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    Old 01-06-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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    My fiance has hepc 2 and is currently going through the pegasys treatment. He is an alcoholic and stopped drinking before his treatment for 3 months. He is now on occasion drinking a glass of wine and a few times has gone completely off the wagon. I was told that drinking with the treatment could result inn acceleratingly cirrhosis of the liver. Is this true?

     
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    Old 01-09-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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    Re: hepC treatment and drinking

    I know that drinking of alcohol is not recommended at all during TX-even after for that matter.
    My doc said that I could have a drink once in a while if I wanted to, but I'm 6 months post TX and virus undetectable

     
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    Old 01-09-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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    Congratulations! Thank you for answering me. What does TX stand for? How do you feel post treatment?

     
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    Old 01-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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    Re: hepC treatment and drinking

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    Congratulations! Thank you for answering me. What does TX stand for? How do you feel post treatment?
    oops sorry, TX is treatment
    DX is diagnosis
    I feel 100% better now-I just got my 6 month bloodwork and I'm still virus undetectable

     
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    Old 01-13-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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    Congrats eyesworld Thats great news and will help keep you going.

    My doctor told me during tx. not to even use mouthwash with alcohol in it. He also told me non tobacco smokers had a better success rate, so i quit them....which wasn't hard since I was so sick. I now do have a drink occasionally...like maybe 6 drinks a years total.

    I can see how it would be very difficult for an alcoholic to not drink during tx., but I think it's really important not to....He doesn't want to do this tx twice....and people don't realize what a slow painful death liver failure is...It's not a pleasant way to go! He really needs to nip the drinking part completely, especially if he has cirrhosis. Even smoking pot would be 100 times healthier for him. I actually did smoke pot during tx and it helped lots with the nausea, and my Dr, was having a fit about it, until i brought him a study done by a reputable hospital showing patients who smoked pot during tx had a higher success rate. My doctor replied, "well, OK, I just don't want to hear another word about it". As it was, my weight dropped from 180 lbs to 150 lbs in about the 1st 2 months, and smoking did help keep me sane and eat a little better.

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