Hepatitis C Community
Treatment and cocaine
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Treatment and cocaine

Dear Doctor,

I am 2 and a half months on pegylated interferon and ribavarin treatment for chronic HCV(acquired about 6-7 years ago, medically in a 3rd world country). I am 26 years old and in good general health. Recently I was at a party and I snorted some cocaine. I know it was a mistake... now Im just thinking about what extent this influences the outcome of my treatment? What negative effect does it have on the treatment and my liver? The amount was not a lot and it only happened once and of course i didnt share a straw.  Thank you for your time.
Related Discussions
12 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
87972_tn?1322664839
Hi Jay-

I
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
"The amount was not a lot and it only happened once and of course i didnt share a straw."

Just move on and like you've already figured out and KNOW, don't imbibe again... just my opinion but I ain't no dr so can't answer how a one time situation can affect tx... run it pass your dr be well...
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
At least if you caught a different genotype of hcv from sharing a straw with someone, you would have to change drugs...always the optimist..;^)
Blank
92903_tn?1309908311
I have Kaiser now. Does that count?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
You are defintely one in a million. I got a big kick from that one.

Feel Well
Bonnie
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
IF this post is for real and not just somebody playing a joke....

I would say to try to stay away from coke anytime w/having the Hep, not just while you're on treatment.  I'm NOT saying this from a judgmental point of view, I used to be a cocaine addict back in 1983, which was how I ended up contracting the Hep in the 1st place.  I'm saying this because of the strain to your heart is not worth the 5 min. high that it brings.  There are more things in life you can do, which are a lot more healthy and useful and still are fun, than doing drugs.  This is from someone who has been there and has found a better way in life.

Susan
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Cocaine and treatment?  There you go. You want to live don't you. Shrug.
Blank
87972_tn?1322664839
Goofy- why, Kaiser sounds like a definite upgrade to my current policy with BCBS of Kabul :o).

BonnieRobin- I
Blank
181549_tn?1277211196
I really don't know what to say.  I'm amazed you even had the energy to be out and about partying.
I forget how long you've been on treatment ,but maybe you should keep yourself away from enviorments  that tempt you to do things you know will only harm you physically and emotionally.  I can tell you feel bad.  Leave the room or just go home.  It's hard to change our lifestyles sometimes but we have to find other
things in life that bring us pleasure.
Missy
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Well, let's just say the sheriff tossed me out of town again.  Heh.  This last time I stayed away because well, I don't really know.  

I'm doing fine. Taking a concoction of things to help the liver and waiting, waiting, waiting.  You know how that is?

How's things with you?

Blank
87972_tn?1322664839
Tell the sheriff to stay away until I do this line of coke, OK? Snnnnnggkk. There, that
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
2000 mikes and 2000 riba?  Wow.  You're a trendsetter Bill.  I used to squeeze every drop of peg out too.  Why not?  It's a fun drug.  

Hope -- pray -- you make it.  This damn disease gets in the way of things.  It's a pesky little virus.

Thanks for the well wishes and the same to you.  If the authorities don't boot me perhaps I will hang around for a time.  I feel like the glue that held Med Help together, lol ... or something.

Adios.

Scott
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
dontworry_behappy1
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nan535
Brooklyn, NY
446474_tn?1404424777
Blank
HectorSF
CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
96938_tn?1189803458
Blank
FlGuy
South, FL