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marijuana and hep c

what about smoking marijuana when you have hepatitis? does it have negative effects? and if you are getting Harvoni?
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Well all things are cleared from your blood by your liver so you would be making your liver have to work that much harder to clean an additional chemical from your blood stream.

Also some insurances won't prescribe hep c medications to those who use drugs. Your insurance may require abstinence from drugs for a period of time before they will approve treatment.

Is there a reason you feel you need to use marijuana?

Also if you drink alcohol you should stop drinking as hep c and alcohol work together causing more damage than they could alone.

It has been said that drinking while infected with hep c is like throwing gasoline on a fire.
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no i dont drink alcohol but i smoked marijuana regularry until i got my test results and i stopped. there is not  big reason but fatigue and depression a bit but i wont smoke again and i hope by the time everything will clear up
Glad to hear that Luka. Some studies have shown an increase in scar tissue in people who smoke marijuana.
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