Wow. 3 weeks in and no sx. hope that holds for you...and just make sure you have lots of munchies on hand :)
I was a little confused on the article..is it saying that more people that smoked pot SVR"d just because they were more inclined to do all meds ..on time and finish tx or that given all people that did all meds on time and finished treatment there was a better SVR rate with pot.. hope that is clear....proly not...maybe I will try some pot and clear that up :)
Anyway good luck and this is your time!
I had to sign a statement with my gastro saying I would NOT use this and if I did they would drop me as a patient!
the first week on tx i did try a little pot and it did help...then after week two i was too sick for any extra drugs...i do know it can help but i think being anemic and smoking pot don't mix too well......i think its great for folks that can handle it.. i hope you do well this time and good luck....billy
If this helps you get through trt and helps you get to the end, then nothing wrong with that. Just no driving please. lol
Get a different Gastro. My Gastro IS the one who suggested it and has given me a prescription for the past 4 years. I start Victrelis in one week, Starting at 3.2 million count. Stay tuned...
Keep in mind I do exactly 4 good hits through a VAPORIZER (to dramatically cut down on carcinogens) about one hour before going to sleep. I watch some TV until I feel drowsy, then nod off. I don't drive doing it, don't party with others, etc... This is purely to make the sides easier and tolerance in general as well. Let's just say that I'm shocked at how good I feel.
I want to add one more thing. Spoke to the pharmacist from the company that supplies my meds. He said take at least 20 grams of fat with every Riba dosage. In other words, I take 3 Ribas in the morning with breakfast and 3 at night with dinner. I mentioned Adams Natural Peanut Butter, which has 12 grams per serving (one tablespoons). He said eat 1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter with every pill dosing and that will do it. DO NOT pour out the oil that floats on top when you open the container. Mix it in well with the rest of the peanut butter. That oil is an integral part of the fat. His explanation is that the fat embellishes the adsorption of the Riba to a maximum degree. Otherwise, it's up to you...
it makes treatment so much easier!!!!!!
But Jay you live in a state that doesn't have MMJ. LOL sorry just had to point that out, I was born and raised in TX now I live in CO where MMJ is very popular. Unfortunatly I am in a trial and can't take advantage of the wonderful cure all.
Of course, you would be on medical leave, right? For those of us who would want to continue working, pot on the job is a NO NO.
For those with progressing cirrhosis, please approach marijuana with caution. Although in many states medical marijuana is legal and frequently prescribed, organ transplantation guidelines universally exclude illicit drug use INCLUDING marijuana. Treatment for cirrhotics has the potential risk of accelerating decompensation and use of marijuana would remove the possibility of transplant in the event of liver failure. Certainly most people undergoing treatment would not need to be concerned about transplantation listing, but for Stage 4s, it's a risk/benefit equation that should be considered and discussed with your physician. ~eureka