Re: Should people with HepC take antibiotics?
I took an antibiotic recently for strep throat. I rarely take pain meds (tylenol). My doctors say that the flu vaccines are irrelevent to the Hep-C cure and I have taken the standard flu virus vaccine. The strep was relieved, my viral load is undetectable and I have noticed no ill effects otherwise. I rarely take Xanax to relax, and a low-dose sleeping pill at night.
The meds are there for a purpose. Abusing them is dumb. Look at interferon and ribavirin. Those are really nasty, but we are taking them for a reason, too. Of course, we could "tough it out" and die sooner.
I'd prefer to live as long and with the highest quality of life that I can. I would like to enjoy some retirement, with my wife of 32 years, in a few years, and I want to see my kids continue to grow, and maybe someday have grandchildren.
I'll risk the meds.
Last edited by Guardian1; 01-15-2010 at 07:23 PM.