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yes hoodie, i was def looking for love in alllllllllllllll the wrong placescry

im so thankful that still small voice inside me said " i want to live and thrive and enjoy life " , and that i listened

 



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Ruh Roh indeed Tig. No worries though, Im on it. Ill be fine Im sure. 

Hey 5 - thanks for sharing about your membership in al anon. Those 12 little steps work wonders for folks like us dont they? No matter which side of the disease we gain access to them from. 

Lamont hoseclamp made me chuckle. 

Thank you friends

 



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Not the big D? That’s never any fun, but tbh, ever since they yanked my gallbladder in 2001, I’ve had nothing but the big D. no  I don’t know what it is about our misguided digestive tract, but here’s hoping yours improves quickly. If it doesn’t, ask your doctor if you can take something like Imodium to slow things down. My interaction checker says it’s okay, so ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the okay. 

In my best Astro voice.

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now you get to eat more cheeeeeeeese biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

i came by my C during my questionable years, i got into alanon first then came to my own decision about my lifestyle. so glad i did, i lived long enough to have the daa's yay for me



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Well now I seem to be having the opposite problem. I think Id rather be constipated than this situation. Diarrhea is no fun at all. Constipation is no picnic, but TBH its more managable and less inconvenient than the opposite. I mean lets be honest, LOL biggrin

Glad this will all be behind me at some point.  



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Really Cheddy? That's great news , after what you and Lamont said, I have hope that perhaps a nice sandwich, or soda cracker, noodle soup, spaghetti...heck all pasta! (gluten free pasta just sucks) maybe a doughnut? ummmmmm will be in my future? Pretty please? Pretty, pretty please?

this is great... only here can we really talk about our guts! BB, Iris

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Come to think of it, all of my digestive disturbances went away, too.

 

Try "Smooth Move" tea.



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It should be OK (docusate) , although I like senna better, or the "big gun", Milk O Magnesia.

Everyone will chime in  and say ..."Drink more water", and that can't hurt either. Try not to use the same thing all the the time, they say it can make you dependent on laxatives over time.

I had chronic hoseclamp for 3 years, but it abated about 9 months after I was cured by Epclusa. Must've been a connection to the HepC, or at least it seemed that way.

 

 



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Very helpful lamassu, thank you!



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If Miralax does not work next step up is Senokot S then if still constipated just one 5 mg Dulcolax (really ... take two at your peril .. only one 5 mg bisacodyl tab first:)

For my chronic constipation I have found I can pretty much avoid laxatives by taking a 100 mg magnesium citrate capsule with breakfast and dinner and make sure I eat at least 50 g fiber a day, most of it insoluble from Fiber One cereal at breakfast then also some soluble fiber from 24 g Metamucil daily. Hope this helps.



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Trust in Ol Scruffy! He’s a wise Dragon Slayer from waaaayyy back, lol! Me included... wink



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OK, scruff! youre right of course I am not ungrateful, and I too came by Hep C the questionable way. How I wound up making those choices is cause for concern and self reflection. Having done that I feel confident stating that will never happen again. Now its time for forgiveness and positivity which Im finding in abundance here thanks to people like you

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Hoodie

Ungrateful...get that thought out of your head. You just picked the right time for treatment. BUT there are some ppl here who got hepc from shall we say questionable practices myself included.

If they were to become re-infected because of that then that would be ungrateful.



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Oooo, shards of glass and razor blades soaked in hot sauce, OUCH. Seems like the drug had the word incinerate right in there. Yowieeeeee



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I know Im fortunate and I really want to stay that way. I hope I dont seem terribly ungratefu. Thank you scruffy and everyone, especially all you veterans of previous treatment regimens.



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Hey Scruffy,

The horror that was “Incivek”...

I encourage people, after reading through this link, to use our search function and look through the old posts here on the forum. You will find some unsettling stories related to the first of the new drugs offered to combat this disease. The description Scruffy left is spot on and nothing could be closer to the truth. That was a short five years ago. The new DAA’s can cause some issues, but nothing like those old standards of care. Calling them harsh is understated...



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Hi hoodie

Weirdo?? I don't think so. 4-5 years ago we had a lot of "back door" posts here. There was one med that caused really bad back door side effects.  I'm sure Tig remembers those  "every time I have a BM its like shards of glass and razor blades soaked in hot sauce" posts. When I get constipated I guzzle some olive oil on an empty stomach pr prune juice.

Best wishes for you.



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not strange at all hoodie, sooner or later we come here with things we couldn't imagine talking about on a forum..........

there are good answers heree from ppl who have walked the road



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Awww thanks cheddy! So many supportive words of wisdom here, for all problems large and small. So nice. 



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Nope, not weird, just human.  Try mixing fiber buds cereal into yogurt, maybe a little milk.  Or maybe just the cereal.  It's a good idea to keep things moving.  I assume you have been properly barraged with the need to drink moooore water.

Hang in there, one step at a time, one solution after another.

 



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ALT/AST normal EOT

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Thanks for thinking about me Tig, all is well. It was just that one day over the weekend that my morning coffee didnt do the trick. So I posted here AND emailed my doc. Doc was out of town till Monday and I had made an educated guess that stool softener was probably fine to take. Welp Im pleased to report that it was fine, it did the trick, AND my doc said it was ok (docusate sodium 250mg x up to 4 per day). 

Butt* I also went to the drugstore and stocked up on: 1 fleet saline enema, MIRALAX, and some fleet glycerine suppositories just in case this becomes an issue that I need to manage on a regular basis. 

Does the fact that talking about this stuff doesnt bother me at all make me a weirdo?

*heh. 



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Hey Hoodie,

Any luck? Asking for a friend! Hope things are moving right along now, with your list of supplies at the ready! One word of advice, always buy the double ply in times like this...

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my heart goes out to you hoodie , i had some rough days on my harvoni and kept finding good solutions to get thru them. you are in the right place to find some good suggestions.  5



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Thanks boxers and Tig!

Im putting fleet enemas and miralax on my CVS shopping list for tomorrow. I have a 30% off coupon, so yay biggrin

Oh and PRUNES thanks Iris!!

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I have always suffered from constipation but thought I would die on treatment, Miralax for me is the magic bullet. It works naturally, not all the cramping etc. but most importantly it works.



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That shouldn’t be a problem. I can tell you what works the best though and most people cringe at the thought, an enema... A Fleets Saline enema is the magic butt bomb! Trust me, they work really well when nothing else works! When I was on treatment and on pain management, nothing would move without a little saline dynamite... wink



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Thanks Iris, Ill let yall know what the doc says I went ahead and took it anyway confuse Problem solved for now



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 Well maybe the old throwback would work, a bowl of stewed prunes?

Hope your feeling better soon aww 

Blessings, Iris



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confuse

I emailed my doctor already. Till I get a reply, Does anyone know if stool softener (docusate sodium) is ok ti take while on treatment (Epclusa). TIA



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