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his family and doctors have him on heavy meds to treat this problem but he hates his medications and what they do to him. I know that smoking anything is bad for his health and recovery . recently i gave in and allowed him to smoke a very little bit of marijuana "i'm talking like 2 hits" I know his family would disapprove but it did wonders. he was the most calm and collective I've seen him since his accident . it was like night and day .
I'm on Vic also -wk 8 tx and I'm experiencing the same as you are, except I now have thrush (yes, it can get worse). I find ginger ale helps, even when fresh water tastes metallic and unpleasant. Pure Gum by Dentyne also has given me temporary relief. It doesn't help thenausea and I too cannot enjoy eating comfort foods I once loved. It's pretty much simple soups and grilled cheese. I'm using Biotene paste and mouth rinse and that helps to a degree-are you also having dry mouth?
Here is a thread with many helpful posts about the rash. You will be able to see what others went through and what was ordered for them and how they dealt with it.
Best of luck.
Q GENOTYPE 2, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS? by WORRIEDIN2004 11-28-2003....Open this up and look at comment # 2 by INDIANA
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the fatigue has become hideous again.
Has anyone had this? Does it mean anything that I'm all of a sudden over the past few days getting new symptoms? This tremor thing is really unnerving...thanks for any input.
'Dope sick' is a good description of what tx feels like. Marinol, phenergan, and hydrocodone will all help, but if you have a history of substance abuse, I'd suggest going to 12 step meetings or some other type of counseling while you are using them.
And in war, strategic retreat is a big weapon used by the best generals. What it does is it allows the troops to survive and regroup to fight and win the battle another day. Certainly not giving you any advice here, just some thoughts.
Lastly, there are a bunch of tips I read somewhere about food problems like letting someone else do the cooking because kitchen food smells can kill the appetitite of someone with food/taste alterations.
I am not sure why she has done this because I told her that I feel some doc treat me like a drug addict because I have hep c, and now she thinks I am one?!? or because she is seeing if my liver is clearing certain drugs or what?
But, I use marijuana sometimes for Nausea. At most a couple hits, and most of the time I just live through it but it can be very frustrating. I also got another disorder which contributes to the nausea Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome..
I'm curious what some of you may think about medical cannibis (or medical marijuana). I know it was on the ballot for several different areas and even in my area on legalizing it for medical purposes or banning it.
I looked briefly into it and was impressed by not only how much it may help people (medically) but how carefully it is regulated when it is used medically. It is strictly done in a doctor's office and carefully monitored.
Substances that cause False Positive Drug Test Results
THC - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives
Ibuprofen; (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB etc)
Ketoprofen (Orudis KT)
Kidney infection (Kidney disease, diabetes) Liver Disease
Promethazine (Phenergan, Promethegan)
Riboflavin (B2, Hempseed Oil)
Amphetamines - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or deso
Third, have they tried her on bentyl and/or Levsin for the crampy pain that can accompany feeds? Fourth, what pro-motility agent do they have her on? What about acid and/or bile reducing medication?
Also, I've found that I cannot function without simethicone to treat gas from formula (taken three times daily as infant drops via tube). I also use a tens unit on my back during feeds, as I find I get back spasms from sitting upright while on the feeding pump.
i too smoke the evil weed--if it's the only thing that helps with the nausea and apetite then i'm all for it although i haven't spoken with the doc about it yet---i am new to all of this and i just got the genotype and vl--2b-1,580,000--i guess the biopsy is next--but let me ask another question--whatdoes snorting cocaine have to do with hep c--my doc asked about that on first consult--i don't understand and i forget to ask him and now alot of my friends are a little worried--
WOW! Doeswhat you say about the anger (pure old hateful mean) sound familiar. My man is on second tx, relapsed after 24/24 last year. He is 3a 31/48 now. He was getting soooooo bad, I told him, either take all the AD and anger meds or quit the hepc tx. It was that bad. I couldn't do anything right. Neither could our kids.
It got soooooooo bad that our son (my mans favorite person in the whole wide world) said he should quit the tx.
It does sound a lot like what my daughter experiences. She is scheduled for yet another endoscopy at the end of the month. I will refer her to this note and see if she wants to talk to her gastro about it but when she mentioned Sphyncter of Oddi Disorder he just poo pooed it. He's supposed to be the best in the country but he sure has no bedside manner. She is taking antispasm meds now and they do seem to help with the agony she suffers right after eating but they make her so sleepy.
That is a question I would have for the neurosurgeon if that was me.
Do you really need this surgery? If so, why does the neurosurgeon feel this way and what would hinder him from doing so and the reasons why.
Perhaps the Neurosurgeon should speak to your Neurologist who handled your case while going through the diagnostic work up for MS? I don't know, I'm at a loss as to why he felt it was pertinent to ask you if you have it or not.
Please let me know what's going on when you find out.
I haven't started my teratment yet so I know nothing about being sick. Whatdoes it do to yoo and also what it all these different terms? Like tx, sx's, and svr? Also Autoimmune Hep C? Does treatment really make your hair fall? How and what causes it? I am really scared about the whole thing. I just found out in April that I have Hep C. They haven't even done a liver biopsy yet. I have to wait for my medicaid to kick in.
(Ha - I would have accepted an opioid though! Alas that was not an option either.
My husband kept encouraging me to get a massage but I have been reading a lot and researching these things and I am not quite ready to go that route. I noticed over the past few weeks my habits have gradually changed. I am more sedentary. I quit working out on the weights.
From what I understand about marinol (have not used it) it does not have any psychological effects. Part of the reason to use cannabis is for these effects. I agree that any smoking cannot be good for the lungs, etc. However, the amount of smoke consumed is much smaller than even half a tobacco cigarette. Also, there are alternatives to smoking.
I have little direct evidence as to its effect on tx: in 12 weeks with no cannabis, I went from 121,000 vl to undetectable (Heptamax, <5 IU/ml).
True, cannabis has been used historically in various cultures to treat sundry medical ailments. It was even recognized as an official drug in the U.S. in the 1800s. In 1970, however, the Controlled Substances Act classified it as illicit and made possession a felony because, like other drugs in its category, it has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S., and lacks adequate guidelines for safe use under medical supervision.
I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning.
Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled "Why I would Vote No on Pot."
Well, I am here to apologize.
The first part is where they had me breathe at a rapid panting pace for about 5 minutes. Basically what that does is hyperventilate you. That was the hardest part of the whole test, because you body by nature wants to stop doing that. Then they have you stop once you reach their time goal. They read that activity. The last part is where they put a strobe light in front of your face with your eyes closed and they go through various sets of strobe light flashing activity.
I started with the strangest of symptoms. I started vomiting at complete random, several times a day with no cause. What lasted for about a week, and then I was just dry-heaving. I went to my PCP, and ended up at a GI, and went through several rounds of testing, and about a month later, I was still having dry heaves, but I was noticing that they were proceeded by episodes of extreme nausea that I hadn't noticed prior. Before then, I went from fine, to "omg, there it goes.
Such medications, he said, include dronabinol (Marinol, AbbVie), an oral synthetic cannabinoid approved to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and to treat appetite loss and wasting in people with AIDS.
However, some people with vomiting reportedly have problems swallowing a pill.
I guess,,,,if we are going to get through this tx and for some the full year,,,,we realize we are going to have keep going as that will get us through. Positive attitude does count for alot,,,otherwise,,,we all would have stopped our meds by now.
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