problems haven't totally gone away, but since day 6 the physical symptoms have not been too severe, but I have been extemely emotional. The worst symptom that seems to be lingering is the insomnia and restless leg/arm feelings at night.
11495479 tn?1418747680 I have been doing meth for about a year and suboxone for 5 years and other drugs for just as long. I have a bad problem. I cant stay sober for long. I was born premature as a cocaine baby, and around the age of 5 i discovered gas, i huffed til 13 and then started smoking weed, and doing pills and drinking. I have been doing drugs and drinnking ever since. So basically my whole life, I havent been sober. I actually find life dull, boring, and have no motivation being sober.
177036 tn?1192290235 Hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV, and tuberculosis detection and management were highlighted by Dr. Franklin, in addition to the consideration of office setup, including training of office personnel and fee structure. Dr. Pichot discussed the importance of patient selection in the success of buprenorphine treatment.
202347 tn?1189759425 Im on suboxone and xanax i get 45 bars a month its great b/c im tring to get off suboxone. good luck with everyone out there.
Avatar n tn they said i had it, so i went to my gi doc and he did all kind of blood testing. all the test came back and said i do not carry the hep c virus. i had both the qualitative and the quantitative pcr test done. can anyone tell me if i should get a 2nd opinion.
Avatar f tn Now many years back when I first started on suboxone my dr gave me a shot as a precautionary incase I ever came into contact with Hep C and it was supposed to help my body fight it off. Could this have something to do with the positive test result? I'm more worried for my daughter and not knowing if I do have it and why nothing ever came up in all the tests ive taken before?! I'm confused and scared and hoping that someone could shed some insight into my situation.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am really glad to have found this site.
Avatar m tn A friend of mine in AA was telling me that it was best thing since sliced bread and it wasn't addicting etc..... Recently I went thru tx for hepatitis c and let me tell that ain't no ride in the park. Lots of pain. So my md wrote for pain meds and now I am addicted. This weekend I want to detox with the subutex. But after reading all this it will only be on it for a short time a couple of weeks maybe. I hate being addicted. I've been in recovery from herion over 11 1/2years.
Avatar f tn He is undergoing treatment for hepatitis c as well. So, the drug interferon is being used on him. The problem is that he is extremely sick from the interferon and so, he has increased his methadone dose, gets a script for klonipin, and he is like watching a tweaker at his worst. He is not admitted he has no control over his life and he is powerless. I cannot do that for him. . I need to know if you could recommend a anxiety medicine that is safe with methadone and interferon.
Avatar n tn The question was focused on weather oxycodone (or hydrocodone for that matter) alone is toxic to the liver and cause toxic hepatitis. My doctors have all said very low risk IF NOT COMBINED WITH APAP or ibuprofen. I only clarified the "combo" discussion. Acute pain is treated regularily with oxycodone and does not automaticaly lead to addiction, particularily when used for severe pain management.
Avatar m tn com that people with hepatitis C pretty much tried everything, and only Dr Berkson's treatment helped to stop and even reverse liver damage. Please, let us know about your appointment and treatment in November.
Avatar f tn I have not seen a doctor regarding the hep c since then, and I have also been taking suboxone since 4/07. Is it important for me to be checked out after this time? And does the suboxone play any role in the condition? Thank you in advance for any advice.
Avatar m tn I know that suboxone is a powerful drug and was on a suboxone program at one point. for 6 mos and then hospitalized, they wouldn't give them to me in the hospital rather put me on seroquel at night and believe it or not, it took care of the bad withdrawl, i felt almost nothing. I still take seroquel, to sleep, it's the only thing that prevents me from being awake all night, going thru this damn norco withdrawl. Maybe I'm just looking for someone to tell me, yeah.....
Avatar f tn I've been on suboxone for about seven years and just now am trying to taper down to get off of it. I treated for 72 weeks and have been cured over 3 years. I write this to tell you to be encouraged - many of us have been through ordeals like you and somehow we've made it out the other side on not only treatment but drugs too. As everyone has stated - start by finding a good doctor, have your biopsy and see where you stand as far as how badly damaged your liver is.
Avatar m tn // If you do get a confirmed diagnosis, the below article includes some next steps. Please come back to the site and let the community here know how you’re doing! http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn Cindy, I have been in your boat and have been on suboxone for many years now. The choices are limited and I have to come to work every day - withdrawl is just not an option for me at the moment and might not really ever be. Just so you know.......people do understand :) One good thing about treatment is the entire 72 weeks I was on it I never got one virus.
Avatar m tn Also there is acetaminophen in percs, vics, and most of the casually lower pain medication, and i have hepatitis c so he wants no acetaminophen in my system because he would like as little liver damage as possible. By the way its not always the drug its the dose of the drug.
Avatar f tn // They may also be able to help you find some hep C assistance programs or ways to get treatment without insurance. You might also want to check our Stroke forum, or Neuro - and We have some wonderful members who will be able to help, I'm sure. I'll let you know as soon as I know about the photos.